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Spring Skills Sessions

AJH Spring Camp 2024

Aspen Junior Hockey Organization will host its 4th Annual AJH Spring Camp Monday, April 15th - Thursday, May 30th, under executive director Harlan Pratt. Spring camp focuses on improving each player's skill set like our AJH summer skills and director skates this year. The spring camp will help players prepare for tryouts if they look for Tier l/ll options while allowing players to continue to hone their skills over a consistent time frame as hockey is becoming faster and more skilled every year. The camp will include one high-tempo flow practice and one weekly skill session, like last spring. The high-tempo flow practice will focus on game situations, which will help players make quicker and more decisive decisions in games. Skill sessions will improve each player's skating, edge work, shooting drills, passing, puck skills, and protection. The off-ice sessions will be age-specific to enhance players' agility, speed, and power; we plan to include another multi-functioning sport to help their athleticism grow. We believe players will improve more from consistent training, allowing them to progress physically and mentally each week. Players can rest and recover between sessions, pushing themselves out of their comfort zone and maximizing their practices.   

Spring Camp Information: Coming soon! Last year's 2023 info is below: Register HERE

Sessions: April 15th - May  3rd, 2024, May 6th - May 10th (week off), then May 13th - May 31st, 2024.
Ice Rink: Lewis Ice Arena
Cost all six weeks: $550 Players; Goalies $300 
Contact us at (970) 920-7081 or
 director@aspenjuniorhockey.comjackieayers@aspenjuniorhockey.com

Location: Lewis Ice Arena 

Dates: Monday, April 15th - Thursday, May 30th

Groups: Pending numbers, groups, and sizes may change 8-10U (2014-2016 birth year) – 12U (2012-2013 birth year) – 14 & older (2011-2007 birth years)

Individual Skills & Power Skating Day (1 per week) 

  • Drills to improve player's overall puck skills 
  • Passing and Receiving passes 
  • Shooting and scoring drills 
  • Fakes and how to be more creative with in-game situations 
  • Puck protection 
  • Tight turns and escapes with the puck 
  • Stride work to increase power and recovery 
  • Forward and Backward crossovers 
  • Improve player's balance and weight transfer 
  • Improve explosive quick starts 
  • Tighter turns 
  • Over speed 

High Tempo Flow and Game Situation Day and or Position-Specific, Small Area Games, and Scrimmage 

 (1 per week) 

  • Game situation awareness 
  • Create more offensive chances off the rush 
  • Learn to play away the puck to create more offense 
  • Defensive skills (angling, stick position, and taking away space)
  • 14U Contact specific (checking) 
  • Breakout option, reading the fore-check, creating speed on the transition in the neutral zone, and shooting from the point (Defenseman Skills) 
  • Cycling the puck from low to high, offensive zone tactics, and playing away from the puck. 
  • Small area games 
  • Full ice scrimmaging 

Off-Ice Sessions 

  • Core Training 
  • Shooting Drills 
  • Stickhandling drills 
  • Sprints-improve form and speed 
  • Strength training- geared to improve speed and power 
  • Soccer, football, multisport functioning, etc. 

AJH is proudly committed to continuing the growth of all our athletes. We look forward to giving every player more opportunities to maximize their potential.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me or Jackie Ayers (jackieayers@aspenjuniorhockey.com). Other sports will begin in the spring; AJH will do its best to offset those multisport athletes. The camp is open to non-AJH members throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.
www.aspenjuniorhockey.com

April 15th - May 31st, 2024 Spring Skills Schedule

*Subject to change pending player numbers. *Dryland TBD

8U Wednesday's & Mile High Mites

4:15-5:15 PM Sessions: April 17th, 24th, May 1st, 15th, 22nd & 29th - (One skate per week) *Week off May 6th-10th

All sessions at the Lewis Ice arena

10U Monday/Wednesdays

5:15-6:15 PM April 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th, May 1st, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th *Week off May 6th-10th

All sessions at the Lewis Ice arena

12U Tuesday/Wednesdays

6:30-7:30 PM April 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, May 1st, 3rd, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th and 31st

All sessions at the Lewis Ice arena

14U and older Monday/Thursdays

6:30-7:30 PM April 15th, 18th, 22nd, 25th, 29th, May 2nd, 13th, 16th,  20th, 23rd, 27th, 30th

All skates are at Lewis Ice Arena