Camp Format

ON-ICE TRAINING - 3 HOURS PER DAY, GUARANTEED:
When it comes to teaching, RMHS bases its coaching and training on clear and concise communication based on each individuals capacity for learning. To properly educate a player on these skills, we strive to understand how that person learns, whether by hearing, seeing, or feeling (touch). Since all of our staff are trained educators, we value this principle and utilize these three basic concepts as the foundation for our teachings.
For example, we first describe and diagram each drill in detail on a coaching board or on the ice for all players to see and hear. Next, our staff demonstrates the drill for each player to see, and finally each player performs the drill multiple times to correctly feel the response we are trying to elicit. In addition, each student is positively reinforced to ensure proper execution and development. Repetition of correctly executed movements is how one retains the correct muscle memory inherent in any properly developed athletic move. 
Each camp includes 3 hours of on-ice instruction per day in a 5-day camp. Incorporated in each session are many European influences, small zone games, creativity, technique, skill, and system development exercises (please see our for a specific camp syllabus).
We guarantee each student will come away from an RMHS camp a better player.

SAMPLE SCHEDULES
Player Camps:
8:00am                           Check-in
9:00 - 10:30 am              On-Ice Training Session #1
11:00 am - 12:00 pm      Dryland Training
12:15 pm                        Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 pm                On-Ice Training Session #2
3:00 - 3:30 pm                Hockey Chalk Talk


Mite Camps:
11:00 am                        Check-in
11:45 - 1:15 pm              On-Ice Training Session #1
1:30 pm                          Lunch or Snack
2:00 - 3:00 pm                Dryland Training


OFF-ICE TRAINING

Dryland Training
Our progressive dryland training circuit focuses on plyometric exercises to enhance an athlete's quick twitch muscles. We utilize these plyometric exercises along with overspeed training through speed chutes, power harness', and bungee cords to help augment the quickness, speed and power development initiated on-ice.


Conditioning Circuits
Conditioning and flexibility are discussed and encouraged during these sessions by educating players on proper hydration, how to prepare for a game or practice, how to train during the pre-season, and what each player can do to maintain their optimal physical condition during the season.


Stretching/Flexibility Sessions
RMHS Staff will run the students through a daily stretching progression. We teach different styles of stretching that will allow them to improve their on ice performance.
Most young athletes do not understand the role stretching takes in the prevention of injuries. Not only will RMHS staff teach the students how, and when, to stretch, but we will also extensively cover static and kinetic stretching and why they are so important to an athletes performance.


Video Review
During our Video Review sessions we will go over stride, stopping and starting, and proper technique. RMHS Staff will use our professional stride analysis program to go over the complete hockey stride in full detail. This will give each player the opportunity to see themselves on a television and receive the proper corrections to improve their skating efficiency.
The RMHS Staff will also use these sessions to review videos of NHL, collegiate and European games to better identify and learn correct tendencies, systems and tactics.


Hockey Chalk Talk
Every RMHS camp will include a daily, 30-minute hockey chalk talk. In these sessions RMHS Staff will discuss performance improvement topics such as proper nutrition, hydration, higher avenues of hockey, drug prevention, and Sports Physiology. The Staff will also quiz the players through the camp to be sure they understand how they can negatively affect their athletic and interpersonal lives via these habits.


Sports Board Mobile Player Assessment 
Rocky Mountain Hockey Schools is proud to announce a new partnership with SportsBoard: a Mobile Player Assessment Solution.  Through their camp specific platform, RMHS will now be offering video evaluations with audio critiques as well as customized technical evaluations for each and every camper.