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Ice Land 2017 Summer Hockey Camp

Program Description

ICE LAND is proud to announce our 23rd Annual Summer Hockey Camp. Each year we bring together the best coaching talent to provide a camp that always provides quality instruction in a fun and exciting setting. We offer the most innovative instruction, designed to meet the needs of today’s player. Our full day camp is open to players ages 7-14 at all skill levels. Our program emphasizes skill development and isolates individual weaknesses for improvement. We use a low student to instructor ratio ensuring the best instruction possible. We continually analyze a student’s strengths and weaknesses, including all aspects from stick handling and shooting skills to strength and conditioning. Each day the students improve existing skills, learn new skills and enjoy the game of hockey.


To improve a player's overall ability by concentrating on the fundamentals of skating, shooting, passing and stick handling.


In order to improve and excel at hockey, there are many key factors for achieving success. We believe one of them is positive reinforcement, the best teaching approach for children. By using this method we create an environment to test established boundaries and to free them up to risk failure without the downside. By assisting a student to move out of their comfort zone, the program helps them improve their skills and raise their confidence. Technique must be correct and repeated so a player not only will improve at hockey school, but can continue their progress throughout the year. Each skill will be broken down so proper technique can be achieved.


Chris is the Hockey Director for Ice Land and the Mercer Chiefs. Chris coaches Chiefs and Tiger Lilies Tier 1 as well as the Pennington School. This past year his PeeWee Major team won the AYHL regular season championship. Chris was Head Coach for 9 seasons at PDS and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the students. He was voted coach of the decade by the area newspapers and voted 12 seasons as "Coach of the Year" for High School Ice Hockey. Chris assists with the USA Hockey Festival team camps.

What a day consists of:

Off-Ice Session: Cardio, team building exercises, plyometrics and games like kickball, soccer and football.

Powerskating: Teaches proper techniques to become a much faster and efficient skater. Balance, speed, and agility will be the main focus for our daily sessions. The more control you have on your edges, the better skater you will be. It is very important to be able to control your body and edges while trying to achieve maximum speed. We will teach you how it is done.

Drills and Skills:: Time dedicated to stick/shoot/pass skills. To enhance your development as a player, we have numerous devices to help. Bungee cords for skating resistance, pull belts for stride and power, weighted pucks for stick handling and shooting, target nets for accuracy shooting, and radar gun for testing shooting speed.

Station Training: Everyday a series of different skills will be taught and utilized in separate groups called station training. In those stations we will focus and concentrate on the proper techniques of each skill so a player can utilize them in game situations.

Scrimmage: Game situations to understand and learn the knowledge of the game. (Positional play)

Video Analysis: Each player will be able to watch their strengths and weaknesses on recording.

Camp Highlights

  • 5 hours of on-ice instruction
  • Daily power skating sessions, skills and drills
  • Scrimmage everyday (game situation)
  • Radar gun to time shooting
  • Skills competition between teams includes Puck Control Relay, Speed Skating, Hardest Shot, and Accuracy Test
  • Skating/stick handling/shooting tests
  • A video viewing to better players techniques
  • Lunch and snack everyday
  • Jersey
Travel players get ready for next season!!!!

In-House players learn the skills needed to take your game to the next level!!!

Camp Counselors from Varsity High and Prep School teams including: Hun, Notre Dame, Pennington, WWP-North, WW-P South, Robbinsville, Steinert


In consideration of the Participant being permitted to register and participate in the Ice Land Summer Hockey Camp, we do hereby forever release and discharge its Directors, Agents, Employees and or any person or corporation connected herewith from all manner of action, injury, damages, costs, claims or demands which we shall or may hereafter have, suffer or receive by reason of such participation in the program at the Center. This release shall be binding on our heirs, assigns, executors and administrators. In the event of my cancellation all monies are non­refundable. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.


Ice Land does not provide medical insurance for participants. In the event of illness or injury requiring treatment, hospitalization or surgery, family medical insurance must be used. Ice Land strongly suggests that all participants be covered by some form of personal medical insurance.


More info / questions please contact
Chris Barcless
Hockey Director


Travel and In-house
Ages 6 - 15

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Clinics and Camps Calendar


6 - 15 years old


July 24-28, 2017

August 7-11, 2017

August 14-18, 2017

In House and Travel

8:30am Check in

4pm Check out

9:00am-10:15am Power Skating
10:30am-11:45am Specific Skills
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:15pm-2:30pm Stations
2:45pm-3:45pm Games


go to AYHL website