Welcome to Defense First
We at Defense First are excited to introduce the only defense school of its kind. Defense First will sharpen fundamental skillssuch as skating, passing, shooting, checking, and puckhandling. But what makes our school uniquely effective, is the time we spend devoted to the mental skills and specialty skills we, as defensemen, have acquired throughout our careers.
It is well known throughout the sports world, especially hockey, that “Defense Wins Championships.” Defense First will give defensemen an opportunity to reach their maximum potential and achieve individual success. This in turn will lead to greater contributions toward team success.
We will accomplish this through video analysis, on and off-ice instruction, and off-ice discussions, focused on issues such as nutrition, off-ice conditioning, goal setting, work ethic and character.
As players progress through each level of hockey, the talent gap becomes more and more narrow. Improving physical skills alone will only allow a player to reach a small portion of his/her potential. The players that truly excel are the players who have developed their mental skills as well as their physical.
Whether your goal is to be the best on your team this upcoming season, to play in the NHL, or to simply play the game of hockey with a greater knowledge, “Defense First” will help you reach your goals.
We at Defense First are very excited for the chance to work with developing defensemen. We appreciate the opportunity to give back the knowledge that the great game of hockey has so fortunately given to us throughout our careers.
We look forward to seeing you at camp,
Mike Weaver and Jon Insana