Camps provide an opportunity for players to learn and improve their games away from an organized competition as well as expose players to different styles of coaches and coaching.
In the popular movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” the title character, in an effort to explain his easygoing nature, utters the famous quote, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” The youth hockey circuit can feel that way sometimes. As kids get older, the competition gets more intense and tends to extend past the winter throughout the year. Tournaments and showcases can overrun the hockey player’s schedule.
What’s important to remember is that hockey is supposed to be fun, and summer camps provide the opportunity to enjoy the sport in a new way.