Tucker Hockey: Your Premier Calgary Hockey School for 19 Years!
Thanks again for your custom sessions with my adult rec hockey team. After losing 8 games in a row, we are undefeated for the last 5 games! Our turnaround can benpinpointed to our last set of Tucker sessions. As a team, we learned and practised some important skills and tactics that allowed us to have more fun with the game. We are much more confident with the puck and passing it around with purpose. We can't thank you, Jimmy and Frank enough for the great instruction!
~ Gerry Kim, Rice Kings
I just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our morning lessons with Dave. It is amazing how far Brooklyn has come along in 16 sessions! Her foot speed, stickhandling, positioning, etc. has all improved immensely. She has been called up to play AAA hockey for 4 games with the Raiders and was able to obtain 3 points (goal & 2 assists). Not only has her skills improved but her confidence as well. The extra cost for private lessons is well worth the money to see Brook rise to her goals. Dave is an awesome instructor and we appreciate the personal investment her put into coaching Brook, such as coming to watch a few of her games. We appreciate it a lot and hold him dear to our hearts.Hope to see you in August for conditioning and shooting camp.
~ Best regards, Evelyn Palin
I signed up for 5 one-on-one hour long lessons at Tucker Hockey. My first lesson was with David Mahoney and the last four were with Rex himself. I enjoyed every minute of it. They took an overall approach to evaluate where I was at and then they immediately had me working on what i could do to improve all areas of my game from skating, stick handling, passing, shooting, and game play. I'd highly recommend this school to anyone that's eager to progress; there's always something to work on.
~ Robert Vulic
What a great weekend of hockey at Springdale Stadium. The Tucker hockey camp has been a great experience for the players and the coaches. The skating, puck handling and shooting skills the players have learned through this camp can now be used in their minor hockey practices and games. Also, the things our coaches have learned from working with Rex Tucker has been tremendous. Just the opportunity to work with such a professional has been great and the skills that our coaches have learned through this camp can now be taught to all the great kids of SDMHA. One of the things that Rex said about the weekend was that the kids of SDMHA were a pleasure to work with. Also, a big congratulations to Christian Morgan and Cavell Johanson on winning the flames Jerseys and to all the kids for giving it their all on the ice. At last, a big thank you to all the volunteers of SDMHA on making this camp happen!!!
~ Jamie Tizzard, President Springdale District Minor Hockey Association, Springdale, Newfoundland
During the mid season break between games, we were looking for a fresh voice and new experience for our senior timbits team. We called Mr. Tucker and asked him to come out and work with our kids for two sessions. Mr Tucker worked with both our coaches and kids in a respectful, upbeat and positive way that not only integrated with the coach's program, but was fun and energetic for the kids. Our coaches are great and we are lucky to have them however there is a noticeable difference in the work of a professional coach like Mr Tucker. Our kids have seen a power skating coach but Mr. Tucker's sessions brought more than skating as he consistently integrated hockey fundamentals into his drills and games as well as skating. The parents were also thrilled and we look forward to our next session with Tucker Hockey which we plan to have very soon.
~ Aris dePeuter, Manager - McKnight Senior Timbits Royal
Our son Levi was an enthusiastic Peewee 5 hockey player in 2009. Levi struggled with his balance and because of that, was always on the wrong side of the cut following evaluations. We asked around, "Who could give our boy power skating lessons and help him with his stride, balance and confidence?" Rex Tucker was the name we heard a few times and after a brief phone conversation with Rex - Levi was on the ice with him. Rex was patient with Levi but also firm with his direction and coaching. We all knew that Levi was well behind the curve but his energy and the clear guidance of Rex began to work together. Each week we could see small improvements and after three short months a "Bum down - head up!" Levi began to stride around the rink. It was really fun to watch the change. Today, Levi plays Bantam AAA for the Pursuit of Excellence Academy in Kelowna BC. He is a strong, agile power forward and his team is ranked #2 in Western Canada. Levi has just been accepted to play Midget AAA for the Nortre Dame Hounds for the 2012/13 season. There is no doubt in our minds that Rex Tucker is a very large part of this success story. If you or anyone you know is looking for a motivated, insightful and encouraging power skating coach, look no further than Rex Tucker. We give him our strongest recommendation.
~ Tim & Dawn Johnson
Hi Rex: Just wanted to let you know that Tyler was a 'new man' in his games on the weekend. On Saturday, he scored twice (his first two of the year), hit the goalpost once and was stopped on a clear cut breakaway. On Sunday, he was all over the place with scoring opportunities. He just couldn't cash them in. It is obvious that he has an extra jump in his skating stride. Please keep me informed of any mini-camps that you run throughout the year that you think Ty would fit into. Also, thank you again for the Hitmen tickets and the kind, gentle treatment you gave Ty.
~ Brian van Vliet, Son Tyler 5 year old Tyke player
Our daughter Alannah has participated in several power skating clinics and one-on-one sessions with Rex and Tucker Hockey over the last four years. She’s enjoys all the ice times and they have helped improve her skating ability. Alannah is confident in her skating, which is a huge asset as she enters her first year in the CIS. She will continue to work with Tucker hockey in the years to come. Thanks Rex and Tucker Hockey for your time and effort!
~ Merle and Diann
The One-on-One coaching from Rex Tucker my son received has helped his skating immensely. Rex worked on specific areas of need that helped take his game to the next level. More importantly his new abilities gave him confidence to take chances and push himself further. Thank you for the opportunity!
~ Marie Lachance, mother to Connor
Tucker Hockey has given our son a fun and positive hockey experience. He has acquired skills which have benefitted him both on and off the ice thanks to the wonderful instruction of Rex Tucker.
~ Jennifer Szentmiklossy, mother to Lazlo
Each of our two boys have had the privilege of working with Rex one on one and in team settings. A solid foundation of stance and stride has set both boys up to play the highest level of minor hockey. We will continue to work with Rex as the boys thoroughly enjoy his teaching style and they notice improvement every session. I would recommend Rex and his staff to any parent that is looking to give their player a performance lift.
~ Christine & Darcy Hulston
A personal note of thanks for the exceptional work you did with my son Spencer over the past hockey season. We saw tremendous growth and progress in his hockey abilities - and so did his team! The individual work and attention that you provided to him and his two team mates in your small group one-on-one coaching provided building blocks of skills and self-confidence development that he will carry forward with him. We will see you again in the fall!
~ Trevor Wannop, Son Spencer
After only a few hours of on ice training, I noticed a great improvement in power and quickness. Rex is a very technical coach and is able to teach fundamentals very effectively.
~ Peter Allen, Son Alex 14 years Bantam AAA Stamps
My son started hockey this year at age 11. Before Tucker Hockey he could barely stand up - stopping, turning and skating backwards were pretty much non-existent, and as parents we were worried how he would fit in as a "late bloomer". But the one-on-one sessions he attended with Rex were one of the best opportunities I could give my son - Rex was patient, considerate and so thorough I thought I could skate after just listening to him coach! Rex's own love of the game shows through in his patience, his endless optimism and his ability to build self-confidence and improve skills. My son was recognized by his coaches as being one of the most improved players that they expect will move up at least a division or two next season. I truly believe that Tucker Hockey deserves credit for the growth and development we (and his coaches) saw over this hockey season. Many thanks Rex!
~ Cathy, son Kyle 11 year old 1st year players
When I started working with Rex Tucker, my skating was a huge liability. With his comprehensive and customized program, my skating became a strength. Not only did he help me with fundamental powerskating, he helped me become a smarter and more powerful skater . . . he addressed every aspect of my technique including stride and foot speed. When I came to Tucker hockey I was playing midget division 6 and progressed to play in the Calgary Junior B Hockey League last season. You don't realize how valuable skating is as a skill until you improve it and can actually feel it. No one can have enough power skating lessons, not even the pros, and Rex Tucker is one of the best in the business.
~ Frank Portman
I thought Tucker Hockey really benefitted my overall hockey skills and especially skating skills. As a player, you may not realize you are doing anything wrong or you just think you’re doing everything right. However, it wasn’t until I did about a dozen one-on-one coaching sessions with RexTucker, one of the best power skating instructors out there, that I learned about my potential to improve. I had Rex tweak my skating skills and I have to say I improved dramatically. I learned a lot of little things to get an extra step on an opponent. Even though I was a food skater to begin with, I feel I have reached another level of performance now that I have had Rex Tucker’s personal instruction. There is no such thing as a perfect skater, but there are great skaters. I now feel that a player’s skating skills will always have room for improvement… no matter what level you play. I plan to continue to hone my skating skills to make it to the next level… the NHL! Thanks for the help Rexy!
~ Mark Bomersback
Rex, last year you gave my son Tim Woolley (from England) some 1-2-1 hockey lessons. This year he made his rec team Coventry… in his first game he scored and got “The Man of the Match”. You have given him so much. Do you realize the effect you can have? You’ve helped him with confidence, fitness, communication and other things… thank you!
~ Andrew Woolley, father of Tim
Two areas of improvement for our son would be balance and agility, particularly the balance. You can yell at him on the ice “Balance” and he gets into the right stance and knows what to do. And the agility has been really good now. He’s learned how to use his feet. The Tucker programs both on and off the ice has given him three things. Number one would be self-discipline, he’s very self-disciplined. He’s developed that because of the different challenging drills he’s done at Tucker Hockey. Secondly he’s got a lot more self-control, not only on the ice but off as well. And thirdly, self-confidence because some of the drills are extremely challenging and the really challenged our son and the self-confidence has come along both on and off the ice. I would rate it quite superior to other programs that we’ve been in. A lot of times you’re in a large group and you don’t get the one on one attention like you do with this program.
~ Noel McCardle
I enrolled my kids in Tucker Hockey to give them one-on-one lessons to learn their hockey skills and also to teach them a good solid work ethic. What I liked about the quality of the ice insctruction was the technical teaching of hockey in a fun learning environment. I would rate Tucker Hockey as the best. My other children have been involved in group hockey programs, but the one-on-one hockey program with Tucker definitely gives the focus on intensity that the boys need.
~ Russ Brown, father of Matt & Alex