Buffalo AAA Game Skills Camp
$490 – $545 | Register
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July 11-14, 2022 (4-Day Camp) (14 hours of ice)
100 Washington St. Buffalo, NY 14203 (map)
* By acceptance only
* AAA Players and Goaltenders (2014-2010) (2009-2004) (small groups of same age/skill)
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**(Seperate registration for Player and Goalie)
This unique camp will have multiple “small area” Game Situation shooting stations that will focus on offensive strategies and skills for the players, as well as proper save, positioning, and game skill instruction for the goalies.
Players will learn the goaltenders tendencies and how to score in a game simulated setting with limited time and space. There will be an emphasis on quick releases, one-timers, tips and redirects as well as tactics designed to “open up” the goalie. Small area escape moves and several offensive strategies will be taught and drilled in order to maximize offensive skills. There will a high number of repetitions with small group stations.
Goaltenders will learn where the players shoot in a limited time and space environment. Goaltenders will also learn and use a variety of save selection techniques including RVH, VH, and all variations of the butterfly. They will also work on “reading the release” and finding the “shot lane”. There will be an emphasis on lateral movement (both up and down); rebound control; and learning how and when to hold edges and be patient. Repetition on each game drill for proper fundamentals and mechanics will be reinforced.
Each day will consist of (2) ice sessions coupled with classroom sessions; NHL and game situation analysis, mental training, and off – ice training sessions.
Classroom sessions will improve the mental and emotional part of each player’s/goaltender’s game. Sessions include: NHL game situation and goalie analysis, game management strategies, mental visualization techniques, and nutritional/training needs. There will also be discussions on the best avenues to advance through the hockey ranks.
Video Technique Analysis
Students will learn how to refine the physical part of their game by reviewing their own video with the coaching staff.
Designed to strengthen your physical and mental attributes. The latest
age appropriate off-ice training methods will be used with an emphasis on goaltender specific training. The following areas will be covered; dynamic warm-up, flexibility, core and leg strength, hand eye coordination; quick feet and agility drills.
(2014’s – 2009’s)
Arrival – 8:55am
Classroom – 9:00am – 9:40am
Ice Session – 10:00am – 11:30am (Thur 11:30-1:00)
Lunch – 11:30am – 12:00pm
Ice Session – 12:00pm – 1:30pm (Thur 1:30-3:00)
Video Analysis – 1:40pm – 2:20pm
Off-Ice Training – 2:20pm – 3:00pm
Departure – 3:00pm