Buffalo, NY - June 3-6, 2021
Full Camp Fee: $750 (Price goes up on May 11th)
Deposit Amount: $200 (Balance due 45 days before camp)
Note: As of 5/5/21 we have just 1 goalie spot available.
“It was a great learning experience. Having the one on one time and repetition helped dramatically. The coaches were incredibly helpful, and always available for questions. No question went unanswered. The camp was also fun.... which is very important. The staff did a great job educating us while keeping the camp light hearted and fun." – Ken S.
Hockey tradition runs deep in Buffalo. Despite this, the first year we held a camp in Buffalo (way back in 2004), we had 31 players attend...and to my amazement, not one of them lived in the Buffalo area. But since then our local following has grown. This camp attracts players from all over the region, as well as those flying across the country to attend. And nearly every one of these players coming from distant lands comments about how much they like Buffalo. And what's not to like...great food, great people and a deep hockey culture.
At Weekend Warriors we have something for every player. Whether you're a new player who needs proper guidance through the crucial early development phases, or an experienced player who has been playing for 30 years, our coaches will ensure that you get the training you need!
"Oh my god yes. I learned how to handle the puck (the 5 minute coaching session was incredibly helpful). I learned what I can do at open skates to improve my skating. I got to see myself on camera and after I died inside at how terrible my form was, I knew exactly what I needed to work on. And I also have a much better idea of where to be in offensive and defensive situations. I played a beginner game tonight and scored the first and only goal for my team. It's not like I suddenly became amazing; I knew where to be, knew what to do, and had the confidence to take a shot on net. I never would have made that play before camp. I could ramble about how awesome you all are forever, and I think anyone who loves the sport should attend camp and get in on the fun." – Amanda O.
"This is something I look forward to every year. I wish I could get more of my team to come out. I like getting the feedback from real coaches on what I could do to improve." – Dave “Captain” M.
"Camp is a total immersion in the hockey learning experience. It takes you away from your everyday life and allows you to learn and improve with out any distractions. It is an intense and tiring experience, that leaves a great sense of accomplishment after 12 hours of ice time in only a few days." – Don B.
Northtown Center at Amherst.
“I am extremely happy and satisfied with my camp experience. I feel that it will raise my game to the next level.” – Dan L. (Goalie)
Note: An updated schedule will be sent by e-mail to all registered players before camp. The e-mailed schedule always supersedes the online version.
4:00: Orientation (at Rink). Meet the coaches, other players and receive an orientation of the weekend’s events; Get Dressed.
6:00 – 7:50 PM: Ice Session #1 – Rink 2
After Ice Session: “Break the Ice Party” – meet and greet the coaches, staff and your fellow players. Appetizers provided. Cash bar.
9:00 – 10:50 AM: Ice Session #2 – Rink 2
11:10 AM – 12:00 PM: Video Review Session – White Team (Skaters only)
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch from 12-1 plus time you are not in video (i.e. before or after lunch)
1:00 – 1:45 PM: Video Review Session – Blue Team & Goalies (Goalies separately w/goalie coach)
2:00 – 3:00 PM: Chalk Talk 1 (Goalies: Goalie talk)
3:30 – 5:20 PM: Ice Session #3 – Rink 2
Evening: On your own. Unofficial gathering(s) to be announced for players wishing to socialize with their fellow campers.
9:30 – 11:20 AM: Ice Session #4 – Rink 2
11:20 AM – 12:30 PM: Lunch on your own
12:30 – 1:30 PM: Skaters: Chalk Talk 2; Goalies: Review Skills Video
1:45 – 3:00 PM: Video Review of Scrimmage
3:30 - 5:20 PM: Ice Session #5 – Rink 2
7:30 PM - Camp Banquet at Banchetti’s by Rizzo (550 N. French Rd.; Amherst, NY; Phone: 716-691-4045) The cost of the meal is included in your camp fee. We hope you will all join us for some fun and camaraderie. Cash Bar.
Note: To players attending with spouse, friend or family, they are welcome to attend for a nominal additional charge. Please let us know in advance if you plan to bring a guest.
9:00 - 10:50 AM: Ice Session #6 – Rink 2
Note: Schedule is subject to modification.
- 12 hours of on ice instruction from our high level staff
- Off ice coaching in the form of chalk talks and video review sessions
- Camp Banquet on Saturday Evening
- "Break the Ice" Social on Thursday Evening
- A custom jersey; socks and other swag
- Lodging and transportation are NOT included
Activities for Attending Spouses/Families of Players
Some players may wish to bring their spouse or family along. We will help you plan such activities for your spouse or family while you are on the ice. Examples of such activities include golf, a visit to the famous Anchor Bar (originator of "Buffalo Wings"), a trip to Niagara Falls and/or Casino Niagara, as well as many other tours and activities that the Buffalo area offers. Take advantage of our local experience. We won't steer you wrong.
Special Note Regarding Travel into Canada:
Buffalo is right across the border from Canada, and some players plan excursions to Canada during the weekend. There are many attractions just across the border, including Niagara Falls and a world class casino. For those planning to cross into Canada, please bring the appropriate documentation (Requirements have been changing, and they now ask for a Passport, Passport card or an enhanced drivers license, although children under 16 can still use a birth certificate. However, it is always a good idea to check with immigration if you have any questions.)
Amherst, NY 14221
|Choose Registration Option|
|Pay in Full||$ 750.00|
|Pay in Full ( Alumni w/ $40 Uniform Credit )||$ 710.00|