Hockey Specialty Camps is a summer hockey program that emphasizes only the major skills used in the game of hockey. The difference between every one of our summer programs and the rest is in the amount of information we cover, how we work on the skills and the feedback we provide each player.
It is impossible for hockey players to improve much in one week if they are exposed to many different concepts. There is not enough time for practice and review – the two basic foundations in education. That is why we were the first to create a “specialty camp” concept. We specialize in only a few, yet very important skills, in each camp. We do not believe in an offering an “umbrella approach” in any of our programs. In hockey, as in the school classroom, this simply does not work.
How We Accomplish Our Goals
Our goal is to provide a noticeable improvement in each player by the time they leave us. We accomplish this by teaching a highly focused and limited number of skills while continually reviewing them all week. At the end of a player’s time with us, we expect to see a difference in the areas we teach.
Demonstration and constant feedback are also very important in learning. These two concepts are at the heart of all of our camps. Players will be shown the correct way to perform a specific skill and then will continually be critiqued as to his/her strengths and weaknesses. Daily scrimmage time is used to measure the all-important transfer of these skills into game situations.
A Word About the Value of Repeating a Camp
Like watching your favorite DVD or video for the second or third time, repeating one of our information-packed camps or clinics has had a major positive impact on many former players. In fact, most "repeaters" have told us that they actually were able to transfer more skills into their game after re-taking a particular camp or clinic for a second or even third time.