Defensive Skills and Tactics Camp

Develop into a dominant defender with three hours of daily on-ice skill development, in a camp that will hone the key skills and tactics needed to succeed at a competitive level in the upcoming season. Register now - this camp sold out last year!

Key Details

Birth Years 2003 to 2009



Bell Sensplex - Week 3 (July 17-21) - Group 1; Group 2; Group 3; Week 4 (July 24-28) - Group 1

Richcraft Sensplex - Week 4 (July 24-28) - Group 1; Group 2

  • The camp will begin with skating instruction and then quickly progress to development of the skills and tactics needed to successfully play defence.
  • Includes work on defending 1-on-1s, 2-on-1s, and 3-on-2s, defensive zone positioning, puck handling, passing, techniques to escape pressure forechecking, puck support, quick shots, one-timers, keep-ins, footwork, and much more.
  • Participants will also be integrated into drills with the Offensive Skills & Tactics and Modified Goalie camps, facing live opposition.

  • Elite instructors from FitQuest (Bell Sensplex) or Titan Performance Center (Richcraft Sensplex) will lead off-ice sessions that develop footwork, flexibility speed, agility, hand-eye coordination, and overall fitness, as well as teaching players how to train during the season ahead.

  • To protect the competitive nature of this camp, applications are subject to review. Restricted to players who played competitive hockey during the 2016-17 season (and Novice House A players).

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Please note that we will have at least one bilingual instructor with each camp group at the Richcraft Sensplex to accommodate all participants.

The Week 4 Defensive Skills & Tactics Camp at the Bell Sensplex will be strictly for defenceman and will not integrate into with the other positional specific camps.


Participants in all full-day camps have the option of purchasing a quality lunch plan provided by Stanley’s Fresh Grill at the Bell Sensplex at a cost of $12 day including taxes and gratuities ($12/day or $60/week all-in). Participants may also pack their own lunch; though please note that our camps are a nut-free environment.


If you wish to have your camper paired with a friend, please indicate that request upon registering online. We will do our best to accommodate requests, but please be mindful that we cannot guarantee that friend requests will be honoured, as groupings are based on age, skill level and enrollment date.


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