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TRADITION CONTINUES : THE NEXT GENERATION
This summer marks the 40th consecutive year of the SLHC, and while we look back at our past with pride and satisfaction, we look forward to the future with a new look and a focus on player development.
A big part of this focus is the addition of our “Coach and Leadership Development Program” that integrates LMHA’s ( Local Minor Hockey Associations) champions to help throughout the summer sessions. For further information on this and any other new initiatives go to our About Us page.
Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp – Central Alberta Hockey Camp & Development Center.
In 2013 Hockey Alberta and the Sylvan Lake/Jasper Hockey Camps entered into a pilot project to evaluate the possibilities of Hockey Alberta partnering with private operators who currently deliver off season development as long as they do so in accordance with Hockey Alberta and Hockey Canada’s Long Term Player Development Program’s” goals and aspirations. The success of that “pilot project” has firmly entrenched that vision and values into the SLHC and JHC player and coach development program.
In 2011 Hockey Alberta started investigating the possibility and effects of expanding their off season development programs from their “Program of Excellence”, which targets elite athletes 14 years and up, to a more grassroots approach. It was determined that the membership of HA wanted some form of shoulder season programming. It was also determined that it was happening in environments that were not in keeping with Hockey Canada’s LTPD program which very specifically outlines the process of proper age specific player development.
Read all about our Long Term Player Development Initiative