- Oct 1: Dedication
- The bottom line in becoming really good at anything is that you must make it a full time job. Especially hockey. 7 days a week. Like Coach Bill says ” No Days Off.”
- Parents ask me about how much hockey is too much hockey? For the kid who loves it and really wants it, wants to get better and become a really good hockey player. Yes it is 12 months a year.
- That dedication can mean little things pertaining to hockey. Managing sleep, rest, strength training, diet, academics…all to balance for hockey with your hockey goal in mind. It is a long process. Years and years.
- My daughter is a dedicated field hockey player. She is playing 6 days a week competitively at school and we drive 5 hours round trip to train on Sundays for her club skills. She looks forward to playing on astroturf which is only at D1 colleges, she wants to go, wants the specialized skill training that focuses on SKILLS, never a complaint. My wife and I have no complaints driving her and dedicating our Sundays and missing Pats games because she wants it and we admire and appreciate her dedication.
- By the way DEDICATION is also a learned skill. We talk about it, talk about her goals and how dedication is required to achieve them.
- So part of the dedication tip is for parents to explain what dedication really means to your kids. And how this is the most important ingredient in becoming really good at hockey, and like I said above really good at anything.
- Hockey is really hard. I believe the most difficult sport to master.
- As always in October, all month we will give a quick tip of the day. We are here to help. These tips will be short bursts of helpful info that many tell us they look forward to annually.
- October is our annual SALE. The only sale of the year, happening the entire month. All camps clinics skills private lessons are 15% off. Only exclusion is European tournaments and training. Sale as always ends midnight on Halloween. Do not have to pay in full but only a deposit locks in price and spot.
- Below is NWHL press release.
- We are the official development camp of women’s professional hockey. The girls camps and clinics are open for sign up NOW.
- ONLY SALE OF THE YEAR ALL CAMPS 15% OFF THROUGH OCT. 31.
- code at checkout: SALE2020
Pro Ambitions, NWHL Announce Partnership for Youth Hockey Development Camps
Week-Long, Team and League-Branded Camps Set for 2020
September 26, 2019 – Pro Ambitions has formed a wide-ranging partnership with the National Women’s Hockey League to become the “Official Youth Development Camp Providers of the NWHL.”
The largest youth hockey development camp company in the U.S., Pro Ambitions has been voted “Best Camp” by Sports Illustrated for Kids and has partnerships with the Boston Bruins and Hockey East. This new partnership was formed to produce camps for girls led by the players and teams in the NWHL, which begins its fifth season on Oct. 5.
“We wanted to build something for all the young girls out there with big dreams, so a partnership with the NWHL – the only professional women’s hockey league in North America and the first to pay its players – was a natural,” said Pro Ambitions founder Jeff Serowik. “The NWHL players are not only elite athletes, but impressive role models and outstanding teachers of the game. We look forward to working with the NWHL and building our program with them for many years to come.”
Pro Ambitions has already set up NWHL camps in 2020 at the five venues of the league’s teams. In addition, there will be game-day clinics at NWHL arenas, and an NWHL boarding camp. Players can sign up now for these camps:
Boston Pride: July 6-10, Warrior Ice Arena
Metropolitan Riveters: July 6-10, ProSkate Ice Arena
Minnesota Whitecaps: July 6-10, TRIA Rink
Connecticut Whale: July 13-17, Danbury Arena
Buffalo Beauts: Aug. 3-7 at Northtown Center at Amherst
NWHL Boarding Camp: July 19-24, Crystal Springs Resort (Vernon, NJ)
Details are available and youth players can be registered today at www.proambitions.com/nwhl-
The NWHL camps with Pro Ambitions are specified for the development of female hockey players. They are designed for players ages 6-16, grouped by age and skill, and follow the Pro Ambitions Battle Camp core curriculum. This includes skill development during the morning skate, and application of skills to game-situation battles in the afternoon. Over time, in an effort to expand the NWHL brand and bring it around the country, Pro Ambitions will produce NWHL camps in communities beyond the league’s five markets.
In 2018, the league launched Jr. NWHL – an affiliate program that connects future stars of professional women’s hockey to the current players. The program has been an overwhelming success in building a pipeline not only to future NWHL draft picks, but forever fans. Jr. NWHL has already signed up more than 100 youth hockey organizations across the U.S.
“This partnership with the great leadership team at Pro Ambitions is a massive step forward in our mission to advance player development at the youth levels,” said NWHL Commissioner Dani Rylan. “Having our players at NWHL team-branded camps is the perfect way to spread our message of See It, Dream It, Be It when it comes to women’s professional hockey. We thank Jeff Serowik and Pro Ambitions for their faith in the NWHL.”
About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
Established in 2015, the NWHL was the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The mission of the league is to fuel the continued growth of the sport and brand of pro women’s hockey. The league is made up of the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, and Minnesota Whitecaps. Visit NWHL.zone and follow on Twitter and Facebook @NWHL and Instagram @NWHL.zone