Competitive Hockey Development Camp

Level: Competitive to AA players.

Fitquest Sport Performance and Mike Knight of The Hockey Dept. team up to offer expert pre-season on/off-ice conditioning and skill development in preparation for competitive try-outs.

Both camp weeks include daily full warm-up and development discussion with Fitquest, as well as off-ice conditioning, sport fundamentals, athletic development and cross-training segments at the OAC.  All  on-ice skills, video sessions, scrimmage and controlled small-ice games, as well as full-ice play at Minto Skating Centre are led by Mike Knight of the Hockey Department. Great low ratios!

August 12,13,14,15 | Monday – Thursday, 9:15am – 1:15pm

COMPETITVE TO AA LEVELS | Ages 8-9

Drop off 8:30am | Pick up to 2:00pm at Minto Skating Centre
Maximum 18 players (3 groups of 6 during skills sessions)
$380 + HST
Add OAC Sports Camp: Mon-Thur $30/day | Mon-Fri $150

  • 6 hours on ice
  • 4 Sessions  – Training / Sport Fundamentals
  • 1 hour each day for both – Athlete Development Sessions each day

August 19, 20, 21, 22 | Monday – Thursday, 12:45 – 5:00pm

COMPETITVE TO AA LEVELS | Ages 10-11
Drop off 12:30pm | Pick up to 5:30pm at Minto Skating Centre
Maximum 24 players (2 groups of 12 during skills sessions)
$450 + HST
Add OAC Sports Camp: Mon-Thur $30/day | Mon-Fri $150

  • 8 hours on-ice
  • 8 hours off-ice development

About The Hockey Department:

Guided by Mike Knight, 5 years of professional hockey playing experience (AHL, ECHL, Europe), 4 years in the OHL, over 13 years of teaching hockey professionally, working with athletes from amateur to professional levels. The Hockey Dept.’s teaching philosophy is “make it hard until it’s easy”. Players are continuously challenged to get out of their comfort zone while still learning at their own gradual pace for optimal results. Our goal is to have every player improve individually, establish self correction habits and educate the players on how to transfer these skills directly into games.

Mike Knight will be present at every on-ice session and leads or oversees all instruction / feedback that is provided. Areas of focus in camp will be on:

  • Skating and dynamic edge control, stride development
  • Puck handling skills, shooting techniques, puck protection skills/techniques
  • High patterned game situation development, position specific development and hockey IQ.

About Fitquest:

Directed by Chris Schwarz, a current NHL head strength & conditioning coach, with over 25 years of experience training and developing athletes from amateur levels to the highest professional levels. Fitquest concentrates on development of a player’s physical attributes, strong mental processes and fundamental nutritional / health habits. Through an individual and educative based process, they have had great successes transitioning players from minor hockey to major junior, NCAA, as well as elite professional leagues in North America and Europe.

Areas of focus in camp will be training and educating athletes on:

  • Pre-practice and pre-game warm ups & individual readiness to perform
  • Specific power, strength, stability, and conditioning
  • Maximizing and challenging their athleticism
  • Importance of nutrition, sleep and recovery

For further information on the Competitive Hockey Development Camp, please contact Mike Knight or Alex Vaduva