Polar Ice House Grapevine is home to the Dallas Ice Jets, one of the most successful travel hockey programs in the country.
The Ice Jets have been the premiere AAA/AA organization in DFW for the past 11 years and have built the program around our superior training and professional coaching. Ice Jets teams have won numerous AAA/AA tournaments, Tier I and Tier II State and Rocky Mountain District Championships as well as being the only Metroplex and RMD organization to win both USA Hockey Tier I and Tier II National Championships.
The Ice Jets offer teams from squirt through Midget Major and compete in many of the most prestigious AAA/AA tournaments across North America. We also have a Junior A team.
The program provides state of the art training facilities that include Synthetic ice rink for shooting and stick-handling, weight room, plyometric training room, Fast-Twitch training room, and locker rooms with full amenities. Dryland and on-ice practice are part of each training session.
We are proud to call Polar Ice our home.
Photo courtesy of Mike Lasby
The Ice Jets goalie program is built on a skill development curriculum that is age specific for our goalies. All goalie skills are broken down, demonstrated, and drilled. All drills performed represent a focus on the following aspects of the position:
Squirt and Pee Wee Goalies
Stance: Balance, Body Positioning
Skating Movement: Shuffle, T-push, C-cuts
Save Selection: Pad, Stick, Glove, Blocker
Rebound Control: Glove, Blocker, Stick, Chest
Net Play: Post Coverage, Post-Movement, Visual Tracking
Game Situations: Wrap-arounds, Angles (ropes), Deflections, Screens
Bantam and Midget Goalies
Includes all of the fundamental skills above plus the following:
Skating Movement: Butterfly slides, Body rotation
Positioning: Specific Movement Skills, Finding the angle, Stance, Depth awareness
Rebound Control/Recovery: Post Save pads, body, Blocking vs Reacting Transitional Play/Tight Situations: Wrap Arounds, Breakaways, Traffic Situations
Intangibles: Playing the puck, Reading the shooter, Game Awareness, and Off-Ice Training