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Sled Hockey Camps

USA Hockey is proud to announce its 13th Sled Hockey Select Camp

For the past 40 summers USA Hockey has conducted various Player Development Camps for young athletes from throughout the country. The goal is to attract the best players in their specific age group to our national development program. One of the primary purposes of the Camps is to identify, train and educate our best athletes. The competition gives each player the opportunity to measure themselves against others their age, gain knowledge about their development and to be exposed to outstanding coaches.

The format of each program creates a very competitive atmosphere. This is to provide a setting with which athletes will compete at their highest level. It is not a tournament but rather a grueling week of training meant to showcase and develop our players as well.

The thirtieth annual Sled Hockey Select Camp scheduled for July 8-13, 2018 at the Northtown Center in Amherst, New York.

This years’ Camp eligibility will be targeted to:

  • USA Hockey registered male and female players 14-20 years of age (born in 1998, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004).
  • Players over the age of 20 years of age who have been playing sled hockey for three years or less.

Attendance at the Camp is by invitation only. Nominations will be accepted by the Player Development Committee from sled hockey coaches across the United States. The Player Development Committee will make the final selections for this USA Sled Hockey Camp and will be inviting these players directly once they have been selected.

Through participation in this camp process, players will be exposed to some of the best hockey coaches in the country. Several past USA Sled Hockey Paralympians who won the Gold Medal in Salt Lake City in 2002, the Bronze Medal in Turin, Italy in 2006 the Gold Medal in Vancouver in 2010, the Gold Medal in Sochi in 2014 and most recently the Gold Medal in PyeongChang, South Korea in 2018 will serve as assistant coaches and speakers. Daily curriculum will include intense on-ice and off-ice instruction as well as game competitions.

USA Hockey is proud to conduct this thirtieth Sled Hockey Select Camp. These Select Camps are very important to the players who wish to not only improve their individual skills but also further their sled hockey careers.

Any questions, please e-mail JJ O’Connor at dublj95@aol.com or Jeremy Kennedy at jeremyk@usahockey.org.


Griff's Sled Hockey Camp

The 2018 Griff's Sled Hockey Camp is scheduled June 23-24, 2018 at Georgetown Ice Center (8500 48th Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426). The camp is open to players of all ages and abilities. The cost to register is $50 and the deadline to register is June 10, 2018.

The camp will feature 6 hours of on-ice training and 2 hours of classroom. The camp begins Saturday, June 23rd at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude at noon on Sunday, June 24th. The coaching staff includes, David Hoff, U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Assistant coach, Chuck Gridley, New York District Coach-in-Chief, Paralympian, Kevin McKee and U.S. Women's' National Development Sled Hockey team member, Erica Mitchell.

Breakfast will be provided Saturday and Sunday morning along with lunch and dinner on Saturday. There will be a social event Saturday night at the Murray Apartments at Grand Valley State University. Lodging is available at the Murray Apartments for only $35/night per person.


MidAm Sled Hockey Development Camp

The MidAm District is proud to host the 6th Annual Sled Hockey Development camp on July 27-29, 2018 at Columbus Chiller North (8144 Highfield Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035). The camp is open to players of all ages with at least a half of season experience. The cost to register is $40 for Novice and $60 for Junior/Adults. The deadline to register is July 25th, but to guarantee a jersey, players should register no later than July 13th.

Coaches will include U.S Paralympic Sled Hockey General Manager, Dan Brennan, U.S Women's Development Sled Hockey Team Head Coach, Shawna Davidson, New York District Coach-in-Chief, Chuck Gridley, and Former Paralympian Dan McCoy.


First Annual Boundary Waters Sled Hockey Camp

On August 12-16, 2018, the MN Sled Hockey Association is inviting both youth and adult sled hockey players that want to improve all facets of their game while having a uniquely "Boundary Waters" experience with teammates and fellow sled hockey players.

They are also inviting sled hockey coaches, volunteers, and administrators as they will be offering an official USA Hockey sled hockey coaching clinics and facilitating MN Sled Hockey planning meetings as well as providing opportunities for sled hockey clubs to plan their upcoming season and share ideas and best practices with other club administrators.

The goal of our 5 day camp is to:

  • Provide the highest quality all around sled hockey training and education, including on ice sled, off ice physical, nutrition, mental, sled equipment adjustments and education, and skill assessment for MN sled hockey players.
  • Provide fun and unique bonding experiences in the Boundary Waters Area for MN sled hockey players.
  • Provide a forum for MN Sled Hockey Association and it’s member clubs to collectively plan and determine short and long term goals for MN Sled Hockey and set in place the plan to achieve.
  • Provide a forum for the MN sled hockey clubs to individually plan, set specific schedule of events, and initiate all administrative functions required for upcoming season.
  • Provide training to sled coaches and volunteers in the areas of on and off ice sled hockey coaching, nutrition, and equipment set-up and maintenance.

The Details:

  • Dates: check-in Sunday August 12th 2:00pm-4:00pm, check-out Thursday August 16th 10:00am
  • Location: base camp/lodging at Veterans On The Lake, 161 Fernberg Rd, Ely, MN 55731
  • Cost: $350 per player/coach/administrator for full 5 days - this includes all activities, food, and lodging. Prorated rates available to coaches/administrators that would not want to stay for the full camp.
  • Parents/Families that want to also come: we have reserved additional cabins for this purpose:
    • 1 bedroom: $112/night, $615/week (7 nights)
    • 2 bedroom: $148/night, $808/week
    • 3 bedroom: $183/night, $1,000/week
    • These are on a first come/first serve basis
  • On-line registration will be open June 4th - July 20th. For parents and families that would like to rent cabins, please contact Toni Gillen at agillen1968@gmail.com

 


Women's Sled Hockey Player Development Camp

The Flyer's Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ will once again play host to the Women's Sled Hockey Training Camp on August 23-26, 2018.  This camp will also serve as the try-outs for the 2018-19 U.S. Women's Development Sled Hockey Team.  The cost to attend the camp is $175 and will include lodging at the Springhill Suites in Voorhees.  The hotel offers free breakfast and some additional meals will be covered by the camp. 

Ground transportation will be provided to/from Philadelphia International Airport.  There will be one airport pick-up on Thursday, August 23rd at 3:30 p.m.  There will be one return trip to the airport on Sunday, August 26th.  Please book your flight 10:00 a.m. or later on Sunday.

Ice time for the camp will be:

Thursday
7:30-9:00 PM

Friday
8:45-10:15 AM
6:30-8:00 PM

Saturday
8:45-10:15 AM
6:00-7:35 PM

For questions and information, email womensledhockey@yahoo.com


2018 New York Sled Hockey Camp

Improve your skills and get your season off to a great start!

New York State Amatuer Hockey Association is proud to host the 2018 New York State Sled Hockey Camp on September 21-23, 2018 at the Skaneateles YMCA in Skaneateles, NY. This camp is open to ALL sled hockey players with at least one season of experience. The camp will include 5 hours of on-ice training, a classroom session and lunch on Saturday.

Coaching staff will include:

  • Dan Brennan - 2018-19 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team General Manager and 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team General Manager
  • Kip St. Germaine – 2018-19 U.S. Men's Development Sled Hockey Team Head Coach and former U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team player
  • Luke McDermott – U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team
  • Mike Blabac – 2018-19 U.S. Men's Development Sled Hockey Assistant Coach and former U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team player
  • Craig Brady - 2018-19 U.S. Men's Development Sled Hockey Team Assistant Coach and former U.S. National Sled Hockey Team player
  • Chuck Gridley – New York District Coach-in-Chief and Coaching Rep. to the Disabled Hockey Section
  • Mark McKenna – Head Coach Mt. Warriors
  • Colin Gooley – U.S. Men's Development Sled Hockey Team
  • Patrick Gridley – Assistant Coach CNY Flyers

The cost of the camp is $70 and the deadline to register is September 20, 2018.


Tampa Bay Lightning Sled Hockey Summer Camp

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be hosting a sled hockey camp at the Clearwater Ice Arena on August 24-26, 2018.  Gold Medalist Declan Farmer, Steve Cash and Brody Roybal along with former national team member, Chris Douglas will provide 3 hours of on-ice training, classroom / video time and off-ice conditioning daily.  

The cost to attend is $150.  This fee is waived for current members of the Tampa Bay Lightning Sled Hockey Program.