Vancouver Thunderbirds Summer Camps 2017

Recreational Players

August 14-18
August 21-25

Hillcrest Centre


Our camps ensure all of our players will be ready to fly 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.

To register: For Thunderbirds, you can register for camps through your personal RAMP registration login. For players from other associations, please contact nbreland@vancouvertbirds.ca to register.

Pre-Season Training Camps (Atom, PeeWee, Bantam/Midget)

These camps are for all of our Thunderbird players to have the opportunity to prepare for the upcoming season and are open to players of all levels. The focus will be on skating and puck control in a high intensity environment through a combination of drills, small area games and scrimmages. 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.

Dates: August 21-25

Atom: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (Lead Instructor: Graham Thomas)
PeeWee: 2:00 - 3:00 pm (Lead Instructor: Adam Shell)
Bantam/Midget: 5:30 - 6:30 pm (Lead Instructor: Josh Bonar)

T-Birds Price: $169               Non-T-Birds Price: $194

Specialty Skills Camps 

200 ft of Defense
Focusing on developing the skills necessary for defencemen and defensive minded forwards in the current game, this camp is all about building complete players. Players will be taught how to combine these skills with the tactics to be complete offensive and defensive players.

Dates: August 14-18
Lead Instructor: Adam Shell 
Atom / PeeWee: 2:45 - 3:45 pm

T-Birds Price:
$169                Non-T-Birds Price: $194


Puck Skills and Shooting
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 14-18
Atom / PeeWee: 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Dates: August 21-25
Bantam / Midget: 6:45 - 7:45 pm

Lead Instructor: Josh Bonar

T-Birds Price: $169                Non-T-Birds Price: $194

Thinking the Game - A Small Area Games camp
Today's game requires players to excel in tight spaces and have the ability to escape with the puck. This camp will help athletes develop their hockey sense in an environment where players can hone their competitive and physical abilities. The focus will be on combining player skills with game situations.

Dates: August 21-25

Atom / PeeWee: 12:45 - 1:45 pm
Bantam / Midget: 4:15 - 5:15 pm
Lead Instructor: Adam Shell

T-Birds Price: $169                Non-T-Birds Price: $194