Bantam Game Awareness Camp


 

Core hockey programs are based on the fundamental belief that a player's success is derived from a well planned, properly delivered progression. Our training programs build on the Core fundamentals and over time maximize each skill/system, rather then rushing development and marginalizing each skill/system. Increasing proper repetitions will increase improvement!

The Game Awareness Camp is a progression made from the Bantam Spring Program, which we have operated for the past eight years. We saw a need to develop more focus Game Awareness both offensively and defensively, due to the changes in the game. The Bantam Spring Program was very broad, with the Game Awareness Camp we will more "front sight focused" on certain 'skills' of the game that most players receive less instruction. These other 'skills' are critical for them to advance to higher levels. 

The Game Awareness Camp are for players who need help to improve their play away from the puck both offensively and defensively. Defenceman who join this camp will spend the majority of it learning to defend. The forwards will be split roughly 50/50 from offensive (puck support) to defensive play. If you have attended a Tactical/Game Awareness Camp it will be very similar expect it cover more detail and be a two month camp. 


The Program

This program is about Development!

We at Core Hockey are not concerned about the score or who scores the goals. We are all about being detailed, teaching, team work and promoting life lessons!

If your young hockey player wants to be successful in his hockey career and life, its not about the end results. Its about the "process"  a person must take to be his very best. This "process" includes being a great team mate, selfless, passionate, being challenged and handling adversity. Like we tell the players, you must Be Better Every Day!

This program is designed around proper "character" traits, listening skills and details. When you mix these three traits together you develop more passion, focus and execution!

Over my time with Hockey Alberta and the Camrose Kodiak's, we released many players not due to their puck skills but more to do with what they did away from the puck. It is an area of the game that is talked about a lot, but not much real training or practice goes into it. It is very hard to teach, learn and execute compared to learning to shoot or run an offensive play. They camp allows you to receive excellent instruction and the reps to understand and improve about from the puck. 


Defenceman will learn:

- Evasive moves, how to improve game awareness

- gap control

- Communication and ice awareness

- defending 1 on 1, 2 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 2

- angling both in NI and defensive zone

- defensive zone 1 on 1 to 5 on 5 


Forwards will learn:

- Change of pace, evasive moves

- Use of eyes, read, read and react, communication 

- Offensive - 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 2 on 2, 3 on 2

- Defensive zone - 1 on 1 to 5 on 5 


For May the forwards and defence will be have their own dedicated ice times. 

For June we will bring both groups together to demonstrate and further teach other awareness situations not covered in May. 



Program Details:


Who is this program for:

 

  • Any player who was will be going into bantam or currently playing in bantam 
  • If the player is accepted into the program we expect FULL commitment to all ice times.
  • Any player who registers for this camp also receives 50% of the April body contact camp, if they wish to attend. 

 

 

Number of players involved:

Currently have these spots available:

Goalies - 2 

Defenceman - 8 

Forwards - 12



Time commitment:

2021 Ice will updated in the New Year, 

Below is the ice used last year, it will be the same

​or very similar.



April 27th, Glen Allan Rec Complex, 5.30 to 7 pm


April 30th, Glen Allan Rec Complex, 6.30 to 8 pm
 

May 1, Millennium Chev, 8.30 to 10 pm 

 

May 4, Millennium Chev, 7.45 to 9.15 pm


May 5, Londonderry, 6 to 7.30 pm

May 8, Millennium Chev, 6.45 to 8.15 pm


May 11, Millennium Chev, 5 to 6.15 pm

 

May 12, Millennium Chev, 5.15 to 6.45 pm 

May 15, Glen Allan Rec Complex,  6 to 7.30pm

 

May 18, Millennium Sprite, 4 to 5 pm 


May 19, Downtown Arena, 6 to 7.15 pm

May 22, Millennium Chev,  7.45 to 9.15pm


May 25, Downtown Arena, 6 to 7.15 pm 

 

May 29, Glen Allan Rec Complex,  7.45 to 9 pm




June 1, Glen Allen Rec Complex,  7.45  to 9.15 pm

 
June 5, Glen Allan Rec Complex, 7 to 9.15 pm


June 8, Millennium Sprite, 4 to 5 pm 


June 9, Glen Allen Rec Complex, 7.30 to 9 pm 

 

June 12, Glen Allen Rec Complex, 6.00 to 7.30 pm 


June 15th, Millennium Sprite, 4 to 5 pm

 

June 16, Millennium Sprite, 4.30 to 5.30 pm 

June 19, Glen Allen Rec Complex,  7.30 to 9 pm


Coaches:

Blair Becker

  • Owner of Core Hockey Training  Est. 2011 
  • Past O/O of Puckmasters Edmonton
  • 18 years of coaching experience, Novice to Junior
  • 2015 Assistant Coach Team Alberta, Canada Winter Games
  • Assistant Coach Sherwood Park Kings Midget AAA
  • 2014 Team Leader/Coach U-17 Team Canada Summer Camp
  • Assistant coach 2008-13, 2015 to present  with Camrose Kodiaks, AJHL
  • Head Coach with Team Alberta 2011 U-16 Western Challenge Cup, Gold
  • Hockey Canada/IIHF 2011 International Development Camp - Finland
  • Assistant Coach of 2011 Team Pacific, World Under 17's, Bronze
  • 2013 - Present Unbeatable Mind - Seal Fit Mental Training Academy
  • 2011 Future Leaders Seminar - Hockey Alberta
  • Assistant Coach with Team Alberta 2009 U-16 Western Challenge Cup, Gold
  • Head Coach 2010 Alberta Cup, Northwest Sharks, Gold
  • Hockey Alberta - Mentor for Future Leaders Program, 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Education Degree
  • Past instructor at St Edmund's Hockey Academy
  • Past Hockey Canada Head Instructor - Skill Clinics
  • Hockey Canada High Performance Level 1, NCCP Theory 3

 

Tony Orsini


  • Played Novice to Midget AAA KC Hockey
  • Currently Head Coach of CAC Midget AAA
  • 15 years of coaching experience, Novice to Junior
  • Head Coach Seera Peewee AA
  • Ast Coach Mentor SSAC Rem 15 AA
  • Head Coach NAA Spring Elite 9 consecutive seasons
  • Hockey Canada Development 2 Certified
  • Hockey Canada checking skills
  • Hockey Canada Speak out
  • Hockey Canada Safety

 



If you have questions please email us at corehockey@gmail.com