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The Hockey Calgary Multisport Camp, in partnership with the Calgary Kangaroos, will take place from August 19th – 22nd, 2019 and will be held at Stew Hendry Arena (814 13 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8A1)

The camp focuses on individual skill development on and off the ice, following the principles of Hockey Canada’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model. The camp is open to both male and female Atom to Peewee-aged athletes (born 2007-2010).

Players must be registered in a Hockey Calgary program for the 2019-20 season to be eligible.

On ice sessions will include experienced coaches and focus on developing individual skating, puck handling, passing and shooting skills. The off ice, multisport sessions will be centered around the sport of Australian Rules football, commonly referred to as ‘Footy’ or ‘Aussie Rules’. Players will learn the fundamental skills of kicking, handballing, marking and more. These skills are learned in a fun, and safe environment incorporated into fun games and drills focusing on gross and cross body motor skills applicable to ice hockey and daily life.

What’s included?

  • 4 1-hour on ice skills based sessions
  • 4 1-hour ‘Footy’ sessions (outside)
  • Hockey Calgary Jersey

Cost: $99

What to Bring?

  • Hockey Equipment
  • Dryland clothing (Running shoes, shorts, shirt, water bottle, sun screen, etc.)
    • Please note: ‘Footy’ sessions will be executed outside, please dress appropriately for the weather

Schedule

Atom (2:00 – 5:00 PM)

  • 2:00 PM – Drop off
  • 2:30 – 3:30 PM – On ice session
  • 3:50 – 4:50 PM ‘Aussie Rules’ session
  • 5:00 PM – Pick Up

Peewee Schedule (3:15 – 6:15 PM)

  • 3:15 PM – Drop off
  • 3:45 – 4:45 PM – On ice session
  • 5:05 – 6:05 PM ‘Aussie Rules’ session
  • 6:15 PM – Pick Up

What is ‘Footy’?

‘Footy’ is a fast-paced, 360-degree evasive game with many game-play similarities to hockey. Different from Rugby, Aussie Rules, like hockey, involves passing both forwards and backwards, changing players on the fly, and is a flow based game. For more information, watch the video below:

What is AFL? Aussie Rules Explained

Why multisport?

Change it Up Campaign

Hockey Canada CEO Tom Renney - Importance of Multi-Sport

 

Skills

  • 88 per cent of college athletes come from a multi-sport background. (American Medical Society for Sports Medicine)
  • For most sports, there is no evidence that intense training and specialization before age 13 or 14 are necessary to achieve elite status. (Sports Health Journal)
  • Diversified sports training during early and middle adolescence may be a more effective strategy in ultimately developing elite-level skills. (American Medical Society for Sports Medicine)

Reduce Burnout

  • Around 70 per cent of kids stop playing organized sports by the age of 13 because, “it’s just not fun anymore”. (Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan University)
  • Children who specialized early in a single sport led to higher rates of adult physical inactivity. Those who commit to one sport at a young age are often the first to quit. (Ohio State University study)
  • An athlete who specializes early or plays on an ultra-competitive select team is at increased risk of burnout or quitting sports as a result of chronic stress, repetitive strain and a decrease in intrinsic motivation and enjoyment during their training sessions. (American Medical Society for Sports Medicine)

Injury Prevention

  • Athletes who specialized were 70 to 93 per cent more likely to be injured than children who played multiple sports. (Study by Dr. Neeru Jayanthi of Loyola University, et al)
  • Intense and repeated training in one sport at a young age has been associated with higher rates of injury, which ultimately has an effect on the length of a sport career. (International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology)
  • Early sport specialization has been identified as damaging for the future physical and mental health of the athlete. (Consensus Statement American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Early Sport)

 

Refund Policy:

Refunds requested up to 1 week prior to program - $20 admin fee withheld
Refunds requested 1 week to 72 hours prior to program - $50 admin fee withheld
Refunds requested 72 hours prior to program - No Refund

 

For more information, please contact Jamie Henry – Manager, Development and Hockey Operations

Jamie.henry@hockeycalgary.com

403-245-5773, ext. 205

 

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