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CT Elite Hockey Showcases @ UConn: Prep Division

July 28-30, 2019

FOR BIRTH YEARS 2005, 2006, 2007

At the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum @ UCONN

 

WHY ATTEND THIS CAMP? These age groups are preparing for high school hockey. There's a lot to learn! The Prep Division Showcase brings together college coaches and players as well as top prep school coaches from leading programs in New England who will engage daily with the campers. Specifically, campers will participate in the following:

Practices

The Prep Showcase will have six teams. Each team will have three practices and three games.

The practices will be conducted by a combination of prep school coaches, college hockey coaches and college hockey players. They will review all aspects of the game and conducts drills on the following:

  • Skating: Learning striding techniques to become as efficient as possible; practicing speed and agility, turning and pivoting
  • Puck Control
  • Stick Handling
  • Shooting

Practices will also involve scrimmages.

Checking drills

  • The players in this age group have no or minimal checking experience. The practice scrimmages and games in the Prep Showcase will be non-checking. However, coaches will save time each day to review proper techniques for body checking along the boards and in open ice to help these players develop confidence in their checking abilities. When they leave this camp they will have more knowledge on:
    • Effective body positioning for shoulder checks, block checks and all kinds of checking
    • How to use their body and legs for strength while checking
    • Developing a solid base, how to angle and steer 
    • Stick checking, and more.

Games

Campers will participate in three games coached by Prep School coaches. The games will be filmed and tape will be reviewed with the teams. Players will get specific feedback about their play, as well as the team as a whole. 

Classroom Seminars

Prep Coaches, UConn hockey coaches and current collegiate hockey players will talk with campers about:

  • Opportunities after Bantam hockey: Campers will engage with coaches and players on what's out there once their Bantam careers end; How are high school teams formed and what would put the player in the best position to make a high school team? What do coaches look for? How can they prepare now to continue their playing career? Beyond local high school hockey, how do prep school coaches and junior hockey coaches recruit? What do they look for? And what can players do now if there is interest in that route? Current college players will discuss their road to college hockey - what personal sacrifices they made to get there, what their hockey decisions were through the years that helped them develop and grow - did they play locally, for a prep school, participate in juniors? Did they attend camps and tournaments? What was successful to their development? 
  • What Makes a Great Teammate: Having team players is at the top of the list when it comes to the making of winning teams. Knowing your role, playing unselfishly, and supporting your teammates are all critical. In this seminar, current college captains will discuss what it means to be a team player and what qualities and traits make the best teammates. They will discuss leadership skills and how players can positively stand out in the locker room. They will discuss how to be coachable, how to give and take feedback, and how to handle conflict. Using their personal experiences from youth to college hockey, they will review situations that often arise on any team and interact with campers on solutions. Campers will leave knowing the top traits to become a better teammate and why working as a team is important to their future success in hockey and beyond. 

Strength Sessions

Collegiate strength coaches will lead the campers in a typical collegiate strength session specifically geared for hockey players. The strength coach will review the exercises and how they help the hockey player.

 

CAMP DETAILS

Camp Check in on Sunday, July 28th:

  • OVERNIGHT CAMPERS: Check-in will be in the mid-morning at the South Dorm Complex. We will post more information as it gets closer.
  • DAY CAMPERS: Check-in will be at the rink in the late morning The Rink GPS Address: 509 Jim Calhoun Way, Storrs, CT Directions here: https://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=68258&org=CTELITEHOCKEY.COM

Camp Check Out on Tuesday, July 30th:

Check-out for all campers will be at the rink after completion of your game on Tuesday, July 31. The game end times will likely be in the early afternoon. Timing will be confirmed as we get closer. 

 

Prep school coaches from the following prep programs that have participated in the CT Elite Hockey Showcase at UConn: Prep Division include:

 

 


Schedule:

A Prep Division schedule will be posted at the camp start. This includes the flow of each day, including times for meals, practices and games. Right now we have the 2018 Schedule posted so you can see how the flow of each day went for last year's Prep Division campers.

What you need to know for planning:

Overnight camper Check-in and Check-out:

Check-in on the first day for overnight campers will be in the mid-morning in the South Dorm Complex.  You can refer to  this check in guide from last year to get a glimpse at what check-in procedures are like. It will be updated for 2019 as the camp gets closer. 

Dismissal on the last day will likely be mid-morning to early afternoon. Your camper's dismissal time is dependent upon his teams' last game. We have more specific timing information as the camp gets closer.

Day Camper Check-In and Check-Out:

Check in for day campers will be at the rink each day. 

Mark Freitas Ice Forum GPS Address: 509 Jim Calhoun Way, Storrs, CT  

Tentative drop-off and pick up times each day for day campers will be as follows:

  • Day 1 - Sunday, July 28: late morning drop off at the rink; 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m. pick up ** estimated times; may change
  • Day 2 - Monday, July 29: 8:45 a.m. at the rink drop off; 5:45 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. pick up **estimated times; may change
  • Day 3 - Tuesday, July 30: 8:45 a.m. drop off at the rink; 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 1 pm pick up **estimated times; may change

 

Overnight Camp - $595 (covers entire camp, all three days)

Boarding:
For the Prep Division overnight camp, participants will be housed in the South Dorm Complex at UConn's Storrs campus.  The air-conditioned dorm rooms are suites and have two bedrooms that sleep two people each, a connected living space and bathroom. Specific requests to board with a teammate can be made on the registration form. You can go into your registration at any time and update the roommate request field. 

There will be adequate supervision in the dormitories. Additionally, the University of Connecticut will position an employee at the dorm.

Each camp participant is required to sign a code of conduct of expected behavior at the camp, while participating in all aspects of the camp. Camp counselors will be with participants every step of the way to enforce the code of conduct.

Upon check-in, each camp participant will receive an ID/security card that will allow him to access dorms, dorm room, and will also serve as a meal card. Dorms will not be able to be accessed after 11 p.m. each evening and camp counselors will conduct a bed check upon curfew that is set.

Food:
Meals are included in the price of the camp.  As a boarder, the participant will receive the following meals:

  • Boxed lunch at check-in; Dinner on check-in day (July 28)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner on 2nd day (July 29
  • Breakfast (July 30)

Meals will be served at a designated on-campus cafeteria for the Connecticut Elite Hockey showcases.

What to bring:

  • We will provide a CT Elite Hockey showcase jersey for the team assigned; you will need to bring your own hockey gear including sticks and tape. Helmets must have a full face shield. Skate sharpening will be available for $5.
  • Linens are provided, including bed sheets, a blanket, a pillow and a bath and hand towel. The rooms will also be airconditioned. 
  • You will need to bring toiletries.
  • A refillable water bottle; there are water bottle stations all around campus to refill water bottles at. Cases of water discouraged as they are cumbersome to bring up to dorm and to the rink w/ all other gear and disposal/storage gets tricky.
  • Change of clothes for attending meals, and seminars; work out clothes for strength training sessions
  • Dorm rooms have free WiFi and Ethernet wall connections for the boarders use.

Pocket money for the Student Union would be a good idea. There is a book store, a food court, game room on campus. 

Allergies/Medication:
Participants must inform CT Elite Hockey of current allergies and/or medication on the registration form. The camper will be responsible for administering any medications throughout the camp. If bringing medication to the camp, this form needs to be completed. This is the only form that the state requires us to have.  As necessary, camp counselors will be informed of allergies and medications to be alert to any issues.


Day Camp - $475 (covers entire camp, all three days)

Check-in and drop off times for day campers is as follows:

  • Day 1 - Sunday, July 28: 11:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the rink; pick up at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. at the rink ** times from last year and may change
  • Day 2 - Monday, July 29 8:45 a.m. at rink; pick up at 5:45 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.**times from last year and may change
  • Day 3 - Tuesday, July 30: 8:45 a.m. at the rink; pick up at 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. **times for last year and may change

Campers will find out which team they are on at check in. 

Food:  Five meals are included in the price of the day camp which will provide day campers with:

  • Boxed lunch at check in; dinner (July 28)
  • Lunch, dinner on 2nd day (July 29
  • Lunch (July 30)

Meals will be served at a designated on-campus cafeteria. The day camper will receive an ID/security card that will allow him to receive meals.

What to bring:

  • A towel in your hockey bag for showering after games/practices.
  • We will provide a CT Elite Hockey showcase jersey for the team assigned; you will need to bring your own hockey gear including sticks and tape. Helmets must have a full face shield. Skate sharpening will be available for $5.
  • Pocket money for the Student Union would be a good idea. There is a book store, a food court, game room on campus. 
  • A refillable water bottle; there are water bottle stations all around campus to refill water bottles at. Cases of water discouraged as they are cumbersome to bring up to dorm and to the rink w/ all other gear and disposal/storage gets tricky.
  • Change of clothes for attending meals, and seminars; work out clothes for strength training sessions
  • Dorm rooms have free WiFi and Ethernet wall connections for the boarders use.

Allergies/Medication:
Participants must inform the CT Elite Hockey of current allergies and/or medication on the registration form. The camper will be responsible for administering any medications throughout the camp.  As necessary, camp counselors will be informed of allergies and medications to be alert to any issues.

Click here to obtain a medicine authorization form. If your child will be taking any medication at the camp, this form will need to be completed by parents and your child's physician.

Click here for more information about options for your child with allergies.