Ice Hockey

Boys and Girls Youth Ice Hockey Camp provides a fun environment for players of all ages 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, and skill development.

The on-ice sessions focus on skating and the individual skills of puck handling, passing and shooting. Players are divided into 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.

Daily Drop-off: TBD
Daily Pick-up: TBD
Tuition (includes lunch): TBD
Available Dates:
6/22 - 6/24: Hockey High School Recruiting Showcase
6/25 - 6/27: Elite Youth Hockey Team Combine
Camper Ages: 6–13

Each registered camper will receive an email from Coach Rice the week prior to camp.

Typical Daily Schedule

Time Group A Group B
8:30 a.m. Arrival (younger campers arrive dressed) Arrival (older campers arrive in shorts, sneakers, and T-shirts)
8:45 a.m. On ice session 1 Off ice training
10:15 a.m. Off ice training On ice session 1
11:50 a.m. All-you-can-eat lunch (included in tuition)
1:00 p.m. On ice Field sports/lecture
2:30 p.m. Field sports/lecture On ice
4:00 p.m. Pickup 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. 

Boys and Girls Ice Hockey Camp also features specialized goalkeeping coaching during 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.

Jamie Rice, Camp Director

Head Hockey Coach, Babson College

Jamie Rice, Hockey Coach

Jamie Rice begins his 30th year as a college hockey coach and 17th as director of the youth ice hockey camp. He has spent the last 22 years coaching in the MSTP and for USA Hockey at their national festivals and the 2007 U.S. National Junior Camp.

Rice is a respected speaker and presents at level I-IV coaching clinics throughout the year for both Massachusetts and USA Hockey. He has been coaching in summer camps across the country for the last 29 years, and his passion for youth hockey and player development is evident every day at camp. While at Babson as a player and now as coach, Rice has led the Babson College hockey program to great success, including league championships in 2007, 2009, 2013, and 2014. He has been selected twice as NE DIII Coach of the Year and ECAC East Coach of the Year. Rice also has been a youth hockey coach at the select and town level for the last ten years from Learn to Play to Bantam.