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.



 MARCH BREAK CAMPS

  •  March Break Camp (5 Days - Full Day)

    The 5 Day March Break Camp format is designed for All Caliber players who are building their technical skills and generally range from from 6 years of age and older.

    This training format is intended to provide concentrated skill repetition from a Full Day syllabus to develop skating, shooting and stick handling skills that will improve the young player’s all around individual game.

    The daily lesson plans will focus on developing the proper mechanics towards combining the dynamic skating, shooting and efficient puck handling skills during controlled drills.

    LESSON PLAN
    The daily ‘Lesson Plan’ will include the following areas of development:

    • Skating Efficiency and Edge Control
    • Fundamental Puck Handling Skills
    • Stopping and Crossovers for balanced transitions with and without the Puck
    • Controlled Stick Handling while skating
    • Shooting Techniques

    CAMP ITINERARY
    • 3 hrs ON ICE each day that includes both power skating and puck skills
    • 2 hrs OFF ICE each day with a focus on basic athletic skills training that will emphasize Stability and Balance (Students should bring proper gym attire)
    • 1 hrs RECREATIONAL activity each day which includes court games, dodge ball, soccer and much more.
    NOTE: For one of the recreational activities players will walk over to Aerosports Trampoline Park, which is part of the same building. In order to participate parents are required to complete a waiver. You can complete this online by going to the following site:

    www.aerosportsparks.ca/brampton, click on fill out waiver

    All players will need full hockey equipment, gym attire, and a bag lunch

    Players will be grouped according to age and caliber and an itinerary will be given to everyone the 1st day of the camp

    Supervision is available from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm daily

    PROGRAM DATES & TIMES
    5 Day Camp: Monday, March 16th – Friday, March 20th – 9:00am to 4:30pm – 14 Spots Available

    455 + HST

    March Break Camp (5 Days - Full Day) - From Mar 16, 2020 to Mar 20, 2020


    •  Defensive March Break Camp (5 Days - 2 Hrs/Day at CAA Centre)

      This Defensive Camp is an OPEN program that is designed to develop the defensive game skills for ALL CALIBER level players who want to improve their Defensive Skills and generally range from 6 years of age and older.

      The skill training will include a focused effort on how to react to forechecking pressure, gap control, rushing with the puck, and understand the defensive game that will be applied to in-game situations.

      LESSON PLAN
      The weekly ‘Lesson Plan’ will focus on the following areas of skill development:

      Quick Feet and Agility
      Backward Acceleration
      Pivoting and Escaping
      Lateral Movement & Mobility
      Angling and Cornering
      Defensive Shooting Drills
      Puck Handling & Passing
      1 on 1 Situations

      CAMP ITINERARY
      – 2 hrs ON ICE each day that includes skill development and competitive drills

      Players will be grouped according to age and caliber in smaller groups while in the camp

      NOTE: Times and location are subject to change depending on registration.

      PROGRAM DATES DATES & TIMES

      5 Days – 2-Hours/Day Camp: Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20 – 2:15pm to 4:15pm – 24 Spots Available

      300 + HST

      DEFENSIVE March Break Camp (CAA Centre) - From Mar 16, 2020 to Mar 20, 2020


      •  Stick Handling & Shooting March Break Camp (5 Days - 2-Hours/Day)

        This Stick Handling & Shooting Camp is an OPEN program that is designed to develop and improve the offensive game for ALL CALIBER level players and generally range from from 7 years of age and older.

        The program is a 5 Day Camp with 2-Hours Per Day dedicated to focus on developing their puck handling and shooting skills.

        LESSON PLAN

        The daily ‘Lesson Plan’ will include the following areas of development:

        PUCK HANDLING
        Stick Handling Skills
        Hand Speed
        Puck Control at High Speeds

        SHOOTING SKILLS
        Wrist shot
        Slap shot
        Snap shot
        Backhand shot
        Quick Release Shooting

        CAMP ITINERARY

        – 2 hrs ON ICE each day that includes skill development and competitive drills
        – 1 hour PUCK HANDLING & SPEED
        and
        1 hour on the SHOOTING SKILLS

        Players will be grouped according to age and caliber on the ice

        NOTE: Times and classes are subject to change depending on registration.

        PROGRAM DATES &TIMES

        5 Days – 2-Hours/Day Camp: Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20 – 11:30am to 1:30pm – 14 Spots Available

        310 + HST

        Stick Handling & Shooting March Break Camp - From Mar 16, 2020 to Mar 20, 2020


        •  Power Skating & Treadmill March Break Camp (5 Days - 2-Hours/Day)

          The Power Skating & Treadmill Camp format is designed for ALL CALIBER players who are building their dynamic skating and stride mechanics and and range from from 8 years of age and older.

          The program is a 5 Day Camp with 2-Hours Per Day combines two excellent training tools that will be dedicated to focus on developing the proper mechanics of dynamic skating and efficient strides.

          This training format will split the two hour training with

          1 hour ON-ICE

          and

          1 hour on the TREADMILL

          CAMP SYLLABUS

          The daily ‘Lesson Plan’ will include the following areas of development:

          POWER SKATING

          Skating Efficiency and Edge Control

          Agility, Quickness & Transitional Skating

          Speed and Dynamic Balance

          Stopping & Crossovers for Speed

          TREADMILL

          Forward Skating Stride – Improve Stride Mechanics

          Stride Muscle Memory – Controlled Speed Repetition

          Strength – Improve Legs & Hips Power

           

          CAMP ITINERARY

          – 2 hrs ON ICE each day that includes skill development and competitive drills

          All players will need full hockey equipment

          IMPORTANT INFORMATION

          Players in this camp will range from 8 years of age and older

          MAXIMUM 10 Spots Available

          Players will be grouped according to age and caliber and an itinerary will be given to everyone the 1st day of the camp

          Times and location are subject to change depending on registration.

          PROGRAM DATES DATES & TIMES

          5 Days – 2-Hours/Day Camp: Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm 10 Spots Available

          350 + HST