Which camps in the Boston area offer the best skating and skills for the money? Squirt level.
First question should be, north, south or west of town ? ? ?
I'm done with Dynamic - great if you want to be a figure skater instead of a hockey player. I'm done with them for good - way too little intensity and way too much edge work. My kid never once broke a sweat. My ideal camp is lots of reps, sweaty helmet and plenty of situational hockey stations. If Dynamic top mgmt isn't running the camp, it is worse with their college aged staffers.
Lovell Hockey Camp.
Starting next week in Stonham & Hingham. www.lovellhockey.com
By far the best skill development
This is the worst place to get advice! the same clown whose kid probably plays for the breakers will tell you Lovell sucks
Pothier in bridgewater if you can get there. Been to them all, he's the best.
Dynamic is the leaders in the industry. The people who dog the program have never been there. If you listen to the way stride is broken down and constant reps with knowledgeable staff than you would understand.
If your to cheap to kick in $1,000 then keep sending your kids to other camps like Lovell, Carter, Pro Ambition and have highschool kids watch your kids go around cones with bad posture and let them do what ever they want. Than go for it. Those camps cost around $250.
Silly to bad mouth other groups. Lovell and their results speak for themselves, no need to bash the.
To me it's a north shore (Dynamic) and south shore (Lovell) thing. I'm hardly going to spend my summer sitting in Boston traffic so my kid can skate three times a week on the other side of town.
There are more good camps than just Dynamic and Lovell. Greg Carter is absolutely fine for Squirt age kids. And there are other camps that are fine for older players, like Paul Vincent and Pertti Hasanen.
The key to Pro Ambitions is to sign up for Defense With Jeff. Doesn't matter if your kid plays defense or not. When he's scheduled, he has his best head coaches and his best staff. Did that for several years and had positive experiences each time.
Agree. Proambitions with Jeff or camps at BU awesome.
The Beach. That actually works really well at the squirt level for skill development in the summer
Did you buy a "Sauce Kit?" Great for beach development.
my favorite is this time of the year when all the town parents who told me that club hockey is too much money to spend on hockey are telling me their kid is at "this" week long boarding camp, or "this" summer camp program for $1700 or $2000.
so you will spend $1300 for town hockey and $2000 for a week long development camp but you don't want to spend $3000 for a full season of development ????
boarding camps are a great experience and one of the best things I did as a pee wee or bantam, bit don't skimp for 8 months and splurge for a week and expect results !
Many elite ehf teams have no skills at practices so your paying for better competition. Summer camps kids can improve dramatically.
Agree with this. At this age (U12 and under) there *should* be significant emphasis on developing individual skills. But all too often that becomes an afterthought as "systems" are prioritized in the name of ranking high by the time the first snowflake falls. Moreover between hockey and schoolwork, there's little time for outside skill development during the season. So summer is the time to build those skating, stickhandling, shooting skills-- whether you do it in a driveway or at an expensive camp. Dynamic looks great. Also have heard good things about Paul Vincent.