Player Resources

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In order to ensure that our Sherwood Park players (and their coaches) are properly equipped for the best performance possible, SPMHA has developed this portion of the website to provide a centralized resource of player specific development information.  This information includes resources developed by SPMHA, Hockey Alberta, Hockey Canada and various other sources, all supporting Hockey Canada's Long-Term Development Plan.

If you have questions or would like more information on player development, please contact the SPMHA Director of Improvement - Players.

Player Skills

Every great player requires a solid foundation of basic individual skills. For information that will help you work on everything from skating to shooting, visit the Player Skills section.

Mental Prep

Becoming a better hockey player take more than just a high level of physical skill. It is the mental aspect of the game that separates the good from the great. The mental aspect of the game is what defines consistency in hockey. It’s why one player can dominate one night and be the worst player on the ice the next night. And that’s where mental preparedness comes in. To learn more about mental preparedness, visit the mental prep section.


With so many hockey equipment options out there, how do you know which is the best skate, stick, or protective gear for you? For information on this, visit our equipment section.

At Home Training

Not all training needs to be done on the ice.  A dedicated hockey player should be working on their skills multiple times a week, regardless of their ice schedule.  Visit this section for ideas for skill training away from the rink.