Hockey only started to gain mass appeal in the late 19th century, when it replaced our old national pastime—collecting pathogenic bacteria in our intestines. Get in the game with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for a one-hour group hockey lesson for one player with former professional player Mike Kennedy (a $50 value)
- $50 for the above lesson for three players (a $150 value)
A member of the Dallas Stars for three straight years—as well as a Toronto Maple Leaf for a part of the 1997–98 season—Kennedy imparts his professional experience during lessons that include a mixture of both cardio exercises and hockey drills. Each lesson includes some one-on-one coaching with Coach Mike.Lessons take place by appointment throughout the week.
The Sports Training Academy
Inside The Sports Training Academy's 25,000-square-foot facility, professional instructors help athletes develop skills that emphasize multisport training: core strength, coordination, speed, and a competitive edge. By focusing on multiple sports, the academy believes young athletes will be more well-rounded and less prone to burnout than if they dedicated all of their time to one activity.
Though its curriculum may be geared toward training across the sports spectrum, the academy's facilities offer a plethora of sport-specific resources for golf, baseball, softball, hockey, soccer, and lacrosse. The golf training facility keeps clubbers sharp in the offseason with two golf simulators, an 800-square-foot putting green, and an indoor driving range where golfers can see 30 feet of ball flight. Sharp line drives speed over the synthetic turf in the baseball and softball training areas, where players practice batting, pitching, and sculpting old gum wads. Meanwhile, a 4,000-square-foot rink of indoor, synthetic ice hosts hockey-training exercises for shooting and deking.