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
Bantam/ Midget Group
Saturday and Sunday August 10, 11, August 17, 18, August 24, 25
11:45 am to 1:15 pm Terwillegar Rec Centre Arena A
Truly this program is the Best Program to help you learn and become Better Defensemen on both sides of the puck.
Confederation Arena: 11204 43 Ave Edmonton AB
Midget Boot Camp is what the title says it is. Boot Camp. It is a hard week of hockey, prepping you for the camps and try outs that lay ahead.
9:00 am to 3:15 pm daily that week
Tuesday to Saturday
9:00 to 10:00 Class room
10:15 to 11:15 Power Skating
11:15 to 11:45 lunch
11:45 to 1:30 Dry land
1:45 to 3:15 On Ice Skills Session
Bring your own lunch and snacks.
This is an education week as well as a hard week. This is for the dedicated player looking to get into game shape for try outs