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.



 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


           AUGUST EVENING CAMPS

          •  Body Contact & Shooting Camp

            Get ready for your upcoming season with a refresher course in hitting and shooting mechanics. During the 5-days of this week players will learn how to give and receive hits properly, and also work on their game situation shooting.

            Each session will be spit up into two parts:

            Body Contact

            Players will learn how to give and receive hits properly, they will learn about the danger areas on the ice and angling players to line up hits.
            As the week progresses, players will be thrown into game situation type drills working on battling and finishing checks.

            Shooting

            The second hour players will work on their shooting mechanics. This hour will focus on a lot of shots and puck work. Players will learn about finding shooting lanes and work on their quick release shots.
            As the week progresses, players will be thrown into game situation drills that may require them to take shots while receiving checks in high traffic areas.

            Body Contact & Shooting Camp Dates & Times

            This camp runs Monday-Friday for two separate weeks for two hours every night from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

            ALL CALIBER Level Players:
            12 Years & Older – August 5 – 9 (14 Spots Available)

            295 + HST

            Body Contact & Shooting Camp (Aug 5-9) - From Aug 5, 2019 to Aug 9, 2019


            •  Preseason Prep Camp - Week 1 (August 12 - 16)

              The Preseason Prep Camps are designed to prepare players for the upcoming season.

              After a long summer off or even just to sharpen up before the season a great way for players to get ready with 1.5 hours of On-ice drills every evening of the week.

              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 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm (14 Spots Available)
              ALL CALIBER Level Players: 10 Years & Older – 7:30 – 9:00 pm (14 Spots Available)

              Times and dates are subject to change depending on registration.

              225 + HST

              Preseason Prep Camp - Week 1 (August 12 - 16) - From Aug 12, 2019 to Aug 16, 2019


              •  Preseason Prep Camp - Week 2 (August 19 - 23)

                The Preseason Prep Camps are designed to prepare players for the upcoming season.

                After a long summer off or even just to sharpen up before the season a great way for players to get ready with 2 hours of On-ice drills every evening of the week.

                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 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm (14 Spots Available)
                ALL CALIBER Level Players: 10 Years & Older – 7:30 – 9:00 pm (10 Spots Available)

                Times and dates are subject to change depending on registration.

                225 + HST

                Preseason Prep Camp - Week 2 (August 19 - 23) - From Aug 19, 2019 to Aug 23, 2019


                •  Preseason Prep Camp - Week 3 (August 26 - 30)

                  The Preseason Prep Camps are designed to prepare players for the upcoming season.

                  After a long summer off or even just to sharpen up before the season a great way for players to get ready with 2 hours of On-ice drills every evening of the week.

                  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 Years & Older (All Ages) – 6:00 – 7:30 pm (4 Spots Available)

                  Times and dates are subject to change depending on registration.

                  225 + HST

                  Preseason Prep Camp - Week 3 (August 26 - 30) - From Aug 26, 2019 to Aug 30, 2019