PERFORMANCE & POWER SKATING
Acceleration from a stationary position, lengthening the stride, inside/outside edge control, efficient use of hands on the stick to assist skating, tight turns to allude the opposition, transition skating, cross-overs, backwards cross-unders, and a complete breakdown of the mechanics associated with skating effectively and efficiently.
Hand positioning, rolling the wrist, cupping the blade, moving through skates and sticks, body positioning for puck possession, toe drags, fakes, spins, and the art of puck control.
SHOOTING & SCORING
Wrist shot, snap shot, slap shot, backhand shooting, true foot shot, dekeing, shooting in motion, in tight lifting/roofing, and the ability to use fakes and deception while attacking.
TEAM TACTICS & STRATEGIES
Transition game, cycling the puck, breakouts, 3-on-3, 3-on-2, 2-on-2, 2-on-1, 1-on-1, separating the player from the puck, and complete zone breakdowns for each position.
OHL & NCAA PLAYERS
AAA & AA PLAYERS
ABOUT INSIDE THE DEN
Inside The Den is Toronto's premier skating and skill development system. The innovative teaching methods are the creation of Dennis Treacy, widely considered one of the top skills coaches in all of Canada. Dennis' ability to apply game situation training to his clients is unparalleled, and his progressive way of thinking has been changing the scope of hockey development for years.
Dennis moves around the ice with flawless skating and edge control which he can easily translate to his client base. Having the foot-work capabilities to demonstrate what he is saying is a service that not many in this industry can provide. Dennis possesses elite stick skills and shooting techniques which he easily translates to all ages and skill levels - he has the ability to show an NHLer what he wants him to do with the puck , all the while being able to train a minor hockey player on shooting releases or stickhandling methods. Dennis is often praised by his clients at the Pro and Major Junior/NCAA ranks due to his ability to demonstrate what he's teaching.
From private lessons to camps to team training, Inside The Den is Toronto's number one hockey development system powered by an instructor that gets results.
"I have been training with Denny for just over two years now and I've had major improvements in all aspects of my game. From working on my hands to shooting to defensive zone coverage. He does it all and has been one of the key aspects to my jump to the next level."
Niagara IceDogs, OHL
"Having the opportunity to work with Dennis showed me a new style of training. He uses game scenarios and real-time techniques that have improved my skillset. I use the things Dennis has taught me throughout my entire game."
Soo Greyhounds, OHL
3rd Rd NHL Draft, Tampa Bay Lightning
"Dennis has been my go-to guy for skills training over the past two years. Together we've tweaked so many little details in areas such as shooting, zone entries and deception, just to name a few. I cannot say enough about Dennis' dedication to studying the game of hockey - he knows everything from the type of curve that fits my shot, to improving my foot speed, to beating defenders on a 1-on-1. Above all, Dennis is a great communicator and a teacher who takes the time to listen to each player's specific needs. The concepts I have learned from Dennis have completely revamped my game."
Kunlun Red Star, KHL
"With over 17 years of coaching experience in power skating and skill development, Dennis Treacy is widely considered one of the top development coaches in the Toronto area. Dennis trains our pro clients, college players, major junior and AAA players. His ability to adapt to a player's skill level and individual deficiencies is unmatched. One session with him and you will see the difference."
President of Top Draft Sports Management