Welcome to Rousseau's Hockey Clinic
We are currently accepting applications for the following clinics….
Our Adult Men's "Game Skills" clinics are intended for beginner to novice level adult players and is designed for players looking to improve their overall hockey skills. The curriculum will focus on more advanced puck control and passing skills and progress to “Game Situations” including breakouts, neutral zone attack, in-zone attack and transitions. This clinic will skate at the Family Ice Cener in Falmouth on Wednesday evenings beginning September 19 and will skate for 7 consecutive Wednesday evenings.
The Rousseau’s – Maine’s First Family of Hockey
You’re lucky to catch Guy Rousseau in the skate shop during the summer. The 79-year old French Canadian, who spends five days a week revolving rinks during the winter, spends a fair amount on fairways playing golf in the summer, enjoying beach life in Old Orchard. But just try to keep him away. “Monsieur Rousseau?” I ask as I stroll into the skate shop, knowing full well he’s in his Zen. “Ah, oui. Who is that? JC!” is the retort I knew was coming as I am greeted with a smile and a high five to match. Read more on HockeyClan.com...
Kiana Melvin Playing at Elmira College
Congratulations to Kiana Melvin who is attending Elmira College in Elmira New York this year and who has been recruited to play for the Women's Hockey Team. Kiana started skating with us in 2009 as a student and we asked her to joined our staff as a counselor in 2013. We look forward to skating with Kiana again this Summer and wish her success as she prepares to play college hockey. Kiana brings the count of our counselors who are, or have played college hockey to 40.
Rousseau's Hockey Clinic celebrates its 30th Anniversary:
3/1/16 - This year marks 30 years that we have been offering Maine hockey players the opportunity to better enjoy the great game of hockey. Our dad started Rousseau’s Hockey Clinic with the intention passing on his passion for hockey to his sons. His vision truly endures, as Rousseau’s Hockey Clinic, today, strives to instill the very values we all were taught: discipline, honesty, attention to detail, work ethic, commitment and a passion for life-long fitness. What started as a small power skating clinic in 1986 has grown to the states most active hockey school. Since 1986 we have had the privilege to train with more than 8,000 Maine hockey players. Today, Rousseau’s Hockey clinic trains 700 hockey players each year and employs a staff of nearly 30 instructors and counselors.
Our family grew up playing and teaching hockey, and the game has served as a powerful agent in our own personal development. Further, we have made many long-lasting friendships along the way. Hockey has provided us with the opportunity to spend time together and to develop a lifelong emphasis on learning, fitness and growth. Rousseau’s Hockey Clinic is a family run hockey school, and we consider ourselves fortunate to still be able to skate with our Dad and with each other and to have the opportunity to share the same experiences with our own children.
Rousseau’s Hockey Clinic began with a core philosophy that players with better skills have more fun playing hockey. We believe that hockey can only truly be enjoyed through hard work and commitment. We also believe that hockey can be used as a tool to develop a young person’s life skills. We are proud of the fact that we have not wavered from this philosophy and that we are just as passionate about helping our students better enjoy the game as we were 30 years ago.
Each year we receive several testimonials from current and former students sharing their positive experience with our program and the advances that they have made in their hockey skills and enjoyment of the game. What really warms our hearts are the experiences that former students share citing the impact that our program and teachings had on their lives and how they are now passing these values on to their children.
We are a family of hockey coaches and have been studying the game for 30 years. We have learned how to break down the games skills and concepts to its roots and have developed a curriculum to effectively teach them to players of all levels. Playing hockey is about having fun. It’s fun to compete, to improve, to work toward a goal and to achieve it. We hope to have the opportunity to share time with you on the ice this off-season.