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Wes Walz Minnesota Wild Hockey School

Supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

General Skills Camp for Boys and Girls - Mites, Squirt, and Peewee

The Wes Walz Minnesota Wild Hockey School supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is dedicated to a productive week of hockey for boys and girls of all ages. Our goal is to create a program in which a player can be challenged to work on general hockey skills. All activities are directed toward the skater's development as a hockey player and a person. We will discuss the importance of learning these skills and demonstrate why they are important to practice beyond this hockey school. Our staff is eager to work with you and create a positive, challenging atmosphere that makes learning fun.

Wes Walz
Director of Minnesota Wild Hockey School

The Wes Walz Minnesota Wild Hockey School is open to both boys and girls and will be split into the following groups.
  • Sign up for the age level you will be skating at for the 2018-2019 hockey season.
  • This program is not for beginner skaters.
  • Curriculum is designed for players that have prior hockey experience.
  • Skater Fee - $650, Goalie Fee - $550
Group Play Level Age Group
 Group 1  Mite (Age 6-9)  July 2009 - June 2012 Boys/Girls
 Group 2 Squirt  July 2007 - June 2009 Boys/Girls
 Group 3 Pee Wee  July 2005 - June 2007 Boys/Girls
Blaine Location
Woodbury Location
Camp Details

  • Professional staff
  • Schwan Super Rink facilities including Herb Brooks Training Center
  • 13.5 hours of on-ice training
  • Four hours of off-ice dryland training
  • Green Biscuit stickhandling sessions led by Wes Walz! 3 - 20 minute, off-ice sessions. Get the insider tips from Wes, himself!
  • Goalie Instruction and Training provided by MEGA Goaltending
  • Autograph and Q & A sessions conducted by Wes Walz and another guest Wild player
    • 8x10 signed picture of Wes Walz
    • 8x10 signed picture of guest Wild player
  • 9 holes of golf at Victory Links Golf Course
  • Chance to win one of 8 player-autographed Wild jerseys
  • Wes Walz Minnesota Wild Hockey School jersey
  • Each participant's family will receive MN Wild ticket option
    • Four (4) lower level/RBC Wealth Management Club Level tickets to a Wild Preseason game  
    • Note: Additional tickets may be available for purchase
  • Post-camp family skate at Xcel Energy Center (date TBA)
  • All participants will receive a voucher for 25% off of a total purchase at the Hockey Lodge. Some restrictions apply.

Final schedule will be included in the player registration packet.

  • 8:15-8:45 a.m. - Check-in
  • 9-10:30 a.m. - Ice session
  • 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Dryland training
  • 12:30-1 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:15-2:45 p.m. - Ice session
  • 3-4 p.m. - Question/answer with Wes Walz and MN Wild player or off-ice organized games
  • 4:15 p.m. - Player pick-up

Note: Friday schedule is half day ending at approximately 1p.m. Lunch on Friday will be provided by the hockey school.

The great game of hockey is a team sport. We want you to take what you have learned in our Skater Development Program and apply it to a game. Our curriculum will cover this several ways. Our games are not all full ice. We have created several games that will be played 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, and of course 5v5. These games will help a player learn when to keep the puck and when to pass the puck. The games will be full speed but we will take the time to stop and give feedback to the players. With the help of our staff, we will help you become a "gamer".

Off-ice facilities will allow each player to train at a state of the art facility. Our programs will offer quickness and agility sessions, plyometrics, and aerobic training. Shooting stations will be set up for technique and accuracy.

On-ice training sessions will consist of general skill training.   Our staff will demonstrate, teach, and educate the importance of mastering these skills. SKATING - SPEED - STICKHANDLING - PASSING - BODY CONTACT - SHOOTING - SCORING - GAME STRATEGY

Wes Walz, Director of Minnesota Wild Hockey School, is working with top coaches from around the state of Minnesota. These coaches will bring unique training methods and will provide a great experience to all skaters and goalies.

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