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Stanstead College
Hockey Skills Development Camp for Girls

July 17-21, 2016 * Ages 12-16

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About the camp

The Stanstead College Hockey Skills Development Camp is an intensive program designed to challenge players mentally and physically. The camp is run under the direction and vision of world-class athlete and Olympic gold medalist Sarah Vaillancourt who knows what is expected to make it to the next level. Her sessions are high intensity, with lots of feedback and correction.

  • 2.5 hours of on-ice skills development
  • Hockey-specific off-ice training, designed by Sarah Vaillancourt
  • Recruitment opportunity for Stanstead College hockey
  • Mentoring program with Stanstead Varsity Girls Hockey
  • Individual attention
  • 24-Hour supervision for boarders
  • Medical on staff
  • Residential and day camp options available
  • Spaces are limited to 40 players

Intense On-Ice Training

The Stanstead College Hockey Skills Development Camp is geared towards individual player skill development. Players improve on all the skills that make a complete player. Sarah Vaillancourt’s experience as a player and coach allows her to break down and teach specific individual skills that players need in order to  play at the next level.

Approximately 14 hours of ice time starting on July 17 in the afternoon and ending July 21 in the afternoon.

Skating: Skating is the basis of any good hockey player. Morning sessions will have a skating focus. Players will work on the following, both forward and backwards skating: edges, balance, transition skating, stride, stops and starts, crossovers, speed and agility and power.

Shooting: Feet positioning for shooting, shooting in stride, accuracy along with a variety of different shooting techniques (snap shot, wrist shot, slap shot, backhand shot, redirect shot and one-timers)

Stick Skills: Puck protection, puck positioning, puck control, dekes and a various tricks and game-like moves

Body Contact: Puck protection, race to puck/body positioning, receiving contact and giving contact for female hockey, angling.

Battling: 1-on-1 from defensive and offensive corners, in front of the net, along the boards, emphasis on how to angle and win pucks all over the ice

Hockey-Specific Off-Ice Training

We provide players with off-ice training designed by Sarah Vaillancourt over her many years of national competition. Our program at the Stanstead College Hockey Skills Development Camp is designed to enhance and improve the players’ on-ice performance. Our off-ice training includes speed and agility, plyometric exercises, functional lifting and mobility work. We want players to leave the camp with a solid and safe foundation of off-ice training that will help them reach their full potential. 

About our instructors

Sarah Vaillancourt
Head Instructor

Born and raised in Sherbrooke, Que., Sarah Vaillancourt was a member of the Canadian women’s national team from 2005 to 2013. She won gold medals with Team Canada at the 2006 Olympics in Torino and 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. A graduate of psychology at Harvard University, she was named the Ivy League Player of the Year in 2008 and ECAC Hockey Player of the Year in 2009. In 2011, she was named MVP at the Clarkson Cup as a member of the Montreal Stars. She retired from the national team in 2013 and joined the staff at Stanstead College where she is an ESL teacher and head coach of the varsity girls hockey team.

Brittany Sharman
Assistant Instructor

Brittany Sharman graduated from Stanstead College in 2010 and studied at Norwich University in Vermont. As a member of the 2011 DIII National Championship women's team, she was named to the ECAC East All Rookie Team 2011. She was also named to the ECAC East First/Second Teams in 2012, 2013, 2014. In 2014, she was a New England Writers First Team All-Star and Frozen Four All-Tournament Team selection. Ms. Sharman is now back at Stanstead College where she is assistant hockey coach and director of the junior girls residence.

Fees (in Canadian funds)

Residential: Hockey Camp, 3 meals/day, Residence:$775.00 
Day Camp: Hockey Camp, Lunch/day: $600.00

Payment may be made by Visa, Mastercard or cheque. Cheques must be certified and made out to “Stanstead College Hockey Camp for Girls.” Credit card fee: 3.5%. Wire transfer payments accepted. Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis upon receipt of payment. Camp fees are refundable up to June 30, 2016 minus a $100 processing charge. Fees are non-refundable after July 1, 2016.

Contact & Information

Summer Programs Administrative Supervisor
Tel: (819) 876-7891, ext. 246
Fax: (819) 876-5891

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