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July 14-18, 2019

This summer LP Hockey will be returning the very popular “Battle Camp” for its 7th season.

The purpose of the Battle Camp is to expose, teach, and drill one of the most critical parts of the game of hockey….the ability to successfully battle in all areas of the ice.

Many elements go into the skills and characteristics of the game’s best players; one of those characteristics is the ability to battle and win a majority of your battles.  Success in battles comes from physical strength, mental strength, and simple techniques and tactics that any player can learn, acquire, and use every time he is on the ice.  It is these battle techniques and tactics that I will teach and drill in this Camp.  I will also encourage and foster a mentality to improve the metal toughness of every player.

At all levels of hockey, in every game played, there are battles and puck races that occur over and over.  As players get older, and the overall skill level begins to even itself out, these repeated battles, puck protection, and puck races become more frequent and begin to take on a greater and greater importance.

As young players grow and get physically bigger, open ice decreases, the time to make decisions shrinks, and there is more traffic and confrontation up and down the ice.  If young players are not capable of playing in traffic, winning puck races, and winning puck battles, and protecting the puck, their overall effectiveness is greatly reduced.  It is not a coincidence when certain players “seem” to have the puck more often than others.  Players that “seem” to have the puck a lot have it because they go and get it!  These players have the ability to pursue and successfully battle for pucks, and that is an extremely valuable attribute that will greatly enhance the performance and success for any player.  Please review the link below that shows Sidney Crosby and his desire to control, battle, and fight for puck possession over and over and over.  Copy the link into your browser.

The ability for any player to successfully battle for and win pucks cannot be overvalued.  All great players have this attribute and for some it is the one attribute that repeatedly elevates them above more skilled players.  Please view the link below and hear the remarks from renowned NHL coach Mike Babcock on the importance of winning a battle.  Copy the link into your browser.

In Battle Camp 2019 I will teach battle skills and use a variety of drills to help all players become improved battlers!  In addition to the skills that will be taught, and the confrontation that will be drilled, the mindset that goes part and parcel with battle skills will be fostered and promoted and will be underscored as a critical part of this skill.


Drills of Battle Camp 2019

1 on 1:    corner     short race     net front          angling/forecheck        zone control/puck protection

2 on 2:    corner     tight space   net front

Camp Format

In the Battle Camp players will be matched with and against each other based on common size, age, and experience.  The Camp is open to all birth years.  All players will receive on ice instruction.

Camp Schedule

 Seven Bridges Ice Arena, Sunday, July 14- Thursday, 18, 2019   On Ice              1:00-2:00PM                                                               

The cost for the Battle Camp is $250.

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7 Bridges Ice Arena, Sunday, July 28-Thursday, August 1, 2019

Just Defenseman Camp Director Larry Pedrie is a former defenseman and played this position his entire career. Larry’s 30+ years of playing and coaching experience gives him the unique background, qualities, and understanding necessary to teach the fine points of the most difficult position in hockey.

This camp will focus on teaching both the skill sets necessary for defenseman development as well as the positional play required for defenseman. 

Why are good defensemen so hard to find?

Good defensemen can be difficult to find because not many coaches truly understand how to teach the position, and young players are challenged to find proper instruction.

What are the characteristics of a good defenseman?

Good defensemen simplified are mobile on their feet, very good 1 on 1 players, and very effective at making the first pass to get their team moving up the ice.

Why are good defenseman so valuable to their team?

The value of a good defenseman cannot be emphasized enough.  They are their team’s first line of defense and the beginning of their team’s offense.  They play a critical role in helping keep pucks out of their own net.  They also serve as a “quarterback”, as they are typically responsible for making that first good pass to get their team out of their zone and moving up the ice.

What skills typify a good defenseman?

Strong defensemen skill traits include strong passing skills, the ability to handle the puck in tight spaces, the ability to use their stick effectively when not possessing the puck, and strong forward and skating backward skills.

What concepts must a defenseman learn to be effective?

Strong defensemen concepts include the ability to evaluate the entire ice surface from both a defensive and offensive standpoint, being able to handle the puck well under pressure in critical areas of the ice, how to create/control proper gap control, how to read a rush, how to defend a one-on-one in all areas, and to know when to add and join offense at the appropriate time.

Camp Focus/Skills….                                                     Camp Focus/Concepts….

Forward Skating agility, quickness, and speed.               Transitioning the puck from defense to offense

Backward Skating agility, quickness, and speed              How to play along the boards

Passing/Shooting/Puckhandling                                    How to create/control a proper gap

                                                                                    How to positionally defend all rushes


Benefits of this Camp

All defensemen at the youth level need to improve in some, if not most areas of their game.  It’s likely a young player has not received specific defenseman positional instruction in many of the areas that are necessary for understanding the position.  The many skills and concepts that playing defense requires are what make it such a challenging, unique, difficult, and fun position to play.  This Camp will provide the instruction for defensemen that too often goes overlooked throughout the course of a normal season.

Camp Format

The Camp will be structured so all players will be matched with and against each other based on common size, age, and experience.  All skaters will receive an off ice lecture, on ice instruction, and an off ice workout.

Camp Schedule

Group 1, 2009-2007                 Group 2, 2006-2004                                        

On Ice              1:50-2:50PM                            3:00-4:00PM

Off Ice              3:10-4:00PM                            4:20-5:10PM

Lunch               4:00-4:20PM                            5:10-5:30PM

Lecture            4:20-4:50PM                            5:30-6:00PM

On Ice              5:20-6:20PM                            6:30-7:30PM

The daily schedule includes 2 hours on the ice, a challenging off ice workout, and a lecture specific to defenseman positioning.    


The cost for the Camp is $495.  I have intentionally priced this camp at a very competitive cost.  You will not find a better value for the cost and product delivered, that is a guarantee.
















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