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Summer Sessions

Registration

There are still spots available, contact our director for registration instructions.

Tom Finks

Summer Program Director

Wilmette Hockey Summer Programs

Learn from the Best! Build your own summer camp curriculum from 12 different sessions.  Match your session(s) based on your interest and skill level.   

All sessions feature:

  • Comprehensive hockey skill development
  • Wilmette Hockey's Professional Coaching staff
  • All sessions located in Wilmette at the Centennial Ice Arena
  • Programs for everyone from new hockey players to the most advanced

Join Wilmette Hockey Summer program if you want to: 

  • Learn to develop an explosive first three steps
  • Increase your hockey strength on skates
  • See the ice and the game with heads up vision
  • Control, dangle and protect the puck in tight areas
  • Pass over, through, under, between and to space
  • Angle, battle and win puck possession
  • Learn to do a quick release of the biscuit  

The Wilmette Hockey summer program is open to all members of the community regardless of what club/ high school team you play with in the regular season.

Wilmette's Top Coaches

Camps feature Wilmette Hockey/ Tribes top coaches including:

  • Joe Heaton, Wilmette Tribe Skills Director & Heaton Hockey
  • Brian Keane, Wilmette Braves Skills Director & Prodigy Hockey
  • Anthony Booth, Wilmette Braves Bantam 1 Head Coach  & Precision Hockey
  • Grant Paulsen, Wilmette Braves Goaltending Director
  • Nicolas Ponce de Leon, Wilmette Braves Girls u12 Head Coach & PDL Hockey
  • Additional Brave and Tribe Coaches (Bill Martin, Ben Piskor, John Wallin, Brad McMahon, Bill Norberg, Mike Loverde and Tom Finks)

Skater Sessions

Each session will meet for 7 weeks on their designated night starting June 18th and ending August 9th.  There are NO sessions the week of July 2nd (Independence Day week).

Build your own program! Select one or more sessions to customize your summer skill development.

All sessions are at Wilmette Centennial Ice Rink.

Fees: $315 per session

  • Monday Power Skating-Edge Work (explosive starts, crossover, forward, backward inside and outside edge) + Stickhandling
    • Coach: Anthony Booth
    • Level: PW, BT, MG
    • Mondays, 5:30 pm
    • June 18, 25, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6

 

  • Monday BATTLE and SHOOT: shoot-wrist, backhand, and snap shots + small area games, puck protection, ice usage, and play making.
    • Coach: Anthony Booth
    • Level: PW, BT, MG
    • Mondays, 6:40 pm
    • June 18, 25, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6

 

  • Tuesday Skating Speed, Agility, Deception--Edge-work, power, footwork to stick handling + fun.
    • Coach: Joe Heaton
    • Level: Mites, Tuesdays at 5:30 pm
    • Level: Squirts, Tuesdays at 6:40 pm
    • June 19, 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7

 

  • Wednesday Player Development - Skating,  Puck Possession, Shooting and Battling Skills
    • Coach: Brian Keane
    • Level: PW, BT
    • Wednesdays at 5:30 pm
    • June 20, 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8

 

  • Wednesday Small Areas Game to Deploy the Learned Skills in Session 1
    • Coach: Brian Keane
    • Level: PW, BT, MG
    • Wednesdays at 6:40 pm
    • June 20, 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8

 

  • Wednesday Power Skating Edges, Hockey Strength + Puck Control, Passing, Protection
    • Coach: Ponce de Leon
    • Level: Girls u8, u10, u12, Wed at 5:30pm
    • Level: Girls advanced u12, u14, u16 and older, Wed at 6:40pm
    • June 20, 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8

 

  • Thursday Pucker Up - Stick handling technique, range and speed. Puck protection, board battles and retrieval techniques. Passing and shooting technique.
    • Coach: Joe Heaton
    • Level: Mites, Thursday at 5:30 pm
    • Level: Squirts, Thursday at 6:40 pm
    • June 21, 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, Aug 2 and August 9

 

Goaltender Sessions

Each session will meet for 7 weeks on their designated night starting June 18th and ending August 9th.  There are NO sessions the week of July 2nd (Independence Day week).

Build your own program! Select one or more sessions to customize your summer skill development.

All sessions are at Wilmette Centennial Ice Rink.

Fees: $125 per session ($150 after 6/1)

  • Monday GOALTENDER: Pro Technique-Skating for Balance, Posture, Footwork, Skating, Core and Puck Work for To Increase Save Percentage
    • Coach: Grant Paulsen
    • MT-SQ, Mondays at 5:30 pm
    • PW-BT, Mondays at 6:40 pm

 

  • Thursday GOALTENDER Game Situations, Efficiency of Moves and Heavy Shots for Skills and Confidence
    • Coach: Grant Paulsen
    • MT-SQ, Thursdays at 5:30 pm
    • PW-BT, Thursdays at 6:40 pm

 

Fees and Discounts

  • Skater: $315 per session ($350 as of 6/1)
  • Goaltender: $125 per session ($150 as of 6/1)

10% Sibling discount is available (starting with the 2nd child)

There is no prorated fee for missed sessions.

We understand the summer is full of various plans.  So we priced our program for 6 weeks and included the 7th week as a make up opportunity at no extra cost. If you are able to attend all 7 weeks, that is even better!

 

Registration

There are still spots available, contact our director for registration instructions.

Tom Finks

Summer Program Director