At Jets Hockey Development, our programs focus on developing a player’s individual skill set. Our new Summer Skills Camp will help players build confidence in all areas of their game right before the season gets underway. Through detailed instruction, delivered by our JHD professional coaches, your player will work to improve on their skating and puck handling abilities while learning in a safe and fun environment.
Our 5-day Summer Skills Camp consists of 2 on-ice sessions (Power Skating & Puck Skills), 2 off-ice sessions and 2 boardroom sessions every day!
Power Skating topics will cover in detail;
|Forward Skating Stride||Confined Space Footwork (stop & start)|
|Backward Skating Options||Change of Pace|
|Edge Development (One & Two Foot)||Transition Skating|
|Acceleration Through Edges||Creating Un-Predictable Paths|
In order to have confidence with the puck in games, players need to build confidence with the puck in practice.
Puck Skill topics will cover in detail;
|Puck Control||Passing and Pass Receiving|
|Puck Protection||Shot Power & Accuracy|
|Fakes and Deception||Decision Making With & Without the Puck|
|Quick Release Shooting||Small Area Games & Competition Drills|
This program will also contain an off-ice workout, run by Focus Fitness, where players will be exposed to the importance of functional movement. Players will be taught the benefits of an effective warm-up and will work on areas of their body that will tie into stronger skating & puck skills such as balance, core stability, flexibility, co-ordination and more.
Players will not only be challenged physically but mentally as well during our boardroom sessions. Our JHD professional coaches will keep everyone involved through detailed discussions about individual technique and team tactics using National Hockey League video clips. Afternoon boardroom sessions will be used for topics such as nutrition, goal setting
DATE: August 24th – August 28th
TIME: On-ice sessions / Off-ice sessions /Boardroom sessions
LOCATION: Gateway Recreation Centre
TOTAL ON-ICE/OFF-ICE/BOARDROOM SESSIONS: 10
NUMBER OF PLAYERS PER GROUP: 18
COST: $525 plus tax (includes JHD Jersey)
Group 1: 2010/2011
Group 2: 2008/2009
Group 3: 2006/2007
Important Information for Parents
First Day Registration/Drop-off
Parents are asked to arrive early on the first day of camp to ensure their player is checked in and to have any questions answered by our Jets Hockey Development & Summer Skills Camp staff.
Group 1 will check in from 7:30 – 7:45am; Welcome meeting at 8:00am in dressing room
Group 2 will check in from 7:45 – 8:00am; Welcome meeting at 8:15am in fieldhouse
Group 3 will check in from 8:00 – 8:15am; Welcome meeting at 8:15am in fieldhouse
Daily Drop-off & Pick-up
- Player drop off each day is between 8:00 and 8:30am
- Programming begins at 8:30am each day whether the player starts on-ice, off-ice or in the boardroom.
- While waiting, players will be participating in team building activities led by group leaders.
- Player pick up each is between 4:00 and 4:30pm
- Programming ends at 3:45pm each day whether the player finishes on-ice, off-ice or in the boardroom.
- Between 3:45 – 4:00pm players will pack up their on- and off-ice equipment.
- While waiting for pick-up players will be participating in team building activities led by group leaders.
- Parents must sign out their player at the end of each day.
Drop-off & pick-up location will be the front entrance/lobby to Gateway Recreation Centre.
Lunch and snacks are not provided at the Summer Skills Camp, parents are asked to pack a well-balanced lunch, plenty of snacks and a water bottle to keep players hydrated throughout the day. Please label water bottle, lunch pack/bags and any other items. Players will have ample time to eat during their 2 boardroom sessions.
Although Gateway Recreation Centre does have a canteen, we cannot guarantee it will be open during the hours of our Summer Skills Camp. Please ensure that lunch or snack items do not require a microwave.
Nuts and Nut Products
For the safety of all participants, nut and peanut products are prohibited from the Summer Skills Camp. Please be sure to read all product ingredient labels when packing lunches/snacks.