Kellian Elevate Summer Camp
Body Checking and Game Awareness Training
Players making the transition from 12U to the body checking level of 14U, often only learn how to do it a few short weeks before their first game. Body checking is an important part of hockey as it is used as a strategic defensive technique. It takes balance, timing and awareness to give AND receive an effective body check. Often times, it can be quite intimidating for young players to play with body checking for the first time.
The Kellian Elevate Body Checking/Game Awareness Summer Camp is a week-long camp where players learn how to give and receive body checks in controlled situations that incrementally develop the body checking technique. By working on fundamental skating skills, proper timing and understanding the basic purpose of why we use a body check, players will hone their skills and develop their confidence in giving and receiving body checks. Players will start with balance training, timing and body contact drills. We will then learn the techniques for proper body checking and progress to game-like situations. Give your child the opportunity to become more comfortable with body checking with a week long immersion program.
A typical day at camp... students are dropped off before their first skate no later than 9:30am (as early as 9:00 am). The morning ice time is from 10:00 - 11:15am. Then we break for lunch. We then go outside for our off ice game-awareness training. We will be playing different games with the idea to "create your plan" before you receive the puck, so you are learning to look around before you get it. We will play games like ultimate frisbee, various types of ball games (handball, soccer) and knee hockey if we have inclement weather. 2nd ice time is from 1:45pm to 3:00pm. Pick up your student between 3 and 3:30pm.
Full protective equipment is expected. Jerseys are provided. Limit 20 skaters.
Booking available after April 1st