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:

  1. Fun and engaging
  2. Lots of puck touches
  3. Challenging
  4. Constant decision
  5. 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.

Craig Barnett
Current Executive Director of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA)

Shane Clifford
Former NHL goalie coach, current owner of Shane Clifford Goalie School

Ty Hennes
Current development coach, Pittsburgh Penguins

Zack Nowak
Current Head Coach, Kent State

Nate Phillips
Current Assistant coach, BGSU Falcons

Stu Smith
Shady Side Academy

Heather Mannix
USA Hockey
ADM Manager for Female Hockey

Curtis Carr
Current Assistant Coach, BGSU Falcons Division I Program

Shawna Davidson
Former USA Hockey National team member and USA Hockey scout

Mike Norton
Miami University

Scott Paluch
Current ADM Manager, USA Hockey, Former Division I Head Coach

Jim Underwood
Former Head Coach, Kent State

Gabri Switaj

Gabri Switaj
Scout, Anaheim Ducks

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.