All things hockey; Offered at Calgary’s Premier Hockey School, we have a camp for everyone!

At Tucker Hockey, we instruct both male and female minor hockey players as well as ringette players.

Below is a complete list of minor group camps that Tucker Hockey runs as Calgary’s premier hockey school. Our minor camps run Winter (January to March), Spring (April to June), Summer (August to September), Fall (October to December) and Christmas Break (December). All of the camps listed below run at various times throughout the year, on a set schedule.

Note: July is the only month we run absolutely no group programs! It’s our recovery time!!

This program covers a list of checking do’s and don’ts, emphasizing safety first. The program includes a five-step progression from the basics of skating to position angling, to stick checking, to body contact/confidence and to body checking.

These camps are offered in the spring and summer.

Testimonial: “I thought the Tucker checking program was excellent. Very safe and an excellent progression based on fundamentals. My son told me after the first one-hour session, “I just learned more with Rex Tucker in an hour than I learned in the full-week hockey camp at Winsport!”
~ Carber G., Father to Kai

This program is designed to get players ready for September evaluations and the upcoming season. The curriculum includes a broad range of drills to increase a player’s muscle endurance, flexibility, core strength, and aerobic/anaerobic conditioning as well as recovery.

These camps are offered in the summer.

Testimonial: “The on-ice instruction was excellent.  Kids are always moving and participating in drills, very little down time. Conditioning camp provided good instruction on stretching before any physical activity.  It also it taught them how important having a strong core is for hockey or any other sporty they participate in.”
~ Maria M., Mother to Adam

This program covers various drills to elevate defenseman development. Including skating technical skills such as backward starts, striding, pivots, agility and mobility as well as tactical drills but not limited to: D to D passing, breakout passing, net play and active stick, positioning and angling, 1-on-1, 2-on-1 play and gap control.

These camps are offered in the summer.

Testimonial: “All the drills were geared around the areas that the group needed to work on.  I was impressed with how much my son improved…. especially his back-skating & puck control! After participating in this camp, I noticed a HUGE improvement in my son’s skating and his game.  His confidence has grown and as a result, he has become a better player.”
~ Paul R., Father to Griffin

This is a specialized power skating curriculum that includes forward and backward extreme edge control, forward and backward striding, technique and speed, as well as skating agility and mobility drills without and with pucks. It is designed for Elite Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget Division 1, 2, A, AA and AAA players.

These camps are offered year-round.

Testimonial: “I think it is always great, my kids have done a few sessions with Tucker over the past few years and are top skaters in their association.”
~ Jamey M., Mother to Alix & Jordan

These clinics cover various drills for offensive players such as, but not limited to: goal scoring tactics and secrets, shot selection & location, shooting in stride, drive skating, deking, deflections, delays, puck protection and support.

These camps are offered year-round.

Testimonial: “We expect a high level of quality instruction and an excellent learning environment in Tucker Programs and were not disappointed again this year…excellent training – thank you!”
~ Pamela F., Mother to Ezra

These clinics include a 5-Step progression of stationary puck control, moving puck control, use of teaching aides, puck protection/keep-away and handling the puck under pressure/game situations.

These camps are offered year-round.

Testimonial: Excellent Puck Control Clinic! “Would highly recommend and my 9-year-old son Luke had fun and was eager to go each day….very Professional and experienced coaches who took their time with each kid. Much appreciated!! We will definitely do a Tucker Hockey clinic again!”
~ Renee and James V., Parents to Luke

The technical shooting clinics cover the wrist shot, snap shot, slap shot, flip shot and backhand shot from both stationary and moving situations, as well as one-timers and shooting under pressure. The teaching progressions emphasize proper mechanics / technique, accuracy, quick releases and enhancing shooting power to take a player’s game to another level.

These camps are offered in the spring and summer.

Testimonial: “My son’s most recent clinic was the shooting clinic. He felt it was really good and I was very happy with the interaction with the coaches and the fact that there were so many coaches available to help.  It met his expectations and his shot has improved heading into this year.”
~ Paul V., Father to Aidan

Skating is the foundation upon which all other hockey skills are built. This on-ice program consists of a full curriculum of power skating with unique and innovative hockey specific drills, as well as fun skating games.

These camps are offered in the summer.

Testimonial: “All of the instructors were very skilled, and it was obvious they love working with kids and sharing their love for the game. My son came away a far better skater than when he went in.”
~ Chris H., Father to Michael

This program focuses on the technical skills of power skating, puck control, passing, shooting and scrimmage. We teach skating and hockey fundamentals. It doesn’t matter if the age or skill levels of the players vary – its individual skill development – the player and the drill!

These camps are offered year-round.

Testimonial: “After a mediocre year of coaching from his minor hockey association, my son still developed from his weekly morning experience with both of you. He never complained about the 5:45 am wake up to see you guys. Both of you have been a huge part of his development and love for the game over the years. We will always make it a priority to involve your program in his development. We can’t thank you enough!”
~ Mehbs A., Father to Armaan