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Elite Female Showcase & Hockey Development Camp

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Week 1: July 16-21, 2018

Learn, compete, and train with the best.

“My daughter is 13 and has been playing hockey since she was 5 and we have done many, many hockey camps over the years and this camp was by far the best, she was challenged to do her personal best and to compete at a higher level. Also the days are filled with activity and we definitely got our money’s worth!! Emily was excited to get up and go each day of the camp!!! – Rathbone Family, Port Alberni, BC

You Gotta See This Highlight Video!

We invite top level committed players from Pee Wee to College/University to apply to participate in the Elite Female Showcase and Hockey Development Camp. Our participants are evaluated on their skills and their desire to advance their abilities and their hockey careers. We show players what it takes both on and off the ice to maximize their potential.  We help individual players identify opportunities with reputable teams and programs in both Canada and the United States. Our network is available to Prep Camp participants year-round.  There are typically 8-12 CIS and NCAA coaches coaching and scouting players at camp.

You may register as an individual player, or a private group.  Due to the excellent set up of camp, the dorms, and our infrastructure we are also able to accommodate large private groups.  If booked in the early fall we can accommodate: National Teams, Select teams, and private groups organized by influencers in the hockey community.  In order to reserve 2 ice sessions per day, these groups must consist of 25-30 skaters and 2-4 goalies, or meet a gross revenue target.  Please contact Director Nate Leslie at nate@lgsports.ca to inquire about a private group program.

Age Groups:

  • Pee Wee: $609 (includes lunch and light snacks)
  • 2005 Bantam: $609
  • 2004 Bantam: $609
  • Midget: $609
  • Varsity: $609 (MUST have played a full season of Major Midget or higher.  CSSHL Varsity players will be grouped at camp discretion in either U18 or Varsity.  CSSHL Prep Division players will automatically qualify for Varsity)
  • Reminder: Check in 3-6pm on Sunday before camp.
  • *DISCLAIMER: It is well documented that top level female players often compete far above the level of their age group and peers. We reserve the right to move exceptional players to a group that is the best fit for the camp, and for all players.  As an example, underage U18 Team BC players would qualify for Varsity.

Hi Team Prep Camp, just wanted to let you know our daughter made her PeeWee Rep team with lots of compliments on how much she improved over the summer and to thank you for being a big part of that!  Darcy Forcier, Abbotsford Female Hockey Association President

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Click to see a complete list of 2017 coaches (updated regularly).

Just wanting to share how much our daughter Sophie enjoyed your camps. Sophie just finished her 2nd year of University at UVIC and continues to play recreational hockey.  Thank you to all the skilled, talented, hardworking, dedication and caring staff.  Sophie has aged out of your camps. We miss them as Sophie made many new friends and we had hockey girls stay with us over the years.  We will cherish the memories of Nate Leslie Camps.  – Lisa, Hubert and Sophie Vanderlee

Players from all over Western Canada and even Europe attended the Elite Female West Coast Hockey Prep Camp.
Many of our past participants are now playing University level hockey or have committed to places like Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Boston University, Syracuse, UConn, UBC, Queens, Waterloo, Western, York, SAIT, the Swiss National Team, and more.  We have consistently coached over 150 elite female hockey players every summer in recent years.  Register early.

The Elite Female Showcase and Hockey Development Camp will focuses on advanced technical skill development, game understanding, and innovative off-ice conditioning and training. Players must have played Rep hockey for at least 2 years.

Female Week in the local Shaw News

“The first words out of Lauren’s mouth when she was picked up from the ferry were, “can I please go again next year?” Lauren nearly made the Bantam A team as a first year (but has been kept on as an affiliated player), which is an increased level of success for her, and this was due, in part, to the skills learned and fitness gained at the camp.” Bowen Sly, North Vancouver, BC

Past Feature Coaches:

  • University of British Columbia Women’s Head Coach Graham Thomas
  • University of British Columbia Women’s Coaches, Mike Sommer, Brendon Metz, Dom Dirocco
  • Cornell University Assistant Coach Danielle Bilodeau
  • Syracuse University NCAA Paul Flanigan, Alison Dominico
  • University of Connecticut NCAA Head Coach Chris McKenzie
  • Lindenwood University NCAA Head Coach Scott Spencer
  • University of North Dakota NCAA Head Coach Brian Idalski
  • Northeastern University NCAA Coach Nick Carpenito
  • Lethbridge University Women’s Head Coach Michelle Janus
  • McGill University Women’s Coach Chelsea Grills
  • University of Western Head Coach Kelly Paton
  • Wilfred Laurier University Coach Laura McIntosh (Team Canada U22 alumni)
  • Trinity College Coach  Jacqueline Scheffel
  • Northern Institute of Alberta Head Coach Deanna Iwanicka
  • Former NHL player and NCAA Player of the Year Mark Taylor

Check out where our recent campers live!

Elite Female Camp Highlights:

  • Example of Canadian & NCAA University coaches represented: Syracuse, North Dakota, UConn, Lindenwood, Western, UBC, McGill, Ryerson, Waterloo.
  • 2 Daily on-ice training sessions
  • 2 Daily off-ice conditioning and skills training sessions
  • Ever popular ‘free ice’ sessions
  • 3 Evening goalie specific training sessions
  • Weekly off-ice curriculum: 4 x strength and conditioning, 1 x yoga, 1 x nutrition seminar, 2 x hockey shooting and skills circuit, 1 x Sprint, 1 x Sport Activity
  • Nightly presentations by our Canadian University, NCAA, and other guest coaches, open to players and families.
  • Networking with coaches who can help you advance your hockey careers
  • Detailed personal evaluation by one of our guest coaches
  • We reserve the right to place players in the group that best meets the needs of the player, and the camp.

Previous Highlight Video Created by Former Participant & CIS alumni Megan Taylor, Western University

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Each player receives a written evaluation and exit interview by one of our amazing guest coaches. A professional and honest report will outline your strengths and weaknesses with suggestions for improvement, potential, etc. This report will be given to you at the end of camp.

Evening Seminars:

  • How to assess hockey opportunities
  • Leadership
  • How to select the right opportunity
  • What you should know when a team expresses interest in you
  • How to “get noticed” and how to network and promote yourself as a player
  • What scouts are looking for in a player, on and off the ice
  • How to impress a coach and get recognized at a tryout
  • How to effectively combine hockey and academics
  • How lifestyle choices influence your hockey career
  • How to eat and train properly during and after the season
  • Injury prevention education
  • How parents can help – and hinder – a player’s chances
  • How to select the best camps
  • Constructive criticism
  • The importance of goal-setting and “visualization”
  • And much more!

Playing hockey has always been a major passion in my life. It’s not even just the sport, it’s the bonds that are made through teams – meeting those girls who are still major factors in my life. Being able to play a sport you love with your best friends is indescribable. But playing it at such an elite level is utterly amazing. This past summer I went through a lot of different elite training camps.  The one camp though that had the biggest impact on me and my level of skill was definitely the “West Coast Hockey Prep Camp” in Port Alberni. This camp had every type of training you could imagine from on-ice to off-ice (which was extremely exhausting but very rewarding) to mental preparation seminars. This camp helped to boost my confidence level way up. I would not be anywhere near the place I am in today if it wasn’t for this camp.  Courtney Weatherbie (York University)

My daughter’s commitment and dedication to the game encourages us to continue to support her dream of playing major midget hockey. Nathan Leslie made it easy to send her away. Constant communication, pick up and drop off at the ferry – safe environment, good food and great training! Courtney emailed nightly about how great the program is and that she wished she could train in Port Alberni year round… Ryan Walter spent an extra few minutes with Courtney one-on-one on the ice simply because she asked a very good question. Those few minutes have made an amazing difference on those two on ones! Thanks Ryan!  Thank you Nate for providing a program that works!  Sandra Weatherbie

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