camps/ intense multi-week training
Okanagan Hockey Camps has partnered with Martell Fitness, offering an intense multi-week training program this summer at Capital News Centre!
2007 – 2009 Group: July 2 – August 23, 2024
2010 Group: July 2 – August 23, 2024
*2010 Group will have the option of attending the Western Prospects Showcase in Penticton the week of June 30th, 2024.
Contact 1-888-844-6611 X 3354 for special pricing.
2011 – 2012 Group: July 15 – August 23, 2024
- 30 Ice sessions over 8 weeks/ *2011-2012 Group will have 24 Ice sessions
- On Ice program led by Okanagan Hockey professional coaches: Colton Beck and Jared Aulin (See bios below)
- On and Off Ice WHL Combine Testing at start and conclusion of camp
- 1 hour ice sessions
- 30 Off ice sessions. Off Ice program led by Martell Elite Fitness *2011-2012 Group will have 24 off-Ice sessions
- Work out gear provided – shorts and t-shirts
- Souvenir jersey
Areas of Focus and Progression
The Summer On-Ice Training will focus on 4 areas:
1. Skating and Movement
- Straight Line Speed
- Explosive Starts
- Lateral Speed Generation
- Stride Frequency
- Bi-lateral Symmetry
- Edge Control
2. Shooting and Puck Skills
- Stick Handling
- Pass reception
- Hand Quickness
- Hand Positioning
- Power Generation
- Release Techniques
- Puck Position
- Shot Choice
- Shooting in Stride
- Shooting off Either Foot
3. Tactical Play
- Net Attacks
- Front Net Positioning
- Puck Protection
- Puck Support
- Puck Pressure
- 1 vs. 1 battles
4. Pre-season Preparation
- Work Ethic
- Small area games
Registration is only open for full summer program until Jan. 31st, 2023. * Weekly registration will open Feb. 1st, 2024 subject to availability
TRAVIS MARTELL, CSCS, CSAC
Travis Martell has spent over a decade helping hockey players improve their on-ice explosiveness, goal-scoring, and overall confidence. He has a deep understanding of the athletic requirements needed for hockey and uses proven strength and conditioning principles to make his athletes more dynamic on the ice.
With a degree in Exercise Science and experience playing both University and Professional level hockey, Travis has experimented with various training styles to specifically enhance his athletes’ on-ice speed and power. His extensive knowledge of both the technical and practical aspects of high-performance sports sets his athletes up for success by maximizing the movements required to deliver an elite level of play.
After spending nine seasons playing professional hockey in both the US and Germany, Travis returned to his hometown of Kelowna, BC, one of Canada’s elite hockey hubs, to work with young aspiring hockey players as well as current NHL elite. His goal is to help his athletes reach their full potential and become the best hockey players they can be.
HEAD ON-ICE INSTRUCTOR
Colton is an experienced coach who has spent the past 5 summers coaching and developing athletes in the Okanagan. Colton also assisted at OHA for the majority of the 20/21 season. Colton’s career has taken an unconventional path, starting with the BCHL and moving on to earn an NCAA scholarship before playing professionally for over 500 games. This journey included winning the championship in Norway this season.
Colton has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience through their career and is eager to pass this on to aspiring athletes. They take a progressive approach to the game, drawing on successful strategies from different countries. Colton strives to create a positive and challenging environment for their players to grow and achieve their goals. They believe that taking small steps each day can lead to significant progress over time.
HEAD ON-ICE INSTRUCTOR
Jared Aulin is a former second-round draft pick to the Colorado Avalanche with a 16-year professional ice hockey career. Despite a career-threatening shoulder injury that sidelined him for 3 years, Jared made a comeback and played in some of the highest leagues in Europe, representing Canada in international competitions.
With a Master’s degree in Science Management, Jared’s heart still belongs to hockey. He coaches teams at the highest level for young players in the Okanagan area, prioritizing skill development, fun, and the “3 C’s” – Compete, consistency, and playing connected. Jared emphasizes the importance of pushing kids to commit to discomfort in practice and games and to be accountable. His coaching philosophy helps kids achieve their full potential in a judgment-free environment.
Jared is also a highly sought-after skills coach in the Okanagan, working with NHL, AHL, Europe, Junior, and College players in the summer to enhance their skills. He is excited to bring his passion and expertise to Kelowna Minor Hockey.