The pace of the game of hockey has moved to a new level and the athletes that are playing the game today are being pushed to play the game faster in all aspect. This challenges the players to play under control at a high pace than ever expected. This means that players are having to play the game faster with and without the puck.
Teaching a go first mentality and make decisions on your way through the play rather than a think first then go mentality. Learning to react within the game at high speeds.
The camps consists of the following daily:
The camp will also include the following:
In 2010 I was fortunate enough to play at the Okanagan Hockey Academy on the Midget Prep team. With coaches like Robert Dirk and Greg Holst it was an unbelievable year. I have to this day still never been on such a close-knit team. It was my first year of midget hockey and that meant a lot more travel. Playing in the CSSHL I got the opportunity to play in some pretty awesome spots. The league helped me learn to stay on top of school, which has helped me not only in college but also in junior. I was able to make an easy jump to junior and college academically with the help of Dave Nackoney, a guidance counselor at Penticton Secondary School who works with all the student athletes. To this day if I need anything he is always more than willing to help. It is the great staff that left such an impression on me, and made it possible for me to be where I am today.