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Camp Overviews - 2024

Puck Skills & Skating Camp

 

Camp Dates & Time

June 24-27th @ Patterson Ice Center from 11-2 pm  

Eligible Players

Must have a minimum of one FULL year of Cross Ice or house hockey.  Please call if you have questions.  Birth years 2013, 14, 15, & 16.

 

Overview

A four-day program for players who want to have fun while learning and improving the proper skills of puck handling and a few stick handling moves (dekes) along with skating skills. This camp focuses on foundation skills that will help players improve in these areas and enjoy their hockey experience even more next season.  Two and a half hours of daily on-ice instruction will be supported by four short off-ice sessions that will show each player how to practice their puck skills off the ice, at home, during the summer months. A skating skills session is included daily to increase balance, speed and agility.  A short scrimmage session on Thursday will end our time together on a fun-note and help "build in" the skills we worked on during camp.  Each day, parents will have the opportunity to meet with Coach Baum and his staff to ask questions and gain valuable information on how to help their young hockey player properly learn these FUN-damental puck skills.  All sessions are open for parents to observe.  A camp jersey is also included in the fee.

 

Major Skills Emphasized
  • Puck control: (Dribbling, carrying, puck protection, turning with the puck, & basic dekes).

  • Understanding the concept of "split vision" when handling the puck.

  • Understanding the concepts of "finding open ice" and learning "patience with the puck" (puck possession) along with how to protect the puck from opponents.  

  • Skating for increased balance, speed & agility.

Pre-Camp Info

Parent – Player – Coaches meeting on Monday, June 24th at 10 am.

NOTE:  Players will dress in their hockey gear after the meeting.

 

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. First-come-first-serve.  Register now.

Total fee:  $215.   (Minimum of $100 to hold a spot.)

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Body Play, Safety, & Checking Camp  

 

Camp Dates & Times

July 22-27th @ Patterson Ice Center, 9 am to 2 pm.

 

Eligible Players

Pee-Wee & Bantam age players  Birth years 2010, 11, 12, & 13.   

 

Overview

This camp is also considered a "Confidence Builder Camp" or a "Defensive Skills Camp".  Although checking does not begin until the Bantam age level, this program is a MUST for every Pee Wee and Bantam age hockey player. In fact, we highly recommend at least two sessions, in successive summers, in order for players to learn all the skills covered and how to be safe, as physical play and the speed of the game increases.   During the four hours of daily on-ice instruction, players will learn five stick-checks, give and receive body checks and how to become more stable on their skates in body play situations.  We will also identify on-ice danger zones and learn how to protect yourself when taking a check or getting pushed along the boards.  This camp can significantly improve every player's level of confidence and help them learn to enjoy the physical aspects of the game as they move on to Bantam and High School levels.  A Monday-Wednesday, off-ice training session will help players remember the techniques we teach on the ice.   In order to facilitate the transfer of these skills in actual game situations, daily cross-ice scrimmages will take place along with a full-ice game on Thursday. An individualized player evaluation and camp jersey will also be provided as part of this program. From a safety aspect alone … this 15-1/2 hour ice program cannot be matched anywhere in Michigan!

 
Major Skills Emphasized
  • How to protect yourself when being checked, going into the boards, glass, and net.

  • Hip, shoulder, and stick checking.

  • Skating for balance and stability, especially in contact situations. (1 hr/day)

  • On-ice safety, fore-checking, and angling

  • Body play & puck protection along the boards

Pre-Camp Info

Parent – Player – Coaches meeting Monday, July 22nd at 8:00am.

Players will dress in their hockey gear after the meeting.

 

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. First-come-first-serve.   Register now.

Total fee: $315.  (Minimum of $100 to hold a spot.)

Goalie Information  

Hockey Specialty Camps will give two (2) goalies per session the opportunity to attend the entire camp, including two scrimmages on Thursday, for $75 – that’s less than $20 per day.  While limited goal-tending instruction will be provided, the shooting, power skating, and daily scrimmages will serve to enhance any goalie’s skill level in all areas.

E-mail (HSC4ME@chartermi.net) or call us at (616) 299-6382 if you have any questions about goal-tending opportunities at HSC this coming summer.

 

First-come-first-serve regarding registration slots. 

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