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Weezy's Skating Academy

 
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" In the new NHL, if you can't skate, you're gonna have a tough time sticking around "    

       - Derek Stepan

 
 
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Testimonials

Weezy is very passionate, knowledgeable and experienced. He loves to be challenged and sets high goals for each and every one of his players. I was so impressed with his attention to every detail of the skating and playing process. He worked with my son Jean-Paul’s breathing, skate sizing, balance, strength, power, mental approach, as well as skating technique. My son improved in every area and has become close friends with Weezy. He truly believes in my son and cares for him. I have recommended Weezy to many of the players I have coached the past two years and all have benefitted greatly.
— Coach John LaFontaine - Muskegon Lumberjacks / USHL
Thank you for working with Brendan over the last year. Both his skating and hockey knowledge have improved significantly. Your teaching methodology has improved both his balance and speed. As importantly, you have helped increase his love for the game of hockey.
— Mike McFadden
I cannot say enough for the commitment that Weezy puts into developing young athletes. It all starts with the details for proper skate fitting. We were unaware of how important it is to have exact sizing for skates. After consulting with Weezy, we were in a full size bigger than we needed. Needless to say, my son is now in a pair of skates that fit and also feel great! In the short amount of time with Weezy, we have seen more confidence in his skating ability. Now he is ready to continue the work to get faster and more efficient on the ice. Thank you Weezy, as my son sure enjoys working with you and your staff!
— Eric & Lynn Bordson
Over the years and our careers, we have been fortunate to train with some of the best coaches and instructors in the country. In that time, we have not come across another coach that has had a greater impact on our development than Bryan. My brother and I will continue to make our usual trip North to the Cities every summer until this ride is over. Thank you Weezy, you are the man!
— TJ & Tommy Hoffman


 

Mission Statement

Our mission at Weezy's Skating Academy is to provide a strong foundation for hockey player’s that utilizes an intense and continuous training program to teach basic skills and solid technique. We believe a positive, fun and competitive atmosphere, which includes mentoring by professional staff, enhances the training experience. In merging the training and the atmosphere into one encounter, Weezy's Skating Academy believes players will advance to a more skilled level of play.

 

 


About Weezy

Bryan (Weezy) DeWees has been a skating instructor for over 13 years. Players who train with Weezy benefit from his unique teaching style, personal rapport, inventive drills and his life-long love of skating. Weezy's teaching style has helped countless players perfect their skill sets for a more advanced and competitive level of play. Bryan has trained players in the NHL, AHL, NCAA Division I, NCAA Division III, USHL, NAHL and High School. He has his level 3 certification with USA Hockey coaching education program.


 


PAST & PRESENT PLAYERS


Derek Stepan - New York Rangers

Derek Stepan - New York Rangers

Jordan Schroeder - Minnesota Wild

Jordan Schroeder - Minnesota Wild

Justin Faulk - North Carolina Hurricanes

Justin Faulk - North Carolina Hurricanes

Ryan McDonagh - New York Rangers

Ryan McDonagh - New York Rangers

Drew Brevig - Ohio State

Drew Brevig - Ohio State

Zach Stepan - Minnesota State

Zach Stepan - Minnesota State

Michael Brodzinski - Minnesota Gophers

Michael Brodzinski - Minnesota Gophers

Jonny Brodzinski

Jonny Brodzinski

Jordan Greenway - Team USA

Jordan Greenway - Team USA

Kyle Osterberg - Minnesota Duluth

Kyle Osterberg - Minnesota Duluth

Tucker Kruse - North Iowa Bulls

Tucker Kruse - North Iowa Bulls

Matt Perry - Bismarck Bobcasts

Matt Perry - Bismarck Bobcasts

Ian McCoshen - Boston College

Ian McCoshen - Boston College

John Draeger - Michigan State

John Draeger - Michigan State

J.P. LaFontaine - Minnesota State

J.P. LaFontaine - Minnesota State

Dan Sexton - Anaheim Ducks

Dan Sexton - Anaheim Ducks

Josh French - Omaha Lancers

Josh French - Omaha Lancers

Michael Bigelbach - Minnesota State

Michael Bigelbach - Minnesota State

Eric Schurhamer - University of Maine

Eric Schurhamer - University of Maine

Jimmy O'Brian - Ottawa Senators

Jimmy O'Brian - Ottawa Senators

Zach Aman - Colorado College

Zach Aman - Colorado College

Matt Koch - Wichita Falls Wildcats

Matt Koch - Wichita Falls Wildcats

Jay Dickman - Austin Bruins

Jay Dickman - Austin Bruins

John Wiitala - Ohio State

John Wiitala - Ohio State

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