In partnership with the Irish Youth Hockey League (IYHL).
All New ELITE Summer SuperCamp format
All 2018 Programs are ELITE workshops specifically designed for enthusiastic players who are serious about improving their hockey skills. These ELITE camps follow the same format and methods we use when training NHL and European professional players.
What we expect from each student
Players should arrive each day excited about the opportunity to mesh their dreams and hard work with Planet Hockey's globally acclaimed hockey skills training program. We are committed to motivating each Planet Hockey student to move from simply being involved, to taking responsibility for their own skills development...to learn to love to train!
We have found that hockey parents too are committed and share in our expectation that when investing in a hockey camp, players should learn and develop athletically as much as possible all while growing their love and enthusiasm for the game. We help ensure a fun and challenging camp with maximum skill development through our exclusive Pre-camp Preparation Workbook and Post-camp Player Profile & Action Plan.
Planet Hockey Development Model - The Planet Hockey Difference
Research suggests and we concur, that hockey players receive significantly more personal skill development through station-based training when compared to traditional, full-ice team practices. The Planet Hockey Development Model employs station-based training to teach the latest techniques and systems focused on individual player development.
When you add skilled, motivated, energetic, "role-model" coaches along with a location filled with world-class accommodations, meals and activities, you create an environment where skill development and personal growth is maximized. Welcome to Planet Hockey!
Our Model is player-centric and specifically designed not to be age-specific, rather skill-specific. Players are placed into smaller sub groups based on current skill level then assigned a customized instructional syllabus designed to maximize individual confidence and long-term athletic development.
Planet Hockey will educate, motivate, support and develop players in an age-appropriate, high-energy environment that keeps them focused, entertained and passionate about what they are learning.
Who should attend?
Simply put, players of ALL levels who want to improve their skills and have more fun!
To experience the true magic of the game, players must be willing to explore their own strengths, weaknesses and the effectiveness of their training approach. Planet Hockey is an ELITE training program that will guide players through the exciting process of attaining hockey excellence. Any player who wants to improve and who is committed to that result will benefit greatly from our professional training approach. Are you ready to join the 5,000 aspiring hockey players worldwide, who will take the Planet Hockey Camp Challenge this summer?
STP - Supplemental Training Program
Players LOVE this optional 'add on' program that is offered at most summer camp locations. Receive 4 additional hours of on ice skills training that will conveniently extend your day by 1 hour. Format - European Flow and Timing Drills (hi-tempo skating, stickhandling, passing & scoring). Learn how to THINK the game and SEE the ice. All players grouped by skill level. Planet Hockey Instructors join players in many of these creative drills to control timing. This popular program fills quickly and is exclusive to Planet Hockey. Goalies welcome (limit 4). Limited to 32 total players. Watch video >>
On Ice Skills Training Session - Daily
Players receive our innovative "Progressive Phase" TOTAL Player Development Skills Training Syllabus. To maximize skills development, we teach in small groups, broken down by age & skill level. Each station highlights a critical hockey skill and allows for high repetition and 1 on 1 instruction.
Small Games - Daily
Players will conclude each day with fun/competitive Small Games. We select creative age and skill appropriate Small Games drills that simulate game situations. Players benefit from increased 'puck possession' and time directly involved in game situations. This format accelerates confidence and skills growth by exposing players to repetitive game situation battles and is the ideal conclusion to a great day of skills training.
Player Profile & Skills Assessment
We go the extra Mile! Players are observed and evaluated throughout camp and their current skill set will be documented in the form of our exclusive Electronic Player Profile, which will be emailed at the conclusion of camp. Our staff will use this 'snap-shot' to develop an Action Plan by outlining the specific areas that most need attention. Plus, each player will receive professional skills training video clips to provide an ongoing training reference. view sample video clips
Focus Sessions - Daily
We teach advanced hockey concepts. To maximize comprehension, each day begins and ends with a group focus session where we outline and further explain instructed concepts and preview the remaining curriculum.
Self-evaluation / Preparation / Responsibility / Accountability / Leadership
Planet Hockey expects each student to arrive at camp prepared to learn, work and to do the little things necessary to improve their skills. Players will learn the importance of individual and team self-evaluation, preparation, responsibility, accountability and leadership (SPRAL). Each player will receive a pre-camp electronic workbook 4-6 weeks prior to camp, to help prepare for a challenging week of hockey training. This level of commitment will be supported by our pro-active approach to teaching & learning complex hockey concepts.
P.E.P. - Parent Education Program
You pay, you taxi...you DESERVE a pleasant return on your hockey investment. We encourage parents to take an educated/pro-active role in their child's hockey journey. 4-6 weeks prior to camp, we will email your pre-camp preparation workbook along with a short 'parent video' suggesting ways to prepare your player to get the most out of camp. Together, we can make a huge difference in your child's hockey journey!
Top Quality Staff
The quality of Planet Hockey's 'role model', certified staff is unmatched and is comprised of passionate coaches handpicked from throughout the world. Our student to instructor ratio is 5 to 1 or better with extensive small group and individual (one on one) skills instruction. Our educational philosophies and teaching approaches maximize student motivation, development and love of the game. more >>
Camp Rep Program - Join the Planet Hockey Team!
Seeking enthusiastic hockey parents & coaches - Help promote Planet Hockey in your area. Planet Hockey Bonus/Incentive Program - earn discounts, scholarships or a free Planet Hockey camp. For all details, click here >>
Planet Hockey Summer camp students receive a free official camp jersey. Players may upgrade to our pro-weight, custom sublimated SUPER jersey...special pricing and free shipping available during online registration. View jerseys >>
Goaltenders & Shooters Sessions
Goaltenders - throughout the camp, as the syllabus, group dynamics and drill selection permits, goaltenders will receive goaltender specific training in small groups & stations, from a certified goaltending instructor. Additionally, goaltenders will benefit from periodic 4v4 games, small games and scrimmages, where each goaltender will have their 'own net'. Each Session limited to 4 goaltenders, goaltenders receive a $100 discount. more >>
Shooters - players will receive additional on ice shooting & scoring instruction throughout the week, in conjunction with the goaltending sessions and small games training.
Girls are welcome at all Planet Hockey Camps and we are pleased to see more and more girls each summer! We will have incredible female coaches at all camps.
All Summer Camps also include: Small Games Training, Team Play, Body Contact, Puck Protection and much more. Plus, our Complete OFF ICE Program (daily Video/Lectures and Dryland Training), a customized electronic Player Evaluation/Profile, Free Planet Hockey Camp Jersey and much more. The most complete training available!
NO standing around at Planet Hockey! Our unique training methods and dedicated Instructors will keep you moving in creative, progressive, results-oriented, FUN drills.
You will be motivated and educated by our professional, certified and passionate International Instructional staff. By the end of camp, we guarantee to improve your hockey skills, training focus and to grow your love of the game. Meet our staff.
All camps are grouped by age and ability level. We utilize individual instruction as well as small and medium group sizes to maximize instructor/student interaction and attention to specific student needs
Guaranteed Improvement. If you want to improve your game, we'll make it happen...regardless of current skill level. Within each group, players are assigned to smaller groups (2-10 players) to further maximize their skills development. So whether you are a curious beginner or a serious AAA player, you will always receive the best training for your skill level. We welcome boys, girls and adults.
Progressive training strategies for ALL positions: Forward, Defense & Goaltenders.
Video Lectures - daily classroom sessions to discuss: On & Off ice Training, Nutrition, Goal-setting, Preparation, College Hockey, Hockey Opportunities, Work ethic, Academics, Player responsibilities & more.
Dryland Training - daily hockey specific off Ice training exercises to develop quick feet, leg strength, soft/creative hands, shooting accuracy, aerobic capacity, endurance and to prevent injury. Includes active stretching, circuit training, team building & plyometrics.
Player Features at ALL Camps
POWER SKATING - Explosive Skating, Increase Stride Length, Power and Efficiency, Forward & Backward strides, Starts, Crossunders, Power turns, Agility, Lateral Mobility, Speed, Transitions, Acceleration and Confidence.
STICKHANDLING - Creative Puck Control, Develop SOFT, CREATIVE Hands, Soft/creative hands, Effective moves, Wide reach, agility and control with the puck.
PASSING - forhand, backhand, one-touch, saucer, drop passes, cycling and develop your on ice vision and ability to find passing lanes and open ice.
Scoring Strategies - dekes, tips, rebounds, Wrist shot, Snap shot, Slap shot, One-timers, Shoot to SCORE!
TEAM STRATEGY - Read the ENTIRE ice, On ice vision & awareness, Passing lanes, be effective away from the puck, Odd man rushes, Breakouts.
BODY CONTACT - Control your opponent, Giving & receiving body contact, Play along the boards, Gap control, Do's and Don'ts.
DRYLAND TRAINING Get the EDGE - Proven off-ice hockey specific training exercises to develop quick feet, leg strength, soft/creative hands, shooting accuracy, aerobic capacity and endurance.
EXPERT INTERNATIONAL STAFF (our 23rd year) - Meet the Planet Hockey Staff
2018 Summer SuperCamps
Celebrating 24 years of Skills Training Excellence
We are excited to provide the very finest hockey skills training available. Join the more than 5,000 players world-wide, who will join Planet Hockey to take their game to the next level in 2018.