FAQ#1: How Do I Get Started?
1. Go to our website: Click BOOK NOW in the menu or go to: https://www.vagaro.com/r3hockey/
2. Select: Service / Provider / Date
3. Sign in > Select whom you are booking for (yourself or minor)
4. fill out the required forms and receive confirmation email or text
You should be all set. Please just show up with the preferred attire mentioned below.
FAQ#2: What does a player need to bring with them for training?
A: All a player needs is clean gym shoes (to keep our synthetic ice looking sharp), athletic apparel, and their own gloves (it gets hot while training so dress accordingly). For goalies, the same athletic gear applies, their own glove, blocker, stick, and knee pads.
FAQ#3: What can I expect from the experience?
A: Expect to break a sweat! 30 min on the system is equivalent to about 60 min on the ice. In addition, expect a short period of time for the player to become comfortable with the virtual environment. After that it should be an appropriate way to get your reps in and practice the fundamentals without lacing up your skates and getting into full gear.
FAQ#4: Can I walk-in for training?
A: At this time, R3 Hockey Academy is requiring that all training sessions are booked by appointment only. In addition, R3 Hockey Academy will not be accepting cash-payments for any training. All payments will be made via Credit/Debit cards via our secure checkout or in-person at our training facility. Let us know if you have any further questions regarding payments.
FAQ#5: Can I watch my player as they train on the R3 system?
Yes, each training area is equipped a 65-inch monitor for parents/fellow players/and friends to be able to watch what the player is viewing inside of the virtual reality helmet from outside the R3 Hockey training area. Also, parents/viewers can watch through the glass windows a few feet away from the player and are able to see them training physically.
FAQ#6: Does someone have to be a member of R3 Hockey Academy in order to utilize the system?
Yes, but joining R3 Hockey Academy is easy. All it takes for you to book your first appointment, package, or membership. Your first session will include an orientation and diagnostic (approx. 25-30min), then your good to go. Remember, R3 Virtual Hockey Academy is NOT a video game. This is a state-of-the-art training simulator that will improve and develop a players Recognition, Reading, and Reaction capability. For that reason, each player needs to perform the system diagnostic session to develop a baseline score and initial report they can build upon.
FAQ#7: How often can someone train on the system?
That is completely up to you but most players train on average 2-4 times a month. R3 Hockey offers a wide-variety of training packages than are done in a private (one-on-one setting) session. R3 Students just needs to provide their login information prior to using the system, and their specific Training Plan (individual or coach) will be ready for them to access.
FAQ#8: What is considered healthy training session duration?
Dependent upon the individual, R3 Hockey recommends that training sessions are between 20-60 minutes in length max. With drills lasting 90-seconds in duration, players typically get anywhere between 15-20 repetitions per drill. So, as you can see ample training can be accomplished in as little as 30-minutes. The minimum length for one-on-one (Private Training) is 30-minutes and can be extended to 1-hour depending on the player.
FAQ#9: How Do I Access My Exclusive Content?
Requirement - Purchase an R3 Orientation & Diagnostic. Then go to our R3 Students Only Page and create a Sign in using the email you used for your booking (on Vagaro site). You should get an email with confirmation, if you have problems notify us and we will grant you access.
FAQ#10: What does a Coaching Membership consist of?
R3 Coaching Membership is unique and beneficial in different ways. It allows coaches access their players individual progress and system analytics. These are collected each time a player/goalie uses the system. With assistance from our highly-skilled instructors, Coaches can develop custom training plans using the drill editor, that are specific to each player or to the team. These are different than a players individual training plan and are not offered without belonging to a specific team that has a coach who is an active R3 Hockey Academy member. To purchase a coach membership contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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