The sport of hockey gets faster, stronger, and smarter with the passing of each day. We ensure our athletes stay ahead of the competition. Guided by purpose, inspired by innovation, our role is to deliver a high-precision process showing athletes where they stand and to provide a blueprint for real improvement. We strive to push athletes to achieve new levels in performance.

THE BARN specializes in both player and goalie training– offering Skill Development Classes, Camps, Private Classes and Memberships. We also offer Team Development for teams looking to take their practice and training to the next level.

Player Development

Beginner to Pro

At THE BARN, player development is rooted in the understanding that fundamentals are the basis for every elite player. Our goal, for all our athletes regardless of age, is to develop world class fundamentals. That is a term you hear all the time–world class fundamentals–but what does it really mean? Here our athletes have mastered the fundamentals of hockey only when they the have the ability to perform a skill consistently well at high speeds, under fatigue and pressure in a competitive environment.

What makes our player development different? On top of our coaches and their dedication to skill development there are two key differentiations. Firstly, our class sizes are smaller. Class sizes will be no larger than 24 athletes at a 5 to 1 ratio. Thus ensuring the athletes get the attention they need to truly learn the skills that are being taught. The second differentiation is that our classes are grouped by skill level. Creating an competitive yet still fun environment in which players can thrive.

Goalie Development

Carson Bird Goalie School

Our goalie training programs are year-round, serving the GTA, Durham, York and Clarington Regions.  We work with both male and female goalies from Tyke to Adult and all skill levels.

Carson, our Goalie Head Coach has experienced the excitement of making the jump to a higher level of game play in his own career and knows what it takes to get there.

Our Professional Coaches are dedicated to your success.

Team Development

Skill Advancement

Teams are able to take advantage of the many development possibilities The Barn has to offer, both on and off the ice. Our staff will work together with team coaches, to customize a training program best suited to address their specific areas of concern. This includes both players and goalies. Different options include game tactics, individual and technical skill development, and to approach the mental side of game.

Benefits of Team Development Program:

  • Aids coaches in the development of players
  • Allows coaches to focus on tactical development
  • Added value to team program
  • Increased skill and confidence to players
  • Makes team program more attractive to parents

Together we will build and execute a more dynamic program for your players.

Combine Testing

Measured Results

Through our partnership with Sport Testing we will incorporate reliable test data – faster and easier than ever!

Why Test? Test so you know how you can be the best. Testing clearly identifies strengths and weaknesses so athletes and coaches can adjust training and competition schedules accordingly using unbiased data, not guesswork.

For What? We can test an athlete’s abilities in all aspects of any sport. We measure speed, agility, endurance and accuracy in any combination thereof up to the highest level. The possibilities are truly limitless.

How Often? Testing should be done as often as possible depending on the sport season. At least one testing session every three months is the ideal frequency required to properly track an athlete’s progression.

Sport Testing’s high-precision systems show any athlete where they stand, giving a blueprint for real improvement. Amazingly quick real-time testing and online analytics allows athletes and coaches to adjust training using unbiased data.
Sport Testing systems and data are used by the NHL, CHL, NLL, NBA, CFL, NCAA and CIS teams, plus trainers, national sport associations and amateur clubs internationally for:

  • Skills and fitness benchmarking
  • Progress tracking and player development
  • Talent identification and try-outs
  • Training with instant feedback
  • Research and data analysis
  • Wireless Sport GatesTM and Sport IDTM hardware sync with the Sport HubTM interface.
  • After a session, instantly upload results to your Athlete Manager online database.
  • Raise your game with the complete and seamless solution that gives you unmatched sport-specific knowledge for the improvement of athletes and sport.