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Elite Hockey Camp: Male

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Coach Johnston: A Feature Coach many years running.

Compete and train at the West Coast Hockey Prep Camp with like minded, goal oriented elite male hockey players.  Finding a great summer hockey training opportunity can be a big challenge for elite Bantam, Midget, Junior, College, and Pro players.  Depending on where players live, they often have few elite hockey players in the area with whom they can train.  We promise to have world class professional coaches to run this intense and rewarding week of summer hockey training.

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.

In Coach Johnston’s Words:

The West Coast Hockey Prep Camp is one of the best opportunities a teenage player can have to develop key skills necessary to play at the next level, while being exposed to Junior, College and Pro Coaches.Mike Johnston, Former NHL Head Coach, Current Head Coach and GM, Portland Winterhawks, WHL.

In a Player’s Words:

School is starting for me this fall in Boston.  I would like to say thank you for everything you have done for me out at Prep Camp. The past 7 years have been incredible. I have made many life long friends, and have grown as a person. Going out to Port Alberni has always been a highlight of my summer. I hope the camp continues to grow and improve, just as it has in the past years. Thank you for having such an impact in my life.  Let’s stay in touch. Jordy Williamson, Curry College, NCAA III.

Elite Hockey Camp Highlight Video 2017:

Elite Hockey Camp Highlight Video 2016:

Feature: 7 x Stanley Cup Winner Barry Smith:

Check out where our recent campers live!

  • Last year: 15+ Junior (WHL, BCHL, SJHL, VIJHL, PIJHL) and Canadian College coaches represented
  • Last year: Every week had a former NHL coach in our staff including former Penguins Head Coach Mike Johnston and Blackhawks Director of Player Development Barry Smith.
  • 2 Daily on-ice training sessions
  • 2 Daily off-ice conditioning and skills training sessions
  • Weekly off-ice curriculum: 5 x strength and conditioning, 2 x yoga, 2 x hockey skills circuit, 1 x sport activity.
  • Nightly presentations by our coaches, open to players and families.
  • Networking with coaches who can help you advance your hockey careers
  • Divisions: Junior A/Pro, Junior B, U18, U16, Bantam, Pee Wee
  • Detailed personal evaluation by one of our guest coaches

Age Groups:

Week 2:  July 23-28, 2018:

  • Pee Wee: $609 (lunch and daily nutritional snacks included)
  • 2005 Bantam Camp & Showcase: $709
  • 2004 Bantam Camp & Showcase: $709
  • Midget (2003-01) Camp & Showcase:$709
  • Junior Camp & Showcase (2002 & older, MUST have played U18 CSSHL Prep, Major Midget, or higher, or by special exemption by camp directors):$709
  • Goalie Camp: $759
  • Reminder: Check in 3-6pm on Sunday before camp.
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Week 3:  July 30 – August 4, 2018:

  • Pee Wee Camp: $609 (lunch and daily nutritional snacks included)
  • 2005 Bantam Camp & Showcase: $709
  • 2004 Bantam Camp & Showcase: $709
  • Midget (2003 – 2001) Camp & Showcase:$709
  • Junior Camp & Showcase (2002 & older, MUST have played U18 CSSHL Prep, Major Midget, or higher, or by special exemption by camp directors):$709
  • Reminder: Check in 3-6pm on Sunday before camp.
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Week 4:  August 6-11, 2018:

  • Pee Wee Camp: $609 (lunch and daily nutritional snacks included)
  • Bantam Camp & Showcase: $709
  • Midget Camp & Showcase: $709
  • Junior A Prospects Camp & Showcase (2001 & older.  Must have played U18 CSSHL Prep, MML or Junior B):$609
  • College & Pro Camp (Must have played 1 full season of Tier 2 Junior A, WHL, and higher.  No exceptions.  This is the flagship program of the West Coast Hockey Prep Camp features top level NCAA, CIS, WHL, and BCHL talent.:$609
  • BCHL Referee Showcase & Development Camp: $509
  • Goalie Camp: $759
  • Reminder: Check in 3-6pm Sunday before camp.
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Week 4: Junior A Prospects & College/ Pro Camp Special Notes:

** Eligibility requirements listed above.

  • 1 Daily on-ice practice
  • 1 Daily off-ice conditioning and skills training session
  • 1 full refereed game every night (Wednesday team BBQ: NO GAME)
  • Networking with coaches who can help you advance your hockey careers
  • Players age 18+ will be checked out of dormitory on Friday evening and will not stay in the dorm Friday night.

High Profile Coaches:

The West Coast Hockey Prep Camp has some of the best coaches in North America helping to make good players better.  We offer a rigorous program for the truly committed player from coaches like the following…

The West Coast Hockey Prep Camp is there for you every day of the year.

Attending the West Coast Hockey Prep Camp gives you year-round access to our valuable resource network. We can assist you before and after camp whether you need opportunity advice, need ideas on how to best promote yourself, or have any other questions.  We can provide useful and valuable information. We all have extensive Junior and Professional Hockey experience and are available all year around to help you achieve your goals.

Players from all over North America and Europe attend camp.

904 elite-level players from all across North America and around the world attended our camp in 2017.

Network with Canadian College and Junior Coaches.

All participants have a unique networking opportunity during Prep Camp.  Coaches, general managers and scouts are usually here for at least a week at a time. They are accessible and approachable. Our coaches will work with you directly, on and off the ice. Our guest coaches are from the Junior B, Junior A, WHL, Canadian College level and above. These are the coaches for whom you want to play.

We will give you an honest, written evaluation of your talents and potential.

Each coach and scout at camp receives our scouting package.  Your personalized evaluation endures throughout your week(s) with us. A professional and honest exit interview and 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.  It is the player’s responsibility to be aware of his/her evaluator and pay attention to find out appointment times.   All of our instructors are coaches who know what it takes to help players improve their skills, conditioning and knowledge of hockey.

Seminar Topics at a Glance:

  • How to assess hockey opportunities
  • How to be a Pro (by Mike Johnston, Barry Smith)
  • Leadership (by Ryan Walter & Bob Leslie)
  • How to select the right tryout opportunity
  • What you should know when a junior 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 (Glen Williamson)
  • How to properly prepare for a junior training camp
  • How to impress a coach and get recognized at a tryout
  • What it takes to compete at the junior level and beyond
  • The business of Junior Hockey
  • 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
  • Why so many players with great talent never make it to pro hockey
  • Mistakes to avoid in Junior Hockey
  • How parents can help – and hinder – a player’s chances
  • Constructive criticism
  • The importance of goal-setting and visualization
  • And much more!