The RPM Difference...Skill based instruction vs Drill based
The fundamental difference between RPM and other commercial providers is RPM is a skill based company. RPM focuses on the technical aspects of all hockey skills and in particular the bio-mechanics required to perform each skill.
This is a “key” to our success!
If winning hockey is a bi-product of tactical play, then tactical play is a bi-product of individual skill and individual skill is a bi-product of the biomechanics required to perform a given skill. It is in this area Bio-mechanics and individual technical skills that RPM excels focusing on the ‘foundation’ of proper skill development. Once the baseline of skills are inplace relative to each level entry, average and elite the transition to upper ended skill development, tactical play and winning hockey is achieved.
Drill based providers focus on the drill itself with little or no technical instruction, no progressions and players simply re-enforce bad habits. Drill based companies create a level of association dependency from one year to the next. Drill based companies take over the practise and don’t work with or ultize the minor hockey coach. Drills are selected as a means to fill a practise rather than compliment and focus on specific technical skill development
As a Skill based company RPM further developes the players and coaches understanding of technical skill instruction and how to correctly teach and perform the bio-mechanics related to each skill. Once the technical fundamentals are in place drills are selected that are age and skill appropriate.
RPM works in a collaborative environment with association coaches moving the coach from a level of dependence to collaborative to independence coaches acquire the tools and resources to meet the varied needs of association players and parents. Association’s utilize (RPM) to bring to their association skill sets, expertise and resources not readily found within their association thus complimenting the association and strengthening the overall health of the organization.