Skills Development Camp

Top Shelf Skills Development Camps


A small group setting of like players to work on individual skills specifically skating, stick handling, passing & shooting. 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.

Passing & Shooting

Players will work on age appropriate shots 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.

Athletic Performance

Athleticism allows for players to be more explosive and change direction more quickly. Box jumps, agility ladders and quick feet activities will be worked into each session in an age appropriate, fun and challenging way.

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
June 11th - June 13th
Skating, Passing & Shooting

Skills Development Series

Mite age – Bantam will be challenged to take their game to a higher level. Players will spend time during each session working on the most important aspects of the game … SKATING, PASSING & SHOOTING! Emphasis will be placed on stepping outside the “comfort zone” to challenge players. Station-based and age appropriate drills will be incorporated to include, but not limited to: Power Skating, Edge Control, Cross-Overs, Direct, Indirect & Area Passes, and shooting techniques to include the Forehand, Backhand, Flip, and when appropriate, Snap and Slap.

Instruction to include 4.5 hours (4 sessions) of ice-time over a 3-day period

Friday, June 11th - Sunday, June 13th

Time: 6:30am - 7:30am

Ames / ISU Ice Arena

Mite through Bantam

$150 & Includes: 4.5 hours (4 sessions) of ice-time over a 3-day period & a Top Shelf Hockey Practice Jersey

PLAYER Instructors for the 3-day, skill development focused camp will include, but are not limited to: Top Shelf Coaches who have worked with youth, high school & college players!

Brian Wierson – Former High School Coach of Ames Little Cyclones and 2017 Coach of the Year Recipient (MHSHL). Brian has worked extensively with high-level players both at the Minnesota high school level as well as with Cyclone Hockey and now with AMHA in central Iowa. Since 2015, Brian has owned and operated Top Shelf Hockey clinics and teams to provide opportunities to RAISE THE BAR!

Andrew Murdoch – A native of Gilbert, IA, with roots that run deep into Canada, Andrew played youth hockey with AMHA. While in High School, he ventured off to play Jr. hockey in Brandon, MB and also Sweden. Upon completion of High School, Andrew had a stellar career with Cyclone Hockey where he starred for four seasons. Andrew then spent two seasons coaching with the Cyclone Hockey team. He has traveled all over the world playing and coaching hockey, all to bring him back to his own roots and AMHA where he has helped coach at the youth levels for the past 4 seasons.

Brendan Sheehan – Former Iowa State Division lll Head Coach, High School Coach of Ames Little Cyclones and recipient of the 2013 American Collegiate Hockey Association [ACHA] Men's Division 3 Greg Stathis Coach-of-the-Year Award. Brendan has spent time working with development programs in
the Mid-West at the High School, Double A, Triple A, Junior and Colligate levels. Brendan’s accomplishments include working a variety of USA Hockey camps over the years. He served as a team leader at the USA Hockey Bantam Select Camp in Ames in 2009, 2010, and 2011, as an intern coach at the National Player Development Camps, and as an evaluator for the USA Hockey Central District.

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