Meet John Ollson, your head coach and
founder of Ollson Sports Group.

John Ollson is a former professional hockey player with over 35 years of hockey training experience. John is well known for not only being one of Canada’s best trainers and hockey innovators but also for making a difference in his community.

Having over 35 years of experience in the hockey industry is a testament to his success. Playing with the Ottawa 67’s, The Canadian National Team and working with the Chicago Blackhawks Organization, John certainly has become a trusted name in hockey.

John has an extensive list of coaching certifications

and professional playing experience.

John is a Certified Intermediate Level 2 Coach, Level 2 Trainer, and Nationally Certified Skate Canada Power Skating Instructor, certified in First Aid and has successfully completed the ODMHA Speak Out Training. John has been providing elite hockey instruction in the Ottawa and surrounding areas for over 20 years.


Participants will work on work on mastering all four edges, as well as developing their balance, forward stride, backward stride, quick starts, agility and crossovers. We offer high energy instructional skating programs geared specifically for hockey. Improve your power, agility, speed, and endurance with our nationally-certified coaches and take your game to the next level.

Benefits Of Power Skating Lessons

  •         Improve your acceleration
  •         Increase your top speed
  •         Increase endurance
  •         Master balance & improve agility
  •         Develop strong edges


Separate the puck from the opposition with ease using our body checking techniques. Using the NCCP model for introduction to body contact and checking we start the process with positioning & angling, then move on to stick checks, which is followed by contact confidence (body contact), with the final step being body checking. This is the absolute best way to ensure that you will be the most effective body checker on the ice.

Benefits of Body Contact Training

  •         Learn safe and effective ways to body check
  •         Master the best body checking techniques
  •         Learn how to properly absorb a body check
  •         Increase odds of puck separation from the opposition
  •         Learn when to use body checking


Increase your offensive capabilities with our puck handling and shooting drills. We use techniques and drills to develop top quality handling and shooting capabilities in our players. With our expert team of coaches, you can be sure you will improve your offensive and defensive game.

Benefits of Puck Handling & Shooting Training

  •         Improve puck handling
  •         Increase shot accuracy
  •         Increase shot speed
  •         Learn different shooting techniques
  •         Learn how to pass effectively


With our offensive & defensive position play drills we can develop player instincts during gameplay for optimal positioning. Learn to make offensive plays and stop the opposition with defensive positioning. Get ahead and dominate the competition with expert knowledge on positional gameplay.

Benefits of Positional Playing Training

  •         Learn complex offensive positioning
  •         Learn to make quick & effective offensive plays
  •         Learn how to defend against offensive plays
  •         Learn effective scoring strategies
  •         Learn advanced defensive positioning
Hi John, I just wanted to share with you that my son Eric has achieved his goal and made his competitive team. After getting cut the past two attempts, he is absolutely pumped to be a part of the team. Coaches mentioned the jump in his progress from last year, especially in his skating ability, and the only thing that changed was our our choice to attend your clinics. He had such a blast and appreciates his hard work and practice paying off. He is more driven then ever and is already asking to participate in your camp next summer. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication, it is making a difference! All the best, see you next summer.
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