I have played a little ice hockey on and off my whole life and was never able to progress.  This was mainly because it was pond hockey.  At 44 years of age I found StinkySocks online.  It was the first adult program I had ever found that also had skills classes.  I started the skills almost a year ago as a very weak D level player.  I could not take a slap shot or wrist shot without falling to the ice.  I feel I’m now a very strong D level player and I give 100% of the credit to the StinkySocks skills program.  The games are great but my playing would not have improved if I was not doing the skills program.  The skills program allowed me to actually work on skating with a trained eye watching and letting me know what I was doing correct and wrong.  As I have progressed I can focus on my weak areas and do more advanced skills to further my level of play.  There is no doubt in my mind that I would not have progressed if I was only playing in games and not doing skills.  Joe and Rich are both great instructors and push each participants for their advancement.  I highly recommend the skills program and have gotten two friends to start taking them with me.