At our intense week-long summer camps, players develop their individual skills through structured drills and innovative on-ice equipment. We offer a variety of programs throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, North Carolina and Georgia, each varying in intensity from 15 to 25 and even 30 hours on the ice. Different camps help students improve in different aspects of the game, while our continued emphasis on balance and skating technique helps them become more complete hockey players.
Total Skill Development
During this camp, students are able to focus on individual skill development in all aspects of the game. Fundamental skills like skating, stick handling, shooting, passing, and checking are taught during each specialized hour, first through controlled instruction and then through repeated drills that enhance understanding and mastery. Finally, students are taught to incorporate the skills they have learned into game situations-and become more complete hockey players.
Our innovative training system challenges each student to the best of his or her ability. European equipment, including parallel bars and springboards, are some of the methods we use to help students develop their skills while having fun and enjoying the game.
Our Stick handling/Shooting session focuses on helping students become more confident and creative with the puck and increase their playmaking abilities. First, we teach students the proper wrist roll, hand extension, and flexibility skills they need to control and shoot the puck. Students then learn proper stick handling techniques through focused instruction and innovative stationary drills that are repeated until students master them. Finally, we incorporate speed and teach students a variety of one-on-one maneuvers that can be used in game situations.
During our Checking/Shooting session, students focus on improving specialized checking and shooting skills and building a more confident game. Checking is a part of hockey, and students first learn how to deliver and receive a body check. Afterwards, they engage in a variety of battling drills where they are encouraged to be more confident and aggressive in game situations.
We also break down the techniques students need to develop more power and accuracy while shooting. We teach the wrist shot, snap shot, and backhand and slap shot. We also emphasize weight transfer, body control, flexibility, and accuracy to enable students to become more efficient with every scoring opportunity.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
Our programs vary in intensity from 15 to 25 and even 30 hours on the ice.
Below is a sample schedule for our most intensive full day program.
9am – 9:55am Power Skating Equipment
10:05am – 11am Stickhandling/Passing
11:10am – 12pm Shooting/Conditioning
12pm – 1pm LUNCH**
1pm – 1:50pm Technical Skating (Striding, backwards, agility, etc.)
2pm – 2:55pm Game Situations/Small Games/Battling
3:05pm – 4pm Controlled Scrimmage
* The 15 Hour program is a minimized version of this schedule.
**Students are to bring their own lunches to all camps.