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GSC Private Hockey Lessons

The Greenwich Skating Club has teamed up with another elite group of coaches this year to offer private hockey lessons again to its members. This year’s coaches have both elite hockey experience as players and experience as coaches to help develop challenging and engaging lessons for the players. Private instruction will begin after Thanksgiving weekend and be available until the ice is taken out at the end of the season. Please see below for detailed information about the lessons this year.



Ian Tarrant:            GSC Mite Skills Director- currently program and development at Chelsea Piers CT.  Skills Coach for Cutting Edge Hockey Camps.  Ian attended Berkshire School and played for Western Connecticut State University.

Kayla Grace:          GSC Mite Skills Coach- 4 year (2005-2009) Varsity defensemen at Greenwich High School; 2009 captain; nominated 05,06, 07 & 08 FCIAC All-County Selection, Two time nominated Team Connecticut USA Hockey, Two time USA Hockey New England Development Camp Participant, Gold Medalist USFSA Figure Skating moves in the field

Shannon Doyle:      GSC Skills Coach-  Current CT Whale player, GCDS Varsity Hockey Coach, attended Boston University. During her time with the Boston University Terriers, the program would win four consecutive Hockey East championships (2012–15).

Hanna Beattie:        GSC U14 Coach- Hanna grew up in New Jersey and played for the Essex Hunt Club, NJ Colonials and the Pingry School.  She attended Williams College where she earned First Team All-American, First Team All-NESCAC, and NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors, as well as being named captain her junior and senior seasons.  Hanna is currently playing in her second season for the Connecticut Whale.



Time and Date:

Private lesson slots are: 

Monday 6:30-7:30am 

Tuesday 6:30-7:30am

Wednesday 6:30-7:30am


Private Instruction:

Private one-on-one instruction is specifically catered each time to the needs of each player being coached. This is ideal for players as it allows for continuous feedback throughout the 1-hour session and is constantly changed per session based on that specific player's needs.

Semi-Private Instruction:

Players are given the opportunity to be taught game specific skills and then immediately translate them into small area game realistic situations in these fast-paced group sessions. Players can form a group of 2-4 and work on a variety of skills. Keeping player to coach ratio extremely low is incredibly important for proper feedback throughout the session.


Goalies are welcome to join any session, private or semi-private, for free if they simply want to get shots without any instruction from a coach. If a goalie would like a private or semi-private session with an instructor then the rates apply and we will supply shooters for the session. 

***Please note that lesson fees are not charged to your club account but can be paid in cash or check at the end of the lesson.*** 

For registration and rate information please contact:

 Ian Tarrant-   itarrant@greenwichskatingclub.org



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