The defence speciality 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 speciality 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:
75 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 their 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 speciality camps is to have the players attend a maximum of 1-2 speciality camps to work on specific components of their game. The players will receive more focused instruction. The speciality camps are open only to players from 2004-06 and 2007-2008 age groups. The speciality camps will be capped per age group. These camps are completely optional.
Mini-series speciality camps: Power Skating, Female Camp, Defence Camp, and Goal Scoring are unrefundable