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
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.