Kent, March 1, 2017 – The Seattle Thunderbirds Skills Camp at ShoWare Center is Monday, August 7, to Friday, August 11, and Monday, August 14, to Friday, August 18.
The 2017 Skill Camp will consist of four groups. There are three youth groups: Group A for 6-8 year-olds, Group B for 9-11 year-olds and Group C for 12 year-olds and up. There will also be an Adult Group for players 18-years-old and older.
The Skills Camp will focus on the areas of shooting, scoring and power skating. The T-Birds have added an extensive goalie development program to this year’s Skills Camp. Goalies will be maxed out at 4 per age group.
There will also be a goalie specific camp August 14-18 that will have drills focused on the development of a goalie’s angles, skating, and save selection.
Participants at the Camp can get half off the price of the second week if they sign up for both weeks of the camp.
T-Birds assistant coaches Matt O’Dette and Tyler Alos are the lead instructors at the Skills Camp. T-Birds goaltender coach Ian Gordon will be the lead goalie instructor. T-Birds players taking part as instructors will be announced this summer.
The Youth and Adult groups will receive one and a half hours of on ice instruction per day of the camp which includes: Puck Handling in open ice & traffic; Power skating; focusing on technique, speed & agility; Shooting techniques and shot selection; Defensive/Offensive positioning and theory; Body protection, checking and safety (12+); Intense goalie training for the four goalies per age group and small space games and fun for all ages.