On-Ice Development Details

All our sessions are appropriately paced to challenge all skaters with activities/drills that are innovative and unique. Drill progression and repetition will allow each player to be an active participant in their own skill development. Each athlete's overall development as a complete player is directly related to his or her skating ability. Here at Attack Sports, it is our goal to make each player a stronger competitor with increased confidence in their abilities. 

All of our camps are for highly motivated and/or skilled athletes who are eager to learn, work extremely hard and willing to compete outside of their comfort zone. 

 

Innovative Skills: Edge Work  |  Puck Control  |  Shooters 

Camps: Competitive Edge Battle Camp  |  Pre-Evaluation Prep Camp

Elite Player Habits: Developing Defensemen  |  Offensive Minds

Innovative Skills

INNOVATIVE EDGE

  • Run at an extremely high level of intensity pushing athletes well beyond their comfort zone 

  • Edge control and manipulation training devoted to increasing speed, lateral mobility, acceleration and quickness

  • All while working on each skaters ABCs (Agility, Balance, Coordination and Strength) 

INNOVATIVE PUCK CONTROL

  • In other words, skating with the puck 

  • Exposes athletes to a variety of individual puck manipulation skills and learning to put pucks into open spaces 

  • Instruction will include: 

    • Tactical skating techniques ​

    • Fakes and explosive moves 

    • Explosive/offensive one on one 

    • Reactive training 

    • Quick hands 

    • Stickhandling 

    • Puck/ring control and protection 

    • Shooting to score 

INNOVATIVE SHOOTERS

  • Coincides with Hockey Canada's Shooting and Scoring Pathway 

  • Heavy emphasis on shooting fundamentals, shooting in motion and shooting off a pass 

  • All camps with innovative shooting come with one free shooting session in our shooting centre located at the Attack Sports Facility. This ensures that each athlete has a proper shooting technique prior to stepping onto the ice

 
 
 

Camps

Competitive Edge Battle Camp

  • Expose each athlete to the value of competing (both safely and with respect) through small area games (SAGs) and competitive drills 

  • Instruction will include: 

    • Defensive and offensive techniques and strategies ​

    • Safe/effective body positioning 

    • Driving to the net

    • Corner battles 

    • Board play 

    • Net presence (offensive/defensive)

    • Checking techniques 

    • Angling to initiate an attack 

    • Winning 50/50 battles 

Pre-Evaluation Prep Camp 

  • Designed to expose each athlete to a number of the universal assessments in preparation for the upcoming evaluation season 

  • Each athlete will be grouped by ability in order to achieve maximum performance and results 

 
 

Elite Player Habits

Developing Defensemen Camps
Coincide with Hockey Canada's Developing Skilled Defensemen Pathway. Our program has a heavy emphasis on defensemen skating fundamentals and tactical drills. All Developing Defensemen camps come with classroom instruction, off-ice training and on-ice training. Each camp is limited to 10 athletes to ensure we are able to maximize both instruction and coach to athlete ratio. 

 

Our camps focus on: 

  • Skating 

    • Agility, balance and coordination ​

    • Edge control

    • Escapes

    • Pivots 

    • Puck retrievals 

    • Blueline skating -- sprints, spins, hip turns, deception and fakes 

  • Puck Control 

    • Efficiency ​

    • Smoothness 

    • Good first pass

    • Puck retrievals 

  • Shooting 

    • Eyes up ​

    • Getting pucks through 

    • Finding shooting lanes 

  • One on Ones

    • Gap control ​

  • Two on Ones

    • Read and react ​

  • Small Area Games 

    • Focusing on offence ​

  • Elite Defenseman Habits 

    • Stick on puck and sticks in lanes ​

    • Read and react

    • Reading the attack 

    • Gap control 

    • Protecting the ice between the dots 

    • Body positioning and body contact 

Offensive Minds Camps 

Coincide with Hockey Canada's Developing Skilled Offensive Players. Our program has a heavy emphasis on evasive skating, shooting fundamentals and tactical drills. All Offensive Minds camps come with classroom instruction, off-ice training and on-ice training. Each camp is limited to 10 athletes to maximize both instruction and coach to athlete ratio. 

Our camps focus on:

  • Skating

    • Agility, balance and coordination ​

    • Edge control 

    • Escapes 

    • Pivots

    • Puck retrievals 

  • Shooting 

    • Shooting basics ​

    • Shooting in motion

    • Shooting off a pass

  • Shooting Concepts 

    • Stationary shots ​

    • Shots in motion 

    • One-timers 

    • Quick-release 

    • Changing puck angles 

    • Shot off a pass

    • Forehand to backhand 

    • Backhand to forehand 

    • Shooting for sticks 

  • Shooting Areas 

    • In tight​

    • Dot wide alley 

    • Slot 

  • Scoring Situations 

    • Clear shots ​

    • Zone entries 

    • Net drives 

    • Breakaways

    • Rebounds 

    • Low to high plays 

    • East to west plays

    • Below goal line 

    • Deflections 

    • Screens 

  • Small Area Games 

    • Focusing on offensive ​

  • Elite Offensive Habits 

    • Puck protection​

    • Shot selection 

    • Creating space

    • Changing pace

    • Changing angles 

    • Anticipation 

    • Compete

    • Deception 

    • Courage and willingness 

 
 

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