What makes Riley exceptional as a Skills Coach is his knowledge, analytical skills, innovative methods, the ability to personally demonstrate on ice technical skills, and his ability to communicate to the players how the skills transfer to a game situation. In his role with the Bisons, Riley worked with our players on skating, puck control, shooting and scoring, as well as position specific skills for forwards and defensemen.
Riley is a very intelligent person with an exceptionally strong desire for learning as he constantly expands his knowledge in order to provide his athletes with the most current information and best training methods. He is not a person who is satisfied with the status quo and continuously strives to find new and improved ways to complete a task.
Riley is responsible for the on ice individual skill development of the players in the University of
Manitoba Bison Men’s Hockey program. He has performed amazingly in this role and has earned the utmost respect from our players and Coaches.
Over my six years of professional hockey, I have never received the attention and detailed training he brings during the season in an everyday practice. He is innovative with training aids that make the on ice sessions different and more challenging than any normal practice. He has been an instrumental piece in my career. It’s evident how effective his methods are as you don’t have to look to far to see the long list of successful clients he has.
The blend of physical and mental training has been extremely resourceful in helping me reach my goals every year. All of his on ice skill sessions are aimed to prepare the highest degree of dynamic skating and skill specific training for hockey. Riley continues to introduce new techniques and details to my game, and has the ability to demonstrate every drill which is extremely helpful when your trying to master it yourself.