RED DEER - A unique skill development opportunity is available to all 2002-born male hockey players in Alberta, as Hockey Alberta and the Western Hockey League are co-hosting the second annual WHL Skills Camp.
The camp, for U15 players, is set to run June 10-12 at the Don Hartman Sportsplex in Calgary.
"We’re thrilled to team up with the WHL for another year," said Mike Kraichy, Manager of Team Alberta. "This ongoing partnership will continue to benefit young, developing hockey players across Alberta."
The Skills Camp provides athletes with the opportunity to learn from an impressive array of instructors, including a few from the WHL. The 160 participants will be divided into eight teams for the weekend, and participate in a variety of activities, including:
- Friday: off-ice testing and combine activities, coordinated by WHL staff members;
- Saturday: Team Alberta/WHL presentation, a Long Term Player Development session featuring yoga, and two skill sessions.
- Sunday: one skill session, and the event will wrap up with a game for each team
The WHL and Team Alberta have teamed up once again to offer a camp with a focus on skill development and proper training techniques. The camp also provides athletes with information about the Team Alberta process, and information on the WHL, while challenging players to excel on and off the ice.
"The WHL is excited to be teaming up with Hockey Alberta on this great player development initiative for a second year," said Kirt Hill, senior Manager, Player Development for the WHL. "The Skills Camp is a great opportunity for players to learn from elite level coaches and get ready for the next level of their hockey development."
Registration is now underway for 2002-born male players. There is space available for 21 defencemen and 43 forwards. Goalie spots are currently full.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, click on the appropriate link, and complete the online registration and payment process.