2014 Hockey School

The Vancouver Giants are now taking registrations for our 2014 Hockey School.

It will feature instruction from Vancouver Giants' new Head Coach Troy G. Ward, Assistant Coach Matt Erhart, Vancouver Junior Giants' Coach Lawson Boutilier, and renowned Power skating coach Barb Aidelbaum! There will also be current and former Vancouver Giants players to assist the instructors.

Please see below for all the details.

If you would like to sign up, please click here to download the registration form. Once the form is filled out, please email to Connie at cwan@vancouvergiants.com.

If you have any questions regarding the Hockey School, please contact Connie at 604.718.7472 or via email at cwan@vancouvergiants.com

 *place a non-refundable $100 deposit before July 15, 2014 to hold your spot!


The Vancouver Giants are proud to once again host the Vancouver Giants Hockey School at the South Delta Recreation Centre from August 11 through 15, 2014 for boys and girls in H1/H2, H3/H4, Atom, Pee Wee, and a WHL Prep camp for Bantam . There will also be a Goalie School.

The Vancouver Giants Hockey School is a high tempo camp designed to help improve each player's game. In order for players to get the hands-on learning and individual attention, the camp will have a 5:1 ratio (5 kids to 1 coach).

All participants will receive a Vancouver Giants Hockey School T-Shirt and a Vancouver Giants practice jersey.


INSTRUCTORS (subject to change)

Troy G. Ward
    >Head Coach, Vancouver Giants
    >Experience coaching in both the National Hockey League & American Hockey League

Matt Erhart
    >Assistant Coach, Vancouver Giants
    >Coached BCHL's Surrey Eagles to win first-ever Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup

Barb Aidelbaum    
     >Renowned Power Skating Coach

Lawson Boutilier   
     >Vancouver Junior Giants
Director & Skills Coach

James Gaertner (goalie coach)
    >Over 10 years of goalie coaching experience
    >Coached the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, Victoria Grizzlies, Greater Vancouver Canadians, and South Island Thunderbirds

Nick Murray
    >Athletic Therapist, Vancouver Giants

Current and Former Vancouver Giants Players (more players to be confirmed)
Mason Geertsen
Jackson Houck
Thomas Foster
Carter Popoff
Payton Lee


H1/H2 (ages 5/6)
August 11 to 15, 2014 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Cost: $140 plus tax

The session will feature fun small competitive games and also teach players primary puck control and proper hockey stance and linear striding.


H3/H4 (ages 7/8)
August 11 to 15, 2014, 10:45am - 3:30pm
Cost: $460 plus tax

Atom (ages 9/10)
August 11 to 15, 2014, 12:00pm - 4:45pm
Cost: $460 plus tax

Pee Wee (ages 11/12)
August 11 to 15, 2014, 1:15pm - 6:00pm
Cost: $460 plus tax

Players will be placed in their appropriate skill group to maximize our teaching efficiency, during the one hour sessions, working on individual skill and individual game tactics. Players that  are rep caliber or are training to make rep teams will be pushed to take their game to the next level.  The second ice session of the day will consist of power skating lessons.

Sample Daily Schedule (H3/H4, Atom, Pee Wee)
First Ice Session (1 hour)
Off Ice Activity (1 hour)
Classroom Session (30 minutes)
Lunch (30 minutes)
Stretch/Walk (30 minutes)
Second Ice Session (1 hour)

On-Ice Programs
    Two ice sessions per day will be provided which will include power skating during afternoon sessions. Other emphasized skills will include stick handling, passing and receiving, shooting, communicating, and checking for those of age

Off-Ice Programs
Off ice instruction will include detailed training techniques, nutrition, and the importance of stretching. Participants will also be learning to respect teammates and coaches and understand the importance of being respectful.
There will be an introduction to core training, stretching, and nutrition, as well as off ice games related to hockey skills. Many of the activities will allow the participants to use the learned skills and information year round.
Dropping by will be guest speakers such as the local police who will help to encourage, educate, develop, grow, and stress the importance of making smart choices in both hockey and life.
Daily classroom sessions will feature instruction with fun and educational learning material related to hockey.

Each hockey school participant is asked to bring shorts, t-shirt and running shoes for off ice activities. Water bottle, sunscreen, lunch and any additional snacks that may be required.


WHL Prep Camp for Bantam (ages 13/14)
August 11 to 15, 2014 - 6:15pm to 7:45pm
Cost: $300 plus tax

Find out what it takes to play at the next level. The Vancouver Giants' Head Coach Troy G. Ward will run Western Hockey League style practices for 1.5 hours each day.


August 11 to 15, 2014 - 7:00am to 10:30am
Cost: $250 plus tax

These goalie sessions will feature both on and off ice skill development for young goalies. They will be taught the basics and fundamentals of being a goalie. The goalies will get 1 hour of ice time per day in addition to off-ice training.

**All Goalies have the opportunity to register to participate in the Vancouver Giants Hockey School skates at no extra charge. Limited spots available.**



To register for the 2014 Vancouver Giants Hockey School, please click here to download the registration form. Once the form is filled out, please email to Connie at cwan@vancouvergiants.com.