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Hockey Overview

Total Hockey Skills offers year round training for players in the York Region area servicing a majority of players from Stouffville, Newmarket. Aurora, Richmond Hill, East Gwillimbury and Georgina . We teach players in a variety of sessions from semi-private, small group, open skills sessions (F and D) and team sessions.  All of our Hockey Programs are specially designed and suitable for ages 9 to Pro.

Players will be challenged to get out of their comfort zone to make them more confident in game situations.  They will receive constant correction to make sure they progress and maximize their development.


Our History

In 1992, while in University, Ilir began getting requests to do team sessions which was a great avenue to earn a little extra spending money.  He then joined The Hockey Institute run by Gerry Donoghue who Ilir met while at York.  Gerry was one of the best trainers in Toronto at the time, enabling Ilir to learn the proper techniques of training.

Fast forward to 2004 when Ilir moved to Stouffville with his young family and saw a need for training in the area.  Ilir started Total Hockey Skills and continues to administer programs for players and teams.

Numerous schools have opened up along the way but as all Ilir’s students have said, there’s no one like ‘Ilir the Killer’ around.

Ilir - Our Head Hockey Coach

Ilir Mehmeti

  • 28 years Coaching and Teaching  experience
  • Current GM of Hockey at York Simcoe Express AAA
  • Current Coach Mentor and Skills Coach Whitchurch-Stouffville Minor Hockey Association
  • Former Jr.’A’  Hockey Coach – 1994-97 Royal York Rangers, 2018-19 Aurora Tigers(OJHL)
  • Has worked under the tutelage of  current N.H.L. coach Geoff Ward
  • 5 year G.T.H.L. ‘AAA’ coach, Vaughan Kings, Jr. Canadiens, Toronto Young Nats
  • 7 year OMHA ‘AAA’ coach …2 time OMHA Gold Medal Champions 2016/17, 2017/18
  • Played NOHJL Elliot Lake Vikings 87-89 and on Metro Junior Hockey League Championship Team, Thornhill Thunderbirds ‘89/90’
  • Elite Prospects
  • Former C.I.A.U. player at York University 90/91 and 91/92

Ilir Mehmeti

Frequently Asked Questions

Finding the right fit in a hockey school is important in making sure it ends up as a positive experience. It’s a process working with kids. You have that progression, you want to build upon skillset upon skillset so you have to be able to break that down.  Total Hockey Skills brings experience, energy and the ability to break down the specifics of not only the skills but of the game itself.  Our professional coaches will teach each individual proper hockey skating techniques, puck skills, shooting and in-game IQ.
We strive to bring out the best in each player we work with, helping them set and achieve their goals through our intensive training on individual skill development.

TOTAL is an acronym that we incorporate in all our training.

T – Tell the drill

O – Observe a players natural habits

T – Teach the proper technique

A – Assist the player

L – watch as they Learn

Yes and no.  In our general skills classes, we break down skating, puck skills, stickhandling and shooting.  We however recommend semi-private or a small group setting to work on the specific skills of your player.

-Year round skills clinics

-Defense only classes

-Small group sessions

-Team Training

-Power skating

-Coach mentorship

Total Hockey Skills has a NO REFUND policy for Camps or pre paid clinics three weeks prior to start. In the event of a documented medical issue, we will provide a full refund less a $50 administration fee. All other refund requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis and may be subject to only a partial refund.

All players must wear full equipment and C.S.A approved helmet and throat protector.  Don’t forget the water bottle…..They will need it 

Clinics – you can pay cash, cheque or Etransfer on the day of the session at the arena prior to the session

Camps- Etransfer 50% of camp fee upon registration.  Balance due on the first day of camp when registering in.

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