Hockey is a continuous series of 1 on 1 battles in all areas of the ice; battles along the wall, battles in the corners, and battles in front of the net.
Players that possess the skills and tactics to effectively combat for ice, body position, and loose pucks win the vast majority of these 1 on 1 battles.
With our curriculum and expertise staff, the TBS BATTLE CAMP will provide your child with the knowledge and confidence to use their body and stick effectively to consistently gain possession of the puck and allow them to “gain the edge” over their opponents.
Overall, the program will encompass drills, activities, and small-area games that simulate game “battle” and “compete” situations.
The TBS BATTLE CAMP is open to ATOM and PEE WEE aged players. Depending on your child’s age and level, the major focus of the BATTLE CAMP is to develop the following components:
- Proper BODY and STICK POSITION to effectively take away the opponent’s time
and space with the puck.
- CONTACT CONFIDENCE and BODY CONTACT.
Overall, players will learn what it takes to compete and win important battles that occur during game situations while simultaneously learning to protect themselves in all areas of the ice.
Players will leave this camp with a better understanding of the combative and physical components of the game and most importantly – develop a player’s ability to compete confidently and safely during game situations.
TBS BATTLE CAMP FORMAT
Each session will begin with a warm-up activity followed by full-ice drills that will be conducted with both ATOM and PEE WEE aged players.
The warm-up and full-ice component will focus on specific skating skills that emphasize edge control and balance which are a prerequisite skills necessary for effective angling and positioning for both ATOM and PEE WEE aged players.
Overall, players will be unable to grasp and execute skills such as positioning, angling, and body checking if they are unable to skate comfortably and control the edges of their skates with ease.
Eventually the ice will be divided into two sections with each age group performing other drills and activities in their respective ends that are specific to their age category.
In other words, one end of the ice will be retained for ATOM aged players while the opposite end will be reserved for PEE WEE aged players.
TBS BATTLE CAMP SPLIT ICE SESSIONS
ATOM aged players will continue to work on drills that focus on angling and effective body and stick position in order to effectively learn how to take away opponent’s time and space with the puck without making body contact.
Ice sessions will also include drills and small-area games that focus on creating a competitive and “battle focus” environment.
The specialized training that these drills and games offer is designed to develop the individual player’s offensive and defensive skills/tactics needed for gaining an advantage over their opponent in small areas and to challenge them to reach beyond their comfort zone.