July 11-15, 2016 (Monday-Friday) at Kent Valley Ice Centre
2016 Pro-Ambitions Hockey Will Host Summer Camps at Kent Valley Ice Centre July 11th through 15th
Kent Valley Ice Centre, Kent, WA. 10 June, 2016 - Pro Ambitions Hockey will return to Kent Valley Ice Centre again this summer to host their “Super Combo Camp.” Promotional materials and a large poster are displayed on an easel in the lobby of Kent Valley Ice Centre. Click here for full details including a registration form.
The dates for the Seattle Thunderbirds Scoring, Stick Handling and Skating Hockey Camp at ShoWare Center have been announced. This year’s format will provide an advanced on-ice skill development experience for all ages. The dates of the Scoring, Stick Handling and Skating Camp are Monday, August 8, to Friday, August 12, and Monday, August 15, to Friday, August 19.
The 2016 Scoring, Stick Handling and Skating Hockey Camp will consist of four groups. There are three youth groups: Group A for 6-8 year-olds, Group B for 9-11 year-olds and Group C for 12 year-olds and up. There will also be an Adult Group for players 18-years-old and older.
Participants at the Camp can get half off the price of the second week if they sign up for both weeks of the camp.
T-Birds assistant coaches Matt O’Dette and Tyler Alos are the lead instructors at the Camp. T-Birds players taking part as instructors will be announced this summer.
The Youth and Adult groups will receive two hours of on ice instruction which includes: Puck Handling in open ice & traffic; Power skating; focusing on technique, speed & agility; Shooting techniques and shot selection; Defensive/Offensive positioning and theory; Body protection, checking and safety (12+); Small space games and fun for all ages.
Accelerated Training 2017 Summer Hockey School Directed by Danny Lorenz & Les Grauer
June 20th - Aug. 19th
Monday - Wednesday - Friday
Pleaseclick here for a registration form and full details.
$51.43 daily drop in
$138.86 per week (10% discount) (3 consecutive days / 9 hours per week)
$617.16 for 5 weeks or 15 days (any 15 days / 20% discount)
$828.02 for all summer (30% discount) (8 weeks - 23 days - 69 hrs - $12.00/hr)
June 20, 22, 24 / 27, 29
July 1 / ( 4 ) , 6, 8 / (11, 13, 15*) / 18, 20, 22 / 25, 27, 29 August 1, 3, 5, / 8, 10, 12 / 15, 17, 19 (* Pro Ambitions Hockey School)
About Summer Hockey Training
April 20, 2015 - We have received numerous questions on what to do in the spring and summer after the hockey season ends. The simple answer is you need to train on a regular basis, which means almost daily. What that training entails really depends on the player’s age, playing level and hockey aspirations.
When I was a youth hockey player, I skated about 300-400 hours during a winter season, mostly playing pick-up games on an outdoor rink. I used to shoot and stickhandle a puck or ball daily. As I got older, my off-ice training included what is currently considered a standard off-ice work out, but at the time was unheard of. If you want to be good, it will take a lot of training and dedication. If you want to be the best, then you have to train the best.
My recommendation is that at the very least you need to skate 3-4 times per week all year long, which comes to about 300 hours per year. Skating includes attending Stick n’ Puck and Public Sessions along with your regular practice, skills clinics or any spring teams or summer hockey schools you plan to do. In a standard winter season, you are on the ice around 80-150 hours, depending on whether you play Rec. or Rep. and how many games you play. For the remaining 5 months of the year in the spring and summer, you have at least 150 hours of ice time to make up if your goal is to be on the ice 300 hours a year. That averages to about 5-6 hours of ice per week.
There are a huge number of options available, so you will need to use your training dollars wisely. A typical hockey school is usually about $80.00 to $130.00 per day and you usually get about 2 to 3 hours of ice with all the other off-ice activities. Compare that to a $9.50 public session, a $12.00 stick n’ puck or one of the summer training sessions and you can get more ice time with your training dollars at Kent Valley.
Les Grauer, Coach KVHA Executive Director/Vice President
Kent Valley Hockey Association is affiliated with USA Hockey,
USA Hockey Pacific District,
Pacific Northwest Amateur Hockey Associaiton,
and is a member of the local Metropolitan Hockey League.