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2021 SUMMER CAMP SESSIONS

Get a leg up on the competition and join one of our Summer Camp offerings.  SPMHA will be hosting summer training camps in August focused on Power Edge Pro, Evaluation Prep, Power Skating, Goaltending, Body Checking & Conditioning.

SPMHA strives to offer appropriate programming via like-skilled placement. Where camps are described as Players Group Based on Skill, your player will be placed with players of like-ability, which will denote your camp's starting time. This approach allows the instructors to progress the camp curriculum at a pace appropriate for the skill level of the camp's registrants.

Registering multiple children?  Be sure to register them together so you can take advantage of our multi-child discounts!

POWER EDGE PRO

Power Edge Pro utilizes Reactive Countering Training™ (R.C.T.) to engage multiple motor skills simultaneously and develop a player’s small area game performance. All patterns are completed while maintaining puck control and are designed to provide 5x as many repetitions as standard drill based practices, leading to faster development of elite skills.

Our development team will group similarly skilled players, allowing participants to work through the repetitions at a pace that builds confidence and is appropriate to their abilities.

The 2013 Experienced PEP camp is recommended for those 2013-born players who have previously attended a PEP camp and understand the basic fundamentals of PEP training. It is not an introduction to the PEP training program. Introduction to PEP camps are offered throughout the season as a part of SPMHA's In-Season Development Sessions. Exceptions may be made for players with no prior PEP experience that graded in Tiers 1 or 2 in the 2020-2021 season.

Sessions will be led by SPMHA Level 3 Certified PEP Instructors.

POWER SKATING

Power skating teaches proper edge utilization so that edge movement becomes instinctual, adding natural agility, while playing the game. Body position is key for strong grip and balanced lean, skills that ultimately result in players having tight, quick movements. Our power skating camps will use a combination of drills to help advance players with their technique, allowing increased proprioception and overall body awareness.

This summer our camps will be lead by two of the most respected local power skating instructors.

 

Pure Sk8 - Susan Humphreys-St. Martin

Pure Sk8 Sessions focus on balance, edge control, and body positioning as the basis for quality programming in a safe and positive environment.

Knowledgeable instruction and correction supports players in their quest for efficiency on the ice with dynamic progression of exercises designed to provide a foundation on which to build more intricate and advanced movement.

Pure Sk8 philosophy is rooted in purposeful and deliberate practice which provides the necessary support to allow players of all levels the opportunity to reach their full potential. Corrective instruction, from beginner to advanced, is intended to provide strong technical skating fundamentals that are essential and foundational to the growth of each player.

Susan represented Canada as a member of Canada's National Team for 6 years. Including 1994 Olympic Team Member,  two-time World Team Member, and 5 time Canadian National Medallist including Canadian Champion in 1997. After retiring from competition Susan studied Elementary Education at the University of Alberta.

Her training as an elite athlete combined with years of coaching after retiring from competitive sport have paved the way for the transition to developing hockey players of all levels. Pure Sk8 is a result of combining her passion for skating with the enthusiasm of seeing players improve their skills.

 

Millar Power Skating - Britney Millar

Britney Millar is a highly motivated Master Power Skating Instructor with over 12 years of experience with both male and female athletes (hockey and ringette) ranging from Minor Hockey, AJHL, Semi-Pro, and Professional to the NHL level.

Her philosophy of Power Skating Instruction is based on error detection and correction methods she has acquired through 10 years as a Professional Power Skating Instructor and extensive playing career (Mercyhurst University - NCAA Division 1 and 9 years as a Professional Women’s Hockey Player). She does not have specific lesson plans that she follows for each session. Instead, she reads and reacts to what the players need in the moment. She has specific drills that she uses to assist players with their technique, allowing increased proprioception and overall body awareness.

EVALUATION PREPARATION

 

Our Evaluation Prep camps are designed to maximize your  player's evaluation performance and confidence by focusing on the individual skills, specific drills and gameplay scenarios that they will be evaluated on during SPMHA Fall Evaluations.  The curriculum will include a progressive focus on the skills being tested, ranging from basic fundamentals of the skills through to the actual evaluation drills that will be used. With instructors providing a large volume of repetitions and corrective feedback, your player will have better confidence and less anxiety heading into evals, providing them the best opportunity to reach the level they are aiming for.

Camps will have two start times, and participants will be grouped with similarly skilled players, allowing them to move through the drills at a speed appropriate for their abilities.  All Eval Prep camps will be lead on-ice by members of our SPMHA Development Team,

BODY CHECKING & CONDITIONING

 

This camp is specifically designed to teach skills and techniques as they relate to body contact. The program will focus on proper techniques for initiating and receiving contact. The camp will expose players to contact in a controlled setting, giving the player confidence in a multitude of situations. Each skill is demonstrated with proper technique, and then broken down into crucial components, so they have the confidence to grow and develop their skills and move onto more advanced abilities.

GOALTENDER TRAINING

By popular demand, SPMHA is pleased to bring back Kurtis Mucha to lead our Goalie Development Camps for 2021.

Kurtis grew up in Sherwood Park and played his minor hockey in the SPKAC system. He enjoyed a successful Bantam AAA season with his team, which ultimately led him to being drafted 25th overall in the WHL Bantam draft by the Portland Winterhawks. Making his WHL debut as a 15 year old, Kurtis went on to play 4.5 seasons with the Winterhawks and finished his 20 year old season with the Kamloops Blazers. After completing his 5 seasons in the WHL, Kurtis still ranks 1st in games played by a goaltender in the WHL’s history at 245, 2nd in minutes at 13,708, and 3rd in most saves at 6,908. Kurtis chose to utilize the WHL scholarship program and attended the University of Alberta from 2010 – 2015. He was very fortunate to be part of such a successful program, winning 4 league titles and 2 national championships in his time with the Golden Bears.

Upon graduation, Kurtis was provided the opportunity to get into coaching. Under the mentorship of Dustin Schwartz, Kurtis assumed the role as Director of Goalie Development at the Vimy Ridge Academy in Edmonton as well as the Goalie Development Coach of the Edmonton Oil Kings in the WHL. Kurtis has worked with the Spruce Grove Saints in the past and is currently with the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the AJHL. His coaching extends to many minor hockey associations in and around the Edmonton area.