Spring ​3on3 2020

I'm excited to open up registration for our third year of Spring 3on3 Action! I feel very strongly that 3on3 is the best development tool in the spring season because it maximizes puck touches, demands explosive open ice skating as well as small space cutting and most importantly, I feel like our 3on3 program encourages kids to make plays they don't get to try during the club season. Just like overtime in the NHL, 3on3 is an action packed reconstruction of the game of hockey and it allows players the chance to bolster their confidence while still enhancing their core hockey skill development. 

Evaluation Prep Camp #2 (goalies included) August 24th-28th at Terwillegar Arena

I look forward to continuing our evaluation prep camps in the last two weeks of August. These camps focus mostly on skills and getting back the skating legs and stick skills prior to the start of the season. We will begin the week with power skating (forwards, backwards, transitions, stopping, acceleration, jab stepping, edge control) before moving on during the middle of the week to puck handling, passing, and shooting. The last day we focus on small area games and applying the core hockey skills to game situations. The cost of the camp is $190 plus GST (total of $199.50).

Pee Wee Winter Powerskating, Skills, and Dryland Training

I am excited to offer a 20 session program of power skating, skills, and dryland development starting this September.  Each ice time will begin with a focus on stride and skating development focused on technique and power generation as well as edge work, balance, speed and endurance.  For the second half of the ice times the players will be split into smaller groups where the focus shifts to circuit work and skill development.  In the circuits, we will focus more upon the finer details of the game including the core puck skills including passing, shooting, puck handling, and hockey I.Q. development.

Summer Full Day Camp (Goalies too!)

We are excited to announce our third annual full day summer camp! One of the most popular weeks of the summer for us is shaping up to be a blast with a mix of skills, drills, games, challenges and plenty of time to compete and have fun with friends. Skaters eligible to register are Novices (2012 and 2013's) Atoms (2010 and 2011's) and Pee Wees (2008 and 2009).

Summer Half Day Camp August 4th-7th Callingwood Arena B (Atoms and Pee Wees 2008-2011)

Our summer half day camp is a four day, mid summer blast of action designed to shake off that mid summer rust and get the kids moving! Each day participants will gear up for a morning ice time combining skating and skills drills. The focus of the morning sessions will be on core skill development and enhancing the kids ability to pass, shoot and handle the puck at high speed. After the first ice session and a quick snack/lunch our fitness and dryland specialist Kyle L'Ariviere will challenge the group each day with strength, speed, agility and flexibility training between the two on ice workouts. The afternoon ice times will consist of competitive games, small area games, and puck races to promote the kids conditioning levels and puck strength.

Summer Defenceman Camp-August 10th-14th Terwillegar Subway Arenas

I am excited that we will again offer a defenceman camp for Atoms and Pee Wees who are excited about learning the intricacies of playing the position.  The reason I get so excited about defence camps is because it gives me a chance to really "geek out" on a lot of the little things kids can do to help them get better at playing defence.  I am hoping to keep this group as small as possible (15-18 skaters) so that we can have a lot of time to talk through the drills on the ice and discuss why we are doing them.  As instructors we enjoy getting to know the kids and the small groups allow a lot of one-on-one time with the players.  We will cover all aspects of the position from walking the blue line, defensive angling, offensive angling, stick position, using the body, breakout progressions, controlling net front sticks, pinching, reverses, using your partner, agility, mobility, and on and on!

Bantam Contact, Compete, and Conditioning Camp August 17th-21st at Kinsmen Arena

An introduction to contact for high level Bantams and a tune up for fall tryouts for skaters looking to prepare themselves for the 2020/21 season.  We will begin the week with a mix of controlled contact and skating/skills drills before elevating the speed and intensity of the exercises as the week progresses.  The focus will be on preparing players for checking while covering how to initiate contact, how to protect yourself on the ice, body and position awareness, and competitive skill development. The intensity of the skates will slowly dial up each day of the week, culminating in a full speed, full contact atmosphere by the end of the camp.  After completing the on ice workout each day, the skaters will be put through an age specific dryland workout for an hour with our resident fitness specialist Kyle L'Ariviere.  Players who are entering their second year of Pee Wee hockey and are interested in learning contact hockey skills are welcome to participate in this camp with instructor approval.

Evaluation Prep Camp #1 (goalies included) August 17th-21st at Kinsmen Arena

I look forward to continuing our evaluation prep camps in the last two weeks of August. These camps primarily focus on skills and getting back the skating legs and stick skills prior to the start of the season. We will begin the week with power skating (forwards, backwards, transitions, stopping, acceleration, jab stepping, edge control) before moving on during the middle of the week to puck handling, passing, and shooting. The last day we focus on small area games and applying the core hockey skills to game situations. The cost of the camp is $190 plus GST (total of $199.50).