SUMMER PROGRAMS


SUMMER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

The Academy of Hockey’s Summer Development Programs provide players with the opportunity to focus on their individual game, develop core hockey skills, and build hockey IQ, without the pressure of team games and systems. Our staff will provide each player with the ability to 1) understand a concept through detailed explanation, 2) develop skills through controlled repetition, and 3) build confidence through positive reinforcement and instant correction.

Please select a 2015 Summer Development Program below:

AOH Summer 2015

2015 Elite Development Camp – Pee Wee players (2004 & 2003)

2015 ELITE DEVELOPMENT CAMP

The Academy of Hockey’s 2nd annual Elite Development Camp will spotlight some of the best, young Pee Wee hockey players from Western New York, Southern Ontario, and beyond. The goal of this exclusive program is to deliver a holistic, NHL-rivaled experience focused on on-ice development, off-ice training, team building activities, and “pro-style” amenities.

2014 Elite Development Camp Highlight Video:

When:  August 3rd – 7th 2015. Approximate schedule will be Monday August 3rd through Friday August 7th, from 10am – 5pm.

 

Where:   HARBORCENTER – Buffalo, N.Y.

 

Who:  There will be two groups consisting of 22 players, running simultaneously:
–2003 Birth Year – 12 Forward, 8 Defensemen, 2 Goalies
–2004 Birth Year – 12 Forward, 8 Defensemen, 2 Goalies
*Must be a AAA travel player

 

What:  This Academy program will deliver a unique, one-of-a-kind experience for participants both on and off the ice,   through a variety of  special features including:
  • Twelve (12) hours of on-ice development – 9 development sessions & 1 game session
  • NHL and college level on-ice coaching
  • Full “Pro Style” equipment maintenance and locker room amenities
  • NHL guest speaker
  • NHL mentor game coaches
  • IMPACT Sports Performance off-ice testing and training
  • Off-ice team building activities – including RapidShot training
  • Classroom video sessions
  • Nutrition education
  • Academy of Hockey practice and game jerseys
  • Academy of Hockey off-ice training apparel
  • Academy of Hockey awards - presented after final game

 

Application:   To participate in the 2015 Pee Wee Development Camp, please click here to submit the application. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 22nd.  All applicants must play at the Travel AAA level. The Academy of Hockey staff will research and select all participants for the camp, and will communicate application decisions by  June 19th. The cost for participation in the 2nd annual Elite Pee Wee Development Camp is $599. Sibling discount of 10% does apply. Discounted hotel rates available for out-of-area participants.

All Academy programs will utilize the one-of-a-kind facilities located inside HARBORCENTER – the only three-rink complex in the NHL – including two NHL-size rinks, classroom video analysis, and the state-of-the-art training facility operated by IMPACT Sports Performance. Academy programs are open to male and female players. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our staff at: academy@harborcenter.com.

Browse photos from last year’s development camp below:

 

2015 Summer Goalie Camp – All Goalies (2006-1999)

The Academy of Hockey will offer two weeks of Goalie Camps this coming Summer 2015.  The Academy of Hockey goalie camps aim to deliver a holistic program, with focus on building well-rounded, athletic goalies. The developmental goal for our participants will be to provide a consistent and professional level of instruction through a high number of repetitions with instant feedback and correction. The Academy of Hockey’s goaltending development curriculum, lead by Director of Goaltending Marty Biron and Development Coach John Daigneau, is fundamentally structured while progressively building towards more modern and advanced concepts.

Academy of Hockey Goalie Camp
All goalies, birth years (2006 – 1999)
July 13th – 16th: Monday – Thursday
9:00am – 4:30pm
HARBORCENTER – Buffalo, N.Y.

  • Goalies per net 2-1
  • 3 to 1 goalie to coach ratio
  • Technical: Twelve (12) hours of on ice instruction
  • Physical:   Four (4) hours of goalie specific off ice training
  • Mental : Classroom Training specific for goaltending
  • Lunch provided daily
  • Goalie jersey and t-shirt provided
  • Final schedule will be communicated 3 weeks prior to beginning of camp.
  • Price:  $449

Key Fundamentals:  Strong base of skating, footwork and movement, crease presence and stance, stick utilization and placement

Progressive Concepts:  Progression of different save selections which will lead into process of consistently controlling rebounds. Additionally, our belief in a reactive mindset and a relaxed intensity with relation to making saves will further build a goaltenders mental strength, leading to greater consistency.

 

2015 Summer Goalie Camp – Elite Goalies (2004-1998)

The Academy of Hockey will offer two weeks of Goalie Camps this coming Summer 2015.  The Academy of Hockey goalie camps aim to deliver a holistic program, with focus on building well-rounded, athletic goalies. The developmental goal for our participants will be to provide a consistent and professional level of instruction through a high number of repetitions with instant feedback and correction. The Academy of Hockey’s goaltending development curriculum, lead by Director of Goaltending Marty Biron and Development Coach John Daigneau, is fundamentally structured while progressively building towards more modern and advanced concepts.

Academy of Hockey Elite/AAA Goalie Camp
Birth years (2004 – 1998)
July 27th – 30th:  Monday – Thursday
9:00am – 4:30pm
HARBORCENTER – Buffalo, N.Y.

  • Goalies per net 2-1
  • 3 to 1 goalie to coach ratio
  • Technical: Twelve (12) hours of on ice instruction
  • Physical:   Four (4) hours of goalie specific off ice training
  • Mental : Classroom Training specific for goaltending
  • Lunch provided daily
  • Goalie jersey and t-shirt provided
  • Final schedule will be communicated 3 weeks prior to beginning of camp
  • Price:  $449

Key Fundamentals:  Strong base of skating, footwork and movement, crease presence and stance, stick utilization and placement

Progressive Concepts:  Progression of different save selections which will lead into process of consistently controlling rebounds. Additionally, our belief in a reactive mindset and a relaxed intensity with relation to making saves will further build a goaltenders mental strength, leading to greater consistency.