A Vernon-based athletic training business now has a competitive edge when it comes to building up top tier hockey talent.
Training House Vernon has struck a partnership with Power Edge Pro, a skill development program that claims to have graduated more players to the National Hockey League than any other.
Players that have trained with Power Edge Pro include Connor McDavid, John Tavares, Nathan McKinnon and Taylor Hall.
Power Edge Pro holds a number of high-level development camps. One of last year’s camps was attended by Connor Bedard, who is touted as the best hockey prospect since McDavid was drafted in 2015.
“(The partnership) allows us to offer these high profile camps in our area,” said Rhonda Catt, Training House co-owner, who also successfully spearheaded the campaign to have Lumby host Kraft Hockeyville in 2016.
Power Edge Pro utilizes Reactive Countering Training (RCT) to engage multiple motor skills simultaneously and develop a player’s small area game performance. All patterns are completed while maintaining puck control and are designed to provide five-times as many repetitions as standard drill-based practices, leading to faster development of elite skills.
The RCT skill set forces players to develop evasive skating techniques, increased reaction time and faster response to create more opportunities on the ice.
Players can take part in the Power Edge Pro experience in just a few weeks; registration is open for Training House’s Spring Camp, which will run May 6-8 at Kal Tire Place North. There are three age groups: U11/U12, U13/U14 and U15 through U18. The three-day camp costs $199 to attend.