Daily Hockey Camp Schedule Example
8:15 AM: Arrive at the Arena
9:00 – 10:20 AM: On Ice Training Session
10:35 – 11:05 AM: Video Analysis of Skating
11:10 – 11:40 AM: Lunch
12:00 – 1:20 PM: One Ice Training Session
1:40 – 2:50 PM: Off Ice Training
Christensen Hockey Camp Special Features
The Christensen Hockey School takes pride in knowing that we are one of the most innovative instructional hockey schools in North America. While major emphasis is put on skating instruction, the same attention is also given to the other fundamental skills areas. Through a unique and successful program of planned teaching progressions, each student will be taught the techniques and basics of puck control, passing and receiving, shooting, and checking.
Video Tape Analysis of Hockey Skills
A very unique teaching aid incorporated by Christensen Hockey Schools is the use of instant replay video cameras. Each student is filmed on the ice daily and receives immediate feedback and assessment through daily classroom analysis of his/her skill areas. Our staff then works with each student during their on ice sessions correcting and improving individual skills.
Off-Ice Hockey Instruction
To enhance each players on ice development, we offer one of the most advanced off ice instructional programs available. Coaches will put the individual players through a battery of tests that will assess the fitness level of each athlete. Our staff will then make recommendations to improve each players performance. Students are introduced and instructed in all areas of aerobic and anaerobic conditioning strength and power training, as well as flexibility and agility programs. Fitness testing assists our instructors in determining each individual players conditioning needs.
We feel that it is very important that all players learn how to “Check” PROPERLY! So many players feel that the objective is to knock the opponent to the ice, when in fact the purpose of checking is to separate the player from the puck or eliminate open players from the offense without being called for interference. This is accomplished by learning how to take the proper angles to the opponent, body position, and how to make contact. As well, each player will learn how to receive a check properly so they do not get hurt and so that the player can get back into the play quickly. The Christensen Hockey School uses a number of drills to accomplish this goal.
Teaching of Team Concepts
Each player will be taught how to “read and react” to certain game situations. For example, how to play a 1×1, 2×1, 2×2, 3×2, 3×3 on the rush, and 3×3 down low both deffensively and offensively. As well, players will be taught basic breakout concepts, how to play 5×5 in both the offensive and defensive zones.