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Ice HockeyMajors Select a Major Soccer Ice Hockey Lacrosse Baseball Basketball Campers who select hockey as their major at Bridgton Sports Camp are on the ice for at least 13 hours each week. A hockey period consists of a combination of skills, drills, and game play. The difference between us and other camps that offer ice hockey is that we have a rink on-site. This provides campers more ice time, which allows us to offer more in-depth, comprehensive instruction on all facets of the game. All campers have their own locker so all of the equipment stays at the rink. In addition to the hockey periods every day, we also have off ice speed/agility training and hockey inter-camp vs. local camps.

The overall goal for the summer is to make sure each camper is getting the most they can out of their experience. We have worked with hockey players at every level. It is our goal that each camper will have an experience that not only will be fun but also help them develop into the player they hope to someday be. Mike Warde Hockey Director Mike is currently the Director of Hockey and Head Coach at Bridgton Academy. A native of Rockport, Mass., Mike is a 1993 graduate of Iona College where he played forward and served as a co-captain his senior year when he received the “Pride, Hustle and Desire” award. His Collegiate coaching career got underway at his alma mater before accepting an assistant coaching position at West Point in New York for the Black Knights in 1999.

After 4 years, Mike accepted a position as top assistant coach and head recruiter for the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Following a 7 year stint at Alabama, Mike returned as an assistant coach at the U.S. Military Academy for 2 seasons before taking the head-coaching job at BA. Sample Ice Hockey Schedule Monday Forward Skating instruction Posture Strides, Glides, Recovery Knee bend Upper body movement Drills in Waves Balance Edges Squatting, jumping, hopping, knee drops Sculling C Cuts Competition Races Catching sticks Goalie movement drills Tuesday Passing & Receiving Instruction Hand positioning Soft hands Weight transfer Spin Reach and follow through Drills 3 Zones Stationary partner passing Circle drills Move and replace, money in the middle etc.

Passing with movements and shots Give and go Small game 3×3 keep away both ends Wednesday Shooting Instruction Hand positioning Weight transfer Push and pull Spin Wrist shot Backhand Snap shot Slap shot Drills 3 Zones/multiple nets Stationary shooting against boards Catch and release shooting Passing with movement and shots Small game The ratio of coaches to campers is great. In the morning, the coaches would help us improve on new skills with lots of individual attention. Then in the afternoon we would use what we learned in game situationsTy (2nd-year camper from PA) Playing hockey at BSC really helped to improve my game. It was a great opportunity to get better, learn new skills because the coaches are so helpful and have fun.Beckham (2nd-year camper from IL) The hockey program at BSC is the best I have ever been to. The coaches are amazing because they are willing to do whatever it takes to help you become the best player you can be.Keith (4-year camper from ME)

Select a Major Soccer Ice Hockey Lacrosse Baseball Basketball Campers who select hockey as their major at Bridgton Sports Camp are on the ice for at least 13 hours each week. A hockey period consists of a combination of skills, drills, and game play. The difference between us and other camps that offer ice hockey is that we have a rink on-site. This provides campers more ice time, which allows us to offer more in-depth, comprehensive instruction on all facets of the game. All campers have their own locker so all of the equipment stays at the rink. In addition to the hockey periods every day, we also have off ice speed/agility training and hockey inter-camp vs. local camps. The overall goal for the summer is to make sure each camper is getting the most they can out of their experience.

We have worked with hockey players at every level. It is our goal that each camper will have an experience that not only will be fun but also help them develop into the player they hope to someday be. Mike Warde Hockey Director Mike is currently the Director of Hockey and Head Coach at Bridgton Academy. A native of Rockport, Mass., Mike is a 1993 graduate of Iona College where he played forward and served as a co-captain his senior year when he received the “Pride, Hustle and Desire” award. His Collegiate coaching career got underway at his alma mater before accepting an assistant coaching position at West Point in New York for the Black Knights in 1999.

After 4 years, Mike accepted a position as top assistant coach and head recruiter for the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Following a 7 year stint at Alabama, Mike returned as an assistant coach at the U.S. Military Academy for 2 seasons before taking the head-coaching job at BA. Sample Ice Hockey Schedule Monday Forward Skating instruction Posture Strides, Glides, Recovery Knee bend Upper body movement Drills in Waves Balance Edges Squatting, jumping, hopping, knee drops Sculling C Cuts Competition Races Catching sticks Goalie movement drills Tuesday Passing & Receiving Instruction Hand positioning Soft hands Weight transfer Spin Reach and follow through Drills 3 Zones Stationary partner passing Circle drills Move and replace, money in the middle etc.

Passing with movements and shots Give and go Small game 3×3 keep away both ends Wednesday Shooting Instruction Hand positioning Weight transfer Push and pull Spin Wrist shot Backhand Snap shot Slap shot Drills 3 Zones/multiple nets Stationary shooting against boards Catch and release shooting Passing with movement and shots Small game The ratio of coaches to campers is great. In the morning, the coaches would help us improve on new skills with lots of individual attention. Then in the afternoon we would use what we learned in game situationsTy (2nd-year camper from PA) Playing hockey at BSC really helped to improve my game. It was a great opportunity to get better, learn new skills because the coaches are so helpful and have fun.Beckham (2nd-year camper from IL) The hockey program at BSC is the best I have ever been to. The coaches are amazing because they are willing to do whatever it takes to help you become the best player you can be.Keith (4-year camper from ME)