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Jim Vitale

Jim Vitale

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Jim Vitale
Jim Vitale has been skating his entire life (literally dreaming of edgework drills after his parents tucked him in at night). With an impressive hockey career as both a player and coach, it was a no brainer for HockeyShot to bring him on board. We are proud to have Jim lace ‘em up time and time again.

As a player, Jim played in the minor leagues with the AAA Vaughan Kings of the Greater Toronto Hockey League. He then moved on to play Tier 2 Junior A for both the Markham Waxers and the Vaughan Vipers. He finished his playing career with the Queens Golden Gaels but his skates barely had a chance to hang as he took on a new role as a coach. Since 1999, Jim has been coaching teams of all levels, minors to nationals. His training highlights include: assistant coach to both Vaughan Vipers and York University Yeomen, head coach to the Provincial Deaf Hockey Team, Head Coach to the National Men’s Deaf Olympic Team, and 17 years of head coaching in the minor hockey leagues.

After extensive on and off-ice training with his Ukrainian National under 14 team, Jim began to place an increasing importance on the skill of skating. He quickly realized that skating itself could not only, drastically change individual players, but the entire game of hockey. This inspired him to begin Vital Hockey Skills, a cutting-edge school for player development. Jim provides growing athletes a safe and fun environment to develop essential and critical skills that inherently change their hockey abilities.

During all these years of playing and coaching hockey, Jim pursued and completed an honors degree in kinesiology. Applying this education, Jim has been able to break down hockey into fundamental skills that depend on specific biomechanical development. He is proud to support the science behind hockey and with his training, HockeyShot is excited to show you how your game will change for the better! Jim’s training, places an emphasis on weight transfer, stabilizers, and extreme edges. All of this combined creates a strong and vigilant skater allowing players to make moves they did not think were possible.

His enthusiasm, quick-witted-one-liners (usually directed at Jeremy Rupke during skating camps) and brute strength make Jim a force to reckoned with. Bringing you back to the fundamentals of skating, don’t underestimate this one-of-a-kind, “been-around-the-hockey-block” Skating Coach, Jim Vitale.
Jim Vitale has been skating his entire life (literally dreaming of edgework drills after his parents tucked him in at night). With an impressive hockey career as both a player and coach, it was a no brainer for HockeyShot to bring him on board. We are proud to have Jim lace ‘em up time and time again.

As a player, Jim played in the minor leagues with the AAA Vaughan Kings of the Greater Toronto Hockey League. He then moved on to play Tier 2 Junior A for both the Markham Waxers and the Vaughan Vipers. He finished his playing career with the Queens Golden Gaels but his skates barely had a chance to hang as he took on a new role as a coach. Since 1999, Jim has been coaching teams of all levels, minors to nationals. His training highlights include: assistant coach to both Vaughan Vipers and York University Yeomen, head coach to the Provincial Deaf Hockey Team, Head Coach to the National Men’s Deaf Olympic Team, and 17 years of head coaching in the minor hockey leagues.

After extensive on and off-ice training with his Ukrainian National under 14 team, Jim began to place an increasing importance on the skill of skating. He quickly realized that skating itself could not only, drastically change individual players, but the entire game of hockey. This inspired him to begin Vital Hockey Skills, a cutting-edge school for player development. Jim provides growing athletes a safe and fun environment to develop essential and critical skills that inherently change their hockey abilities.

During all these years of playing and coaching hockey, Jim pursued and completed an honors degree in kinesiology. Applying this education, Jim has been able to break down hockey into fundamental skills that depend on specific biomechanical development. He is proud to support the science behind hockey and with his training, HockeyShot is excited to show you how your game will change for the better! Jim’s training, places an emphasis on weight transfer, stabilizers, and extreme edges. All of this combined creates a strong and vigilant skater allowing players to make moves they did not think were possible.

His enthusiasm, quick-witted-one-liners (usually directed at Jeremy Rupke during skating camps) and brute strength make Jim a force to reckoned with. Bringing you back to the fundamentals of skating, don’t underestimate this one-of-a-kind, “been-around-the-hockey-block” Skating Coach, Jim Vitale.




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