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GSE Player Development Program


PDP Clinics

We are coming back this April! The PDP program has been a huge success 3 years running and they have proven invaluable to all that have attended them. Any serious hockey player in the Bay Area should attend these clinics.

The Player Development Program is a set of skill-based clinics for all travel players (space permitting) whose purpose is to improve players' skills and confidence. These must-do clinics will be provided at the San Francisco, Cupertino, and Vacaville rinks. The program start dates and schedules will vary by rink, but we will be conducting this program throughout the Spring and  Summer up until the season starts.  

The focus of our clinics will be on skill development, but if there is enough interest, we may arrange for some occasional local games with our member clubs (Cupertino, SF, and Vacaville).

Some details

These clinics will feature high intensity skill development, small area games. 

Players will be separated by coaches into like skill groups.

Ages: 8U - 18U
Skill levels: AAA, AA, A, BB,  B, and High School
Sessions: Multiple sessions per week 

Players will receive a jersey.  There are no refunds for partial attendance.

This program was developed by Golden State Elite (GSE) Hockey working in conjunction with the Cupertino Cougars, San Francisco Sabercats, and the Vacaville Jets. 

Pre- Register

Due to the high demand at all skill levels and ages, we will try to accommodate everyone, however we might not be able to do so.  

Pre-register by Feb 15th, 2023 by clicking the link below. From the pre-registrations, we will organize players by skill and age and attempt to accommodate as many players as feasible.

If we have space for your player, we will notify you with a payment registration link. And if, for some reason, we cannot accommodate your player, you will be notified.

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San Francisco



Yerba Buena Ice RInk

Casey O'Sullivan

SF Program Manager


Bay Area, North


Vacaville Ice Sports

Larry Cahn

Vacaville Program Manager


South Bay


Ice Center Cupertino

Chris Hathaway

Cupertino Program Manager