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Summer Hockey Programs

2020-2021 Summer Hockey Programs

Dates and Times have been announced for the rest of our 2020-2021 summer hockey programs! Registrations are now being accepted! Space is limited, so please sign up early!


Puck Control & Stickhandling Camp

Directed by Ian and Max Doner

For rep and elite players 10U-14U


With the game of hockey becoming faster, having the ability to control the puck and stickhandle is rising in importance. Proper stickhandling training improves a player’s ability to maintain speed with the puck, protect the puck, deceive opponents, and catch passes. In this 6-week skills camp, skaters will learn all the drills and technique to improve their puck control, including but not limited to - top and bottom hand positioning, blade positioning, puck placement, and more.

Topics covered include:
- Stationary Stickhandling Drills
- Skating with the puck (forward, backwards, lateral)
- Single Dekes
- Cutbacks
- Toe Drags
- Invert Toe Drags
- Puck Protection
- Deception

Coaching Staff
Our hockey instructors have years of experience playing hockey at a high level, including NCAA division I and III college hockey, and every level of juniors. In our on-ice skills sessions, our coaches implement drills that have been proven to develop players and provide individual feedback to ensure the player’s progress. See coaches bios here.

Schedule:
Dates: Wednesdays - 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11 (subject to change)
Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Spots are limited, so please register early.



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to register for the Puck Control & Stickhandling Camp


Super Sniper Shooting Camp

Directed by Ian and Ryan Doner

For rep and elite players 10U-14U


Shoot the puck like a pro! Shot opportunities are tough to come by, so you better make your shot count. In this 6-week skills camp, skaters will learn all the technique and mechanics to improve shot power, quickness, and accuracy – including but not limited to top and bottom hand positioning, proper wrist rotation, weight transfer, release points, and more.

Shooting topics covered include:
- Stationary Snap Shots
- Shooting in Stride
- Catch and Release Shooting
- Read and React Shooting
- Backhand Shooting
- One-timers
- Off Hand One-Timers
- Shooting in Crossover
- Tipping/Deflections

Coaching Staff
Our hockey instructors have years of experience playing hockey at a high level, including NCAA division I and III college hockey, and every level of juniors. In our on-ice skills sessions, our coaches implement drills that have been proven to develop players and provide individual feedback to ensure the player’s progress. See coaches bios here.

Schedule:
Dates: Fridays - 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13 (subject to change)
Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Spots are limited, so please register early.




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to register for the Super Sniper Shooting Camp


Accelerated Training Day Camp

Summer Hockey School for all players - Beginners to Midget

Directed by Les Grauer and the Doner Family

Today’s athletes are more skilled than ever. The Accelerated Training Day Camp Program provides players of all ages with the ice time necessary to improve their hockey skills. Every day, players get 1.25 hours of ice-time run by our experienced coaches. Along with the on-ice drills, there will be fun small area games plus some full ice scrimmage time.

Coaching Staff

Our hockey instructors have years of experience playing hockey at a high level, including NCAA division I and III college hockey, and every level of juniors. In our on-ice skills sessions, our coaches implement drills that have been proven to develop players and provide individual feedback to ensure the player’s progress.

Camp Dates: June 28th - Aug. 20th / Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

*Daily Schedule: (1.25 hours ice time)
Mon. 9:30-10:45am On-Ice
Tues. 9:45-11:00am On-Ice
Wed. 9:45-11:00am On-Ice
Thurs. 9:45-11:00am On-Ice
Fri. 9:00-10:15am On-Ice

Due to COVID-19, coaches will not be able to assist your child in tying their skates or with any equipment before or after the ice time. Spots are very limited, so please register early!

*Schedule subject to change


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to register for Accelerated Training Day Camp


ADULT LEARN TO PLAY CLASSES

To learn about our Summer Adult Learn to Play classes, click HERE.


A Word or Two About Summer Hockey Training

March 7, 2019 - We have received numerous questions on what to do in the spring and summer after the hockey season ends.  The simple answer is you need to train on a regular basis, which means almost daily.  What that training entails really depends on the player’s age, playing level and hockey aspirations.

When I was a youth hockey player, I skated about 300-400 hours during a winter season, mostly playing pick-up games on an outdoor rink.  I used to shoot and stickhandle a puck or ball daily.  As I got older, my off-ice training included what is currently considered a standard off-ice work out, but at the time was unheard of.  If you want to be good, it will take a lot of training and dedication.  If you want to be the best, then you have to train the best. 

My recommendation is that at the very least you need to skate 3-4 times per week all year long, which comes to about 300 hours per year.  Skating includes attending Stick n’ Puck and Public Sessions along with your regular practice, skills clinics or any spring teams or summer hockey schools you plan to do.  In a standard winter season, you are on the ice around 80-150 hours, depending on whether you play Rec. or Rep. and how many games you play.  For the remaining 5 months of the year in the spring and summer, you have at least 150 hours of ice time to make up if your goal is to be on the ice 300 hours a year.  That averages to about 5-6 hours of ice per week.

There are a huge number of options available, so you will need to use your training dollars wisely.  A typical hockey school is usually about $100.00 to $150.00 per day and you usually get about 2 to 3 hours of ice with all the other off-ice activities.  Compare that to a $20.00 public session, a $20.00 stick n’ puck or one of the summer training sessions and you can get more ice time with your training dollars at Kent Valley.


Les Grauer, 
KVHA Executive Director