Week 1: Prince George Camp

Posted: 20 July 2011 in Hockey News

Well, it’s already Wednesday and I finally have enough energy to share about my week so far.

Let me start by saying my body is aching from head to toe thanks to all of the skating and conditioning we’ve done so far. This is what the schedule looks like at this camp:

  • 8 am – Kids arrive and we run them up a hill from the rink to a gym
  • 8 am- 9:45, We do dryland training with the kids.
  • Run back to the rink and dress out for our first ice time POWER SKATING drills! woot.
  • Run back up the hill to the gym, eat lunch and then I coach ball hockey for an hour.
  • Run back to the rink for chapel and then our second ice time
  • 3:45 pm, Kids go home, we have a staff meeting, then we’re back on the ice from 4:30-5:45 for a staff scrimmage.

I’m coaching the older age group at this camp, we call them the Oilers age 12-16. I am in charge of the six girls we have and I love them soooo much. First of all, I would like to brag that in every dryland session so far, the girls have vastly outworked the boys. These girls are very driven and fun to coach.

In other highlights so far:

  • My ball hockey team, Team Egypt, was considered the underdog going into the tournament, but we are 2-2 and are now favored to win the semi-final game tomorrow and we will then have a chance to upset the top-seeded team in the final.
  • At the staff scrimmage tonight I scored two goals. The first was a real beauty :)
  • I love my new gloves provided by our sponsor, Harrow.

I promise another post soon, one in particular about one of the girls this week who has totally inspired me. But right now I need to get some rest because I’ve been sick, or maybe I’m just allergic to everything in Pr. George, but either way, I need to get some shut-eye. Thanks for checking in, and don’t forget to leave a comment!

  1. Penelope says:

    Great! Loving the updates…

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