Camp & Clinic FAQ’s
Youth Goalie Camp & Clinic FAQ’s
Should my goalie come ready for on-ice or dry-land activity?
Goalies should always arrive at camp or clinic in their street clothes. Upon arrival, locker room assignments, groups, and a more detailed schedule will be given out.
How do I register a shooter for camp?
If the shooter has his/her own account, you can use this link to register and pay. They cannot come out and shoot without an account.
Is lunch provided?
WHD does not provide lunch. There is a cafe at the rink, but we do not always know if it will be open. We suggest bringing healthy snacks and lunch options.
Will there be someone there to help my young goalie get dressed?
Absolutely! That is what we are there for. There will be an instructor in the locker room with the goalies at all times to assist in dressing and undressing of goalie gear. We ask that parents DO NOT come into the locker room unless asked to do so by a coach.
What does a typical day of camp look like?
Each day the goalies get 3 hours of ice time, one hour of dry land training, and classroom or chalk talk time. We also include things like yoga and stretching, mental training, Q & A sessions, Sense Arena (VR training), and gear review.
My goalie is very young. Will this be a good camp for them?
These camps are for goalies 18 years and younger, beginner to intermediate level. We have had goalies out there as young as 8 years old. The goalies are divided into groups of four (4) based on age and skill level.
Do you handle players with special needs?
Yes! Please contact us directly to discuss the needs of your player.
How many goalies will be attending?
We cap the summer camps at 16 goalies. Clinics are capped at 24.
Can parents watch the sessions?
Yes! But the main building has a mezzanine level with couches and TVs. The building also has free wifi. For the ambitious can’t sit still parents, hiking trails are located behind the building, and a gym with day passes is available on the second floor of the building. Fairland Aquatic Center is across the parking lot. I suggest looking up their website for pool times and tennis court availability.
What skill level is this camp?
These camps are for goalies 18 years and younger, beginner to intermediate level. The goalies are divided into groups of four (4) based on age and skill level. So while there will be goalies of varying skill levels, each goalie is trained based on their own skill level, not the other campers.
Elite Showcase FAQ’s
We will be hosting three (3) showcases this summer, all at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel MD. Goalies can sign up for one of or all three of our two-day sessions in June, July, and August. Schedule and signups are below.
Wolfe Hockey brings in coaches from all over the country and from varying levels of hockey, including AAA up through NCAA DI.
These are Elite Level Showcases, goalies with 2002-2008 birth years and AA and higher experience are welcome to sign up. We will provide high-level shooters for all the showcases.
What is a goalie showcase?
A goalie showcase is a weekend jam-packed with activities geared toward showcasing your goalie skills on the ice. Each day, there will be three (3) hours of on-ice instruction; one (1) hour of dry land training including but not limited to yoga, plyos, and conditioning; one (1) hour of classroom time to cover anything from mental preparedness, hockey IQ, tracking, Sense Arena, and concentration grids.
How good do I need to be?
Depends on how old you are. If you’re born anywhere between 2002 and 2008, it’s AA and higher-level players. The minimum level requirement for kids 14 and under, 2009-2011, is single A with one (1) year of travel experience.
Why should I join?
The showcase is an excellent opportunity to show off your game by playing with other high-level goalies and the best coaches, giving you tons of feedback. The small group breakout sessions and the all-campers group skate are some of our goalies’ favorite parts of the weekend. Oh, and the ice bath, of course! If you want to take your game to the next level and have a ton of fun with other players, you shouldn’t even be questioning it!
This also includes Jason Wolfe coaching, correct?
Yes! He is the head coach listed on our website.
How many goalies will be attending?
We cap the showcase at 32 goalies. We sell out 99% of the time.
Can parents watch the sessions?
Yes! But the main building has a mezzanine level with couches and TVs. The building also has free wifi. For the ambitious can’t sit still parents, hiking trails are located behind the building, and a gym with day passes is available on the second floor. Fairland Aquatic Center is across the parking lot. I suggest looking up their website for pool times and tennis court availability.
Will a more specific detailed schedule be handed out to players at registration?
Yes! They are given their group assignment at registration and a full schedule for the weekend.
Who are some of the coaches you have had in the past?
Our coaches range from AAA to NHL. Each weekend brings in a new set of experienced and professional coaches. Local coaches include Team Maryland (AAA/EHL), Black Bears (NAHL), Stevenson University (NCAA D3), UMBC (NCAA D3), & University of Maryland (ACHA). Outside coaches come from far and wide: University of Maine (NCAA D1), Colgate (NCAA D1), Waterloo (USHL), Corpus Christi (NAHL), and Arizona Coyotes (NHL). A more extensive list can be found on our website.
Where have you moved players onto?
This list has gotten long after 10+ years in business and keeps growing each year! At our latest count, we have had over 160 players move on to higher-level hockey. Do the math; on average, that’s 16 players each year. Our players have played at every level, from EHL to the Pros. Keep on eye out for our digital Hall of Fame that should be coming to our website sometime this summer.
Developmental Group for Elite Showcase
-14 and under single A travel experience minimum
-preparing the younger group to be in Showcase with older goalies
-focus on developing skills, learn how to be an elite athlete, ask questions to the top coaches in the country
This will be held the same weekends as the Elite Showcase, with a different schedule for younger goalies but the same coaches
- Younger goalies will be scheduled together and will receive their schedule a few days before the clinic starts. Be prepared to be at the rink all day both Saturday and Sunday.
- Younger group will receive a separate Q&A session with coaches. Parents are welcome and we encourage you to come prepared with questions.
- Hotel and housing information is available for out of town participants. (this is for all age groups)
- Price for showcase is $415 for both days