** Registration Open as of 1/19/15 **
Our low instructor to student ratio enables us to ensure each participant will receive individual attention throughout our camp, further enhancing the development of their overall skill set
Players should register for programs based upon their USA Hockey 2015-16 age classification.Lead by two full  time hockey directors, our camps utilize players and coaches that have enjoyed success at the professional, college, junior, and Olympic levels.  Each instructor has been handpicked for their hockey knowledge but more importantly, their ability to TEACH the skills of the game.Now entering our 11th season, the RMU Hockey Academy has become Pittsburgh's premier hockey camp destination.  Our goal is to provide our players with an unparalleled camp experience that is competitive, challenging, and most of all fun.
2015-16 USA Hockey Age Classifications
Level Birth Years
Mite 2007-2009
Squirt 2005 & 2006
Pee Wee 2003 & 2004
Bantam 2001 & 2002
Midget 1997 - 2000


**New for 2015**
  • Goalie options for most camps*
  • S.A.G. Tournament Camp
Skill Development Camp   
Mite / Squirt - June 8 - 12, 2015 * 9:00 - 11:50 AM

The Skill Development Camp is our "traditional" summer hockey camp experience. Geared for players 10 & Under, this camp boasts a strong individual skill based theme which focuses on teaching and reinforcing proper techniques for skating, stick handling, shooting, passing, and more.
  • 7.5 hours dedicated Power Skating Instruction
  • 7.5 hours dedicated hockey skill development
  • Small Area Games and low student to instructor ratio
  • RMU Hockey Academy camp jersey included

FEE: 
Skater - $335
Goalie - $100

Power Skating & Shoot to Score Camp
Mite - June 22 - 26, 2015 * 9:00 - 11:50 AM
Squirt - June 22 - 26, 2015 * 1:00 - 3:50 PM
Pee Wee / Bantam - June 8 - 12, 2015 * 1:00 - 3:50 PM

Skating is arguably the most important skill in the game however shooting the puck and scoring a goal is the first skill all players want to work on.  In this camp, both skills are blended together to provide players with a setting that allows them to update and refine their skating stride and efficiency while also enhancing their shooting techniques and scoring touch!
  • 7.5 hours dedicated power skating instruction focusing on using all four edges, first two steps, acceleration, agility, balance, efficiency and more
  • 7.5 hours shooting and scoring instruction focusing on wrist shots, backhand shots, snap shots, slap shots, shooting for rebounds, shots in stride, deflections, tips and much more
  • RMU Hockey Academy camp jersey included

FEE: 
Skater - $335
Goalie - $100


Forward / Defenseman Camp
Squirt / Pee Wee - June 15 - 19, 2015 * 9:00 - 11:50 AM
Bantam / Midget - June 15 - 19, 2015 * 1:00 - 3:50 PM

Each day begins with players split into forward or defense groups where they work independent of each other exploring the key concepts and skills of each position.  The second half of each day, all players are reunited and put through a more traditional style practice utilizing the concepts and skills discussed earlier in the day.
  • 7.5 hours of dedicated forward or defense skill and position exploration
  • 7.5 hours of traditional style up tempo, high paced practice utilizing flow style drills and 
    progressions, situation concepts, odd man situations, small area games and much more
  • Camp included

FEE:
Skater - $335
Goalie - $100

Power Skating & Game Skills Camp
Mite / Squirt - July 6 - 10, 2015 * 9:00 - 11:50 AM
Pee Wee / Bantam - July 6 - 10, 2015 * 1:00 - 3:50 PM
For those with a strong foundation in both skating and hockey specific skills, the Power Skating and Game Skills Camp will take your game to the next level.
  • 7.5 hours of dedicated Power Skating Instruction
    • Using all four edges
    • First two steps
    • acceleration, agility & quickness
  • 7.5 hours individual skills, game skills, and concept instruction
    • skating, passing, shooting stick handling, angling, steering & much more
    • 1 on 1, 2 on 1, 3 on 2 play
    • using time and space to your advantage
  • Camp jersey included

FEE:
Skater - $335
Goalie - $100


Goalie Camp 
Mite / Squirt - July 20 - 24, 2015 * 10:30 - 11:50 AM
By far one of the most difficult and demanding positions to play in hockey; goaltending has become much more than standing in front of the net to block shots. Goaltenders today must have strong skating skills and a technical know-how in order to be successful.  need to have extremely strong skating skills and technical know how in order to be successful. 

  • Stance & mobility
  • Tracking & positioning
  • Blocking vs saving
  • Puckhandling, recovery, skating and more
  • Camp jersey included
We do have a very limited number of goalie sets that can be signed out while participating in theis camp.  This is a great opportunity for interested players to experience the position without the commitment of buying equipment first.  For additional details please email Blaine Buterbaugh at buterbaugh@rmu.edu
Fee: $235


Checking Camp   
2nd Year Pee Wee and Above - July 20 - 24, 2015 * 9:00 - 10:20 AM

The introduction of checking into the game at the bantam level causes a great deal of anxiety for players and parents alike.  Through education and a controlled setting our checking camp is a great setting to eliminate that anxiety.  Our structured environment allows players to gain confidence while also fully understanding the purpose of checking and body contact in the game.
  • Safe, structured learning environment
  • Geared toward players entering checking level of play or those that want additional guidance
  • Instruction on angling, steering, giving and receiving checks, use of space, body and stick positioning to influence the opponent and much more
  • Camp jersey included

FEE: $235
S.A.G. Tournament Camp - (Small Area Games)   
The next evolution in Summer Hockey Camp Experiences!
Squirt / Pee Wee - August 11 - 15, 2015 * 9:00 - 11:50 AM
Bantam / Midget - August 11 - 15, 2015 * 1:00 - 3:50 PM

The RMU Hockey Academy has come up with a unique concept that blends camp and tournament into one exciting experience.  Our concept provides participants with a learning environment that includes 4 days jam packed with high intensity, fast paced dynamic drills designed to maximize players learning potential through small group instruction and small area games. 
The excitement however, does not end there as the fifth and final day will see participants go head to head in a round robin tournament setting with S.A.G.'s that have been introduced through out the week, (each designed to replicate specific situations or concepts of  a traditional full ice hockey game).
  • Maximize learning potential through increased, quality repetitions
  • Fun and fast paced learning
  • competitive environment
  • Champion and runner up awards
  • Camp jersey provided

FEE:
Skater - $335
Goalie - $150






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.



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