Vancouver Thunderbirds Summer Camps 2019

Recreational Players

August 12-16
August 19-23

Hillcrest Centre

Our camps ensure all of our players will be ready to "soar" at the beginning of the season. We have a number of camps that will help recreational players in Atom to Midget get a start on the season and get their skills up to speed prior to team formation.

Pre-Season Training Camp - Skills and Scrimmage

Led by Mike Todd, this camp is for all of our recreational atom and peewee Thunderbird players to have the opportunity to prepare for the upcoming season and are open to players of all skill levels. The first part of the ice time will focus will be on skating and puck control in a high intensity environment through a combination of drills and small area games. The final part of the ice time will be a full ice scrimmage. For the Atom age group, this camp will also serve to assist in the transition from the cross-ice format to full ice game play. A goalie instructor will be among the coaching staff for this camp.

Dates: August 19-23

Atom / Peewee: 2:15 - 3:30 pm

Price: $209  (1.25 hr)

Specialty Skills Camps 

Power Skating with Karen Kos

Skating is the most basic element to determining your overall level in hockey. The better you can skate, you will get to more pucks, stay with the play better, and ultimately have more of an impact on the play. Maximizing your stride and having control over your edges will truly set you apart from everyone else on the ice. If you want to ensure you are entering the season at full flight, this session is a must!

Please note, this session is not appropriate for beginner skaters. 

Dates: August 12-16

Atom / 1st year Peewee: 2:30 - 3:30 pm  SOLD OUT - Be sure to sign up for the waitlist. Players on the waitlist will be contacted in the event of cancellations.

2nd year Peewee / Bantam: 3:45 - 4:45 pm
SOLD OUT - Be sure to sign up for the waitlist. Players on the waitlist will be contacted in the event of cancellations.

Price: $199

Puck Skills and Shooting with Josh Bonar 

This camp will be a perfect choice for the player who wants to improve their game with the puck. The camp will cover the following elements:

Puck Skills: Technique, 360 degree of puck control, puck control and awareness, puck protection, forehand only control, quick hands and speed, in tight advanced creative puck handling, toe drags, backhand drags, chips and flips

Shooting: Technique, quick release, shot variation, angle change, accuracy and power, in tight scoring, creative shot selection (toe drags, back-hand forehand, shooting through stick or body), shooting with resistance, shooting with back pressure.

Dates: August 12-16
PeeWee / Bantam Recreational: 6:15 - 7:15 pm (Co-Lead Mike Todd)

Dates: August 19-23
Bantam / Midget Recreational or Rep: 8:45 - 9:45 pm

Price: $199

Defence Camp

If you take pride in what you do as a defencemen and want to get the most of the game, playing defence can be the most fun position of them all. Defencemen get to control and quarterback the play from their own end, as well as control the game at the blue lines. At the defence camp, we will focus on all aspects and details of the defensive game and break it down so each and every player understands what they need to do as a defencemen. We provide a fun and fast-paced program which will incorporate both the offensive and defensive sides in this wonderful game of hockey. A goalie instructor will be among the coaching staff for this camp.
Dates: August 12-16

Atom / Peewee: 7:45- 8:45 am

Price: $199

Offensive Skills Camp with Graham Thomas
Shooting, scoring and a few dangles will be the focus of this camp. Getting the puck is the first step, but what to do with it once it's on your tape is what sets you apart from the rest of the group. Graham Thomas will bring his expertise in the offensive game to all who want to take a step forward with their game.
Dates: August 19-23

Atom / Peewee: 7:45 - 8:45 am

Price: $199

Compete and Battle Camp with Graham Thomas

The Compete and Battle Camp is for every player. Hockey is a continuous series of small area battles/games that take place across the entire rink. Battle camp is designed to teach players how to compete both on the offensive and defensive sides of the puck . This program is a high tempo challenging camp set in a fun yet safe environment.

Dates: August 19-23 (Lead: Graham Thomas)
Atom / Peewee: 9:00 - 10:00 am

Price: $199

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