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Checking/Contact Clinic


Checking & Contact Clinic will be put on by Francisco Hockey  on Saturday, September 24th at West Fargo Sports Arena. Off-ice video session will be held from 8:30 am -9:15 am in the WFSA Conference Room (upstairs) with on-ice from 9:30 am -11:30 am


Cost is $60 and space is limited to the first 36 skaters registered with NO WAITLIST so please register now to guarantee your spot!    We can use 4 goalies for this camp as some of the drills end up with shots. Goalies are free and do not need to register. Please email Zach if you are a goalie and want to participate! 


Using our custom Contact Dummies, this is the best way to teach contact and concussion prevention in a controlled environment for a reasonable cost to the players and families.… especially when safety is a factor.

"The purpose of a body check/contact is to block the progress of the puck carrier by legally getting in their way." -USA Hockey

Just like skating, shooting and passing, contact is a skill.  Our camps are designed to inform, educate and help prevent concussions with player safety as our top priority.  Your player will gain confidence using their body on the ice.

Five Tips For Parents

• Set a positive example
• Learn what constitutes a clean hit and stress it to your child
• Reward and encourage clean play
• Communicate with coaching staff to see what you can do to help your player
• Encourage your player to participate in a checking clinic

Five Tips For Players

• Maintain a low center of gravity along the boards
• Use checking as a means of gaining possession of the puck, not to intimidate an opponent
• Take the proper angle into the boards and make a quick get-away
• Respect your opponent, and NEVER check from behind
• Heads up, don’t duck