The March - September season of the Core Skills Clinic is now full and registration has closed.

We use a wait list to fill spots that become available mid-season. If you're interested in getting your name on that list please feel free to contact Coach Jake.

View the Season 13 Schedule Here

The OBHL Core Skills Clinic (CSC) is a 20-session clinic, run twice per year for beginner to lower-level intermediate adult skaters, where coaches Matt Ralph and Jake Ruesch go over the fundamentals of the great game of hockey. Coach Matt and Coach Jake bring a combined total of 40+ years of competitive playing experience worth of knowledge to share with their CSC players. Matt, being a lifelong defensemen offers deep insight into the defensive position and Jake being a lifelong forward offers the same for those with the itch for offense.

Sunday, February 23, 2019 @ 4:15pm

The culmination of the Core Skills Clinic's twelfth season comes to a crescendo as The Hunters take on the Warlocks! The winning team will get their names permanently emblazoned on The Legendary Hammersnow Cup of Eternal Glory!

CSC Seasons

We have two seasons per year. A Summer session, and a winter session.

Season 13 Schedule

March 15 - September 27 2020

See External Google Doc
Season 12 Schedule

September 1 - January 12 2020

See External Google Doc
  • 30 min: Optional Off-Ice Chalk Talk
  • 30-45 min: Drills / Skills / Systems
  • 45-60 min: Scrimmiage

If you have any questions about CSC we'd be happy to answer them. Feel free to email coach Jake by clicking on the mail icon below.



OBHL-C Division Commissioner

About the Core Skills Clinic

The OBHL Core Skills Clinic is for beginner to lower-level intermediate adult skaters. The coaches reserve the right to remove any player from the group if they deem he/she is not a good fit for the group. This is a session for people to learn and grow with players of similar skill, not for better players to show up and flex on people that are of lesser skill than them.

Core skills that will be covered throughout the season are:

  • Basic Rules (Offsides / Icing Penalties / etc.)
  • General Strategies
  • Shooting
  • Passing
  • Stick Handling
  • Skating (Forward / Backward / Transitions / Crossovers) 
  • Offensive / Defensive / Neutral Zone Play and Systems
  • Forward-Specific and Defense-Specific Strategies
  • Powerplay / Penalty Kill
  • Faceoffs
  • and more...

The Hammersnow Cup

The last session of the season is where you get to put all your hard work and new tools to work where you, and your designated team will compete for the Legendary Hammersnow Cup of Eternal Glory. There will be refs, scorekeepers, announcers, an MVP trophy, and custom team jerseys.

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