Our coaches are educators who have had many years of experience teaching hockey at all levels from 8U to College.
Our staff recognizes the importance of having fun as you learn the fundamentals of hockey. Our goal is to include the following five elements into our drills and games:
- Fun and engaging
- Lots of puck touches
- Constant decision
- Reflective of the game
We are fortunate to retain most of our staff year in and year out. The following are some of the coaches who have worked the camp in the last few years or are planning to in 2021.
Current Executive Director of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA)
Former NHL goalie coach, current owner of Shane Clifford Goalie School
Current development coach, Pittsburgh Penguins
Current Head Coach, Kent State
Current Assistant coach, BGSU Falcons
Shady Side Academy
Current Assistant Coach, BGSU Falcons Division I Program
Former USA Hockey National team member and USA Hockey scout
Current ADM Manager, USA Hockey, Former Division I Head Coach
Former Head Coach, Kent State
The camp is directed by Bill Switaj, Current Coach-in-Chief, USA Hockey Mid-American District and former Division I Head Coach.
There will additional high school and college coaches who will participate in the camp.