BAC Hockey

On Ice Programs

on ice development, good people, good ice

BAC Hockey will provide a personable and affordable experience for families.  In addition to guaranteeing players the opportunity to further their development as athletes, and people.

BAC SUMMER

August Jr. Prep Camp

2019 Junior Prep Camp

Small Area Games Cross Ice Tournament designed to get players prepped that heading to junior camps. 

Good pace, intensity and perfect icetimes for guys looking to get ready for camp – touch up on timing, decision making, puck work, and get back to a good pace before camp! 

Whether your returning to your junior team, or going to your first junior camp – this camp is designed for you.  

  • August 12-15 (Week 1) $219
  • August 19-22 (Week 2) $219
  • $400 for BOTH Weeks! 
  • Icetimes are in the evening at ECTAS! 

 

5% of REGISTRATIONS WILL BE DONATED TO CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION – CALGARY! 

BAC FALL/WINTER

Good Morning Ice at vivo!

About Good Morning Ice! (Bantam/Midget Players)

Led by Coach Blair, BAC Hockey is pleased to team up with our friends at VIVO Place to offer 17 morning skill development sessions for Bantam & Midget players.

Morning Program will be designed to focus on individual, situational and isolated skill stations. Source

Benefits of starting your day on the ice, and then heading to the classroom!

  • Increase Metabolism
  • Improve mental state & release endorphins = Better Mood for the day!
  • Enhanced Focus & Increased Brain Power

Terms and Conditions

Fall Semester - Stay tuned for 2019 Fall Dates
  • Location: VIVO Arena
  • Remaining Sessions: November 27, December 3, 6, 10 & 13
  • Program Price: ($799+GST)

Contact Blair for “Drop In”

Winter Semester - Stay tuned for 2020 Winter Dates
  • Location: VIVO Arena
  • Sessions: January 10 – March 19
  • Time: 7:00 – 8:00 AM
  • Program Price: ($799+GST)

Contact Blair for “Drop In”

Spring – Situational Skills & Small Area Games

BAC Hockey is a no fluff spring development group that is for players looking to break their own boundaries. Ice sessions will combine small area games with isolated skill stations that are all related to principles of the game.

Players will compete, be creative, thrive in chaos. They will fail, they will struggle and be pushed to go outside of their comfort zone. In turn, players will learn to deal with adversity, elevate their game to include elements they had no idea they could possess, and most of all… have the time of their lives doing so.

Terms and Conditions

U15 Spring Camp

U15 Group – Quadrant Bantam Spring Situational Skills & Small Area Games U15 Group will be reserved for players born in 2004/2005.

Players will have just played Bantam, and are returning to quadrant bantam, or moving into Minor Midget.

  • Program Price:  $1260+GST

Payment Plans & Deposits available, please contact Blair to arrange.

U18 Spring Camp

U18 Group will be reserved for primarily 2002/2003 players

  • Attending Junior Camps
  • 2018-19 season played MMAAA, MAA, MAAA
  • Looking to play MAA, MAAA next season
  • Program Price: $1,363.95

Payment Plans & Deposits available, please contact Blair to arrange.

U20 Spring Camp

The U20 program will be reserved for:

  • Players who are home for the off-season, working, or training and require a later start time
  • Players that are moving into junior, or already playing junior
    1999+
  • Program Price: $1,363.95

Payment Plans & Deposits available, please contact Blair to arrange.

BAC Summer

POSITION SPECIFIC development camps

Forward & Defensemen SPECIFIC Mini Camp + Small Area Games

All position specific work will be done independently or in small groups.

  • 5 Icetimes (3 Position Specific, 2 Small Area Games)
  • Forwards and Dmen will have their own ice session, then both groups will skate together for small area game sessions.   
  • Bantam/Midget Players
  • Location: Thorncliffe Community Arena (5600 Centre St N)
  • Instructors: Blair Courchene & Chris Langkow
  • Week 1: July 15 – 17th ($279+GST)
  • Week 2: July 22 – 24th ($279+GST)
  • Both Weeks: $515 + GST
Camp Focus for FORWARDS

Forwards will have their own icetimes – these ice sessions will be composed of a number of individual and small group stations.   Players will then share an icetime with the Dmen to work on Small Area Games.  

  •  Attack Patterns/Routes
  • Various Shooting Angles
  • Deception, Retrieving, Attacking
  • Creating offense with bad pucks
  • Multi-Directional Movements
  • Zone Entry Variation
  • Release Points
  • Underhandling Pucks
  • Situational Awareness

Payment Plans & Deposits available, please contact Blair to arrange.

Camp Focus for DEFENSEMEN

Camp focus for defensemen.

  • Stick Positioning / Angling
  • Effective, Efficient Puck Movement
  • Puck Protection
  • Defending/Attacking Blue Lines
  • Gap Control
  • Puck Retrieval/Routes
  • Net Front Defending
  • Smart Shooting
  • Joining the rush!

Payment Plans & Deposits available, please contact Blair to arrange.

Small Area Games

Both Forwards and Dmen will share this ice to battle in a number of small area games.  

  • DECISION MAKING!!!
  • Puck Support
  • Net Attacks
  • Quick Puck Movement
  • Mobility
  • Situational Awareness
  • Relieving Pressure
  • Puck Management
  • Transferring F/D Skills!

Payment Plans & Deposits available, please contact Blair to arrange.

BAC Summer

CONDITIONING CAMPS

August Conditioning Camps

Icetimes will be designed to get the legs going, get the heartrate up and shake off the rust!  

  • Icetimes will NOT be mindless bagskates, and skating drills.  They will be composed of purposeful and challenging drills, and games to prepare players for their coming camps.  
  • Icetimes will be tough, but they will be FUN.  
  • Lots of small area rushes, games, attack, transition, multi-direction focused drills.  
  • Open to Bantam, Midget, Junior players – Anyone looking to get their legs going before camps! 
  • Location: Thorncliffe Community Arena (5600 Centre St N)
  • Instructors: Blair Courchene & TBD
  • Week 1: August 12-15th; 1:30-2:30pm ($219+GST)
  • Week 2: August 19-22nd; 1:30-2:30pm ($219+GST)
  • Both Weeks: $400 + GST

Client Testimonial

Coach Blair is the best coach I have ever had.  He gives you confidence when he knows you are low, he is a great judge of character and incredible with players.  He knows what to say and when to say it.  He keeps things light, but focused, his style is one that would gel with any player.  He studies the game and knows so much about what it takes.  Whether it’s the little things that refine your game, or something big that will improve your game.  – Riker Franczak, Humboldt Broncos

Hockey sense, Determination and Intensity

We have had the pleasure, and honour of having Blair Courchene as a coach to both of our boys Dylan and Robbie.  Throughout the years, Coach Blair has consistently proven that he values building relationships and taking genuine interest in his players daily lives on and off the ice.   He builds meaningful rapport and he values open, honest communication in and out of the dressing room.  Blair is a caring and compassionate person and is a very reflective individual.  Combine these qualities with being very thorough and detailed, his results are extremely successful.  He takes the time to really know each player well by learning about what drives them, what motivates them, and is dedicated to assisting each individual to reach or work towards their personal goals.– Dylan Anhorn & Family, Prince George Spruce Kings; Union College NCAA D1 Commit

I am very thankful

Blair was a great coach to me. He taught me a lot of great things on the ice and helped me develop my hockey skills further. His knowledge for the game was a great asset to my development and I am very thankful to have been coached by him during my Bantam years. – Braylon Shmyr, Allen Americans, ECHL

He played a huge role in my recovery

Blair was one of the best coaches I had throughout my hockey career.  He made me look forward to coming to the rink every day and always motivated me to get better.  He truly cares about the success of all of his players and goes to extreme lengths to ensure that every player is constantly improving.  Blair has the ability to connect with players beyond the game of hockey.  During my Midget AAA season, I faced adverse health issues and he played a huge role in my recovery and continues to be a huge inspiration for me.  – Shadee Merhi, Retired – U of C Engineering Student

We would recommend Blair to any player

Our son has been working with Blair as a coach for several years now.  We enjoy Blair’s approach to working with players; developing foundational player relationships and open communication as a starting point for teaching.  This is complemented by a strong knowledge of skill development and of the game overall.  We would recommend Blair to any player looking to improve their overall game.  – The Wiles Family, Calgary Northstars

BAC STAFF / INSTRUCTORS

As a coach, it’s important to surround yourself with good people, and build a strong staff.  With that, many of our instructors will be former players of mine, or guys I’ve spent time coaching with that believe in the three things BAC is about.  1.  Battle  2.  Adversity  3.  Creativity.  Check some of the instructors you will see around BAC Hockey!

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