Diana's System

Details. They can make or break a situation.  They can leave you disappointed or elated. It all depends upon the time you put into paying attention to them.  This applies to many things we encounter.  School.  Work.  Life in general…if you don’t focus on each detail pertinent to your task, your expectations won’t be realized.  They will fall short of what you might have done.  Athletes face the same challenges. A successful athlete trains daily focusing on small components in their game to improve upon.  Each one of these components positively impacts their entire game.  These are details that contribute to the Athlete’s continued improvement.   They contribute to setting them apart from other athletes.   Over the years, Diana has developed a building block system that stands on the statement, “It’s the little things that make the big things happen”. This illustrates her commitment to detail.  Skills are taught where the technique remains consistent. Even as the player improves and evolves up the ladder, a true building block remains.  This is something that they can stand on and refer back to throughout their playing days. Young players hear “the details” even if they aren’t quite capable of performing all of them yet. This “plants” the idea and reinforces it in future lessons.  As the players improve, they continue to “hear” this instruction…and execute it. Players who are never taught these elements may struggle as they continue to play.
 
It takes a keen eye to be able to identify exactly what a player is doing wrong. And many years of training to know how to fix these problems. And then, you must be able to TEACH the player the proper technique, help them to understand the correction and provide as many ways possible to help them remember. Teaching is an art in itself---one that not everyone has the ability or patience to master. Telling a player to “move your feet” or “go faster” is not teaching. Knowing the right way to “move your feet” and what your entire body must do to “go faster” must be taught for players to get to the wanted end result. Just because someone has played the game doesn’t mean they know how to teach it. Being a great teacher means knowing how to teach individual learning styles, and, since no one learns the same way, Diana teaches using visuals, analogies and word clues to make sure she connects with each players particular style. As a parent, she knows the importance of developing a child’s self esteem and how easy it is for someone to knock it right out from under a player. Diana demands attention and respect, yet knows when a softer, encouraging word is needed.                   
 
    DETAILS                       TEACHING
             
    CONFIDENCE                LEARNING STYLES

   SELF ESTEEM               CONSISTENT TECHNIQUE

                                                                                                                                          
Skating is not a natural movement. To become a better hockey player, skating is the name of the game. During a game, the ONLY SKILL that is done the entire time a player is on the ice is skating. If you want your player to be a better skater and you want him/her not only to be taught, but developed, in the styles listed above, Schaefering Power Play Hockey is your choice.