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GUSTO Hockey

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Welcome to Gusto Hockey

Gusto Hockey is a skill-development program committed to helping aspiring athletes to enhance their skill sets and overall understanding of the game of hockey. We provide a positive teaching approach that encourages and allows players the opportunity to work outside of their comfort zones, take risks and make mistakes in a safe and controlled environment to become better, more knowledgeable players.
 
Gusto Hockey offers year round programs for players, teams and associations throughout southern New Brunswick. These include speciality clinics, summer hockey schools, fall conditioning camps, spring hockey programs and coach mentoring.



Current Hockey Camps

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  • Gusto Fall Winter Skills Development Programs

    Click here to register for the 2019 Gusto Fall Winter Skills Development Programs

    This camp will focus on technical skills of shooting, passing, puck control with a strong emphasis on the skating aspect of the game as well as small area and competitive games. This camp will consist of eight hours of on-ice instruction.
     
    **Please note - this is not a learn to skate program and players must be able to get around the ice on their own.**
     
    Lead Instructors: Jordan DeLong and Gusto Staff
    Location: Dr. Bonnycastle Memorial Arena (RNS Arena)
    Age Focus: Three divisions will be offered:
    • IP (for players born 2013/2014),
    • Novice (for players born 2011/2012) SOLD OUT
    • Atom (for players born 2009/2010) SOLD OUT
    • PeeWee/Bantam (for players born 2008/2007/2006/2005)
    Max Participants: 26 Skaters for each camp
    Total Cost: $210 (HST Included) for each division (8 total hours of on-ice training)
    Schedules: See below

    IP Division Schedule
    Ice Time: 5:10pm - 6:10pm, RNS

    Week 1: Wednesday, October 30th
    Week 2: Wednesday, November 6th
    Week 3: Wednesday, November 13th
    Week 4: Wednesday, November 20th
    Week 5: Wednesday, November 27th
    Week 6: Wednesday, December 4th
    Week 7: Wednesday, December 11th
    Week 8: Wednesday, December 18th

    Novice Division Schedule
    Ice Time: 4:15-5:15pm, RNS

    Week 1: Sunday, October 27th
    Week 2: Sunday, November 3rd
    Week 3: Sunday, November 10th
    Week 4: Sunday, November 17th
    Week 5: Sunday, November 24th
    Week 6: Sunday, December 1st
    Week 7: Sunday, December 8th
    Week 8: Sunday, December 15th

    Atom Division Schedule
    Ice Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm, RNS

    Week 1: Sunday, October 27th
    Week 2: Sunday, November 3rd
    Week 3: Sunday, November 10th
    Week 4: Sunday, November 17th
    Week 5: Sunday, November 24th
    Week 6: Sunday, December 1st
    Week 7: Sunday, December 8th
    Week 8: Sunday, December 15th

    Peewee/Bantam Division Schedule
    Ice Time: 6:20pm - 7:20pm, RNS

    Week 1: Wednesday, October 30th
    Week 2: Wednesday, November 6th
    Week 3: Wednesday, November 13th
    Week 4: Wednesday, November 20th
    Week 5: Wednesday, November 27th
    Week 6: Wednesday, December 4th
    Week 7: Wednesday, December 11th
    Week 8: Wednesday, December 18th

  • Junior Riverhawks ID Camps - November 11th

    Click here to register for the 2019 Junior Riverhawks ID Camps (registration and payment will be taken by Atlantic Hockey Group)

    Jr. Riverhawks ID Camps
    are taking place on Monday, November 11, 2019.

    Date: Monday, November 11th, 2019
    Location: RNS Arena
    Ice Times:
    • Super 7 (born in 2013 & 2014) - 8:30-9:30am
    • Novice Minor (born in 2012) - 9:45-11:15am
    • Novice Major (born in 2011) - 11:30-1:00pm
    • Atom Minor (born in 2010) - 1:15-2:45pm
    • Atom Major (born in 2009) - 3:00-4:30pm
    Cost: $25 (90 minutes of ice in total) ** please note that Super 7 would only be a $20 fee because it is a one hour time slot.
  • Gusto Power Skating Camp - SOLD OUT

    This camp is now SOLD OUT.

    Schedule: Complete Schedule below
    Camp Fees: $275 (HST Included)
    Age Category: For players born from 2006/2007/2008/2009/2010/2011
    Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Quispamsis Memorial Arena
    Players: Maximum of 24 Skaters
    Lead Instructor: Jordan DeLong & Gusto Staff
     
    This camp will focus on teaching the proper skating techniques to increase the players efficiency and effectiveness. We do this by having players practice well within their comfort level. Once we fix their technique we bring them back up to speed so they can feel the effectiveness of skating done correctly. The main area's of focus will be stride mechanics, edge work and balance. This camp will have 11 hours of on-ice instruction.
     
    Schedule:
    Ice Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Quispamsis Memorial Arena

    Week 1: Wednesday, Oct 9th                           
    Week 2: Wednesday, Oct 16th
    Week 3: Wednesday, Oct 23rd        
    Week 4: Wednesday, Oct 30th
    Week 5: Wednesday, Nov 6th
    Week 6: Wednesday, Nov 13th
    Week 7: Wednesday, Nov 20th
    Week 8: Wednesday, Nov 27th
    Week 9: Wednesday, Dec 4th
    Week 10: Wednesday, Dec 11th
    Week 11: Wednesday, Dec 18th
  • Gusto Rise & Grind Programs

    Gusto Hockey is pleased to announce that we will be running our Rise & Grind program full time this winter for the 2019-2020 hockey season. This program will be an invite only program and consist of a maximum of 10 skaters. Coach Jordan DeLong will run all ice times at the Novice, Atom, Peewee and Bantam level.

    Gusto Hockey Rise & Grind Program may be one of the most effective and efficient teaching methods for hockey players of any level. Join us for a highly tailored personal on-ice session(s) focused on your specific needs and situations. We are dedicated to ensuring that each player is improving upon their specific weaknesses that will take them closer to becoming a complete player. Drills are designed from game like situations in pattern that are followed by puck skills, shooting and incorporating the power skating skills covered earlier in the session.  We will focus on advanced skill development allowing players to be challenged and achieve their goal of becoming a better hockey player.

    To confirm acceptance please contact Jordan DeLong at Jordan.delong@rns.cc and payment information will be forwarded.

    Program Cost: $210

    Rise & Grind Programs are for the following birth years:

    Novice – 2011 & 2012
    Schedule – Tuesdays (October 22nd – December 17th)
    Time: 3:00-4:00pm

    Atom – 2009 & 2010
    Schedule – Tuesdays (October 22nd – December 17th)
    Time: 6:00-7:00am

    Peewee – 2007-2008
    Schedule – Tuesdays (October 22nd – December 17th)
    Time: 7:00-8:00am

    Bantam – 2005 & 2006
    Schedule – Mondays (October 21st – December 16th)
    Time: 7:00-8:00am
  • Novice AAA Winter Series

    This year, the 2019-2020 Novice AAA Series will feature separate divisions for 2011 and 2012 born players. The most advanced players will be selected and placed on teams based out of different regions in New Brunswick. Scheduling will be geared to avoid any conflicts with the different minor hockey associations Novice schedules to provide maximum training time for our players. The ultimate goal of our program is provide the proper structure and environment to challenge our advanced players in order to prepare them for competitive Atom hockey and beyond. It is important to note that Novice AAA hockey is offered in minor hockey associations in all other Canadian Provinces.
     
    Format: The Novice AAA Winter Series will include the proper balance of high level on-ice training as well as competitive full ice games. The program will include one ice session bi-weekly taking place from October-March.

    This program is by invite only. Please contact Jordan Delong for more information.
  • 2020 AAA Series Spring Hockey

    Online registration for this camp will open in November 2019.

    Coaching Staff for Jr. Riverhawk Teams
    :
    2012 - Jay Reid & Chris Hubbard
    2011 - Jeff Lewis  & Derek Doucette
    2010 - Jason Nelson & Serge Cormier
    2009 - Rob Beatty & Mike Allaby
    2008 - Jordan DeLong
    2007 Green - Cory Adams
    2007 Gold - Jason Nelson & Ron Leger
    2006/05 - Bruce Grant
     
    The 2020 “AAA” Series will feature regional teams based out of the four Atlantic Provinces and Quebec. Our teams will have the opportunity to compete against the most advanced players and teams based out of NB, NS, PEI, and NFLD through our league play as well as our series of tournaments. Levels for our 2020 program will include our Super 7 (born in 2013) to our Bantam division (born in 2005/06).
     
    “AAA” Series Format
     
    Novice & Atom Divisions will consist of a 12 game league schedule (including 2 playoff games). Games will take place on weekends with each of our Riverhawks teams hosting 4 games. The scheduling will be geared towards reducing travel and accommodation costs. At the conclusion of League play, teams will have the option to participate in the Atlantic Cup Tournament to take place in Moncton or Halifax. The tournament will feature “AAA” teams from NB, NS, PEI, NFLD and Quebec. note: The Atlantic Cup is an optional event, therefore it is not included in fee. A minimum per player fee would apply for teams taking part in the Atlantic Cup.
     
    Peewee & Bantam Divisions will feature tournament play. The tournaments will take place in Charlottetown, Moncton as well as Halifax. Regional teams from the 4 Atlantic Provinces and Quebec will take part in our 2018 program.
     
    Team Selection
    The final roster, selected by the individual coaches along with the input of independent evaluators, will be comprised of 2 Goaltenders, 6 Defencemen and 9 forwards.
     
    Program includes:
    • minimum of 12 games
    • minimum of 15 hours of individual team full on-ice training
    • game jersey & socks
    • practice jersey
    Registration Fee
    • $795 (Includes HST) Player requiring jersey & socks
    • $755 (Includes HST) returning player with jersey & socks
  • NB Alliance Spring Elite Program

    Atlantic Hockey Group, Champions Hockey, & Gusto Hockey are joining forces to offer our NB Alliance spring program.   We will focus upon developing an Elite Spring Program that will provide further skill enhancement in skating, puck skills, team tactics, ice awareness, as well as a competitive game schedule program. 
    All practices will be based out of Rothesay Netherwood Arena in Rothesay, NB  and our spring programs are very excited to work together to bring high level players together to create a legacy that will last for years! 
    This Elite program will feature off-ice training, High level practices and classroom sessions at the state of the art Rothesay Netherwood School.  This program will provide an "Academy" experience for all our players and will give them a taste of what it's like to be part of this lifestyle.
     
    For more information and to register, https://www.championshockey.ca/nb-alliance

About Gusto

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  • Guiding Principles

    Mission
    Gusto Hockey Development supports players, coaches and clients by providing unparalleled instruction and services. We focus on youth development and coaching education. In a fun, competitive atmosphere, Gusto breaks the game down to its fundamental components creating a solid foundation for the serious hockey player and|or coach.

    Philosophy
    Each Gusto camp is designed using a progression format. We feel this format is critical in the development of all hockey players. The first half of every ice session is devoted to fundamental skill development (technical skills and individual tactics). By isolating specific movements, we break down these fundamentals creating a solid foundation for any hockey player. During the second half of every ice session the more tactical aspects of the game are covered. Initially, the focus is on more complex individual tactics, but as the camp progresses, more in–depth team tactics and concepts are discussed. By incorporating small area games, team competitions, and high intensity scrimmages, we are able to provide our participants the total hockey experience.The progression, complexity and speed of our practice plans are dependent on the age and skill level of our participants.

    Expectations
    • Hard Work: Listen with your eyes and ears to execute to the very best of your abilities
    • Learning: Take something valuable from every session
    • Application: Apply the concepts learned at the next session
    • Have Fun: An integral part of the hockey and learning experience
    • Be Your BEST: Better. Every. Single. Time.
  • Core Competencies & Objectives

    Core Competencies

    Knowledge
    - Built on quality instruction... All staff members have enjoyed successful hockey careers, more importantly, are superb instructors

    Passion - Our instructors love the game of hockey. It is this passion that fuels us and helps us to understand and to motivate hockey players.

    Dedication - Outstanding qualifications, a strong work ethic and a genuine enthusiasm for teaching hockey skills are all characteristics of the Gusto team.

    Experience - Our staff has a combined 40 years of teaching, coaching, instructing and playing experience.

    Fun - The most important component of any hockey program. All our camps provide students with a curriculum based on structure, competition and fun.

    Results - Our Total Skills Development Training will make each participant a more knowledgeable, confident and skilled hockey player.

    Objectives - To Teach and to Develop

    Technical Skills
    • Hockey Fundamentals
    • Skating
    • Puck-Handling
    • Passing & Shooting
    Individual Tactics
    • More Skilled & Adept Hockey Players
    • Building on Fundamental Technical Skills
    Team Tactics
    • Small Area Games & Team Competitions
    • Read & React... Developing On-Ice Awareness
    Each Gusto practice plan is carefully designed and created for the specific age and skill level of our participants. It is our goal to create drills that challenge our students, effectively utilize the ice surface, build off a progression and are fun!
  • Instructional Model

    Our staff follows a 6-step teaching process designed to ensure that each participant receives the very best individual and team instruction.
    1. Discussion: We introduce the hockey skills concept to our students clearly describing all the individual parts.
    2. Demonstration: All of our instructors posses the necessary skills to correctly and effectively demonstrate the proper techniques critical to students success.
    3. Execution: Our staff members observe and evaluate as students execute the techniques and skills discussed and demonstrated.
    4. Discussion: Our team will provide students positive and constructive feedback on an individual and team level.
    5. Repetition: We believe that perfect practice makes permanent and repetition is the mother of mastery.
    6. Application: We show our students how the skills and concepts we just discussed, demonstrated, and executed are applied to and used in game situations.



  • What the experts say

    Experts from Hockey Canada compiled the following data with regard to a youth hockey (60-minute) practice and game.
     
    Game Numbers
    • Players will have the puck on their stick for an average of 8 seconds a game
    • Players will average 1 to 2 shots per game
    • Players will take an average of 18 shifts per game
    Practice Numbers
    • 1 efficient practice will give a player more skill development than 11 games collectively
    • In a 60 min practice, a player will have the puck on his/her stick for approx. 8-12 minutes
    • Each player will take a minimum of 30 shots on net
    These numbers clearly indicate that practice is where development takes place. If we extrapolate the above statistics, during a 20–game 20–practice season (1:1 game/practice ratio) the best player on the team only controls the puck for 2.67 minutes during the entire season. Conversely, during practice (entire year), every player on the team would have the puck on his or her stick for 4 hours during the year.
     
    Our instructors are constantly on top of the changing trends in hockey. Through many years of experience, hard work, attention to detail and a passion for the game, we have put together a curriculum specific to your age and skill level. The first half of every ice session is devoted to fundamental skill development (technical skills and individual tactics). By isolating specific movements, we break down these fundamentals creating a solid foundation for any hockey player, mite through junior level players. During the second half of every ice session the more tactical aspects of the game are covered. Initially, the focus is on more complex individual tactics, but as the camp progresses, more in–depth team tactics and concepts are discussed.

Contact

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Coaches

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  • Jordan DeLong

    Coach DeLong is a Physical Education teacher and Assistant Coach of the Boys’ Varsity Hockey team at RNS.
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  • Jeff Lewis

    Coach Lewis is the Director of Hockey and the Head Coach of the Boys’ Varsity Hockey team at RNS.
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  • Kayla Blackmore

    Coach Blackmore is the Director of Athletics and Head Coach of the Varsity Girls' Hockey team at RNS. She also teaches History and French at the school.
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