Aurora Elite Boys Hockey Camps

The program focus is on a combination of skills with a primary focus on skating, puck handling, and shooting.  Skating technique will include edge work, transition skating, lateral movement/pivoting, acceleration and stride. The skills component will include agility skating with the puck, various puck handling techniques, movement in tight spaces with puck, movement in open ice with puck, transitional skating with puck and creative moves.  There will also be a shooting component for all shot selections.

The summer program is designed for players of A-AAA level that are looking to improve and keep up their skills in the off-season.

We are looking for goalies to attend our summer camp for all groups for both week #1 and week #2.

Pricing:

No charge if attending on-ice only and accompanied by parents.

Half price if attending the full day program.

Please contact Tara via email at taramckay@sympatico.ca to secure a goalie spot.

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Tara McKay

Elite Level Skating Coach for Gary Roberts High Performance Training and former National level player. Extensive experience in skating and hockey development from youth to PRO levels.

Tara is well known in the area for her excellent instruction and effective programs.

This session will be overseen by TARA but will be run by Jeff Corbett, Brenden Bell and Todd Winder.

Richard Kearns: Head Instructor for Tara McKay’s programs and instructor for Gary Roberts High Performance Training, former Junior A and AAA coach, CIS and OHL player, Police Officer. Extensive experience teaching and coaching hockey.

Joe Foote: Head Instructor for Tara McKay’s programs and Gary Roberts High Performance Training, High Performance 1 Coach, Head Hockey Coach St. Andrew’s College U16A (Minor Midget/Major Bantam) Varsity, AAA Hockey Coach, Physical Education Teacher and Department Head St. Andrew’s College. Extensive experience teaching and coaching hockey and teaching boys.

Jeff Corbett: Former 5 year player in the OHL as Assistant Captain for Sudbury Wolves. Current defenseman is the CIS for Brock Badgers. Jeff is an excellent technical skater and has worked with Tara for the past 4 years in a lead role.

Todd Winder: University of Guelph CIS hockey 1st place team, CIS Rookie of the Year, leading scorer for Guleph and lead entire OUA West in points for 2017-2018 season. Captain and leading scorer of Newmarket Hurricanes Jr. A 2016-2017.  Todd is a great leader and teacher. He loves sharing his passion for hockey with the kids and growing the game.

WEEK #1

When: July 30-Aug 3, 2018
Where: Aurora Stronach Community Centre
Cost: 
$450.00 + HST

Groups:

REP A-AAA players only: 2011/2010/2009 (Tyke/ Novice/ Minor Atom)  REGISTRATION CLOSED

REP A-AAA players only: 2008/2007/2006 (Atom/ Minor Pee Wee/ Pee Wee) REGISTRATION CLOSED

Tara’s Elite Boys Summer Camp Week #1 is designed for players competing at the A, AA and AAA levels. Players should already have a strong foundation for their respective ages. The camp will provide players with professional power skating and skills instruction. The camp will demand that players are hardworking and focused. We will provide a motivating, fun atmosphere while they improve their skills.


WEEK #2

When: Aug 7-10, 2018
Where: Aurora Stronach Community Centre
Cost: 
$360.00 + HST

Groups:

REP AA-AAA players only: 2010/2009/2008 (Novice/ Minor Atom/ Atom)  REGISTRATION CLOSED

REP AA-AAA players only: 2007/2006/2005 (Minor Pee Wee/ Pee Wee/ Minor Bantam)  REGISTRATION CLOSED

Tara’s Elite Boys Summer Camp Week #2 is designed for players competing at the AA and AAA levels. Players must provide name of current team playing for to indicate they are playing AA or AAA.  The camp will provide players with professional power skating and skills instruction. The camp will demand that players are hardworking and focused. We will provide a motivating, fun atmosphere while they improve their skills.

Schedule

 

Group OneActivityGroup TwoActivity
9:00-9:30amDynamic Warm Up/Team Game9:00-10:30amDry Land
10:00-11:20amOn-Ice10:30-11:00amSnack Break
11:30-12:00pmDynamic Stretch/Team Game11:30-12:50pmOn-Ice
12:00-12:30pmLunch1:00-1:30pmLunch
1:00-2:20pmOn-Ice1:30-2:00pmDynamic Stretch/Team Game
2:45-3:45pmDry Land2:30-3:50pmOn-Ice
Note; Swimming will be offered for some Dry Land Sessions. Players will be advised of their swim day on day #1 of camp.

On-Ice Program:

Power Skating

  • Stride improvement: power position, correcting body mechanics, balance and stability, speed, endurance, power, edge control
  • Agility, Speed and Power: quick feet, transition skating/pivoting, lateral skating, turning, edge control, explosive start and stops, crossovers, acceleration.

Technical Skill Development

  • Puck Handling: puck control, agility skating with puck, acceleration and maintaining speed with puck, lateral movement with puck, transition skating with puck, power turns with puck, soft hands, passing, deking and deceptive moves.
  • Shooting: proper technique, wrist shot, backhand shot, slap shot, snap shot, establishing power, scoring tips, tipping, and rebounds.
  • Passing: proper technique, control, accuracy, timing

Off-Ice Program:

  • Stick Handling and Shooting Circuit
  • Explosive Power and Strength Circuit
  • Speed, Agility and Reaction Circuit
  • Stretching and Dynamic Warm Up
  • Team Games: European handball, Flag Football,
  • Ball Hockey, Team Building Activities
  • Swimming (*we will inform participants of their swimming times on day #1 of the camp)

What to Bring:

  • Full hockey equipment
  • Ensure skates are sharpened
  • Extra Stick for OFF ICE training
  • Water bottle for on-ice & off-ice
  • Nutritious lunch, and snacks for morning and afternoon
  • T-shirt, socks, shorts, running shoes, hat for off-ice training
  • Sunscreen and/or long sleeve shirt for off-ice sessions
  • Light rain jacket (we will not train outside if it is pouring rain but we will go outside in the case of light rain or rain showers without lightening)
  • Extra under gear for 2nd ice session
  • Swim suit for swim days (players will be advised of their swim day on day #1 of camp)

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About Tara

 

Tara McKay is a member of the team for Gary Roberts High Performance Training (GRHPT).

Tara is the Power Skating Coach for Gary’s off-season training program for ELITE level and PRO players. Learn more.

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