Best/Worst Hockey CampsAugust 4 2004 at 9:58 PM
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|Lex (Login we4hockey)|
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The prof said in an earlier post words to the effect that an informed consumer is better able to make informed decisions. With that in mind are there comments about summer hockey camps that players have really enjoyed, would not return to, were reasonably priced etc. I realize that this thread opens up the possibility that Hockey Camp organizers can respond with a biased view, but hopefully some players will step forward with more objective commentary.
Kanada Hockey School - Stanstead QuebecNo score for this post
|August 4 2004, 10:40 PM |
Kanada Hockey School provides best bang for the buck. Excellent coaching, superb off ice program and entertaining/high quality tournament to wrap things up.
The camp is attended by AA players and the instructors push the girls hard. A number of girls from the Quebec under 18 team participate and the growing number of elite girls from Ottawa and Metro Toronto enhance the overall quality of the program.
Re: Kanada Hockey School - Stanstead QuebecNo score for this post
|August 5 2004, 10:16 AM |
Score Hockey "Female only" camp Aug 23-27 in Mississauga is a very good camp, well priced with good drills. Mark & Joel both coach at Jr A hockey and have been with the camp for many years. Many AA players attend, Bantam-Intermediate. They even use Mind to Muscle off ice. I think they have a few openings left. There number is 416-994-5099.
Excellent CampNo score for this post
|August 14 2004, 8:54 PM |
Had a great time at this "boot" camp for AA players. Instruction was excellent on and off the ice. From Bantam to Intermediate, if you're a AA player, you will be pushed to improve your game.
Cornell UniversityNo score for this post
|August 5 2004, 1:31 PM |
We spent an ejoyable (but rainy) Sunday to Friday in Ithaca, New York at the end of July. A little pricey at approximately $450.00 U.S., but top notch instruction, and the fee included room and board.
Ice sessions were 1 1/2 hours each, 3 times a day, plus dryland training (including some machine worth $100,000.00 that was like a treadmill that you could skake on - forwards or backwards!). I was aware of 1 player from the Aeros and 3 from Clearview, and other skilled players, including a strong player from Michigan.
The one negative is that there was probably too much variety in the skill level at the elite level (ie some players who felt there were elite catagory but obviously out of their depth). We were told that would be addressed next year.
A huge bonus is that Melodie Davidson is the women's hockey coach at Cornell, (recently appointed to coach the National and Olympic teams) and was on the ice for a couple of the sessions. On the ice were Coaches or Assistant Coaches from Elmira College, Courtland and Mercyhurst, as well as some of the Cornell Women's Hockey team who were presumably staying in the Ithaca area for the summer.
Golden Touch SportsNo score for this post
|August 12 2004, 11:53 AM |
The Aeros coach runs many great camps in the GTA and they are all for girls or AAA boys. Many girls are Midget/Int. AA or girls he used to coach that are in university playing.
He runs a camp in New Hampshire also where a bunch of different college coaches watch the girls skate. They tour UNH, Dartmouyth and others. Meals, Dorm room, and all day camp for the week is $675. I think????
Skills FirstNo score for this post
|August 15 2004, 10:39 PM |
skills first is an all girls camp in hamilton and a mixed camp in simcoe ........it is awesome.......i really improved.......and i recommend it to players all ages and levels.....
Re: Skills FirstNo score for this post
|August 16 2004, 8:13 AM |
I fully agree that Skills First was a great choice for my daughter this summer. 2 hours of intense skating and conditioning per week certainly has paid off in her being in the best shape she has been for the start of a season. In addition the individual skills training was a bonus! Definitely worth the money invested.
bias...No score for this post
|August 16 2004, 3:46 PM |
you called that right on.....praise for a camp run by the
coach that your daughter plays for????
Save it....what else are you going to say...that it stinks?
Come on now....lets only comment on camps where we have no vested interests.
Re: bias...No score for this post
|August 16 2004, 7:59 PM |
I don't know if this was directed at my response, but I would only give a positive opinion if I really felt it was deserved. I think the results speak for themself when you look at the girls on the ice who did not skate over the summer. Skills First was definitely a good school to attend for conditioning.
way wrongNo score for this post
|September 9 2004, 8:55 AM |
MY girl recieved excellent instructions,the on ice staff was loud , stricted , and when she was wrong made to do over again. The conditioning was one thing but the help she recived on giving and taking a pass on back hand was excellent proper tecnique is hard to find. These guys and girls break it down so fine, that it is hard not to improve . If I am paying good money I want results Skills first did not just show up each wk but they corrected each wk, each drill WE WILL BE BACK >
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