Since our inception 4 years ago, our high-calibre camps continue to be one of our calling cards. We offer camps for players aged U9, right up to U18/Junior. Our signature camp is our annual ‘Lacombe Prep Camp’, with age groups from U11 up to U18.
What separates our junior 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.
No matter the age, every ice session we aim to maximize rep counts for each player, maximize our ice time by minimizing time at the board, and have the highest coach-to-player ratio as possible. We truly care about the improvement, and enjoyment of our athletes.
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!
PREP CAMPS (U9 up to Junior aged):
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, fine-tuning skill sets, 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?
- Individual Skill Development
- Individual and Team Tactics
- Position-Specific Skill Development
- Small Area Games
- Game Scenario’s
- Game IQ/Awareness Improvement
SKILL CAMPS (U9 up to junior aged):
Our Skill camps are unlike any others you will find. While some are position-specific, our main objective is to identify your weaknesses, and develop them properly. We are continually raising the bar when it comes to improving our development techniques, and ways to transfer them directly to your game. We also have the most cutting-edge development equipment in the industry, thanks to our friends at EDGE BOSS HOCKEY- such as rebounders and stick obstacles.
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. 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, and then being able to utilize the skill to create or take away an advantage, is just as important as having the skill itself. For example, you can have the hardest shot in the league, but if you can’t get to good 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 our skill development philosophy!