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Heat up your training with THE RINKS 2018 summer camps

 

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As youth travel leagues begin to wrap up the 2017-18 season, now is the perfect time to start planning how you are going to prepare for next season.

While the summer months have usually been reserved for days at the beach, family vacations, or bonfires at night, hockey players know that the summer offseason is the perfect opportunity to work on techniques, develop skills, and improve on your game as you prepare for the new season.

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To help these dedicated hockey players, THE RINKS is proud to announce the All-World Hockey Institute collection of 2018 camps, along with inline hockey camps for players of all ages and skills levels.

The All-World Hockey Institute, which returns for its 23rd season, will continue to host a variety of camps at THE RINKS-Anaheim ICE, THE RINKS-Lakewood ICE, THE RINKS-Poway ICE, THE RINKS-Westminster ICE and THE RINKS-Yorba Linda ICE, led by world-renowned camp director Rick Hutchinson.

Bringing over 25 years of experience and leadership to these camps, Hutchinson’s dedication to hockey development, along with his innovative approach to teaching, has made him and the All-World Hockey Camps one the best in the business. One who has seen his coaching style is Anaheim Ducks TV color analyst and former NHL goaltender Brian Hayward.

“I have had the pleasure to be on the ice many times over the past 15 years with Rick during his hockey schools,” said Hayward. “Rick’s ability to demonstrate, execute and instruct young players is outstanding. He offers the tools for his students to improve while building their confidence.”

The work he has designed over time has helped THE RINKS become officially recognized as a USA Hockey Model Association in 2016.

One of these crafted techniques is the how each camp highlights a different skill allowing each player to choose on what they want to work on.

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“THE RINKS summer camps are unique in that you don’t work all on the skills during each camp, only spending a little bit of time on each skill,” said THE RINKS hockey manager Vince Valles. “Instead, each player picks and chooses what skills they want or need to work on to improve their game. When you can focus on skills like power skating, puck handling or body contact one at a time, you spend more time perfecting those fundamentals, which accelerates the amount of learning each player gains. This, in turn, builds their confidence and results in better-rounded hockey players.”

While the variety of camps within the All-World Hockey Institute feature challenging programs with professional instruction for all levels of players from Novice to AAA, the highly-acclaimed Anaheim Ducks Youth Camp is a perfect start for beginning hockey players.

Designed for kids between the ages of five and 12, this camp is open to any skill level with only basic skating skills required. In this camp, kids will spend an unforgettable four days with professional coaches, learning all aspects of the game of ice hockey at THE RINKS-Anaheim ICE, which is the official practice facility of the NHL’s Ducks. Each day of the camp consists of on- and off-ice skills, drills, scrimmages, fun and games. In addition to these camps selections, THE RINKS-Poway ICE will be hosting the first ever San Diego Gulls camp along with a selected variety of All-World Hockey camps.

Lastly, on the inline side, THE RINKS-Corona Inline, THE RINKS-Irvine Inline and THE RINKS-Huntington Beach Inline will all be hosting numerous youth summer inline hockey camps for players of all skill levels. In addition to providing players with personal coaching from THE RINKS staff, the camps also include off-rink conditioning and team building exercises. A typical day includes participants starting with individual skill development before jumping into team drills.

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— THE RINKS Staff

(April 30, 2018)