The design was made to be easily incorporated into a practice. There are limited components that can be moved on or off the ice with ease. The heaviest component is the base at 34 lbs. We have seen how the trainer can be implemented as a station on a circle during a normal practice regime. Depending on the skill level, different drill sets can be utilized. Example drill sets can be found at http://tornadosedge.com/reference/ We are currently working on extra video resources for the 2019-2020 season. Coach training classes are being developed. This will help the new coaches of Timbit/Initiation (and other) with trainer usage.
Ice Setup & Teardown
The trainer was designed to be compact enough to store in an arena. Successful incorporation into a drill plan requires easy access. Typical storage solutions are shown below. The best storage is when the trainer is dissembled into 5 pieces. A base and 4 arms. The arms are 14′ (4.3m) long and can protrude 20″ (50cm) from the wall where the trolleys are located. See photos below. Brackets are available for an extra cost.
We are taking orders via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are currently selling the units however we are considering leasing options to make the costs an operating expense. We will consider adjusting price points for multi trainer purchases and potentially for a “first in” for a new geographic region. The delivery schedule for the season varies with demand. We can typically deliver at a maximum of 4 weeks if no inventory is available. We do carry extra inventory for the fall push. Because the trainer is such a new concept, the adoption is unpredictable. The best way to ensure delivery is to secure a unit(s) with a deposit.