When players move from non-hitting to hitting hockey the game changes in many ways. Checking can either make a player more effective or less effective. Checking is a skill. Players who understand how to use their bodies and protect the puck will be more effective players then players who do not.
The purpose of this camp is to teach players how to use checking to make themselves better players– correct checking technique, how to give and take a hit, learn how to properly protect the puck and use their body to create scoring chances or separate the opposition from the puck.
Players will be split into small groups to ensure they are getting lots of 1 on 1 attention and repetitions in all drills. Groups will be made based on player’s age and level of play to ensure players will be competing against someone of their own caliber.
Cost is $55 for 2 Day Program (2 ½ total hours On-Ice)
Pewee Major and Older Players
(2008, 2009, 2010 birth years)
- Players signed up for the Hockey IQ Summer Camp are eligible to attend at discounted rate of $45
- Players are split up into small groups by age & level of play for camp
Players will learn all the basics of checking: proper checking technique, how give/take a hit, how to take a hit along the wall, understanding what the danger zone on the rink is, and body positioning skills.
Using skills learned in session #1, players will learn how to properly separate the man from the puck and how to use their body to protect the puck from an opposing player. Players will be introduced to angling techniques as well as learn to drive the net using their bodies/strength/speed to create more scoring chances for themselves. Small area games will also be used to help players integrate the skills from drills into game settings.
2 Day Checking Program ScheduleBelow is the schedule for each group. Please use form at bottom page to sign up. If a group doesn't appear on the sign-up form, it means that group has been filled. Only open groups/camps will appear on the sign-up form.
|Group||Practice #1||Practice #2|
|Checking Group #1||Tuesday July 26th, 5:15 - 6:15pm, Holiday Rinks||Thursday July 28th, 5:00 - 6:30pm, Leisure Rinks|
|Checking Group #2||Tuesday July 26th, 6:15 - 7:15pm, Holiday Rinks||Thursday July 28th, 6:30 - 8:00pm, Leisure Rinks|
|Checking Group #3||Tuesday July 26th, 7:15 - 8:15pm, Holiday Rinks||Thursday July 28th, 8:00 - 9:30pm, Leisure Rinks|
On the sign-up form it says “Sundays” when selecting your group. Please ignore Sundays. This is a glitch in the sign-up system. This camp is Tuesday July 26th and Thursday July 28th as advertised. See table above for specific group times.
How do I sign up for programs?!
To sign-up for programs, please fill out the form below. Sign ups are ONLY accepted by filling out form below.
Step #1: Fill out parent/guardian contact information.
Step #2: Select how many players you are wanting to sign up for programs. After selecting desired number of players wanting to sign up, that number of requested player sign-up forms will appear.
Step #3: Fill out your player’s information.
Step #4: Check mark the box next to all programs wanting to sign the player up for. After check marking the box next to programs interested in, further information for that program will appear. Follow directions for each program to complete sign up.
Repeat step #3 – 4 for the desired amount players wanting to sign up.
After filling out and submitting sign-up form you will re-directed to a new page to fill out liability waiver. In addition, you will receive an email receipt of your sign-up form with copy of your sign up, invoice and payment information. Please make sure to double check, save and print out this email receipt for your records. You are responsible for all dates signed up for.
YOU CAN SIGN UP MULTIPLE PLAYERS AND/OR MULTIPLE PROGRAMS ALL ON 1 SIGN UP FORM. NO NEED TO FILL OUT MULTIPLE SIGN FORMS FOR DIFFERENT PROGRAMS OR PLAYERS. THE SIGN-UP FORM BELOW LISTS ALL PROGRAMS FOR SUMMER 2022, NOT JUST THE PROGRAM DETAILED ON THIS PAGE.
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