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    Ron Baum’s Hockey Specialty Camps

    Body Play, Safety, & Checking Camp

    Camp Dates

    Aug 13-17 2018 @ Patterson Ice Center

    Morning and afternoon sessions.

    For afternoon camp – NOTE: Coach Baum and East Kentwood varsity coach Shawn Jensen will co-lead the first ice session of this camp.

    ​Eligible Players

    Pee-Wee and Bantam age players


    This camp could also be considered a “Confidence Builder Camp” or a “Defensive Skills Camp”.  Although checking does not begin until the Bantam age level, this program is a MUST for every Pee Wee & Bantam hockey player. In fact, we highly recommend at least two sessions, in successive summers, in order for players to learn all the skills covered and how to be safe, as physical play and the speed of the game increases.   During the four hours of daily on-ice instruction, players will learn how to take and receive stick and body checks and how to become more stable on their skates in body play situations.  We will also identify on-ice danger zones and learn how to protect ourself when taking a check or getting pushed along the boards.  This camp can significantly improve every player’s level of  confidence and help them learn to enjoy the physical parts of the game as they move from Squirt to Pee Wee and on to Bantam and High School levels.  A daily, off-ice training session will help players remember the techniques we teach on the ice.  An individualized player evaluation and camp jersey will also be given out as part of this program. In order to facilitate the transfer of these skills in actual game situations, daily cross-ice scrimmages will take place along with a full-ice game on Friday. From a safety aspect alone … this 20 hour ice program cannot be matched anywhere in Michigan!

    Major Skills Emphasized
    • How to protect yourself when being checked, going into the boards, glass, and net.
    • Hip, shoulder, and stick checking
    • Skating for balance and stability, especially in contact situations. (1 hr/day)
    • On-ice safety, fore-checking, and angling
    • Body play along the boards while playing the puck

     Our Mission

    Hockey Specialty Camps is a summer hockey program that emphasizes only the major skills used in the game of hockey. The difference between every one of our summer programs and most other summer hockey schools is the amount of information we cover, how we work on the skills, and the positive, on-going feedback we provide each player.

    Our Goals

    Our primary goal is to provide a noticeable improvement in each player by the time they leave us in the skills we worked on.  In addition, we expect to see an increased level of confidence when players perform the skills we covered during the week.


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    Select Your Activity: Camp/Clinic
    Starts: 08/12/2018
    Ends: 08/16/2018
    Levels: All
    Rink: Patterson Ice Center
    Address: 7861 Rodao Dr SE
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