After playing professional hockey for seven seasons and coaching for the past three years, Trevor Weisgerber is ready to bring his knowledge and expertise to young hockey enthusiasts.
Weisgerber started his own business, Epic Hockey Camps this fall and has been busy running programs for young players based on building skill development.
This fall, beginning Oct. 23, Weisgerber will be starting a Breakfast Club, where skaters can come and work on individual skills in the mornings.
“I am pretty much working on skill development stuff with different age groups,” explained Weisgerber. “For all groups, we will be working on skill development, whether it be puck control, shooting, passing, positioning and puck protection. I will be working on all aspects of the game.”
The Club is open to Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget level players with different dates if numbers are big enough.
“If I have to, I will combine levels, but for the most part, it will be all age groups,” he said.
There are eight ice sessions that are in the Breakfast Club package and times are from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and all athletes will be given a snack prior to going to school. Mosaic Place and the Kinsmen will be the two rinks being used for the ice sessions.
“I don’t want to interfere with any practices or games, so any kids that are looking for extra ice and to work on some skill development,” he explained. “I am aware that kids may play that night, so it will be a lot of work with pucks and working on shooting, passing and footwork.”
Weisgerber decided to start the business up with the objective to develop the skill, confidence and knowledge of hockey in young athletes. Through the camps, Weisgerber will demonstrate, correct and encourage every participant in the camps be utilizing proper form, good habits and techniques.
“I just want these kids to improve their skills. My biggest thing is that I want to teach them the proper skills so they can be better hockey players and gain positive habits,” he said. “We will work on strictly skill things and won’t try and change things that they would do with their teams.”
The Breakfast Club is mostly for forwards and defencemen, but goaltenders can come out and take shots if they want to.
Epic Hockey Camps will also be offering shooting clinics, private lessons and hopefully spring teams if there are enough interest from those born between 1999 and 2005.
For those interested in signing up for the Breakfast Club can fill out a registration form via Weisgerber’s website: http://www.epichockeycamps.com/
If parents or players have any questions, they can contact Weisgerber via phone or email, also found on his website.
All registrations for the Breakfast Club must be in by Oct. 15.