|Girls Elite Hockey Camp
|Ages 12-17 . Intense competitive training for the serious athlete!
Sacrifice, sweat and countless hours of repetition and practice. Hockey success requires more than talent alone. It takes the will to compete and win! The determination to push yourself to your limit and beyond.
All campers in our Girls Elite Camp will be travel players who will be expected to arrive ready for a challenge! We will surround your camper with enthusiastic and professional coaches with the tools necessary to provide a week of demanding, hard work to help push them to the next level. If you want to give your child the best chance for a successful season next year, this is the program!
The Girls Elite Camp is an advanced program designed exclusively for Travel, All-Star and Rep Team players. Applicants are required to submit a resume with their application.
Learn and train under the men and women who have made it to the top level of women's international and collegiate hockey.
Paul Flanagan: Head Coach at Syracuse Women's Hockey Team. One of the most recognized names in collegiate ice hockey after leading St. Lawrence to 4 consecutive NCAA Frozen Four appearances, which places second among active coaches. His 6 NCAA appearances ranks second in the nation. 2010 Coach of the Year led the Orange to its 2nd consecutive appearance in the CHA Championship game in 2010-11.
Mark Hudak: Head Coach at Dartmouth Women’s Hockey Team, former ECAC Coach of the Year, coached Dartmouth to Ivy League and ECAC Tournament Championships, 3 NCAA Frozen Four appearances, coached the US Under-18 and Under-22 National Camps, and was named Coach for the US Women’s National Team at the National Festival in Lake Placid in 2010.
Andrea Kilbourne-Hill: Former captain and leading scorer at Princeton University. All-ECAC and All-Ivy while at Princeton. Top 10 finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Award in 2001 and 2003. Played on the US Women’s Silver Medal winning team at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Current head coach of Girls’ Hockey Program and College Guidance Counselor at Northwood School.
Cammi Granato: Cammi is the most famous female hockey player in the world. She’s a world class athlete and ambassador to the game of hockey. She is the first woman inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, the first woman to receive an Olympic Gold Medal in Women’s Ice Hockey, the first captain of the Women’s U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, the first woman to score a goal for the U.S. in the Olympics, she is the all-time leading scorer in women’s hockey. The list goes on! Cammi will share her women's hockey experiences through an exclusive Skype video chat.
Boarding and Day options. Girls Ages 12-17.
- 22 hours of intense on ice instruction with targeted training beginning Sunday evening and ending Saturday morning.
- Sunday evening skate & evaluation introduces you to the CAN/AM way and gives instructors their first chance to evaluate players.
- Monday-Friday: players will have two 2 hour sessions daily, each with specific skills and goals.
- Saturday session serves as a recap from the week and a chance to display enhanced skills during a final scrimmage.
- Personalized and individualized 5:1 player to instructor teaching ratio.
- Daily power skating sessions to enhance stride strength, balance, speed, and agility.
- Daily specialized instruction on stickhandling, shooting and passing.
- Shooting: Develop a quick release and improve accuracy.
- Stickhandling: Develop puckhandling skills in tight areas and in the open ice.
- Passing: Improve your awareness as to where your teammates are at all times. Learn to execute pinpoint passes both on the forehand and backhand.
- Coverage: Learn how to cover your “area” as well as your “man” in all 3 zones (defensive, neutral, offensive).
- Time and Space: Learn when to “go” and when to “slow down” with and without the puck in game situations (special teams, odd-man rushes, even strength)
- Gap Control: Forwards will learn the importance of attacking the opposing defenseman and getting them on their heels. Defensemen will learn to keep their “gap” with the attacking forward in defending the prime scoring areas on the ice.
- Testing for skating speed, shot power, and shot accuracy.
- Instructional scrimmages for application and enhancement of shooting, skating and passing skills. Coaches will give feedback on the ice and on the bench.
- Personal video analysis of your individual style and skills – a CAN/AM coach gives you specific input and skill development tips using video feedback.
3-4 hours of targeted off-ice hockey training daily including the following components:
- Foot Speed, Agility Training & Flexibility:
- Agility stations including ladder drills, Gorilla steps, Dot Drill mats, Power Slide boards), core strengthening via medicine balls and resistance bands, balance and flexibility training.
- Shooting Gallery:
- Improve your shooting accuracy off-ice with the Top Shot Interactive indoor shooting gallery.
- Increase shooting power with proper technique and repetition at our outdoor shooting gallery.
- Techniques & Tactics:
- Designed to introduce and reinforce on-ice concepts used during situational and positional play. By introducing these physical elements off-ice, we can help skaters focus on the mental and physical skills involved without having to worry about on-ice distractions. This leads skaters to a much greater understanding of the skill or concept in question.
- Team Challenge:
- Learning of what "TEAM" means is an important part of developing hockey player. You will learn the importance of such critical hockey team skills as desire, cooperation, trust, motivation and just plain hard work towards a common goal. This program is under the supervision of our special Team Challenge staff and instruction is geared towards safety as a priority.
- Interactive lectures focusing on your position and your questions. Topics covered:
- Review and critique of professional situations and breakdowns resulting in goals.
- Responsibilities of Forwards & Defensemen (Defensive, Neutral, and Offensive zones).
- Detailed walkthroughs for: Breakouts, attacking the zone (triangle and cycling), face off positioning, and special teams.
- Understanding different goaltending styles and taking advantage of their weaknesses.
- Understand breakaway concepts and techniques. Know what to do when a goalie comes out from the net, how slowly or quickly to approach, what visual cues to look for and what final move to make.
- Pre-game preparation, In-game focus, and development of mental toughness and a winning attitude.
- Learning from and bouncing back from a bad game.
- Proper nutrition pre and post training.
- Hockey and higher education.
- Fitness Testing for flexibility, sprinting, endurance, and power.
- See how you measure up against hockey players of your age.
- Although hockey, both on and off the ice, is the focus at Camp, there are times set aside for recreation in order to relax, have fun and take a break from the concentrated hockey program.
Additional Package Details:
- 7 days 6 nights accommodations at double occupancy.
- Sunday camp registration 1:30pm-3:30pm and Opening Ceremonies.
- Sunday team dinner.
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Monday-Friday.
- Breakfast Saturday morning.
- Tour of the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center
- Saturday Closing Remarks, Awards Ceremonies, and Check-Out.
- CAN/AM Camp souvenir.
- Official CAN/AM Camp jersey.
- Personal Scouting Report: Detailed end of week evaluation including coaches’ assessment based on your on-ice and off-ice progression and testing results.
- Training workbook to supplement your on-ice training and to guide you through on and off-ice workouts for the upcoming season.
Day Camper Package: Day camper schedules run from first ice to last ice, approximately an 8 hour day.
Includes all of the above program details except accommodations and certain meals*.
*Sunday team dinner and 1 meal per day Monday-Friday included. The daily meal offered falls in between ice sessions.
Super Day Camper Package: Super Day camper schedules run from breakfast to the last activity of the day, a 12 to 14 hour day.
Includes all of the above program details except accommodations.
For campers who wish to attend more than one week, stay over services are available at an additional cost.
CAN/AM camp schedules include a full day of planned, organized activities from wake-up until bed-time. On-ice hockey training is supplemented with dynamic off-ice hockey training, lectures, and fitness work. Other fun recreation activities are also planned. Schedules are designed for age specific groups, matching activities to the campers’ ages.
There is constant supervision throughout the day and night. Counseling staff are with the group 24 hours a day, dedicated to the task of caring for your camper. Each activity is run by specific staff hired to focus solely on that activity, maximizing the potential for teaching and fun.