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CAMP SPECIFICS

Total Skills Development Schedule

  • Develop the key skills of skating, stickhandling, passing and shooting
  • Apply all skills learned in mini scrimmage games
  • Encourage creativity on the ice
  • Focus on hockey fundamentals, fitness and fun
  • Improve players' skill level and performance for league games

Skating, Stickhandling & Dangling Schedule

  • Skating instruction to improve balance, agility, speed, turning, pivoting, and stopping.
  • High tempo drills to develop both forward and backwards skating
  • Stickhandling and dangling instruction to improve puck control (stationary and moving)
  • Mini games applying the key skills of skating and stickhandling

Skate, Deke & Shoot to Score Schedule

  • Skating instruction to improve balance, agility, speed, turning, pivoting, and stopping
  • High tempo drills to improve both forward and backwards skating
  • Instruction on shooting including wrist shot, backhand, flip shot, snap shot
  • Practice shooting for accuracy and power
  • Learn the moves to fake or deke the goalie
  • Application of skills in mini games

Power Skating Schedule

  • Drills for acceleration and speed
  • Forward and backwards skating (striding and crossovers)
  • Drills for turning, pivoting, and stopping
  • Balance and agility training
  • Skating improvement through high tempo drills
  • * Note - Jerseys are not included in the power skating camp*

High Performance & Conditioning Schedule

  • Contact drills to develop physical play confidence
  • Read and react game situation drills
  • Individual and team tactics
  • Offensive & defensive responsibilities in all 3 zones
  • High-tempo cardio and battling drills
  • Skating refinement (acceleration, stride, pivoting, agility)
  • Shooting, passing, puck control

Goalie Camp Schedule

  • One hour per day on-ice and one hour per day dryland conditioning and drills
  • positioning
  • Stance
  • angles
  • lateral movement
  • conditioning
  • tracking the shooter
  • controlling rebounds
  • reacting/positioning for second shot opportunities
  • puck handling and passing
  • skating skills
  • game preparation

Defenceman Camp Schedule

  • Angles, Body and Stick Positioning and Net Positioning
  • Open Ice and Stick Checking
  • Odd-Man Rushes
  • Gap Control
  • Zone Coverage
  • Breakout Options
  • Transitioning, Jumping into the Play

Checking Camp Schedule

  • Skating for checking
  • Angling, positioning, and containment drills
  • Proper positioning to give and receive body checks
  • Drills for fair play checking and safety
  • Different types of checks (stick check, shoulder check, hip check)

AA Tryout Preparation Camp Schedule

  • Designed for players & goalies attending AA tryouts with specific instruction for goalies, forwards and defencemen.
  • Conditioning drills to improve cardio fitness
  • Contact drills to develop physical play confidence
  • Read and react game situation drills
  • Individual and team tactics
  • Full ice games and corrections
  • Goaltenders - review and practice all technical aspects
  • Forwards & Defencemen - offensive/defensive responsibilities in all 3 zones
  • High Tempo Battling Drills (1 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3)

Camp Age Groups

All camps are organized into age groups, please use list below as a reference.

NOVICE: born 2009 to 2011 ATOM: born 2007 to 2008 PEEWEE: born 2005 to 2006 BANTAM: born 2003 to 2004 MIDGET: born 2000 to 2002

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