The City of Estevan along with Jeff Smith, Associate Coach of the Estevan Bruins have partnered to create a new School’s Out Hockey Camp for our communities’ young athletes.
The one-hour School’s Out Hockey Camp is a program that will run on No School days from October 2019 – March 2020. There will be two sessions each day for youth ages 8 – 11 years old and 12 – 15 years old.
“This is the first time that we have offered programming within our organization as far as hockey training goes and we are very excited to start this new program,” said Erin Wilson, Program Manager for the City of Estevan. “One of our goals coming into the fall is to provide active opportunities for kids to meet the ParticipACTION guidelines, which, recommended 60 min of activity a day. On those none school days, we wanted to offer more to youth in our community.”
The program will be set up by Jeff Smith, Associate Coach of the Estevan Bruins. Born in Estevan and grew up in the Queen City and played WHL for Red Deer. From there pursued his professional career. The 16-year professional hockey career took him across the globe where he played and coached for teams in Canada, the United States of America, the Netherlands, Scotland, England, France and Australia. While coaching, he taught fundamentals to young athlete and development camps to higher skilled players.
Smith explains, “Our goal for this camp is to help student-athletes refine their skating, passing, shooting, puck control skills and get better instruction during game-like scenarios to increase confidence in the player’s abilities. Confidence in this game is a huge thing – if a player has the confidence that they can perform to a higher level, they will.”
To register and for more details on the Schools Out Hockey Camp call the Estevan Leisure Centre Information Desk at 306-634-1888 or register online at www.estevan.ca.