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Shape Up For A Super Summer

Posted by Greg Carter

With the youth hockey season winding down, it’s time to start planning a super summer!

Summer hockey will be here faster than a NHL’ers slapshot. The question being asked around hockey rinks everywhere is, where and when are you going to train this summer?

In past Player Tips articles we have talked about the fact that to be the best, hockey players need to set goals like the best. Based on the success – and failures – this hockey season, what are your goals for training this summer? How committed are you to taking your game to the next level.

In a recent article a top player was being asked about their incredible shot and ability to score goals with pinpoint accuracy. This players response was simple: “I shoot more pucks than anyone that I know.”

An old coach used to say that for everyone one great hockey player, I’ll show you 100 that had the same ability, but didn’t work on fundamental skill development and do what it takes during the summer to become a better hockey player.

Summer Training

If you are ready to shape up for a super summer and take your game to the next level, we invite you to train with us at one of our hockey camps located across 11 states. We have summer hockey camps in Alaska, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and Rhode Island. 

Our summer hockey school is designed to build your fundamental skills. Our camps include Total Skill Development Camps, Skating/Edge/Stickhandling Camps, Defenseman/Shooting and more. 

All of the Greg Carter European Hockey Training Camps focus on individual skill development to help students become more complete players. Through our unique drills, students will improve their control, agility, reflex, technique, edge, and muscle retention skills. Our approach enables our students to learn each skill in a controlled environment and then apply speed and game situations to complete the lessons.

Good Luck!

We wish you the best of luck with the rest of your season and thank you for reading. Please reach out with any questions and we hope to see you at the rink soon!



The Super Bowl of Youth Hockey

Posted by Greg Carter

As we enter Super Bowl weekend, we also start down the youth hockey path to the playoffs, which for these young hockey players, is the Super Bowl of Youth Hockey!

There is no feeling quite like competing for a league, region, state or if you are lucky enough, a national championship. And for youth hockey players everywhere, that journey is beginning!

As one of the biggest spectacles in sports happens this weekend on Super Bowl Sunday, we are reminded of the anticipation, excitement and preparation that goes into a life-changing game like the Super Bowl. It’s no different for young hockey players, albeit on a much smaller scale, when they have a chance to hoist a championship trophy!

Leading into that championship game there are the same butterflies with youth hockey players. There is the same anticipation of hearing their name called during introductions, the same dream of scoring the winner and the same thoughts of preparation. 

And for these big games, preparation is one of the huge keys to success. And when it comes to preparation and the game plan, you will hear coaches and players throw out every sports cliché ever known. 

“We have to play our game.”

“We need to stay within ourselves.”

“We can’t let ourselves be bigger than the moment.”

While many of these ring true, the winners of the big games are most often simply the team with the most talent. Those teams in hockey are the ones that rely on their fundamental skills to put them in a game-winning moment. Skating, conditioning, speed, stickhandling, shooting are all skills that win the biggest hockey games.

As you watch the big game on Sunday we hope it inspires you to work even harder to make your season end with a big win your very own championship game.

Your very own Super Bowl of Youth Hockey!

Thanks for reading and we invite you to train with us this summer at one of our camps located in 11 states. Check dates and locations by clicking here


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