How to Run A Successful Hockey Camp

Dustin Donathan

Dustin Donathan has his MS degree in Kinesiology. Dustin is currently a head ACHA coach @TCU as well as a skills development coach for NCAA and pro hockey athletes.

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What separates your camp from other hockey camps?
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Hockey has always been a winter sport. Many teams do not start practicing until late September. With that said, if a player wants to improve during the off-season, they look for camps that will help them achieve their goals. As coaches, how do we successfully run a camp for players that want to improve their skill?

Ask yourself, what separates you from other camps? How can you improve players skill, keep everyone’s feet moving, and retain retention for your next camp?

First is to know your audience. What age are you working with? Are they U12, U16 or is this a camp for elite level players (NCAA, OHL, etc.)? Once you have determined your target audience it is time to organize the camp.

Example: If your camp is 5 days long, have each day be themed.

Monday’s Camp Plan – Edge work

What separates your camp from other hockey camps . . .

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