Vail 2017

Vail, CO June 22-25, 2017

 Registration is closed for this event
Camp Cost: $795
Deposit Amount: $200 (Balance due 45 days before camp)
 
2 Spots open due to late cancellations.  Grab them and join us in Vail!
 
Goalies:  To join the waiting list, please complete the registration and pay the $200 deposit.  Do NOT pay in full.  When spots open up due to cancellations, they will be offered to the players on the waiting list in the order they are registered.  If you don't get a spot (or are unable to take the spot when one is offered), your deposit will be returned.
 
 
Vail Team Photo 2015
Photo:  Vail 2015 Team Photo
 
Vail.  The name says it all.  It is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth.  This is one of our favorite locations.  Park your car (or take a shuttle from Denver Airport), and forget about driving for the entire weekend.  Our hotel, The Vail International is literally right next door to the rink.  So roll out of bed and into your skates.  It is so convenient. And all of our social events are held within the Vail Village, so there is no need to drive.  Take a leisurely walk, or hop aboard the free village shuttle.
 
This camp features some great social events.  After Thursday night's skate, we will head over to the Altitude Club for a beer and a bite to eat.  After Friday afternoon's session, we will gather poolside at Vail International for a BBQ.  There is a big old hot tub there that tends to be the epicenter of fun.  Have a beer or cocktail while soaking your sore muscles and waiting for the food to come off the grill.  Then on Saturday night we have our camp banquet at the Red Lion.  The food and drink are great, but the company is even better.  And then the band starts up, and some dancing typically ensues.
 
Have a spouse or family?  Good luck trying to make this trip on your own.  They won't want to be left at home, and with all that Vail has to offer, why not bring them along.  While you are elevating your game on the ice, they can relax by the outdoor pool or hot tub, go for a hike, a mountain bike ride, ride the gondola to the top of Vail peak to enjoy breathtaking views, or just hang out at the restaurants and shops in the villages of Vail.  And of course they are welcome to join us each evening for the social events.

"The entire coaching staff is awesome, the people who come to the Vail camp are awesome, it is like seeing your family.  I have actually been thinking about quitting playing. It hasn't been fun as of late, but this camp really helped me find the fun in the sport again. This is in addition to the new skills I learned which are also invaluable." - Samantha P. - Vail 2014 & 2015

 

Coach Rob demonstrates wrist shot
Photo: Coach Rob demonstrates proper wrist shot technique

“Coaches are right there when you're not getting it. And, just as important, they will challenge you more if you are getting it. Explanations really make sense. You will definitely leave this camp with more knowledge than you even realize. Warning, those Ah-Ha moments can pop up any time or any place!” – Deke D. - Vail 2015 & 2012

 

Telluride Crew
Photo: Coaches photobomb the Telluride Crew
 

“I liked the fact that the camp focused on skills with a lot of skating and minimal scrimmage time. Being a beginner, I especially appreciated the individual attention which really helped me begin to feel things like outside edges, getting low, extending my legs to get a full stride, etc.  All the little individual pointers and critiques were extremely helpful for me.  Without that, I would have been lost.  The coaches were awesome.  They made me feel comfortable both on and off the ice.  I was impressed with their constant attention to each individual's needs and their willingness to give one-on-one help when needed.  They gave encouragement, direction, and had a sense of humor.” – Marilyn S. – Vail 2015

 
Camp Schedule
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.

Thursday

4:00: Orientation (at Rink).  Meet the coaches, other players and receive an orientation of the weekend’s events; Get Dressed.

6:00 – 8:00 PM: Ice Session #1

After Ice Session: “Break the Ice Party” – meet and greet the coaches, staff and your fellow players.  Appetizers provided.  Cash bar.

Friday

9:00 – 11:00 AM: Ice Session #2

11:20 – 12:00 PM: Video Review Session – Forward Skating – White Team

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch on your own

1:00 – 1:45 PM: Video Review Session – Forward Skating – Blue Team (and Goalie Video Review)

2:00 – 3:00 PM: Chalk Talk1 (and Goalie Video Review)

3:30 – 5:30 PM: Ice Session #3

6:30 - ??: Poolside BBQ at Vail International

Saturday

9:30 – 11:30 AM: Ice Session #4

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunch on your own 

1:00 – 2:00 PM: Skaters: Chalk Talk 2; Goalies: Review Skills Video

2:00 – 3:00 PM: Video Review of Scrimmage (Goalies review scrimmage video from goalie’s perspective with Coach Jim) 

3:30 - 5:30 PM: Ice Session #5

7:30 PM - Camp Banquet - 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.

Sunday

9:00 - 11:00 AM: Ice Session #6

Coaches give Shaun some special attention

Photo: Coaches give "Rocket" some "special attention"

"I have never received such an extensive amount of feedback and instruction from coaches as I did in this hockey camp. The coaches truly wanted me to learn and get better. I really appreciated their level of patience and commitment. Truly the best hockey camp I ever attended." - Shaun "Rocket" L. (Yes, the guy in the photo above) - Vail 2015

 
 
Dobson Arena
 
Camp Includes:
  • 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 a water bottle
  • Lodging and transportation are NOT included
 
June 22nd, 2017 4:00 PM   through   June 25th, 2017 12:00 PM
250 S. Frontage Road
Vail, CO 81657
United States
Phone: 814-673-2000
Email:
Choose Registration Option
Pay in Full $ 745.00
Pay in Full ( Alumni w/ $40 Uniform Credit ) $ 705.00
Deposit for Pay in Full $ 200.00
Deposit for Pay in Full ( Alumni w/ $40 Uniform Credit ) $ 200.00

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