Get To Know Some Of Our Players and Their Journey With DT90!
I have had the opportunity throughout my hockey lifetime to experience a lot of summer skills. I have been and done the large group big club skills and they never focused on just me. I feel like this summer not only my stride has changed but my perspective has changed on crossovers and skating. The time is takes me to do a full circle has decreased dramatically. I love how Coach Ray Jr. took videos because it really showed me how I used to be doing the crossovers to how I am now. I also can stay so much lower then I used to be able to for longer periods of time. I recommend DT90 to anyone who just needs that little extra help to get to the next level of skating and speed.
-Aly Roark, Boston Shamrocks U16 Tier 1
DT90 is a great program / Camp put on by Coach Ray Jacques Jr. I found that it really helped me a lot in getting my body down to lower posture and positioning, as well as helping me to get faster. If I didn’t understand something, they would explain it and show me how to do it, and they would take their time and help me fix what I was struggling with. They had a coach named Curtis Brackenbury, a former NHL player, who taught me a lot about getting lower to the ice, and how to execute better crossovers on big and small turns alike. He also taught me, as well as the other players, how to correct my technique on my stride. All of the coaches at Down to 90 were very friendly and helpful, and I would recommend this experience to anyone who is looking to get to the next level.
-Cheyenne Deeney, Boston Shamrocks U14
Down to 90 Skating program is like none other I have been apart of. It offers one on one opportunity with the coaches. Here at DT90 we work with the coaches on ice and off the ice to try and perfect the stride. The coaches also provide video sessions to show progress. From the past two years I have been apart of this comprehensive program, I have felt like my skating has improved tremendously. I am getting much lower and feel more explosive. When I am at DT90 I am learning to better my stride but it is also a fun time. Everyone is so energetic and excited to get better. I would recommend being apart of the DT90 family because it has really improved the way that I skate!!
-Emma Peterson, Boston Shamrocks U19 Tier 1
With the DT90 program my skating has improved tremendously! Coach Ray was able to identify and explain what I was struggling with. His approach made it easy to start making the necessary corrections on the ice. The knowledge and practice I gained this summer has taught me how to generate speed as well as conserve energy at the appropriate times by properly adjusting my skating technique and form. Through off ice training, I have also gained strength in my legs that has allowed me to sit down lower when I am skating for longer periods of time. The atmosphere of this program is super positive and encouraging. Personally, I feel that Coach Ray and Coach Jessie made me feel like part of their family, focusing on me not only as a player but also as an individual. DT90 was fun and incredibly rewarding, a program that I believe every skater can benefit from.
-Brighton McMahon, Boston Shamrocks U16 Tier 1
Throughout my life I have had the opportunity to be a part of many high level skill sessions. What really sets Down to 90 apart from others is the knowledge and the commitment of the director, Ray Jacques Jr. Coach Ray puts the participants of Down to 90 above everything to ensure you see the results in your stride. He does this by taking the time to make sure you truly understand the proper form. He has stayed late at the rink with me countless times to help me improve where I am struggling. He films every drill and we go over it together to see what needs improvement. All of these things have helped my stride to become significantly better and has allowed me to be a faster skater. All of these factors have helped me become a better hockey player, and that is all thanks to Down to 90.
-Natalie Duncan, Boston Shamrocks U16 Tier 1