VARSITY CAMPS

The main focus for each program at Varsity Hockey is skill Development. Developing skills correctly with speed, precision, strength, balance, and athleticism is our ultimate goal. Each program is developed and created in a way that will produce excellent habits. For our skills sessions we want to create excellent practice habits that can be carried over into competition. This doesn’t mean players will not fail, as a matter of fact players and parents should expect to fail, but they will learn from their failures. This statement is important for skill development. Failing is okay, and actually is encouraged when it comes to developing skills. When we fail we need to correct our technique and try again. Some times we need to slow the skill down to complete it correctly, and once we successfully produce the intended task, we will increase the speed and difficulty, then we will repeat over and over again.



 APRIL PRE TRYOUT CAMPS

  •  PRE TRYOUT Camps (Week 1 - April 1-5)

    The Pre Tryout Clinics are designed to prepare players for the team tryout selection process

    A great way for players to get Team Tryout ready with 1.5 hours of On-ice drills every evening of the 5 clinic sessions.

    The class ‘Lesson Plan’ will focus on the following areas of skill development:

    Power Skating

    Stride Mechanics,
    Acceleration
    Balance and Edges
    Tight Turns
    Crossovers
    Backwards Skating

    Puck Skills

    Puck Control
    Speed with the Puck
    Creative Stick Handling
    Dekeing

    Compete Drills

    Competitive Drills
    Game Situations
    Confined Space Battle Drills.

    This week will provide players with a great opportunity to fine tune their in game performance skills.

    ALL CALIBER Level Players: 6, 7, 8, 9 Years Old – 6:30 – 8:00 pm (8 Spots Available)
    ALL CALIBER Level Players: 10 Years & Older – 8:00 – 9:30 pm (7 Spots Available)

    Times and dates are subject to change depending on registration.

    215 + HST

    April Pre-Tryout Camp (Week 1) - From Apr 1, 2019 to Apr 5, 2019


    •  PRE TRYOUT Camps (Week 2 - April 8-12)

      The Pre Tryout Clinics are designed to prepare players for the team tryout selection process

      A great way for players to get Team Tryout ready with 1.5 hours of On-ice drills every evening of the 5 clinic sessions.

      The class ‘Lesson Plan’ will focus on the following areas of skill development:

      Power Skating

      Stride Mechanics,
      Acceleration
      Balance and Edges
      Tight Turns
      Crossovers
      Backwards Skating

      Hockey Skills

      Puck Control
      Speed with the Puck
      Creative Stick Handling
      Dekeing

      Compete Drills

      Competitive Drills
      Game Situations
      Confined Space Battle Drills.

      This week will provide players with a great opportunity to fine tune their in game performance skills.

      ALL CALIBER Level Players: 6, 7, 8, 9 Years Old – 6:30 – 8:00 pm (1 Spot Available)
      ALL CALIBER Level Players: 10 Years & Older – 8:00 – 9:30 pm FULL!!!

      Times and dates are subject to change depending on registration.

      215 + HST

      April Pre-Tryout Camp (Week 2) - From Apr 8, 2019 to Apr 12, 2019


      •  PRE TRYOUT Camps (Week 3 - April 15-18) 4 DAY CAMP

        The Pre Tryout Clinics are designed to prepare players for the team tryout selection process

        A great way for players to get Team Tryout ready with 1.5 hours of On-ice drills every evening of the 4 clinic sessions.

        The class ‘Lesson Plan’ will focus on the following areas of skill development:

        Power Skating

        Stride Mechanics,
        Acceleration
        Balance and Edges
        Tight Turns
        Crossovers
        Backwards Skating

        Hockey Skills

        Puck Control
        Speed with the Puck
        Creative Stick Handling
        Dekeing

        Compete Drills

        Competitive Drills
        Game Situations
        Confined Space Battle Drills.

        This week will provide players with a great opportunity to fine tune their in game performance skills.

        ALL CALIBER Level Players: 6, 7, 8, 9 Years Old – 6:30 – 8:00 pm FULL!!!
        ALL CALIBER Level Players: 10 Years & Older – 8:00 – 9:30 pm (1 Spot Available)

        Times and dates are subject to change depending on registration.

        175 + HST

        April Pre-Tryout Camp (Week 3) - From Apr 15, 2019 to Apr 18, 2019


        •  PRE TRYOUT Camps (Week 4 - April 22-26)

          The Pre Tryout Clinics are designed to prepare players for the team tryout selection process

          A great way for players to get Team Tryout ready with 1.5 hours of On-ice drills every evening of the 5 clinic sessions.

          The class ‘Lesson Plan’ will focus on the following areas of skill development:

          Power Skating

          Stride Mechanics,
          Acceleration
          Balance and Edges
          Tight Turns
          Crossovers
          Backwards Skating

          Hockey Skills

          Puck Control
          Speed with the Puck
          Creative Stick Handling
          Dekeing

          Compete Drills

          Competitive Drills
          Game Situations
          Confined Space Battle Drills.

          This week will provide players with a great opportunity to fine tune their in game performance skills.

          ALL CALIBER Level Players: 6 Years & Older – 6:30 – 8:00 pm FULL!!!
          ALL CALIBER Level Players: 9 Years & Older – 8:00 – 9:30 pm FULL!!!

          Times and dates are subject to change depending on registration.

          195 + HST

          April Pre-Tryout Camp (Week 4) - From Apr 22, 2019 to Apr 26, 2019


         SUMMER DAY CAMPS

        •  Summer Day Camps (July)

          The Summer Day Camps are designed to help develop skill over the off-season. Players will be on the ice for 3 hours throughout the day as well as in the gym for 2 hours.

          The camp day will be laid out as follows:

          Morning Ice Session (1.5 Hours)

          Individual Skating Skills which include stride mechanics, edge control, balance, tight turns, speed and acceleration.
          Individual Puck Skills which include stationary stick handling and speed with the puck.

          Morning Gym Session (1 Hour)

          Gym sessions will include flexibility, mobility, speed and quickness exercises. Players will work on their coordination and overall strength.

          Afternoon Ice Session (1.5 Hours)

          Shooting and Passing Skills which include shooting mechanics, giving and receiving passes at full speed and quick release shots
          Compete and Battle drills which include game situation scenarios.

          Afternoon Gym Session (1 Hour)

          The afternoon gym session will be a fun hour of different athletic games such as soccer, handball and for one of the days we will head over to the trampoline park to enjoy an hour on the trampolines. This allows for us to train our athletic muscles in different sports and works on our overall athleticism.

          This week will provide players with a great opportunity to fine tune their in game performance skills.

          Times and dates are subject to change depending on registration.

          445 + HST

          Summer Day Camp - From Jul 8, 2019 to Jul 12, 2019
          Summer Day Camp - From Jul 15, 2019 to Jul 19, 2019
          Summer Day Camp - From Jul 22, 2019 to Jul 26, 2019
          Summer Day Camp - From Jul 29, 2019 to Aug 2, 2019


          •  Summer Day Camps (August)

            The Summer Day Camps are designed to help develop skill over the off-season. Players will be on the ice for 3 hours throughout the day as well as in the gym for 2 hours.

            The camp day will be laid out as follows:

            Morning Ice Session (1.5 Hours)

            Individual Skating Skills which include stride mechanics, edge control, balance, tight turns, speed and acceleration.
            Individual Puck Skills which include stationary stick handling and speed with the puck.

            Morning Gym Session (1 Hour)

            Gym sessions will include flexibility, mobility, speed and quickness exercises. Players will work on their coordination and overall strength.

            Afternoon Ice Session (1.5 Hours)

            Shooting and Passing Skills which include shooting mechanics, giving and receiving passes at full speed and quick release shots
            Compete and Battle drills which include game situation scenarios.

            Afternoon Gym Session (1 Hour)

            The afternoon gym session will be a fun hour of different athletic games such as soccer, handball and for one of the days we will head over to the trampoline park to enjoy an hour on the trampolines. This allows for us to train our athletic muscles in different sports and works on our overall athleticism.

            This week will provide players with a great opportunity to fine tune their in game performance skills.

            Times and dates are subject to change depending on registration.

            455 + HST

            Summer Day Camp - From Aug 12, 2019 to Aug 16, 2019
            Summer Day Camp - From Aug 19, 2019 to Aug 23, 2019
            Summer Day Camp - From Aug 26, 2019 to Aug 30, 2019


            •  Offensive Day Camp

              The Offensive Skills Day Camps are designed to help develop the offensive side of a players game. Players will be on the ice for 3 hours throughout the day as well as in the gym for 2 hours.

              Specific Offensive Skills Covered During This Camp:

              • Stickhandling in tight areas
              • Speed with the puck
              • Deking and going around defenders
              • Walking out of the corner
              • Puck Protection
              • Shooting in stride
              • In tight scoring

              The camp day will be laid out as follows:

              Morning Ice Session (1.5 Hours)

              Individual Skating Skills which include stride mechanics, edge control, balance, tight turns, speed and acceleration.
              Individual Puck Skills which include stationary stick handling and speed with the puck.

              Morning Gym Session (1 Hour)

              Gym sessions will include flexibility, mobility, speed and quickness exercises. Players will work on their coordination and overall strength.

              Afternoon Ice Session (1.5 Hours)

              Shooting and Passing Skills which include shooting mechanics, giving and receiving passes at full speed and quick release shots
              Compete and Battle drills which include game situation scenarios.

              Afternoon Gym Session (1 Hour)

              The afternoon gym session will be a fun hour of different athletic games such as soccer, handball and for one of the days we will head over to the trampoline park to enjoy an hour on the trampolines. This allows for us to train our athletic muscles in different sports and works on our overall athleticism.

              This week will provide players with a great opportunity to fine tune their in game performance skills.

              ALL CALIBER Level Players: 6 Years and Older (14 Spots Available)

              Times and dates are subject to change depending on registration.

              445 + HST

              Offensive Day Camp - From Jul 29, 2019 to Aug 2, 2019


              •  Defensive Day Camp

                The Offensive Skills Day Camps are designed to help develop the offensive side of a players game. Players will be on the ice for 3 hours throughout the day as well as in the gym for 2 hours.

                Specific Defensive Skills Covered During This Week:

                • Matching Speed to Eliminate Time and Space
                • Defending in corners and front of the net
                • Tying up and lifting sticks in front of the net
                • Mobility with and without the puck
                • Breakout Passing
                • Shooting from the point

                The camp day will be laid out as follows:

                Morning Ice Session (1.5 Hours)

                Individual Skating Skills which include stride mechanics, edge control, balance, tight turns, speed and acceleration.
                Individual Puck Skills which include stationary stick handling and speed with the puck.

                Morning Gym Session (1 Hour)

                Gym sessions will include flexibility, mobility, speed and quickness exercises. Players will work on their coordination and overall strength.

                Afternoon Ice Session (1.5 Hours)

                Shooting and Passing Skills which include shooting mechanics, giving and receiving passes at full speed and quick release shots
                Compete and Battle drills which include game situation scenarios.

                Afternoon Gym Session (1 Hour)

                The afternoon gym session will be a fun hour of different athletic games such as soccer, handball and for one of the days we will head over to the trampoline park to enjoy an hour on the trampolines. This allows for us to train our athletic muscles in different sports and works on our overall athleticism.

                This week will provide players with a great opportunity to fine tune their in game performance skills.

                ALL CALIBER Level Players: 6 Years and Older (14 Spots Available)

                Times and dates are subject to change depending on registration.

                445 + HST

                Defensive Day Camp - From Aug 5, 2019 to Aug 9, 2019


                •  High Performance Day Camp

                  The High Performance Day Camp is designed to get players ready for upcoming season just weeks away from training camp. This camp will be a high temp0 camp geared towards rep level players. Players will be on the ice for 3 hours throughout the day as well as in the gym for 2 hours.

                  The camp day will be laid out as follows:

                  Morning Ice Session (1.5 Hours)

                  Individual Skating Skills which include stride mechanics, edge control, balance, tight turns, speed and acceleration.
                  Individual Puck Skills which include stationary stick handling and speed with the puck.

                  Morning Gym Session (1 Hour)

                  Gym sessions will include flexibility, mobility, speed and quickness exercises. Players will work on their coordination and overall strength.

                  Afternoon Ice Session (1.5 Hours)

                  Shooting and Passing Skills which include shooting mechanics, giving and receiving passes at full speed and quick release shots
                  Compete and Battle drills which include game situation scenarios.

                  Afternoon Gym Session (1 Hour)

                  The afternoon gym session will be similar to the morning session, working on more strength and power exercises.

                  This week will provide players with a great opportunity to fine tune their in game performance skills.

                  ALL CALIBER Level Players: 6 Years and Older (14 Spots Available)

                  Times and dates are subject to change depending on registration.

                  455 + HST

                  High Performance Day Camp - From Aug 12, 2019 to Aug 16, 2019
                  High Performance Day Camp - From Aug 19, 2019 to Aug 23, 2019