RoughRiders Hockey Academy Skills Series Camps

RoughRiders Hockey Academy, summer programming model of RoughRiders Hockey Club, is proud to announce the camp schedule. All of our skills series camps are COED! The coaching staff will include some of the areas best coaches has to offer. Camps will be limited to the first 30 players registered for the group. The series of skills and techniques are designed to put every player in the best possible situation to develop and be their best version of a hockey for the upcoming season. 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Complete the Player Challenge by January 2!

Camp Testimonials

"I think all areas were very nicely executed and looking forward to our next trip to Cedar Rapids for camp. We felt very welcomed and lots of great feedback directly to the players. Already recommending other players from TCS to sign up for future camps"

– Deception, Dekes, & Dangles 2022

"The camp was extremely well planned and on-ice coaching was "top cheddar". The atmosphere was very playful while intense. Players were challenged yet met at their respective level so as to set the players up for success. Built the players up. Artful."

– Deception, Dekes, & Dangles 2022

"The coaching is fantastic. I can see my son getting feedback and instruction. I know he is challenged and is always encouraged to work hard and improve. The schedule is also great too. It is efficient and allows for a great balance of ice time and off ice work."

– Speed and Power Skating 2022

"Your schedule and communication was perfectly set up and explained before camp started. Overall organization was great. Our son was also very happy with the coaches and seemed to like how they handled the kids as a whole and ran the camp."

– Defensemen Skills 2022

"The shooting stations were in smaller groups and the number of coaches available gave the kids a lot of one on one attention and coaching."

– Sniper and Scoring 2022

About RoughRiders Hockey Academy

RoughRiders Hockey Academy is the spring and summer training program of RoughRiders Hockey Club. The Academy’s mission is to create an environment of unmatched development through bringing the area’s best coaches together to impact the development of hockey players. The development series is designed to specifically teach the technique and skills required for game transfer.

RoughRiders Hockey Academy is open to all players regardless of home association during season. These camps are COED, but players are divided into groups based on level of ability and age.

Coaching Staff

Dustin Timm, RRHC Executive Director
Jeff Stack, RRHC Assistant Director & High School Head Coach
Thad Ramsey, RRHC Director of Off-Ice & High School Assistant Coach
Tony Yelden, RRHC Director of Off-Ice  Strength & Conditioning Coach
Heather Johnson, RRHC Off-Ice Strength & Conditioning Coach
Nick Kieser, 10U Division Director
Branden Chiles, RRHC Assistant Director
Steven Shapiro, RRHC 14U Division Director
Ryan Beuc, 12U Head Coach
Jake Stack, RRHC Goalie Coach
Evan Draves, RRHC Goalie Coach & USHL RoughRiders Goalie Coach

*camp staff will vary based on number of participants and camp. Additional Coaches may be added. 

Youth Camps Schedule

Friday

Group 1: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 birth years
Group 2: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 birth years

90 minutes on-ice

Group 1 Check In: 500pm
Group 1 On-Ice: 530-700pm

Group 2 Check In: 615pm
Group 2 On-Ice: 715pm-845pm

Saturday

Group 1: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 birth years
Group 2: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 birth years

2 hours on-ice
1 hour off-ice
Video session

Group 1 Check In: 800am
Group 1 Video: 820am-845am
Group 1 On-Ice: 900am-1000am
Group 1 Off-Ice: 1015am-1115
Group 1 On-Ice: 1145-1245pm
Group 1 End of Day: 1245pm

Group 2 Check In: 915am
Group 2 Video: 935am-1000am
Group 2 On-Ice: 1015am-1115am
Group 2 Off-Ice: 1130am-1230pm
Group 2 On-Ice: 100pm-200pm
Group 2 End of Day: 200pm

*schedule subject to change based on participants

Sunday

Group 1: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 birth years
Group 2: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 birth years

2 hours on-ice
1 hour off-ice
Video session

Group 1 Check In: 800am
Group 1 Video: 820am-845am
Group 1 On-Ice: 900am-1000am
Group 1 Off-Ice: 1015am-1115
Group 1 On-Ice: 1145-1245pm
Group 1 End of Day: 1245pm

Group 2 Check In: 915am
Group 2 Video: 935am-1000am
Group 2 On-Ice: 1015am-1115am
Group 2 Off-Ice: 1130am-1230pm
Group 2 On-Ice: 100pm-200pm
Group 2 End of Day: 200pm

Camp Registrations

 

Speed & Power Skating Camp

Dates: April 21-23, 2023 -OR- August 4-6, 2023

Price: $199/player *Maximum capacity of 30 players per group. 

Birth Year Groups:

  • Group 1: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 birth years
  • Group 2: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 birth years

Location: ImOn Ice Arena, Cedar Rapids, IA

The Power Skating camp will focus on all of the basic fundamentals of being a good skater. The fundamentals will be taught in an environment that focuses on the use of the skills within the context of game situations.

Defenseman Skills 

Dates: June 16-18, 2023

Price: $199/player *Maximum capacity of 30 players per group

Birth Year Groups:

  • Group 1: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 birth years
  • Group 2: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 birth years

Location: ImOn Ice Arena, Cedar Rapids, IA

This camp is defense specific, but all players of all positions are encouraged to attend. Focusing on the defense position players will learn the importance details of the position such as good stick position, playing defensive side of the puck, backwards skating, deception on breakouts, and scoring fundamentals along the blue line.

Deception, Dangles & Dekes

Dates: July 14-16, 2023

Price: $199/player *Maximum capacity of 30 players per group.

Birth Year Groups:

  • Group 1: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 birth years
  • Group 2: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 birth years

Location: ImOn Ice Arena, Cedar Rapids, IA

This camp will focus on players having the ability to use their skating and stick skills to create time and space. The game of hockey is faster than ever, the players are bigger and stronger than ever, and the best can create time and space using deception, dangling, and dekes. This camp will provide fundamentals on how to use these fakes in game like scenarios and small area games on rushes and in the corners.

Sniper and Scoring

Dates: July 28-30, 2023

Price: $199/player *Maximum capacity of 30 players per group

Birth Year Groups:

  • Group 1: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 birth years
  • Group 2: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 birth years

Location: ImOn Ice Arena, Cedar Rapids, IA

The Sniper and Scoring camp will focus on the fundamentals of scoring and being able to snipe. However, the game of hockey is won in between the dots. Drills will focus on players being able to get into the middle of the ice and playing under pressure. This camp will focus on positional and individual skills that will make a player more confident and an offensive threat.

High School Skills Session 

Dates & Times:

Location: ImOn Ice Arena, Cedar Rapids, IA

Description: 

Registration Closed or Full? Please join the waitlist, because this will allow us to see if there is need for more ice. In the event that the waitlist becomes large enough for an additional group of players you will be notified.

If you have any questions about our RoughRiders Hockey Academy camps, please do not hesitate to reach out today!

Sincerely,

Jeff Stack 

RRHC Assistant Director