camps/ intense multi-week training

Okanagan Hockey Camps has partnered with Martell Fitness, offering an intense multi-week training program this summer at MNP PLACE!

Program Highlights

  • 27 instructional ice sessions scheduled over 8 weeks; 2011-2012 Group to have 19 instructional ice sessions
  • On Ice program conducted by professional coaches from Okanagan Hockey
  • On-ice goalie instruction will be provided at two ice sessions per week
  • 1-hour duration for each on-ice session
  • 30 off-ice sessions included
  • 2011-2012 group will have 20 off-ice sessions
  • Off-Ice program led by Martell Elite Fitness
  • Participants are provided with workout gear (shorts and a T-shirt)
  • Souvenir jersey included in the program

Please note: We accept registrations by the week, however, we highly recommend a minimum 4-week commitment to see the benefits of the program. For best results, athletes are encouraged to commit to the full 8-week program.

 

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
  •  Agility
  •  Balance
  •  Stride Frequency
  •  Bi-lateral Symmetry
  •  Posture
  •  Transitions
  •  Edge Control

2. Shooting and Puck Skills

  • Stick Handling
  •  Passing
  •  Pass reception
  •  Hand Quickness
  •  Hand Positioning
  •  Shooting
  •  Power Generation
  •  Release Techniques
  •  Puck Position
  •  Deception
  •  Shot Choice
  •  Shooting in Stride
  •  Shooting off Either Foot

3. Tactical Play

  • Net Attacks
  •  Front Net Positioning
  •  Screens/Deflections
  •  Puck Protection
  •  Anticipation
  •  Puck Support
  •  Puck Pressure
  •  Entries/Exits
  •  1 vs. 1 battles

4. Pre-season Preparation

  • Conditioning
  • Tempo
  • Execution
  • Work Ethic
  • Small area games
  • Testing
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

HEAD TRAINER

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.

COLTON BECK

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.

RALPH JARRATT

HEAD ON-ICE INSTRUCTOR

Ralph is a knowledgeable and skilled hockey coach having played 5 years in the WHL with the Victoria Royals. He began coaching right after his junior career and leverages his skills in power skating, skill development, implementing game-relatable drills, and creating meaningful connections with his players. Ralph’s experience both on the ice and behind the bench allows him to deeply understand the dedication required to succeed at hockey.

Interested in attending only a portion of the camp? Please email us with details and we will follow up with you. Requests will be accommodated in priority and subject to availability: info@okanaganhockey.com