Body Contact, Battling & Checking Camps

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Once a player has proficient skating & puck skills; body contact, battling & puck protection are the next set of skills to instill. 

Research has shown that the puck spends ~80% of the time outside the dots or along the wall.  For a player to be successful at any level they must be proficient at using their body to win loose pucks, protect the puck, create turnovers or create space to allow themselves the ability to make the next play and maintain puck possession. 

We have designed age-appropriate programs to teach the skills of body contact, checking, battling & puck protection.  See below for detailed descriptions of age groups and program details.

Players will be split into small groups by age and/or size 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.  

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Cost: $132          ($22/hour of ice)

**Players signed up for our Hockey IQ or Midget Programs are eligible to attend at discounted rate of $110 ($18/hour of ice).

  • Monday July 10th – Thursday July 13th
  • Holiday Twin Rinks
  • 4 Practices— 1 ½ hour Ice Sessions (6 Hours Total Practice Ice)
  • Schedule & detailed description of each age groups program is below!
  • Player MUST sign up for the whole program, no partial sign ups allowed.

Age Groups & Programs

Body Contact, Battling & Puck Protection Program

  • 2012, 2013, 2014 Birth Years

Introduction to Checking, Body Contact & Battling Program

  • 2010, 2011 Birth Years

Advanced Body Contact, Battling & Puck Protection Program

  • Group #1 = 2008, 2009 Birth Years
  • Group #2 = 2005, 2006, 2007 Birth Years

Body Contact, Battling & Checking Program Schedule

Below 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.
GroupMon July 10thTues July 11thWed July 12thThurs July 13thRink
2012, 2013, 2014 Birth Years 8:30 - 10:00am8:30 - 10:00am8:30 - 10:00am8:30 - 10:00amHoliday Rinks
2010 - 2011 Birth Years10:00 - 11:30am10:00 - 11:30am10:00 - 11:30am10:00 - 11:30amHoliday Rinks
2008, 2009 Birth Years11:30am - 1:00pm11:30am - 1:00pm11:30am - 1:00pm11:30am - 1:00pmHoliday Rinks
2005, 2006, 2007 Birth Years1:00 - 2:30pm1:00 - 2:30pm1:00 - 2:30pm1:00 - 2:30pmHoliday Rinks

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Body Contact, Battling & Puck Protection Program (2012, 2013, 2014 Birth Years)

Purpose of this program is to focus on all the basics of body contact, battling & puck protection with the goal of connecting those skills into game play by weeks end!

Practice #1 will focus on the skating skills of puck protection.  Specifically, the use of escape turns, fake turns, moving your feet and reading pressure or where your space is.

Practice #2 will focus on boards & wall play; how to win loose pucks on the wall, skills to protect the puck along the wall and the ability to make that next play (get the puck off the wall).

Practice #3 we will be focusing on playing in contact.  Playing in contact is the idea that no matter if you have the puck (offensive), are trying to steal the puck (defensive) or 50 – 50 loose pucks, body contact is in all parts of the game and crucial to success.  As part of today we will highlight net drive & angling situations as well.

Practice #4 is application day!  This is light bulb day, where players will fully recognize the importance of body contact, battling & puck protection skills through the use of drills & games highlighting situations.

Introduction to Checking, Body Contact & Battling Program (2010, 2011 Birth Years)

Purpose of this program is to introduce all the basics of checking. Giving a hit, taking a hit and most importantly confidence with checking. These checking skills will then be woven into all the basics of body contact and puck protection showing the player that checking is a skill. Players who understand how to use their body and checking will be better players then those who do not.

Practice #1 is an introduction to checking. In this practice we will focus on how to give a hit, take a hit, the purposes of checking.

Practice #2 will focus on boards & wall play.  We will be focusing on how to win loose pucks on the wall, skills to protect the puck along the wall and the ability to make that next play (get the puck off the wall).

Practice #3 we will be focus on playing in contact.  Playing in contact is the idea that no matter if you have the puck (offensive), are trying to steal the puck (defensive) or 50 – 50 loose pucks, body contact is in all parts of the game and crucial to success.  As part of today we will highlight net drive & angling situations.

Practice #4 is application day!  This is light bulb day, where players will fully recognize the importance of body contact, battling & puck protection skills.

Advanced Body Contact, Battling & Puck Protection Program (2005 – 2007, 2008 – 2009 Birth Years)

This program assumes players already have been checking and know the basics of checking, body contact & puck protection. The purpose of this program is to expand their knowledge and body contact skill sets. 80% of the game of hockey is played outside the dots & along the wall. Our focus will be a player’s ability to win loose pucks, steal pucks and/or protect the puck with the goal of making the next play (get the puck off the wall).

Practice #1 will focus on boards & wall play.  We will be focusing on how to win loose pucks on the wall, skills to protect the puck along the wall with the intent of making the next play.

Practice #2 will focus on picking up rims/bad pucks along the wall as well as the idea of preserving or creating space using offensive body contact skills to get off the wall and make the next play.

Practice #3 will focus on offensive stick checks/lifts, driving through weak defender sticks and creating space/picks for teammates when you do not have the puck.

Practice #4 is application day!  This practice is all drills & games based around skills used during the week.

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Cancellation, Weather & Payment Policies!

Please see Cancellation, Weather & Payment Policy Page.  Click link to view.

 On the sign-up form it says “Mondays” when selecting your group for the Body Contact & Checking Program. Please ignore “Mondays”. This is a glitch in the sign-up system. These camps are Monday July 10th – Thursday July 13th 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 2023, NOT JUST THE PROGRAM DETAILED ON THIS PAGE.

2023 Spring/Summer Sign Up Form

Make sure to double check and review your sign-up form before submitting. After submitting you will receive an emailed copy of your form as a receipt. Make sure to check for this email and save or print a copy for your records!

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After selecting number of players, the signup forms for each player will appear.


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