Since our inception more than 2 years ago, our high-calibre camps continue to be one of our calling cards. What separates our camps from everyone else? Simple… our camps not only offer excellence in instruction, material, and game transfer; but you as the player, will receive exposure to Jr A and Western Hockey League teams when you attend. All of our on-ice instructors have been, or currently are in the roles of coaching or recruiting at high levels of Junior hockey. Elite hockey operations experience and knowledge has a lot to offer players when they attend, simply based on the fact that the ins and outs of what coaches at the next level are looking for.
Not to be ignored, we pride ourselves as teachers of the game. Whether you are attending a Skills Camp where the primary focus is “building the tools in the tool box”, or Prep Camps where our mission is to prepare you for upcoming try-outs, our promise to you is that we as a staff, will work our very hardest to help improve your game, and confidence. All that we ask, is that we receive full effort in return. Neither we, or coaches at the next level, can help you improve if you are not willing to fully buy-in yourself!
Each and every year, we host “Prep” camps in both the spring and fall so attending players can be their very best once try-outs begin. The primary objectives of these camps are pace, proper game and practice habits, maintaining high compete through game-like scenario’s, and creating new skill pathways. We thoroughly review each player that we accept in our camp, so that our quality remains high, and each player in camp is pushed to be better. Our participants must possess a drive to be better each and every session, have great attention to detail, be willing to learn, and represent themselves well off the ice.
What do our Prep Camps entail?
- High Tempo Skating & Passing Drills
- Individual Skill Development
- Position-Specific Skill Development
- Small Area Games
- Game Scenario’s
- Team Tactics
- Awareness/Timing/Spacing/Angle Situations
Our Skill camps are unlike any others you will find. While some are position-specific, our main objective is shooting and goal scoring. We are continually raising the bar when it comes to improving not only your shot, but your ability to control the puck, possess the puck, attack open space, and create scoring opportunities.
Our Skill Camps have end goals in mind; but like anything else, the process is ultimately the most important. We start with the fundamentals, and build our way upwards from there. Pass delivery and reception, handling the puck in good position, first step quickness, and many others… are key when working on shooting. As you will see multiple times on our website, the surrounding skills are crucial.
When we finally do get to the shot, we break it down in extreme depth. Stick Diagnostics, Stance, Hand Positioning, Weight Transfer/Hip Snap, separating hands and feet, are all areas we dive into.
As part of our promise, and our motto “Develop and Transfer”, our skill work does not end in building the skill. Transferring your new elite-level skill is a must! Reading the play, adjusting, gathering information at high rates, and then being able to utilize the skill and create high quality chances, is just as important as having the skill. You can have the hardest shot in the league, but if you can’t get in “Grade A” ice to use it… your opportunities to use that asset are limited.
Our live video analysis is something we use for every player in our skill camps, for a visual teaching aid, and for immediate feedback/correction to the athlete!
ASSETS MUST TRANSLATE DIRECTLY TO A GAME… NOT JUST A DRILL!
Check out “Our Approach” to learn more about how we specialize in developing players’ shots, puck skills, and offensive game sense.