The defence specialty camp will be brought to you by an NHL defenceman, along with additional Northern Hockey School staff. The camp will introduce skills and tactics to improve defensive players and defenceman. A camp in line with the age old adage “defence wins championships.” The specialty camp is designed to take players to the next step in their development of defensive awareness. The focus will be on fundamentals of the position, including special attention to angling, gap control, breakouts, net front techniques, 1 on 1’s and odd man rushes, and point shots.
On-ice component consists of:
60 minutes of on ice
5:1 Player to instructor ratio
Dynamic puck control
Net front positioning, and techniques
The camp will provide defence specific drills geared to improving there all around game. To attend, you do not need to be a defenceman, as forwards looking to improve defensive aspects of their game will benefit.
The goal of the specialty camps is to have the players attend a maximum of 1-2 specialty camps to work on specific components of their game. The players will receive more focused instruction. The specialty camps are open only to players from 2006-08 and 2009-10 age groups, who are participants in the youth camps. The specialty camps will be capped per age group. These camps are completely optional.