HOW DO I SCHEDULE WITH SAM?
You can schedule with Sam directly via phone (651-402-4240) or email ().
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO MY CONSULTATION?
Please bring your gloves, sticks (2 or more), separate athletic shoes, and wear athletic clothing appropriate for the time of year. Shoes worn to the consultation must be different than the shoes you arrive in, as the shooting area can get slippery with dirt or water.
WHAT WILL I GET IN MY FIRST CONSULTATION WITH SAM IN-PERSON?
Sam will evaluate your shooting skills, explain the basic physics behind shooting, and quickly determine several ways that you can improve your shot right away including technical changes, stick fitting, and personalized drills. We will practice the new points learned, and then re-evaluate your shot. You should notice an improvement by the end of the first session.
WHAT WILL I GET FROM ADDITIONAL CONSULTATIONS WITH SAM?
There is no limit to how good your shot, your shooting, and your scoring ability can be. After mastering the the basic mechanics, more advanced shooting and scoring skills will be taught to help your shooting ability translate into game situations. Even the best shooter in the world can always improve his shooting abilities.
WHY DO I NEED TO GET BETTER SHOOTING SKILLS?
Shooting is the main skill used in scoring goals and can also translate into assists. In today's game, having superior shooting skills is a great way to set yourself apart from other players. If your shooting and scoring abilities are good, then your successful conversion rate from scoring chances will be much greater. Too often, shooting is a forgotten skill as the main focus in today's game is on skating and stickhandling skills. The reason a player practices skating and stickhandling is to get the opportunity to shoot and score, so why not be ready when the time comes, to score?
WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ABOUT PARENTS OBSERVING CONSULTATIONS?
Parental attendance is completely up to each parent. Parents are encouraged to attend in-person and online consultations if they wish, especially the first few lessons. If parents do not want to attend continuing consultations, or any consultations at all, that is also fine. If you would like to be present and observe, that is encouraged, but not manditory. Parents of students under the age of 18 must sign the release form before their child and/or children participate in lessons.