Thank You for another great season of camp  2015 Summer Camp information will be updated to this site mid December.  Please be aware, that the majority of our camps typically fill by the end of January!  

Our goal is to provide a program that has a fun and challenging atmosphere. The RMU HOCKEY ACADEMY staff, which is comprised of professional hockey coaches and players, is dedicated to creating a safe and competitive environment. Each day we will present your child with the tools and resources that will challenge them to reach their potential. Our low student to instructor ratios enables us to ensure each participant will receive individual attention further enhancing the development of their hockey skill sets.

The key to being a successful hockey player is hard work, dedication, and proper instruction. Even the best players must continually update and refine their skills in order to reach that next level of play. To help players reach their goals, The RMU HOCKEY ACADEMY of the Island Sports Center offers a wide variety of summer hockey camp options that are designed specifically to target the key skills of the game players look most to improve.

Players should register for programs where they will skate in the 2014-15 season.


Skill Development Camp   
Mite / Squirt - June 16 - 20 * 9:00 - 11:50 AM

Intended as a basic all-around hockey camp, this option is ideal for the player who has participated this past hockey season at the B level in PAHL, a house or developmental league, or has completed a learn-to-play-hockey program. The focus of this camp is to enhance the development of the entire hockey player through attention to the core skills in the game, including skating, stick handlin, and shooting. Use of stations and various small-area games will also aid in the learning process.

FEE: $325


Power Skating & Shoot to Score Camp
Mite - July 7 - 11 * 9:00 - 11:50 AM
Squirt - July 7 - 11 * 1:00 - 3:50 PM
Pee Wee / Bantam - June 16 - 20 * 1:00 - 3:50 PM

Ask any coach what the number one skill of the game is, and the answer is likely going to be skating. Now, ask any player what skill they like to work on the most, and the answer is sure to be shooting. This camp blends both skill together into one exciting package. Participants will learn to maximize their skating potential through drills and techniques that focus on improving stride length, mastering all four edges, lateral movement, first two steps, acceleration, agility, and more. Shooting concepts covered will include wrist shots, backhand shots, snapshots, one-timer, shooting for rebounds, fakes, shooting in stride, deflections, and more!

FEE: $325


Forward / Defenseman Camp
Squirt / Pee Wee - June 23 - 27 * 9:00 - 11:50 AM
Bantam / Midget - June 23 - 27 * 1:00 - 3:50 PM

This camp focuses on the specifics of playing either forward or defense. All players are on the ice together but split by position on the ice during the first half of each day, working on position specific skills and concepts. That preperation leads us to the second part of each day where players will participate in game-situation type drills that mimic an coincide with the concepts and skills discussed earlier in the day. We will also utilize small-area games which limits the time and space in which a player must make a play further enhancing the learning process and creating a competitive atmosphere.

Space for this camp is limited to 24 forwards and 16 Defensemen

FEE: $325


Power Skating & Game Skills Camp
Mite / Squirt - July 21 - 25 * 9:00 - 11:50 AM
Pee Wee / Bantam - July 21 - 25 * 1:00 - 3:50 PM

This camp is great for those players that possess a strong foundation in both skating - and hockey -specific skills. Players that participated in the previous season at the A level or above will benefit most from this camp. Participants will learn to maximize their skating potential through drills and techniques that focus on improving stride lenght, mastering all four adges, lateral movement, first two steps, acceleration, agility and more. During the hockey skill part of each day, players will be instructed on individual skills such as shooting, passing, stick handling, angling/steering, 1 on 1 play, as well as team skills including 2 on 1 / 3 on 2, using space, etc. Stations and small groups will be used to maximize learning potential.

FEE:: $325


Goalie Camp 
Mite / Squirt - July 28 - August 1 * 10:30 - 11:50 AM
By far one of the most difficult positions to play in hockey, goaltending has become much more than standing in front of the net to block shots. Goaltenders today need to have extremely strong skating skills and technical know how in order to be successful. This camp will cover the fundamentals of goaltending, including, stance angles, following the puck and movements. It will also touch on more advanced concepts as puck handling, butterfly position, blocking vs. reacting, recovery and more.

If your child needs to borrow goalie equipment, we do have a limited number of goaltender sets that can be signed out while participating in this camp. This is a great option for parents of players that may be interested in the position, but do not want to purchase the gear first with out trying it out. Please contact the camp director for details.

Fee: $225


Checking Camp   
2nd Year Pee Wee and Above - July 28 - August 1 * 9:00 - 10:20 AM

For many players the introduction of checking to the game can cause a great deal of anxiety. The aim of this camp is to reduce the anxiety through the education of proper checking techniques and to instill confidence through a structured environment, where body contact is encouraged. Geared for players that are entering a checking level of play for the first time, and even those older players that want additional guidance, instruction will be given on angling, pinning, giving a check, taking a check, use of the stic to take away space and much more.

FEE: $225


2014-15 USA Hockey Age Classifications
Level Birth Years
Mite 2006-2008
Squirt 2004 & 2005
Pee Wee 2002 & 2003
Bantam 2000 & 2001
Midget 1996 - 1999



Refund and Cancellation Policy
Due to the extreme popularity and limited number of available rosters spots for each program, the following cancellation and refund policy will be enforced:
  • In the event a participant is unable to attend due to a documented medical condition, a full refund will be issued for unused portion of the program
  • If a program is full and a refund is requested for any reason other than a medical reason, a refund will only be issued in the event we are able to fill your spot with one from the waiting list
  • When a program is full, refunds requested within one week from the first day of a program are subject to a service fee equal to the daily rate of that program until a suitable replacement has been found, (player from a wait list).


DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER CAMPS
A 25% discount will be provided for players and immediate family members that register for more than one camp. (discount will be applied to the least expensive camp).

EXAMPLE: If a player registers for three camps, full price will be paid for the most expensive camp and a 25% discount will be applied to both camps two and three.

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE
We are excited to now offer online registration.  To register online you must set up an account and login.  Families that register for one camp only, will have the option to pay in full or pay a 50% deposit.  Families that register for multiple camps MUST ONLY PAY THE DEPOSIT.......THE DISCOUNT WILL BE APPLIED AT A LATER DATE.  The remaining balance, (less the discounted price), will be invoiced and due no later than May 1, 2014.
You may also choose to register by submitting a copy of the brochure found on this website along with a check made payable to RMU ISC.  


Blaine Buterbaugh @ 412-397-4475 or buterbaugh@rmuislandsports.org
Bob Arturo @ 412-397-4456 or arturo@rmuislandsports.org
Marianne Watkins @ 412-397-4468 or watkins@rmuislandsports.org