West Coast Hockey Prep Camp

Prep Camp 2013The West Coast Junior Hockey Prep Camp, located in beautiful Port Alberni, British Columbia, welcomes high level, committed 12 to 19 year old hockey players to register. At camp the players have a development opportunity by world class coaches hoping to recruit players to Junior A, Junior B, and Canadian College teams directly from camp.  Our intense off-ice conditioning program is second to none as we push players to their limits while educating them on the benefits of hockey specific training, strength and conditioning, and yoga.

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  • An amazing life experience
  • Meet players and coaches from around the world
  • Exposure to Junior coaches as well as College, University, and European opportunity educational seminars
  • Player development, conditioning
  • All players receive a written evaluation. The majority of our older campers get try-outs with Junior teams.

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The camp focuses on elite Bantam, Midget and Junior level players. Players are given the opportunity to network and showcase their skills in front of the same Junior coaches for whom they are hoping to play. Our group leaders are current and former Junior players that eagerly accept their responsibility of role model and mentor for the younger players.

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Testimonials

Hi Nate,  As you are wrapping up Camp, we want to share our feedback.  After careful consideration, on a scale of 1 to 5, we give you and your team a perfect 10. And we’d like you to share that with your staff, please.  This feedback comes from Week 2 Bantam boarding player Alonzo Colburn (Blue, No. 11), from Kenmore, Washington.  This was his first visit to the camp, and he’s still talking about what a totally awesome experience it was. He loved it; he learned a lot, worked hard, had fun and met some great guys.  His absolute favorite thing about camp–by a wide margin:  the coaches. They were outstanding. The drills were demanding. He loved the pace.  Other faves included:  the overall program (a working camp including both hockey and fitness–and time for some fun, too), the food (healthy never tasted so good) and the other attendees (in particular, the New Zealanders–who he loved spending time with).  He’d like to come back next year–which is the best gauge of what he thought about his experience.  As the adult accompanying Alonzo on the trek north, I too had a terrific time. I stayed in the background, so that Alonzo could have the full boarding experience, but did slip in to watch the ice times and attend the talks.  I found the camp very well organized and very well managed–from registration through check-in and beyond. The camp info on the Web site was very thorough and the staff were terrific and very helpful–which made it easy.  I was impressed with the very high caliber of coaching talent on the ice with the players, as well as the intensity of the drills. The evening talks were really informative. Discipline was well-maintained and I observed it being applied in a firm, but respectful manner. (I accidentally overheard part of a discussion by a dorm counselor or supervisor and was impressed at how well he balanced listening with accountability in handling a situation).  And you can’t beat the location.  So, very well done. We’re thankful that Doug Lindores gave us a call.  Wishing you and your team continued success.  Sheila Mickool.  Kirkland, Washington

My son had one of the best experiences of his life attending Prep Camp. It would be any young hockey player’s dream to have this opportunity. Obviously, the core essentials that any parent would look for in a hockey camp of this caliber were there, but it also offered much more than what we expected. Prep Camp focuses on every aspect of the game – preparation, puck skill development, passing and shooting, skating performance, core strength, mind and physical fitness, endurance and, probably equally important to all of these, dedication, commitment, team building and independence. Every single part of his game improved in the six days we were there. My son had the opportunity to meet with and be evaluated by junior scouts, professional coaches, and players from many different countries throughout the world. I cannot say enough great things about how welcoming and easy the staff and coaches of Prep Camp made it for us, especially given the distance that we traveled to get there. It wasn’t an easy trip, but it was worth every penny. We will definitely be returning next year. With the experience he had, we wouldn’t miss it.”  Susan Miller, Baltimore, MD

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