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LHA Summer Kick Off Mini-Camp June 18-19
Join Loudoun Hockey Academy Director Chris Caravelli for a quick start to the summer camp season with our fundamentals mini-camp. The sessions will provide an overview of the basic skills and fundamental habits all hockey players need:
power skating, puck control, passing, and body contact.
This camp involves four on-ice sessions, and is open to all players.
Great habits make great hockey players. Join Ion Hockey Director Doug Plocki and his staff of current junior and college hockey players to learn the individual habits and team tactics of the modern game. Each day will explore a different game situation: breakouts, line rush, in-zone offense, neutral zone play, and defensive zone coverage. Players will learn the fundamental habits necessary to excel in each situation, with and without the puck. Players with these core concepts embedded in their game can play in any system, or better yet, won’t need a system to have success. Players will enjoy two on-ice and two classroom sessions each day. Players must bring a laptop or tablet to participate in classroom sessions via Zoom. This is an advanced camp that involves competitive contact (no checking), and is for travel players age 10 -13 only please. This camp will be repeated in August for players aged 14 and up.
Learn to play the game the right way from the beginning so you can build on that success as your development continues. Join LHA Director Chris Caravelli for an in-depth exploration of the foundation skills needed to become a great hockey player.
This camp will cover power skating basics, puck handling and control, shot and pass technique and selection, contact confidence, and core concepts like puck support and puck pursuit. This camp is open to all players.
A specialized camp designed to measure gains and improvements in Skating Stride and Technique. Each player will receive a detailed report card with measured testing results at the end of the session. This is a carefully designed Hockey Skating & Testing program that will focus on proper skating technique, power, and speed. Components that will be measured and tested include stride length, push angle and recovery, inside and outside edge control, various hockey stops and turns, all aspects of Backwards Skating as well as a series of Transitions, Pivots & Mohawks.
The program also includes Individual Puck Skills focusing on speed and creativity with the puck.
Doug worked in player development roles for the Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba Moose (AHL), and the University of Prince Edward Island.
Doug Shepherd is a professional hockey skating and development coach. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and former Assistant Captain of the RPI Men’s Hockey Team, Doug enjoyed a productive career at both the NCAA Div. I and Minor Professional level. Doug is currently a certified NHLPA Player Agent with Achieve Sports Management. He has worked as a skating coach with Adam McQuaid (Boston Bruins), Dion Phaneuf (Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs) and Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins). Doug has helped several players from Northern Virginia reach the junior and college hockey ranks.
Join LHA Director Chris Caravelli for a week of intense puck-skill training. The camp will cover all aspects of play-at-the-puck: protection, handling, passing, shooting, managing 2nd chance pucks, escapes, 1-on-1 moves, angling, and body position. Campers will enjoy 2 on-ice sessions, one off-ice skill session, and one off-ice workout each day. This camp involves body contact, and is for travel players only please.
The game is, after all, the best possible teacher.
Join Ion Hockey Director Doug Plocki and his staff of college and junior players for a week experiencing USA Hockey’s American Development Model (”ADM”). We will cover every aspect of the game- skills, core concepts, individual and group strategies, compete, and FUN – ADM-style practices utilize station-based drills and small area games to increase puck touches, player interactions, and decision-making all within the context of the game.
ADM practices are the pathway to high performance throughout a player’s entire career. The transferability of skills developed in small area games to the modern game is well-established, and players from youth, junior, college, and pro ranks utilize this valuable teaching tool. NHL coaches like David Sullivan, Ty Hennes, and John Heinz use small area games to keep professional players sharp, motivated, and interested.
Players at ADM practices move more and do more in their practices. As a result, ADM-style practices deliver more efficient skill development and produce more skilled players. The ADM is a nationwide blueprint designed specifically to help kids reach their full potential.
Small area games also allow our players to train in space proportionally relevant to their size and skill level so that training is transferrable as they advance. Most of the modern game is played in small areas. Smaller players on small ice play the game with the same amount of time and space to make plays as they will when they are older players on full ice.
REGISTRATION LIMIT 40 SKATERS AND 4 GOALIES PER GROUP
LHA BATTLE CAMP AUGUST 2 – 6
It’s time to knock the rust off and get ready for the season. Join LHA Director Chris Caravelli and Little Caps Skills Coaches for a week-long battle for puck supremacy! This camp will cover all aspects of proper body contact and the critical ability to win puck battles: body position, angling, puck protection, creating loose pucks, footwork and stickwork in tight areas, and playing in front of the net. This camp will also teach players what contact is NOT permissible under current USA Hockey rules. Players will enjoy two on-ice and two off-ice sessions each day. Please note full gear is required for off-ice sessions for additional contact instruction and training. This camp is open to all players.
Join Stephenson University Assistant Coach and Little Caps Skills Coach Duante Abercrombie for a week-long exploration of elite skating and scoring concepts. Duante will present a program similar to that run by the Stephenson University coaching staff as part of their summer training series. Forwards and defensemen will benefit from learning, and practicing high-end techniques of the elite player in a competitive environment. Given the nature of this camp, it is limited to travel players only please, age 14 and up.
The Little Caps Development Program is a curriculum-driven individual training program presented at Ion and designed to complement team training for players committed to advancing their game. The “LCDP” is led by Washington Little Capitals Skills Coaches.
(M-W-F) mornings Next cycle begins Monday April 5th
The program is open to current AAA and AA players in the area, and of course open to our Loudoun Knights The LCDP is designed to supplement regular team training in an organized, deliberate way. Our program ensures our players get the extra training serious athletes desire, and are being taught the right things at the right time as part of a comprehensive model. Players from all area clubs are welcome to train with fellow LCDP players in the morning, and train with their regular teams in the evening
The LCDP is based on an 8-week curriculum covering fundamental skills and advanced details of the modern game. Sessions run Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 6:00 – 7:00am (14 and under) and 7:10am – 8:10am (15 and over). Each training day has a specific objective, and the 24-session cycle provides a comprehensive skill package players can use to improve their game.