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Wes Walz Minnesota Wild
Hockey School

General Skills Camp for Boys and Girls
Mites/U8, Squirt, Peewee, U12

Monday, August 25 - Friday, August 29, 2014
National Sports Center – Blaine, Minnesota

Autograph and Q & A sessions featuring Minnesota Wild players

Camp Information

The Wes Walz Minnesota Wild Hockey School is dedicated to a productive week of hockey for boys and girls of all ages. Our goal is to create a program in which a player can be challenged to work on general hockey skills. All activities are directed toward the skater’s development as a hockey player and a person. We will discuss the importance of learning these skills and demonstrate why they are important to practice beyond this hockey school. Our staff is eager to work with you and create a positive, challenging atmosphere that makes learning fun.

Wes Walz,
Director of Minnesota Wild Hockey School

Hockey School Features
  • Professional staff
  • Schwan Super Rink facilities including Herb Brooks Training Center
  • 13.5 hours of on-ice training
  • Four hours of off-ice dryland training
  • Goalie Instruction and Training provided by MEGA Goaltending
  • Autograph and Q & A sessions conducted by Wes Walz and featuring guest Wild player(s) - TBA
    • 8x10 signed picture of Wes Walz
    • 8x10 signed picture of guest Wild player
  • 9 holes of golf at Victory Links Golf Course
  • Wes Walz Minnesota Wild Hockey School jersey
  • Post Camp Family Skate at the Xcel Energy Center (date TBA)
  • Participants can choose from two tickets to select Wild 2014-2015 regular-season home game or four tickets to a Wild pre-season game at Xcel Energy Center.

2014 Minnesota Wild Hockey Camp
Monday, August 25 - Friday, August 29, 2014

Skater Development

The Skater Development Program consists of skating, stick-handling, passing, shooting, scoring, and agility training.  Wes Walz and other staff members will be ready to assist players by showing the proper form for each skill by demonstration. Each player will have the opportunity to watch our staff demonstrate a skill and then practice that same skill with professional teaching and assessment.
The training sessions will be broken out into stations. At each station, skaters will have the opportunity for multiple repetitions at that skill. It is our professional opinion that repetition of these skills will help each player gain the confidence to perform each skill taught.

Game Development

The great game of hockey is a team sport.  We want you to take what you have learned in our Skater Development Program and apply it to a game. Our curriculum will cover this several ways. Our games are not all full ice. We have created several games that will be played 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, and of course 5v5. These games will help a player learn when to keep the puck and when to pass the puck. The games will be full speed but we will take the time to stop and give feedback to the players. With the help of our staff, we will help you become a “gamer”.

Off-Ice Training

The Herb Brooks Training Center will be the home for most all of our off-ice training sessions. The facility will allow each player to train at a state of the art facility. Our programs will offer quickness and agility sessions, plyometrics, and aerobic training. Shooting stations will be set up for technique and accuracy.

On-Ice Training

The Schwan Super Rink will be the arena for all on-ice training. On-ice training sessions will consist of general skill training.   Our staff will demonstrate, teach, and educate the importance of mastering these skills. SKATING – SPEED – STICKHANDLING – PASSING – BODY CONTACT – SHOOTING – SCORING – GAME STRATEGY

Training Staff

Wes Walz, Director of Minnesota Wild Hockey School, is working with top coaches from around the state of Minnesota. These coaches will bring unique training methods and will provide a great experience to all skaters and goalies.

Hockey School Age Groups

The Wes Walz Wild Hockey School is open to both boys and girls. Once on the registration page, you will choose one of the following groups.

• Sign up for the age level you will be skating at for the 2013-2014 hockey season.
• This program is not for beginner skaters.
• Curriculum is designed for players that have prior hockey experience.

Group 1
Mite Boys/girls ages 8 & 9
Group 2 Squirt Boys ages 10 & 11
Group 3 
Pee Wee Boys ages 12 & 13
Group 4 12 U Girls ages 10-12


Sample Daily Schedule

• Five groups will follow a schedule similar to the sample daily schedule listed.
• Final schedule will be in included in the player registration packet.

Monday, August 25 – Friday, August 29, 2014 
8:15 am – 8:45 am Check-In Lower Lobby
9:00 am – 10:30 am Ice Session
10:45 am – 12:15 pm Herb Brooks Training Center – dryland training
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Ice Session
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Question/Answer with Wes Walz and Wild Player or Off-Ice Organized Games
4:15 pm Player Pick-Up

Note: Friday schedule is a half day ending around 1:00 pm. Lunch on Friday will be provided by the hockey school

School Fees

• $595/skater
• $495/goalie

2014 Minnesota Wild Hockey Camp
Monday, August 25 - Friday, August 29, 2014

Contact Us

Pete Carlson – Assistant Director of Hockey Schools
Darin Thompson – Hockey School Curriculum and Development
Phone: 763-717-3897

Schwan Super Rink information:

Super Rink and HBTC photo gallery:

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