Camps, Clinics and Tournaments

Hockey Camp—Birth Years 2010-2012


Mike Neville

2020 Dates TBA

Camp Overview

For younger players ready to gain fundamental skills and get into the game, Michigan Tech's BY2010-2012 Hockey Camps are the best place to start! Students are given the opportunity to learn each position (except for goaltending), with plenty of practice time—programs are built around daily on-ice instruction, focusing on power-skating, shooting, passing, positional playing, and small area games. Off-ice programming includes hockey skills and age appropriate competitive games.

  • Camp runs Monday-Friday
  • Birth Year 2010–2012, plus one year of organized hockey
  • Co-educational
  • Max enrollment each week: 4 goalies, 36 skaters (forward & defense combined)
  • The Birth Year 2010-2012 age group will be divided into (1) black team and (1) gold team prior to the 1st day of camp. Both teams stay together for the duration of the schedule and only use the color differentiation for locker room assignments and scrimmages. Trades are at the discretion of the camp coordinator and will only take place to keep the talent level of the teams consistent.
  • Locker rooms will be assigned for equipment storage for each day of camp. Participants will need to bring their equipment back/forth daily.
  • Parents are encouraged to help dress their players when possible.
  • Counselors are assigned to each group and remain with campers throughout the day, including meals.
  • Lead and assistant instructors are present for all on and off-ice activities.

2019 Staff

Participants learn and practice under personalized direction from Michigan Tech’s staff as well as current varsity players, alumni and guest instructors.

Mike Neville

Michael Neville, Coordinator

Mike played four years at Michigan Tech, 2013-2017, serving as a captain for both his junior and senior seasons. After sustaining an injury his senior year, he served as a volunteer assistant coach, 2017-18, working with the penalty kill and assisting the video coach. While coaching, Neville completed a double major, graduating with management and marketing degrees. Once healthy, he began his pro career with the Idaho Steelheads of the East Coast Hockey League in 2017-18. At the beginning of the 2018-19 season, he was traded to the Florida Everblades based out of Fort Myers. Mike spends his summers living in Houghton, enjoying the lake life and giving back to the hockey community. He has worked the summer hockey camp since 2014, spending time in various capacities as a group counselor, on-ice and off-ice coach, and a co-coordinator in 2018. We are thrilled to have him back for 2019 and look forward to his enthusiasm, passion and knowledge that he brings to the MacInnes Student Ice Arena and Michigan Tech's Hockey Camp.   

Huskies Coaching Staff

Joe ShawhanDallas StewardChris Brooks

Huskies Alumni and Guest Instructors

CJ EickBrian HannonTyler HeinonenGary KruzichCorey MarkhamJamie PhillipsMatt RoyCliff Watson, Joel L'Esperance, Tanner Kero, Devin Kero

Current College Players

Raymond BriceCooper WatsonGreyson ReitmeyerTommy ParrottinoTrenton Bliss, Alec Broetzman, Jake CrespiMaybelline Beiring, Chelsea Jacques

BY 10-12 Counselors

Our counselors consist of current student athletes and graduate assistant coaches from a variety of varsity teams at Michigan Tech. Our counselors are with our campers from check-in to check-out, helping them with their equipment, getting them to and from each activity, and keeping them safe while they are at camp.

On-Ice Programs

Skaters will have two ice sessions per day in the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Each session has a different practice plan to ensure skill development in all facets of the game. Full equipment required.

Power Skating Instruction

Students participate in a daily program to maximize strength, speed, balance, and agility. Players strengthen their forward and backward strides and improve their stopping, turning, and crossover techniques. Drills help develop effective skating, with and without the puck. Goalies will be given the opportunity to work specifically with a goalie coach on technique and position during this time.

Hockey Instruction

BY2010-2012 players will be instructed on-ice using USA Hockey's ADM Structure. Players spend daily ice sessions in stations concentrating on individual skills, including passing, shooting, stick handling and goaltending. All on-ice sessions include small-area games and drills designed to get players to compete and battle for the puck. Stick handling drills emphasize decision making—puck protection—as well as effective moves.

Performance Testing

Skaters will be timed on fastest lap and top speed.

Scrimmages

Cross-ice scrimmages will be played on Friday.

Off-Ice Programs

Off-ice sessions will help work on the off-ice fundamentals that further help develop a successful hockey player. Sessions are daily and include, but are not limited to, stick handling, passing, shooting, off-ice team building and age appropriate competitive games. Athletic clothing and tennis shoes required.

Performance Testing

Individual testing is performed for upper and lower body strength, quickness, and agility to help players monitor their performance and set goals for improvement.

Hockey Basics

Off-ice stick handling, passing, shooting and small area games in the Multipurpose Gym lead by our staff of current college players. 

Dryland and Age Appropriate Games

Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Skills Center features innovative field drills and exercises that reinforce on-ice techniques and increase players’ agility and stamina.

Special Requirements

This camp is open to boys and girls birth years 2010-2012 with at least one year of organized hockey experience. A packet of required forms will be sent to participants via email once their application is processed. The required forms must be submitted prior to the start of camp.

Participants should bring a water bottle and label all equipment.

Michigan Tech Sports Camps enforces an Authorization to Release policy for all hockey campers. Parents, guardians, and alternative authorized release persons will be the only ones allowed to sign a child out during camp, at the end of each day (commuter campers) and at the conclusion of camp (all campers).

Cost

Payment in Full Due at Time of Registration
Goalie  Commuter only—$145
Skater  Commuter only—$180

Payment in full is due at time of registration. Refunds, less a $50 cancellation fee are available until the camp deadline 2 weeks prior to the start of camp. After the camp deadline, refunds less the cancellation fee will be issued for medical reasons only.

Deadline: 2 weeks prior to camp start date