May 22, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -- Looking for some fun this summer? Maybe a chance to get out of the heat and onto the ice? Hoping to hone your hockey skills? Come out to the University of Wisconsin Boys Hockey Camps.
Learn from current Badger coaches to focus on developing your hockey skills in an enjoyable atmosphere. Current and former members of the Badger men’s hockey team, as well as visiting coaches and clinicians will also aid in the instruction.
The first of the camps, the Mike Eaves Badger Weekend Skills Camp runs Friday through Sunday, May 30-June 1. This camp focuses on individual skills of skating, shooting, puck handling, puck possession and small games. Goaltenders get individual time with a goalie instructor. If you are looking to improve your hockey skills, this is the camp for you. This camp is for ages 8-12.
The second camp is the Youth Skills Camp, which runs Aug. 3-7 at the Kohl Center. This camp focuses on both individual and team skills with a final game on Thursday morning. These camps will provide two hours of on-ice instruction each day, with all instruction provided by the Badger coaches and staff. Camp check-in is Sunday night with one ice session. Full-day camp starts Monday with two ice sessions per day along with off-ice and video time. All campers will receive a jersey. This camp is for ages 8-12.
The Team Development Camp, the third and final camp, takes place from Aug. 7-10. Learn what it takes to be a part of a Big Ten men’s hockey program and experience a week in the life of a collegiate hockey player. Campers will stay on campus in residence halls, eat on campus, and skate at the Kohl Center and new LaBahn Arena. Positional practices (forwards, defense, and goalie) will focus on individual skills and team concepts. Group activities throughout camp will keep the players busy while learning about what it takes to be a Badger hockey player. Camp includes three meals a day, beginning with dinner on August 7, off-ice conditioning/post-game recovery, and the Badger Cup round-robin tournament at the end of the week.
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