Advanced Performance Hockey Camp

Since 1889, the Ridley name has been synonymous with excellence in hockey. Today, hockey is celebrated as one of Ridley’s elite sports teams, and now athletes have the chance to experience this through our Advanced Performance Hockey Camp. Held in our state-of-the-art arena, this camp is specifically designed for both domestic and international competitive, AA to AAA level males and females ages 7 to 13 for day students, and ages 9-13 for boarding students.  
Note: all athletes must possess, at minimum, a moderate level of English language proficiency to attend this camp. All international athletes who do not currently hold a Canadian passport or residency card are required to participate in the boarding programme.
Our elite hockey programme is focused on elevating core fundamentals while advancing each player’s skillset. The on-ice curriculum is designed in a way to ensure players are challenged to incorporate skill development with positional awareness and expectations. The Advanced Performance Hockey Camp will include a number of small area competitive games to magnify the skills and tactics emphasized in today’s competitive hockey climate. On-ice sessions will be fast-paced, encouraging all participants to integrate conditioning and speed into all facets of the programme.
All athletes all required to supply their own equipment.

Advanced Performance Hockey Schedule

One-week day sessions:

August 12-16, 2019
August 19-23, 2019

Cost: $449/week (HST included)
(full amount due when registering online)
Two-week boarding camp:

August 11-24, 2019

Total Cost: $3,999
Deposit: $1,000 (due at time of online registration)
Remainder of payment: $2,999 (due by May 31, 2019)
Registration deadline for boarding camp is May 31, 2019.

*Note: all international players who do not currently hold a Canadian passport or permanent residency card are required to enroll in the boarding programme.
There will be ongoing registration for the day sessions until maximum capacity is reached. Registration does not guarantee a spot in this elite programme, the Head Coach will contact all successful candidates. Enrollment is limited. Only four goalies per session. 
First day of classes: please arrive at the Fieldhouse Building (Building F on campus map) on Monday morning at 8:30a.m.
For information about our Residential Boarding Programme please refer to our FAQ page.  

Additional Information

List of 4 items.

  • Programme Overview

    Each day from 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m., athletes will be actively engaged in developing their technical and tactical skills. For campers who board, the end of each day signifies the start of the Resident Life Programme. Please review the calendar in FAQ section for details on evening activities and excursions.

    The Canadian LONG-TERM ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT (LTAD) is the pathway to increase overall participation in sports, while supporting the development of high-performance athletes. This national guide, which Ridley employs, includes parameters for training, competition and recovery based on principles of human development and maturation. The LTAD is built on sport science and best practices in coaching from around the world.

    • A Ridley reversible hockey jersey and dry-wick off-ice training shirt for each athlete
    • Low camper to coach ratio of 4:1
    • 3-hours of on-ice training per day
    • Personal evaluations of athletic skills and playing ability. Each camper is placed in a group based on developmental age to maximize training
    • Ridley’s own high-performance senior coaching staff with experience playing and instructing at the college, university and national level
    • Specialized Goalie Coach and Strength and Conditioning Trainer
    • Video self-analysis and an LTAD-planned week that properly loads drills and promotes decision making
    • Weekly swim sessions.
  • Focused Instruction

    •First step explosiveness •Acceleration •Increased power and speed •Stride efficiency •Tight turns and pivots •Explosive starts •Agility, foot speed and lateral movement •Balance, edge control •Linear crossovers
    Shooting and Scoring
    •Shooting in stride •Quick release •One-timers •Accuracy •Deflections and redirections •Deking

    Puck Control
    •Quick hands •Evasive puck control •Attacking the triangle •Puck protection •Absorbing contact

    Passing and Playmaking
    •Vision •Anticipation •Outlet passing •Passing in traffic, through opponents •Passing to space, indirect, area passes •Utilization of all passes, touch, saucer, etc.

    •Transitional skating and puck movement - Backward skating, edgework and pivoting - Puck recoveries •Elusive skating •Outlet passing •Creating offense •Angling and gap control

    •Puck protection •Playing without the puck •Creating offense •Passing, shooting, quick release •Creating offense in small areas

    •Tracking •Mobility/Stance - Recoveries •Slides •Game scenarios
  • Coaching Bios

    Please click on the link below to read about our national and international-level coaches. 

    View coaching bios
  • Junior Staff

    Our junior staff are athletically-oriented high school seniors, college or university students who are sensitive, respectful and take a personal interest in each camper. They demonstrate fairness, firmness and a positive attitude in carrying out their responsibilities.

    All staff receive extensive training during staff orientation, with further mentoring from our Head Coaches throughout the summer. Staff are all CPR and FIRST AID trained, NCCP: Fundamental movement skills trained and have a certified police check (vulnerability sector).

All our boarding programmes include:

  • 24-hour dorm supervision by qualified Ridley College staff
  • Shared accommodation in Ridley dorms
  • Three meals
  • Health insurance while staying on campus
  • Access to 24-hour health care by medical professionals at Ridley’s Schmon Health Centre
  • Free WIFI access
  • Evening and weekend excursions such as: Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake shopping at the local outlet mall, Canada’s Wonderland, and day trip to Toronto.
The programme cost does NOT include: spending money (we recommend $300 CDN), initial arrival and departure transportation to and from Ridley and unaccompanied minor service (if required).
Refund Policy

Day Programme:
Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the Ridley College Summer Programmes office via email at Requests for refunds received prior to four weeks before the start date of the programme will receive a full refund less an administration fee of 10%. Refund requests received between one and four weeks prior to the start date of the programme are subject to an administration fee of 50% of the total fee. Refund requests received less than one week prior to the start date of camp will not qualify for a refund.
Pro-rated refunds are not available for days absent, meals not taken or other services not fully utilized. The full session’s fees are due and payable if a child is registered and attends any part of a session.
Any camper who exhibits behavior that is deemed inappropriate by the Summer Programmes Manager will have their participation suspended or terminated without a refund.
Refunds may take four to six weeks to process.
Ridley endeavors to provide one-week notice for the cancellation of any week of camp; however, all families will be offered an alternate programme for the same value and the same week or a full refund.
Boarding Programme:
Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the Ridley College Summer Programmes office via email at All cancellations received prior to May 15, 2019 will be eligible for 50% refund of the deposit paid. If student’s visa is denied full refund less 10% of the deposit will be issued. Copies of documentation from the Canada Embassy will be required in order to process this refund request. Cancellations after May 15, 2019 will not be eligible for a refund.
A student whose participation is terminated due to behavior incongruent with Ridley’s Code of Conduct will not receive a refund.

Refunds may take four to six weeks to process.

Contact Summer Programmes

Milana Schramm
Manager of Summer Programmes
905-684-1889 Ext. 2351

Katelyn Scott
Administrative Assistant
905-684-1889 ext. 2350
P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C3 Canada 905 684 1889
With more than 700 students from 60 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.