All Girls Camp

The McKay Hefford hockey camp will not be resuming in 2022.
However, Tara will be running an All-Girls group the week of August 15-18, 2002.

Tara’s Elite Girls Summer Camp group is designed for players competing at the A and AA 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. We will incorporate small area game play into this camp.

Players must be accepted. We streamline the skill level in order to run our program properly. Please enroll for your age group and playing level. No exceptions will be made for players playing below the A level for the REP camps. This is to ensure the correct level of instruction and drill progression. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, we will not be offering select or house league program this summer.

Details of the On-Ice program are outlined below. Each group has 4 days of 1.5 hours of on ice instruction Mon-Thurs. I cannot accept partial registration. Players must sign up for the full week (Mon-Thurs) to get the maximum benefit from the camp.

*Confirmation of Acceptance Upon Registration*
Acceptance will be confirmed via email by Tara after registration is received. Spaces are limited.

Payment: (payment date to be confirmed upon registration)
E-Transfer to
Cash on day 1
Cheque to Tara McKay High Performance Skating Inc.


GroupLocationDates & TimesCost
2011 / U12
2012 / U11
2013 / U10
Aurora Community Centre (ACC) Lincoln ArenaAugust 15-18, 2022
Monday – Thursday
10:30am-12 noon
Register now

$300 + HST = $339.00


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, shot release, backhand shot, establishing power, proper mechanics, scoring tips, tipping, and rebounds.
  • Passing: proper technique, control, accuracy, timing.

Small Area Games and Situational Play

  • Small Area Games to teach the following skills: transitioning from offence to defence, jumping on loose pucks, finding open ice, using teammates, communication, creating offence and scoring, proper defensive tactics and position, stick and body positioning.
  • Battles, body positioning, angling: drills to learn proper body and stick position, skating tactics, compete level, board play and positioning, proper angling with skating speed and body.
  • Offensive tactics: gaining space, 2v2, 1v1, 2v1, shooting position, scoring areas, tips rebounds, shots, skating tactics.
  • Defensive tactics: angling, stick position, board play, skating tactics, body positioning and movement.

What to Bring:

  • Full hockey equipment
  • Ensure skates are sharpened
  • Labelled Water bottle

McKay Hefford


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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