Not going camping May long weekend ?
.... Come to Jason Strudwick's D-Man Camp


May 17 & 18, 2014
Callingwood Arena
 
Pure quality instruction
on ice with
Jason Strudwick

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Jason Strudwick
Former NHL Defenceman

Battle of the Blades

Watch Jason and Violetta on the Battle of the Blades

www.cbc.ca/battle


Building
D-Men....One Skill At A Time !

With over 600 NHL games and 17 years of professional hockey, I have learned a lot about playing defence. I believe it is the hardest position to master. Retrieving and making a break out pass under pressure from a forecheck isn't easy. Separating the forward from the puck using your stick and body takes time to get right. I believe all the skills a dman requires are learnt through repetition.

A defenceman must be able to shoot, pass and skate with the puck. They must have good stick placement to be good defenders. So often I see dmen at all levels with their sticks in the air or with "Dead Stick". These are areas I will work on with the young players.

I want to give you the opportunity to learn the drills that players use every practice in the NHL to improve their games and keep them sharp. I will share small tricks and tips used in the NHL to make playing defence easier.

Developing and improving upon the basic hockey skills for defencemen such as shooting, passing, skating and stick placement is a never ending process. Whether it is a player's first year of hockey or his tenth in the NHL, these skills are essential and require time and effort to build and maintain.

  
May Camp Flyer


Q.    Will I benefit from Jason’s         Defensive Camp if I’m not a         defenceman?

 A.    YES.  As a forward or a         defenceman, you have an         obligation to support your team         and your teammates. It's         important to have knowledge of         each other's position, and         knowing your teammates next         move. I can help with defensive         techniques for forwards.