A Players Edge camp is like no other. Your child will leave our week of hockey camp stronger in their skating, stickhandling, passing, and shooting skills and have a better overall knowledge of the game. As we enter our 31st summer, our goal remains the same; to bring one of the best hockey experiences to your child in your local rink! Our camps are not for the very beginner. We work a great deal on the individual skills needed to become a better player and goalie. For camp, your child needs at least one year of instructional or in-house hockey, along with the ability to freely skate and handle a puck.
Let us challenge your young players and help them elevate their skills and apply them to game situations at game speeds. We see many "Drill" camps out there with hours of drill work, battles, and scrimmages but very little instruction on technique. Our camps are different.
Players Edge limits the number of camps we conduct each summer to be sure you get our very best instructors. Our priority is to keep the players moving, not standing in lines. Our groups are broken into smaller ones placing players within groups of similar ages and abilities.
Every player and goaltender is given a report card prepared by their head Instructor. It includes on and off-ice test scores, shooting assessments, video analysis from the week, a coaches report, and player self-evaluation. Each student receives a great sublimated Players Edge jersey with their name and favorite number and a camp t-shirt!
Players Edge staff will put players into smaller groups according to their age and skill levels. On the first day of camp, we will evaluate each player to be sure they are in the correct group.
Session 1 On-Ice
The focus is on power skating and individual skills. Each morning we focus on a different aspect of skating and personal skills such as passing, shooting, and stickhandling.
Session 2 On-Ice
We focus on team-oriented skills such as one on one, two on one, two on two, and battle drills. Each afternoon, time is devoted to a scrimmage, with the amount of scrimmage time increasing each day.
Each session of dryland is geared towards hand/eye coordination, foot speed, and movement drills. We use power chutes, bungee pulls, slide boards, medicine balls, weighted pucks, Russian jump boxes, and more. We also use team games such as team handball to promote passing and constant movement.
Classroom time is used to show players a video of themselves at work. These video sessions are run by one of our instructors, and each player is corrected on any mistakes or given encouragement on a skill they are doing well.
We offer a full week of learning, fun, and hard work. Each Student will leave our camp a better player or goalie!
Please fill out the application page completely. Read all terms of camp balance, refund policy, and family discounts. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of your submission.
Summer Camp applications must include a $100.00, non-refundable payment to be accepted. There are NO FULL REFUNDS. If you need to cancel 30 days or more before camp, a refund less $100 will be issued. Any cancellations within 30 days are ONLY subject to a credit. If you are a "no show" without cancellation, you forfeit all credit.
The first member of a family is full price, and other members of the same family will receive a 10% family discount, while 15% is the maximum discount for any group, including family members. Full equipment is required for camp.