loki1416 Posted December 31, 2017 Share Posted December 31, 2017 I know SaveByRichter35 posted about the Bob Janosz camp, but there really wasn't any discussion that followed, so I thought I would start a thread that people could talk about camps they went to (or are going to) and everything about it. I'll even start out with my experiences. So please add your camp experiences, what was good/bad, and your recommendation or your stamp of avoidance. Weekend Warriors Adult Camp Cost:$700-$750 Location: They are all over the US and I believe looking to get one in Canada soon (one I went to was in Atlanta, GA.) Ice time: 2hrs Thursday, 2hrs Fri morning and 2 more Fri night, 2hrs Sat morning and 2 more Sat night, 2hrs Sun morning (final skate) Off Ice coaching: Fri and Sat between each session before or after lunch depending on group your in. Dedicated Goalie Coach: Yes, one Dedicated Player Coach: Yes, six Max Size: 40 Players, 6 Goalies This camp was a lot of fun. The goalie coach knew what he was talking about. The drills that we did made sense and had a clear reason why we were doing it. The off ice chalk talks were based around general knowledge, questions from the goalies, and examining our recorded videos. All coaches were approachable, easy to talk to, willing to help, and went out of their way to make the camp enjoyable as possible while still being instructive. The things I learned at the camp were easily put into my skill set and also the future plan (worked out between you and the coach) were so simple to implement myself in practice when I got home. I'm signed up to go back this April to the Atlanta camp again and really looking forward to it. CAN/AM Adult Goalie Camp Cost:$700-$750 Location: Las Vegas, NV. Lake Placid, NY. Niagra, ON. (I was at the Las Vegas camp) Ice time: 2hrs Thursday, 2hrs Fri morning and 2 more Fri night, 2hrs Sat morning and 2 more Sat night, 2hrs Sun morning (final skate) Off Ice coaching: Fri and Sat between each session before or after lunch depending on group your in. Dedicated Goalie Coach: Yes, one Dedicated Player Coach: Yes, six Max Size: 40 Players, 6 Goalies I don't want to devolve into bashing a group. But I also want to be fair for anyone thinking of going to a camp so they know what they are getting into. Fact is, by Friday, I felt like I wasted my money. The training was sub par. It felt more like a stick and puck. That I was just out there for the skaters to have something to shoot at. I paid $750 and drove 22hrs (one way) to be at this camp, but it turned out that I was the ONLY goalie who signed up. So they contacted the local area goalies and brought one in. For free. Who got the same "training" I did. That, if I'm being honest, really ticked me off. When I brought it up to the staff, they couldn't have cared less. The chalk talks were centered around the players and the only reason I was (as a goalie) involved was to explain things from a goalies perspective. This is something that the staff should have done while the goalie coach brought the goalies off to the side and had their own chalk talk. The on ice drills that I did do were geared toward a goalie who has never been on the ice. As far as taking anything from the camp and adding it to my skill set or adding a drill that I could practice when I got home, there was nothing. There is no way that I would go back to this camp. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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