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Blackhawks Youth Hockey Camps

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The Chicago Blackhawks youth hockey camps are summer programs for youth hockey players using qualified coaches and former Blackhawks players. The camps provide both on- and off-ice instruction for hockey players of all skill levels.

Camp Highlights

  • Two on-ice sessions per day focusing on individual skill development, positional and team play through combination drills, stations and controlled scrimmages.
  • Daily off-ice training sessions
  • Daily activity sessions
  • High staff-to-player ratio
  • Blackhawks Alumni, staff and others on hand
  • Jersey, t-shirt, bag and giveaways for every camper
  • Friday is gameday! Morning session will feature small area and cross-ice games, the afternoon session will be a full-ice game.

Camp is $595 for skaters and $350 for goalies.

2019 Camp Dates

Dates Location Ages
June 24-28, 2019 Fifth Third Arena
1801 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago
Boys and girls 2006-2013 Birth Years
July 15-19, 2019 Mount Prospect Ice Arena
1501 Feehanville Dr., Mt. Prospect
Boys and girls 2006-2013 Birth Years
July 29-Aug 2, 2019 Fifth Third Arena
1801 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago
Boys and girls 2006-2013 Birth Years

Weekly Camp Schedule

Boys and Girls 5-Day Daily Camp Sample Schedule:
Group 1 (2010-13 birth years)
9:00-10:00 a.m.: On-ice Powerskating
10:10-10:55 a.m.: Off-ice Activity
10:55-11:10 a.m.: Snack (bring your own)
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: On-ice Skills
12:55-1:25 p.m.: Lunch
1:30-2:15 p.m.: Off-ice Training

Group 2 (2006-09 birth years)
9:00-9:45 a.m.: Off-ice Activity
9:45-9:55 a.m.:Snack (bring your own)
10:15-11:15 a.m.: On-ice Powerskating
11:25 a.m.-12:10 p.m.: Off-ice Training
12:10-12:45 p.m.: Lunch
1:00-2:15 p.m.: On-ice Skills

Coaches

Eddie Olczyk, Co-Lead Instructor

  • 16-year NHL veteran and Stanley Cup champion (drafted by Chicago; played for the Blackhawks, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Winnipeg, the New York Rangers and Los Angeles)
  • Elected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012
  • Grew up in Chicago and played for Team Illinois, Niles MinorHawks and Brother Rice High School
  • Member of the 1984 Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team
  • In his 13th season as the TV Color Analyst for Blackhawks hockey on Comcast SportsNet and WGN-TV Channel 9

Jamal Mayers, Co-Lead Instructor

  • Community Liaison
  • Former Chicago Blackhawks player (2011-13)
  • 2013 Stanley Cup champion
  • Also played for St. Louis, Toronto, Calgary and San Jose during his 15-year NHL career

Kendall Coyne Schofield, Camp Instructor

  • 2x Olympic medalist (Gold 2018 Pyeongchang, South Korea and Silver 2014 Sochi, Russia), US Women's National Team IIHF Women's World Championship 5-time world champion, 6x gold medalist in the Four Nations Cup
  • First woman to participate in the NHL skills competition posting a 14.346 in the fastest skater event
  • Played Division I hockey at Northeastern University, holding the career record in points, goals, and single-season points
  • 2016 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Winner
  • A native of Palos Heights, Ill., and played youth hockey for the Chicago Mission

Annie Camins, Camp Director

  • Blackhawks Senior Director of Fan Development
  • Captain of the University of New Hampshire Division I ice hockey team
  • Finalist for the 1998 Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team that captured a gold medal in Nagano, Japan
  • Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame member (2011)

Spencer Montgomery, Assistant Camp Director

  • Blackhawks Fan Development Manager
  • Club Hockey Captain at Wheaton College (MA)
  • Level 5 certified USA Hockey coach
  • Varsity Assistant Coach at St. Ignatius College Prep

Laura Jordan, Assistant Camp Director

  • Blackhawks Fan Development Assistant
  • Played at the University of British Columbia
  • Level 4 certified USA Hockey coach

Samantha Ratty, Assistant Camp Director

  • Blackhawks Fan Development Assistant
  • Played AAA Hockey for Chicago Mission
  • Level 2 certified USA Hockey coach

Danny Tranchida, Fan Development Intern

  • Blackhawks Fan Development Intern
  • Played AAA Hockey in the NAPHL
  • Level 2 certified USA Hockey coach

Eddie Kerrigan, First Stride Intern

  • Blackhawks First Stride Intern
  • Plays for Chicago Blackhawks Warriors
  • Level 1 Certified USA Hockey coach

AJ Sturges, Mental Performance Instructor

  • Ph. D. Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Provided elite performance programming for professional, collegiate, and youth sport clients
  • Published researcher on topics of athletic passion, leadership, and junior hockey development
  • Played for U.S. NTDP and Michigan State NCAA DI

Nick Olczyk, Camp Instructor

  • Grew up playing youth hockey for the Northwest Chargers, Chicago Bruins and Team Illinois
  • Played Division I hockey at Colorado College
  • Played three years of Junior A hockey (USHL and NAHL)

Cody von Rueden, Power Skating Coach

  • Played four years of Junior A hockey (USHL and NAHL)
  • Selected to EJHL All-Star game
  • Executed all LA Kings Hockey Development camps working with hockey players of all ages and skill levels
  • Grew up playing for the Northbrook Bluehawks, Team Illinois, and Chicago Young Americans

Jordan Mann, Power Skating Coach

  • 10+ years as a Power & Skating Skills Specialist for Tier 1 AAA, Tier 2 AA, Prep, HS and Junior players
  • Head/Assistant coach for Tier 2 travel and CSDHL teams
  • Power skating clinic and conference presenter for multiple trade organizations.
  • Certified USA Hockey Level 5, US Speed Skating Level 2 and U.S. Figure Skating Category A coach.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should I expect my child to be at the rink each day?
Please refer to the weekly camp schedule above. We ask that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your first session on the first day.

Is lunch included?
Lunch is not included in the registration price. Depending on the camp location, there may be a concession stand or vending options. We will also give the option of a catered lunch each day. Nut-free outside food is welcome for campers during the week. Be sure to pack plenty of snacks and fluids in addition to lunch.

Do I need to sign a waiver for my child?
All waivers are electronic and must be signed to complete camp registration. You do not need to sign a paper waiver on the first day of camp.

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Contact Information

Questions? Please email Danny Tranchida at dtranchida@chicagoblackhawks.com or call 312-455-7662.

Eddie Olczyk Award