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) FULL!!!

    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 – FULL!!!

    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 – 16 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) 5 Spots Left!

        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
        Group 1: 10:30-12:30 (5 Spots Available)
        Group 2: 12:30-2:30 FULL!!!

        310 + HST

        Stick Handling & Shooting March Break Camp (Please indicate which group) - From Mar 16, 2020 to Mar 20, 2020


        •  Power Skating & Treadmill March Break Camp (5 Days - 2-Hours/Day) 1 Spot Left!

          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 (1 Spot Available)

          350 + HST

          Power Skating & Treadmill March Break Camp (5 Days - 2-Hours/Day) - From Mar 16, 2020 to Mar 20, 2020


         APRIL PRE TRYOUT CAMPS

        •  PRE TRYOUT Camps (Week 1 - April 6-9) 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

          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 (14 Spots Available)
          ALL CALIBER Level Players: 10 Years & Older – 8:00 – 9:30 pm (14 Spots Available)

          Times and dates are subject to change depending on registration.

          175 + HST

          April Pre-Tryout Camp (Week 1) - From Apr 6, 2020 to Apr 9, 2020


          •  PRE TRYOUT Camps (Week 2 - April 13-17)

            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 (14 Spots Available)
            ALL CALIBER Level Players: 10 Years & Older – 8:00 – 9:30 pm (14 Spots Available)

            Times and dates are subject to change depending on registration.

            220 + HST

            April Pre-Tryout Camp (Week 2) - From Apr 13, 2020 to Apr 17, 2020


            •  PRE TRYOUT Camps (Week 3 - April 20-24)

              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 (14 Spots Available)
              ALL CALIBER Level Players: 10 Years & Older – 8:00 – 9:30 pm (14 Spots Available)

              Times and dates are subject to change depending on registration.

              220 + HST

              April Pre-Tryout Camp (Week 3) - From Apr 20, 2020 to Apr 24, 2020


              •  PRE TRYOUT Camps (Week 4 - April 27 - May 1)

                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 (14 Spots Available)
                ALL CALIBER Level Players: 9 Years & Older – 8:00 – 9:30 pm (14 Spots Available)

                Times and dates are subject to change depending on registration.

                220 + HST

                April Pre-Tryout Camp (Week 4) - From Apr 27, 2020 to May 1, 2020