Skills Development Camp

Top Shelf Skills Development Camps


Experienced Coaches will work with players to improve and sharpen skills, specifically POWER SKATING & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT. The ability of individual players is important and will be a factor, but “can-do” attitudes and "mental toughness" to step outside your comfort zone is what will matter most in our programs. 

Passing & Shooting

Players will work on age appropriate shooting and passing. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique, quick release and developing accuracy and velocity.

Stickhandling

Players will work to develop soft and quick hands with proper athletic stance while keeping their head and eyes up, knees bent and butt down. As players develop confidence, the speed and agility at which they can do this will increase!

Athletic Performance

Athleticism is unique to each athlete, but getting into a routine of pre workout work-up and post workout cool down will allow for players to be most efficient. 

Program Information


Requirements are for each athlete to be signed up prior to arrival and all forms turned in to a specified administrator. All players, regardless of age and ability will be required to wear a hockey helmet with a hockey face mask in the shooting and stick handling areas. Hockey Gloves and Stick are required as well as proper workout attire. Sharing water bottles will not be allowed, bring your own forms of hydration fluid, ie. water, Gatorade, etc.

Expectations are for all athletes to understand and conduct themselves in a safe and controlled manner, which is the expectation for everyone! Rules are simple;

Have FUN! WORK HARD! Be YOUR Best!

Foul language will not be tolerated and respect of the facility and each other will be expected at all times. As a Top Shelf activity, you can expect that we will challenge your athlete to exit their comfort zone and to push through some internal and perhaps external pain. Simply said, athletes will get out of this what they put into it. Teamwork, camaraderie and Raising the Bar will be emphasized on a daily basis.

Upcoming Programs


On-Ice Program
September 16 - October 30
WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY MORNINGS

RISE & GRIND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CAMP

A small group setting of like players to work on individual skills specifically skating, stick handling, passing & shooting. Ice will be split into quarters or thirds depending on numbers and ability levels. Experienced Coaches will work with players to improve and sharpen skills. Ability of players is important and will be a factor, but “can-do” attitudes and mental toughness to reach outside the comfort zone is what will matter most in this program.

Instruction to include 14 hours (14 sessions) of ice-time

Wednesday & Friday MORNINGS - September 16 - October 31

Time: 6:30am - 7:30am

Ames / ISU Ice Arena

Ages 6-18 - Squirt through High School
Mite players who have interest MUST communicate their interest in writing to brian@top5helf.com for consideration to attend.

$285 is the full payment option for Players.
$300 is the 2 payment option for Players where the first half is due when Registering  and the other half is due prior to camp.
$250 is the Goalie fee where $150 is the deposit for Goalies to be considered and the other $100 due when accepted.

Limit of 6 Goalkeepers

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On-Ice Program
March 20th - April 24th
Thursdays & Sundays

Skills Development Series

Top Shelf Hockey Midwest is teaming up with Kiana Stadler with KJ Power Skating & Rebekah Stickfort to offer a unique opportunity to work on both skating & skills development. Kiana & Rebekah will bring their expertise from a combined 28 years of competitive skating and 20 years of coaching to work with and hone your players edges and stride to improve their quickness and efficiency on skates. In conjunction with skating, the Top Shelf Hockey staff will work on skills development to improve passing, shooting, and handling the puck at high speed. The goal of the program is to push your player to exceed their comfort zone and find their next level ... LEVEL UP!

Thursdays & Sundays, March 20th - April 24th

Time: 6:30am - 7:30am

Ames / ISU Ice Arena

Mite through Bantam

$240 & Includes: 12+ hours (12 sessions) of ice-time over a 6-week period and a Top Shelf Hockey jersey.

Instructors will include, but are not limited to:

Kiana Stadler - A U.S. Figure Skating quadruple gold medalist with 15 years of competitive figure skating throughout the Midwest. Kiana is currently a figure skating and hockey power skating coach and works with the AMHA High School team.

Rebekah Stickfort - A U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist with 15 years coaching experience as well as 13 years competitive figure skating experience. Rebekah is currently a hockey and figure skating coach in both individual and group settings. She specializes in power skating and has worked with Learn-to-Play through Bantam players over the past 5 years with AMHA. 

Brian Wierson – Former Cyclone Hockey Asst. & High School Head Coach of Ames, Brian has worked extensively with Power Skating and Overspeed instructors at various camps and clinics over the past 25 years. Brian is a ’92 Grad of AMHA.

Andrew Murdoch – An Ames, IA native, Andrew played collegiately with Cyclone Hockey. He spent time in Sweden while in high school as well as Canadian Jr. hockey in Manitoba. Andrew currently helps instruct the AMHA Squirt players.

Brent Swanson – Also an Ames, IA native, Brent played in the Central States Junior Hockey League and collegiately in Vermont and Minnesota. He has coached at every youth hockey level, Wisconsin High School Hockey as well as skills clinics with current Professional and Division 1 hockey players. Brent is currently wrapping up his 14th year of coaching.

Top Shelf Hockey – Power Skating & Skills Development – Session #1 Schedule
When looking at the times, Group #1 (Mites & Squirts) always has the first hour with Group #2 (Pee Wees & Bantams) with the second hour. For sessions listed with 2.25 hours, both Group #1 & Group #2 will get 1.25 hours of ice time. Group #1 will stay on for an additional 15 minutes. Group #2 will come on at the 60 minute mark. For 15 minutes, Group #1 will be in the "Lobby End" and Group #2 will be in the "Zamboni / Clock" end for Small Area Games or "SAGs"

Day

Date

Start Time

End Time

Sunday

20-Mar

4:15 PM

6:15 PM

Thursday

24-Mar

6:30 PM

8:30 PM

Sunday

27-Mar

11:45 AM

1:45 PM

Thursday

31-Mar

6:30 PM

8:30 PM

Sunday

3-Apr

11:45 AM

1:45 PM

Thursday

7-Apr

5:30 PM

7:45 PM

Sunday

10-Apr

11:45 AM

1:45 PM

Thursday

14-Apr

5:30 PM

7:45 PM

Sunday

17-Apr

4:15 PM

6:15 PM

Tuesday

19-Apr

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Thursday

21-Apr

6:30 PM

8:30 PM

Sunday

24-Apr

11:30 AM

1:45 PM

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