Terwillegar Rec Centre: 2051 Ledger Road, Edmonton AB
Defensemen Camp Overview
In todayâ€™s game of hockey, the position of defense is getting harder and harder to play, the expectation to be a solid defensive player, yet be able to contribute offensively is greater. With speed of the game always getting faster and the skill set of players getting higher, the challenges defensemen face is at a high point in the game of hockey.
Better Player is offering a Defensemen camp, to help todays defensemen learn proper D side positioning, proper skating skills to face and stay in the play, proper gap control, learn to walk the offensive blue line and be a threat at all times. We will teach evasive concepts in d zone, neutral zone and offensive zone to allow more space and time. Todayâ€™s defensemen have to develop aggressive patients, as we like to call it. Learn to have tight gap, to control an offensive player through body position, yet not over committing and leaving yourself vulnerable to being beat badly. We will teach defensemen the 4 main ways they can generate or initiate the break out.
This program is for Defensemen minded players. Forwards are welcome but this all about playing D.
- Skating Skills (D man specific)
- Puck handling skills
- Gap and Gap control (what your gap says about what ice youâ€™re protecting)
- Offensive skills
- Walking the Offensive Blue Line
- Body control and Body positioning
- Quick release shots
- Good first pass
- Evasive skills in all three zones
- Proper D support (we work as a pair)
What you can Expect
A high tempo yet corrective learning sessions on ice, teaching concepts in all zones that will help you develop as a defensive player. You will leave the program with a better understanding of body positioning and have some tools in your skill belt to help you be a better to defensemen
What we Expect
Hard working, a will
to learn, come with a desire to understand defense and get better.
Expect all Players to be Tier one and wanting to play AA or higher next season.
What we provide
- 9 hours of on ice instruction and skill development. Six, 1.5 hour practices
- 5 to 1 Player to instructor Ratio
- High tempo, yet corrective learning environment
- Instruction from Coaches that played D and coach D currently at Junior and Midget AAA levels
- Camp Jersey
Groups, Dates, Times and Location
U15/ U18 Group
Saturday August 7 1:45 pm to 3:15pm Terwillegar Rec Centre Arena C
Sunday August 8 1:45 to 3:15 pm Terwillegar Rec Centre Arena C
Saturday August 14th 1:45 to 3:15 pm Terwillegar Rec Centre Arena C
Sunday August 15 1:45 to 3:15 pm Terwillegar Rec Centre Arena C
Saturday August 21 1:45 to 3:15 pm Terwillegar Rec Centre Arena C
Sunday August 22 1:45 to 3:15 pm Terwillegar Rec Centre Arena C
Truly this program is the Best Program to help you learn and become Better Defensemen on both sides of the puck.
Millwoods Rec Centre: 7207 28 Ave NW, Edmonton AB T6K 3Z3
BANTAM BOOT CAMP:
High tempo one week boot camp, this is a hard week designed to knock the summer rust off and get players ready for their try outs.
Players are at this point training and doing off ice development, but the on ice stamina and timing is off. We fix that. We are also offering a body contact component to this week, to help players new to contact adjust to the contact game. It's a great way to start the year right!
Full day camp starts at 9:00 am through to 3:15 pm everyday that week. Two on ice sessions, classroom session and dry land session.
Bring your own lunch and Snacks
Tuesday to Saturday
9:00 to 10:00 Power Skating
10:15 to 11:15 Class Room (Hockey Theory)
11:15 to 11:45 lunch
12:00 to 1:30 On Ice Skills
1:45 to 3:15 Off ice Training
Terwillegar Rec Centre: 2051 Leger RD NW Edmonton AB