Intermediate Elite Camp
Our trio of Elite Training Camps provides different, highly competitive experiences. In mid-July, we hold a camp exclusively for "intermediate" goalies...those aged 11-15.
We recognize that goalies in this age bracket are in an interesting 'in-between' age, and that skills built during this prime development season can pay huge dividends in midgets/high school and beyond.
About 11-15 Elite
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We recognize that goalies in this age range experience a range of different challenges. They may have outgrown some aspects of their current training, but are not yet ready to play against older athletes. Their bodies are still getting to the point of development, but the onset of puberty changes body mechanics in a fundamental way. Even their gear represents a transition period...sized as "intermediate" for a reason.
It is important that goalies in this period in their careers understand that the changes in their age and bodies mean that changes in the way they play are required. As much as possible, we encourage goalies to play their own style. No two goalies are the same. However, we want to instill principles now while goalies are in this crucial stage of development.
Intense, Unique, Innovative Training:
This camp is for dedicated and committed goaltenders. We have a great schedule with long ice times and an intense off-ice aspect as well. Coaches and athletes are expected to push each other. All boats rise with the tide.
Unique and Innovative:
The coaching staff at CPGS brings experienced coaching from countries around the world including Canada, USA, Switzerland, Finland and the UK. This provides a unique and well-rounded perspective of the different techniques and philosophies of goaltending. There is no one way to play goalie! We want to draw out the individual strengths of each goaltender.
We ensure that each and every attendee enjoys this unforgettable experience. In addition to on-ice sessions, we will hold off-ice teamwork and leadership activities throughout the week. Goalies are called to be leaders of their teams, and we want to equip them to be exactly that.
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Details & Logistics
Training Camp Details
The Youth/Intermediate Elite Camp provides 12 hours of intense on-ice instruction over the 4 days. We provide daily off-ice workouts, athletic competitions, and fun activities. Goalies also receive 3-4 hours of seminar or video analysis sessions.
Seminar / video session topics include:
Information on Junior and College Hockey
Forming Goals & Developing A Plan for Success
Mental Strength Training
NHL Video Analysis
And maybe even some guest speakers!
Travel & Logistics
The Youth-Intermediate Elite Camp runs Monday, July 20 to Thursday, July 23.
Camp will begin daily around 9 AM (Central Time) and will conclude between 2-3 PM. If coming from out of town, we recommend traveling in on Sunday and departing in the evening Thursday.
Camp takes place at Richfield Ice Arena, which is very close to the Minneapolis-St Paul (MSP) airport. 636 E 66th St, Richfield, MN 55423.
Also close to the arena and airport is the Mall of America. While the camp is not a boarding camp, we may organize group activities outside camp hours for goalies to spend time together away from the rink.
Unfortunately, we cannot provide accommodations for this camp. If you are traveling in from out of town, please connect with Josh at for nearby hotel information.
Recommended Packing List
Required Items Include
Goalie Equipment & Sticks (sharpen skates before you come)
Personal Items (Toiletries, Prescriptions, etc.)
Tennis / Crosstraining / Running Shoes
1 Long-Sleeve / Hoodie & 1 Wind-Breaker & Sweat Pants (may get cold or rainy)
Athletic wear (and bring extras)
Please use the contact sheet below or email with your questions.