Recommended Ages 6–13
Multiple sessions are 10% off each session.
8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Session 2 (July 8-12) is now FULL.
This camp provides a fun environment for all players by concentrating on individual skill development and team play concepts.
Each camper has more than 2½ hours of instruction on the ice daily, combined with off-ice strength and coordination training, skill development, and field sports.
The morning on-ice session focuses on skating and the individual skills of puck handling, passing, and shooting. The afternoon on-ice session translates individual skills into team concepts in a team practice setting. The camp concludes with a scrimmage game on Friday afternoon. Players are divided into two groups by age and ability, ensuring that each camper has the opportunity to reach his or her potential. Staffed by top local prep school, high school, and college coaches, we are confident that each camper will have a rewarding and enjoyable experience.
Specialized Goalkeeping Instruction
Ice Hockey Camp also features specialized goalkeeping coaching in the morning skill session. Each goalie will have one-on-one work with the goalkeeping instructor, working specifically on skating, body position, rebound control, and stick skills. Please indicate if you are a goalie in the application.
Full equipment is needed. Each camper also should have a second stick to be used for off-ice activities (shooting, street hockey, skill work) on pavement.
The Ice Hockey Camp is run in the Babson Skating Center where the Varsity, Club, and Women’s hockey teams compete. Campers use the locker rooms to change into and out of their hockey equipment during the camp day. Staff members are always available to help the younger campers with skates and hockey equipment.
Typical Daily Schedule
|8:30 a.m. Arrival|
||Group A on ice (younger kids arrive dressed)|
Group B off-ice training (older kids arrive in shorts, sneakers, and T-shirts)
||Group B on ice Group A off-ice training|
||All-you-can-eat lunch (included in tuition)|
||Group A on ice and Group B field sports/lecture|
||Group B on ice and Group A field sports/lecture|
|4 p.m. Pickup|
Please note that we conclude Friday’s camp day with a scrimmage game for each age group. The younger group will play from 1:15–2:15 p.m., and the older group will play from 2:30–3:30 p.m. We invite parents to attend these games.
Jamie Rice, Camp Director
Head Hockey Coach, Babson College
Jamie Rice begins his 24th year as a college coach and his eighth as director of the Ice Hockey Camp and head coach of the Babson College Men’s Ice Hockey program. He has served as a coach in the Massachusetts Satellite Training Program for 14 years, and has lectured for USA Hockey and the Massachusetts Hockey Coaching Education Program. He also has coached and directed more than 30 camps and clinics.