About EHS Reston
Our mission is to bring everyone more fun and enjoyment while playing hockey. We specialize in helping players of ALL ages and skill levels increase their scoring. We also specialize in helping players improve their offensive and defensive puck management and tactical skills.
Progression Based Curriculum
We utilize a trademarked progression based curriculum called Sequential Training for Elite Performance (STEP) to help our players increase their scoring. We implement STEP into EVERYTHING that we teach.
ON-ICE & OFF-ICE Training
We teach players the biomechanics behind proper skating while on the ice during Clinics & Summer Camps. We teach players the biomechanics behind proper stickhandling, passing, and shooting while off the ice in our EHS RESTON MICRO SKILL TRAINING CENTER.
(We do teach some basic stickhandling, passing, and shooting during clinics and summer camps).We teach proper biomechanics in skating, stickhandling, passing, and shooting because we want all our players to increase their shot VELOCITY, ACCURACY, and DECEPTION. Maximizing shot Velocity, Accuracy, and Deception is directly linked to how players increase their scoring. (Believe it or not, but improper skating mechanics will limit ones ability to increase shot Velocity, Accuracy, and Deception).
EHS Reston Instructors
All of our instructors have played at least Junior, College, or Professional hockey, and are level 5 Certified by NHL skills consultant and expert Ron Johnson, BSc., MSc. Hockey Biomechanics.
Mr. Johnson is the creator of the STEP Program.
Micro Skill Training Center
Featuring the STEP Curriculum
Learn the biomechanics behind proper stickhandling, passing, and shooting
Off-ice training produces greater fine motor control, allowing for faster neuromuscular connections in the hands and fingers
Learn how improper biomechanics prevents you from performing important Micro Skill Elements
Homework manuals for completing weekly homework
Progression Based Curriculum
Skating, Stickhandling, Passing, and Shooting
BSc., MSc. Hockey Biomechanics
Creator of STEP Curriculum
Ron Johnson is the CEO and Technical Director of Elite Hockey Science Inc. Mr. Johnson is entering his 38th year of coaching and teaching hockey skills. He brings an incredible passion for the game and a genuine love of teaching, working with students ranging from 6 to 40 years, amateur to professional. He has been operating developmental programs worldwide for the past 30 years with the last 6 years focusing primarily on shooting and scoring fundamentals. Mr. Johnson currently holds BSc. and MSc. degrees specializing in Hockey Biomechanics, and he is certified by Hockey Canada as an elite coach. He also holds certifications in Exercise Theory and Methodology.
Mr. Johnson has trained hundreds of Amateur, Junior, College, and Professional hockey players ranking from Korea, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, the US, and Canada.
30 Years of Hockey Research
- Masters Degree in Hockey Biomechanics
- In-season Offensive Consultant to NHL players
- Certified by Hockey Canada as an elite coach
- Recognized twice by Hockey Canada for contributions to Amateur hockey
- Former Co-founder and Technical Director of EXCEL Hockey Inc. (International Hockey Research Company)
- Founder and Technical Director of Pro-Cor Fitness Inc. (Sport Specific Training and Equipment Manufacturing)
- Co-founder and Chief Science Officer NEXT Testing Inc. (International Sport R&D Company)
- Co-founder and CEO of DOCS Sports
- Technical consultant to NEXT Testing, DOCS Sports, Total Hockey World Wide and Fan-Tastic Sports
"He [STEP creator Ron Johnson] just has a different approach. It's a smart approach where he thinks outside the box. I've always said that if he [Ron Johnson] ever coached a team in the NHL, he would win a Stanley Cup in his first year."- Ryan Kesler
Upcoming On-ice Clinics
Spring Clinic: Pre-Tryout
Featuring STEP program
Dates: April 10-14
House & Travel Levels - All Ages
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm (Mite & Squirt Age)
Time: 7:10pm-8:10pm (Pee Wee & Above)
On-ice Summer Camps 2017
Summer Camps 2017
Age & Skill Level Requirement for Main CampsThe Main Summer Camps are specifically designed for players of all ages and skills levels who are looking to improve throughout the summer. Our Main Summer Camps will help both Travel players prepare for the upcoming season, and challenge the House level players who want to become Travel level players. During the Main Summer Camps, players will be grouped by age and skill level each week.
*All EHS Reston Instructors are former Junior, College, or Professional hockey players, and are Level 5 Certified by STEP creator Ron Johnson
Early Bird Intense Summer Camp 2017
Skill Level Requirement
Three hours of intense training packed into an early morning. The camp includes one hour of on-ice training with the STEP program, one hour off-ice conditioning, and one hour of off-ice shooting and stickhandling.