Players will be taught hockey fundamentals such as proper skating technique, balance, edge control along with shooting, passing, puck control and much more. Skill development is the main focus for this young age group. During the day players will partake in off-ice team games, lecture sessions, team challenges and fun small area games during the afternoon on-ice sessions.
This program challenges players by focusing on all aspects of skating such as quick starts, acceleration, transition turns, edging, cross overs and more along with powerful and efficient skating techniques. Pucks will be added during some power skating sessions in order to apply new skating techniques while controlling the puck. Puck control, advanced stick handling, shooting and passing will also be points of emphasis. All of these learned skills will be reviewed and practiced during small group and full ice drills. Players will also participate in off-ice conditioning sessions, team games, lecture sessions, and afternoon on-ice sessions will incorporate small area games and much, much more.
This full day positional camp will focus on forward and defense specific skills from skating, shooting, passing, positional play, offensive zone and defensive zone play, playing along the boards, face offs, net front play and much more. Hockey is a game of contact no matter what age, we will incorporate body contact when playing under pressure, using your body to create separation, being aware of where players are, protecting the puck. The Bantam players will be instructed on how to give and received a body check, when to use their body, playing safe and much more. This program will also help players create and defend 1-1’s, 2-1’s, 3-2’s, odd man situations and much more. This program is perfect for players looking to get better at their position and understanding how to control the puck and use their body to create opportunities in a game.