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JUNE 21, 28 & JULY 5, 12, 19, 26 - @ LAWSON ICE ARENA
12U & UNDER GOALIES:
(INCLUDING HS GOALIES):
hours of On-Ice Specialized Goaltender Training from Tom and his staff that
Edgework and Skating
Save Technique and Positioning
Angles and Net Awareness
Fighting Through Screens
3:1 PLAYER/COACH RATIO
SPACE IS LIMITED PER SESSION!
Top end and up-to-date goaltending training from former NHL goaltender and current Division 1 College Assistant Coach, Tom Askey.
addition to the ice sessions, there will be a video session each day that will
be in line with and support the work that will be done on ice. Video will be a combination of
practice and game footage of higher level goalies. We will also show some clips
of the participants that will be taken during the 3 weeks of sessions. At the end of the three weeks, each camper will also be given an
evaluation of some of his or her strengths and weaknesses with feedback on the
areas that need to be improved upon.
bird price $395 if registered by JUNE 5; $450 after
CLICK ON "REGISTER TODAY" (UPPER LEFT CORNER OF THIS PAGE)
TOM ASKEY BIO
Tom brings a wealth of hockey knowledge and experience to KOHA. In 2008, the Buffalo, NY native retired from a professional playing career that lasted 12 seasons. Since 2000, he has made Kalamazoo his home and has been working closely with the hockey community in various capacities.
Since 2009, He has been the Organizational Goalie Coach for KOHA. Tom has also helped run successful development camps year round and has worked closely with several teams in the area at every level of hockey from the learn to skate through professional hockey. Askey also specializes in private goalie training sessions for all ages and skill levels.
In addition to his duties with KOHA, Askey is a Volunteer Assistant Coach with the Western Michigan University Hockey team. He has worked with the goaltenders of the program since Head Coach Andy Murray took over in 2011. Bronco net-minders have been an integral part of the team's success throughout his tenure and has seen many highlights, including an CCHA Playoff Championship in 2012 and the team's birth into the NCAA National Tournament that same year.
An 8th round Draft selection of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in 1993, Tom played four seasons in the Central College Hockey Association as a member of The Ohio State Buckeyes. While at OSU, Tom had the experience of working under the tutelage of a former NHL goaltender, Bill McKenzie. As a senior, Askey enjoyed his most successful season and was named to the All-CCHA Second Team and was an All-American nominee.
After his time in Columbus, Askey signed his first professional contract with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
While with the Ducks organization, Tom had the privilege of working with one the hockey world’s most successful goaltending consultants, Francois Allaire. Under Allaire’s guidance, Askey would realize his dream of playing in the NHL as he spent time with the Ducks in 1998 and again during the Playoffs against the Detroit Red Wings in 1999. Askey would go on to spend a total of four seasons with season in the ducks system having stints with affiliates in Baltimore, Cincinnati, Houston and Kansas City.
In 2000, Tom had the opportunity to sign with the NHL team he grew up watching, the Buffalo Sabres. He spent five years exclusively with their American League affiliate in Rochester, NY. During that time, Tom would once again have the privilege of working alongside a premier goaltending guru, Jim Corsi. In addition to his playing duties, Tom took the coveted role of being a mentor to many of the Sabres’ prospects playing for the Americans. Among those was current NHL star net-minder Ryan Miller whom Tom worked with for three seasons.
Tom spent the latter part of his career playing in Europe with stops in the Finland, Switzerland, Italy, and the United Kingdom. During the 2006-2007 season, Tom stayed states-side and played for the Kalamazoo Wings.
Upon his retirement in 2008, Tom returned to his alma mater and spent the 2008-2009 season finishing his degree at The Ohio State University. While in Columbus, Tom acted as a goaltending consultant for a Buckeye hockey program that reached the NCAA National Tournament.
Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Hockey Director
Certification Program at the North American Rink Conference & Expo
(NARCE) in Columbus, Ohio. The Hockey Director Certification Program is
offered by USA Hockey and is instructed by ADM Regional Managers and
other USA Hockey staff over 3 ½ days involving classroom, off-ice and
on-ice training and education.
The Certification Program had over 70 hockey directors or administrators from across the USA and included international participants from several European countries. In 2016, the United States had 309,748 youth players, second in the world behind Canada (455,000). For perspective, the 70 plus participants impacted approximately 30,000 youth players in the USA, with KOHA representing about 700 of those players. With that said, our class would impact more youth hockey players than the coaches of the Czech Republic (26,551) and slightly less than the coaches in Finland (36,607).
As you can understand, the significance of the course offers a direct correlation to growing the game, developing players, helping youngsters become leaders – even Olympians, and connecting the game at every level while promoting a lifelong love of the sport.
I have attended countless hockey and coaching education clinics, seminars, symposiums, and summits. The Hockey Director Certification Program ranks as one of my all-time favorites!
I would like to share a few of the takeaways and how that will drive what our association will focus on this upcoming season:
FERSCHWEILER HOCKEY SCHOOL - Pat Ferschweiler (Assistant Coach of The Detroit Red Wings) is bringing his camp back to Kalamazoo for only one week this summer! The Complete Camp - is virtually two camps in one - each morning session will focus exclusively on power skating, with each afternoon focusing on individual skills.
Any technical flaw in a skater's stride acts as a limiting factor in how good that skater can become. Each camper will have his/her forward and backward stride assessed to both highlight the positive, and determine the underdeveloped parts of the camper's stride. Along with individual puck skills, each day at least one new hockey concept or team skill will be taught. Features specialized goalie instruction, PLUS there is a goalie discount!
JULY 24- JULY 28 @ WINGS WEST ICE ARENA
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WMU BRONCO HOCKEY CAMPS ARE BACK for Summer 2017! You can check out their camp offerings on their website by clicking here!
JULY 31 - AUGUST18
(week-long camps PLUS the Elite Camp!)
@ LAWSON ICE ARENA (WMU)
Make sure you check out the ice schedule (on the Wings Event Center website) for weekday Sticks & Pucks opportunities at Wings West!
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