Wes Walz Minnesota Wild Hockey School
Supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
General Skills Camp for Boys and Girls
Mites, Squirt, Peewee
The Wes Walz Minnesota Wild Hockey School supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota 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.
Director of Minnesota Wild Hockey School
2016 Hockey School Opportunities
Hockey School Age Groups
The Wes Walz Minnesota Wild Hockey School is open to both boys and girls and will be split into the following groups.
|Group||Play Level||Age Group|
|Group 1|| Mite (Age 6-9)
||July 2007 - June 2010 Boys/Girls|
|Group 2||Squirt||July 2005 - June 2007 Boys/Girls|
|Group 4||Pee Wee||July 2003 - June 2005 Boys/Girls|
Sample Daily Schedule
Final schedule will be included in the player registration packet.
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.
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 facilities 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 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
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.
Pete Carlson – Assistant Director of Hockey Schools
Rob Loftus – Hockey School Curriculum and Development
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