Upcoming2020 Summer High School Development Camp
- Jun. 15, 2020 - Aug. 14, 2020
High School Development Camp Details:This program is for birth year 2006-2003 that are projected to play high school or high school aged hockey. It’s designed to provide complete development and preparation of the athlete for the entire season. Repetition and consistency will develop and strengthen player’s weaknesses while continuing to strengthen a player’s strengths. Training will include power skating, explosiveness, quickness, stick handling, puck protection, deception, under handling, isolating and then combining hand skills with foot skills.
Every Friday we will hold video review sessions recorded from the previous week of camp to point out and analyze how to improve each players skating, skills, and competitiveness.
Dates: June 23rd – August 14th, 2020
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30am – 12:00pm
Note: There will be no camp the week of July 6th – 10th
Video Sessions every Thursday from 12:15pm – 12:45pm in which video will be reviewed from the previous week.
Location: Viking Arena – Hazel Park, MI
4D Hockey High School Development Camp – Seven Weeks
Hockey is a year-round sport. Even when games aren’t being played and the weather hardly reflects a hockey season, to excel at this demanding sport players must train regularly with coaches who are experts at recognizing and developing players’ skill sets.
The 4D Hockey High School Development Camp is designed to provide complete development and preparation of the athlete for the entire off-season. Repetition and consistency will allow players to transcend their weaknesses while reinforcing players’ strengths. The Training program is designed for every drill to correlate to the player’s performance in a game.
Consistent off-season training is what turns a regular hockey player into a stronger, faster contender.
The athletes who take their sport seriously and dedicate themselves to conditioning – all year long – will catapult themselves ahead of the competition. The rule is simple: To be good at your sport, you have to train. Train hard. Train often. Train well.
Hockey Skills Development Covered in the Off-Season Training Program
Skills training and development in the 4D Hockey High School Development Camp will include the following:
Power skating: Proper skating technique – balance, edges, turns, crossovers forward and back, straight, speed, agility – will be the focus in order to correct mistakes and eliminate bad habits. The goal is also to create good muscle memories to improve and maximize a hockey player’s potential.
Stick handling: The focus will be on handling the puck in all different situations, from small areas to open areas, and at different speeds. Various techniques for making hockey moves at different speeds will be covered, as well as protecting the puck in a range of high-pressure and low-pressure situations.
Shooting: Players will learn about different types of shooting – reshoot, snapshot, slapshot, backend shot – and practice how to manage these shots at varying rates of speed. Learn how to fake a shot, take a shot in small areas, and become adept at shooting no matter the position or constraints.
Passing and receiving the puck: Hone puck skills, such as passing with moving feet, receiving the puck while skating, passing in a small area, quick passing, and more.
Additional pre-draft training skills covered will include:
Combining hand skills with foot skills
Each of these techniques will be isolated at first, eventually working up to combining hand skills with foot skills. Practice and repetition always have a place in hockey, and this type of meticulous training is what reinforces a player’s endurance, a skill that’s mandatory for a player to excel and take the next step in their hockey career.
Venue: Viking Ice Arena