Dave Torrey & Ritsche Arenas

Municipal Athletic Complex
5001 Veterans Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303
320-255-7223

Solid Gold Puck-on-a-Stick
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or read below for more information on each camp.

2016 4 on 4, Small Area Games - Ages 10-13 yrs.
"Solid Gold" 4 on 4 & Small Area Games will run for 5 weeks, June 7 - July 14. The League's purpose is to provide players 10 - 13 years of age with a competitive, learning atmosphere which will improve players' skills and enjoyment of the game. Each session will be an hour and a fifteen minutes in length. The first portion of each session is devoted to development, using small area games that will aid in improving skater's quickness, hand and thinking skills. The remaining time will be 4 on 4 play, emphasizing fast-paced, free-wheeling and creative team play. The league will be minimal contact with no checking. This will insure continuous flow of play and playmaking.

Games will be played from 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Each participant will skate 10 sessions. Cost of the league is $150.00. Generous Early Bird Discounts apply. Goalies that register for the Goalie Camp may play in the 4on4 League for $75.00. A Jersey will be provided. Confirmations and schedules sent two weeks prior to the camp. No Skating the week of July 4 - 8.
Off Ice Training Session are also available for an additional fee.


2016 Focus Camps
"Solid Gold Hockey" is happy to announce the continuation of five "Focus Camps." These camps provide players a concentrated way to enhance specific hockey skill areas. Off Ice Training sessions that are optional but coinside with these camps. These camps fill fast, register early!.


Solid Gold Power Skating Camp - June 13-17 - Ages 10-14yrs.
"Solid Gold's" SG Power Skating Camp will emphasize and instruct on proper skating techniques and drills that are designed to mechanically assist every hockey player in becoming a better skater.
Off Ice Training Package available.
30 skater Maximum -- Ages 10-14
Power Skating - June 13-17 @ 4:15 - 5:30pm
Cost for this camp is $125.00 without Off Ice Training... with Off Ice Training, $160

Contact and Defensive Skills Camp - June 13-17 - Ages 11-14yrs.
"Solid Gold's" Contact and Defensive Skills Camp will teach the fundamentals and techniques of being a top notch defensive player on both ends of the ice. Stick handling, body control, speed plus much more will be covered.
Off Ice Training Package available.
30 skater Maximum -- Ages 11-14 yrs.
Defensive Skills - June 13-17 @ 2:45-4:00pm
Cost for this camp is $125.00 without Off Ice Training... with Off Ice Training, $160


Stickhandling and Passing Camp - June 27 - July 1 - Ages 10-14yrs.
Besides skating, the ability to pass the puck, catch the puck and then stickhandle the puck are three of the other important aspects of the game that are not worked on nearly enough. Our Camp Directors have unique and high energy drills designed to improve all three of these areas in a player's game. All we ask, is that each skater comes to this camp prepared to work hard and learn.
Off Ice Training Package available.
Off Ice Training Package available.
30 participant Maximum
June 27 - July 1 @ 4:15 - 5:30pm
Cost for this camp is $125.00 without Off Ice Training... with Off Ice Training, $160


Goalie Camp - July 11-15 - Ages 9-14yrs.
"Solid Gold's" Goalie Camp will be packed full of mechanical and physical drills, crucial to the development of every young goaltender. A must for the goalie who enjoys excellent "one-on-one" instruction and plenty of flying rubber.
16 goalie Maximum -- Ages 9-14 yrs.
Off Ice Training Package available.
Goalie Camp - July 11-15 @ 2:45-4:00pm
Cost for this camp is $125.00 without Off Ice Training... with Off Ice Training, $160

Shooter's Camp - July 11-15 - Ages 10-14yrs.
"Solid Gold's" Shooter's Camps will teach and stress the fundamentals of shooting, passing, balance and puck control and apply these skills in game situation drills.
30 shooter Maximum
July 11-15 @ 3:30 - 4:45pm
Cost for this camp is $125.00 without Off Ice Training... with Off Ice Training, $160


Mites/Squirt Shooter's Camp - June 20-24 - Ages 7-10yrs.
"Solid Gold's" Shooter's Camps will teach and stress the fundamentals of shooting, passing, balance and puck control and apply these skills in game situation drills.
30 shooter Maximum
June 20-24 @ 2:45 - 4:00pm
Cost for this camp is $125.00 without Off Ice Training... with Off Ice Training, $160



2016 Developmental "Puck-on-a-Stick"Camps
Our week long "Solid Gold" Developmental Camps will highlight the element of having fun while teaching basic fundamental hockey skills. Skaters will develop the proper mechanics necessary to play hockey at high levels through repetition and proper instruction.
Each session will be filled with game situation and mechanical drills geared to the individual needs of the participants.
The main goals for these camps are to have FUN while enhancing a player's skating, puck handling, passing, and shooting skills. Each day, skaters will spend 1/2 hour devoted to cross ice and small areas games.
A jersey will be provided
Off Ice Training Package available.
Cost for this camp is $125.00 without Off Ice Training... with Off Ice Training, $160


Developmental Camps are held for the following age groups:
Jr. Mite Camp -
Ages 5-6yrs.
June 6 - 10 2:45 - 4:00 pm
Mite Camp -
Ages 7-8yrs.
June 6 - 10 3:30 - 4:45 pm
Squirt Camp -
Ages 9-10yrs.
June 20-24 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Peewee & Bantam Camp -
Ages 11-14yrs.
June 27 - July 1 2:45 - 4:00 pm

Cost for these camps is $125.00 per camp (Off Ice Training not included in this price). Skaters registering for more than one Development Camp will receive only one jersey.

The "Solid Gold" Philosphy
At the Solid Gold Hockey Camps, all players will receive personalized instruction. Our goal is to have all players improve their hockey skills through hard work and fun repetition. Our staff has many years of playing, coaching and hockey school experience. Our Development Camps are not "elite" camps. There will be wide ranges of talent at our camps and our goal is to challenge each player individually. We feel the most enjoyment young players have in the game is handling the puck. In many youth games, there are players that seldom, or maybe never, touch a puck through the course of a game. Our objective is to develop the ability to handle the puck as we learn other hockey skills. We will try to keep a “Puck-on-a-Stick” as much as possible. Being able to handle, pass, receive and shoot the puck are skills that make the game enjoyable. Solid Gold is of a basic, "no frills" nature. We believe the quality of the staff, the facilities and the reasonable prices are a combination worth the investment. We have implemented an Off Ice Training program that will incorporate basic skill developement, training techniques and show kids the proper way to train at home. Players will learn valuable skills on a 1 on 1 basis. We feel the additional training will provide kids with additional tools to improve their skill levels on and off the ice. Individual effort in these areas will determine the improvement over the length of the camps. We look forward to working with your son or daughter. We are anticipating an exciting and FUN experience at the 2016 Solid Gold “Puck-on-a-Stick” Hockey Camps.
Off Ice Training
The 2016 Summer Solid Gold Hockey Camp will continue with new and exciting innovations for all hockey players. Whether you are new to the game or a hard-core hockey nut, these are the camps for you! This year, Solid Gold has definitely taken it to the next level. Solid Gold Hockey and Premium Power Skating Camps offer off ice training for the players, breaking down their current hockey skills. It works like this; the player chooses the camps that best meet their needs. Before each ice sessions there will be off-ice training for those that choose that package. Off ice training includes; warm-up activities, strength building activities, shooting instruction, and stick handling and passing practice. All of this instruction will be done with a current high school coach and high school or junior assistants and many of these sessions will have handouts and ideas for continued practice at home. Players during 2016 summer will not only have the chance to better themselves on the ice, but they will be able to better themselves during off-ice training, at home, and in the video room. We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Instructor Profile
Solid Gold Hockey Directors include:
Pete Matanich Head Hockey Coach, Apollo High School
Joel Heitkamp Head Hockey Coach, Tech High School
Derrick Brown Head Hockey Coach, Cathedral High School
Ryan Hacker Head Hockey Coach, Sartell High School
Ken Karna Head Hockey Coach, Sauk Rapids/Rice High School
Jen Kranz Head Hockey Coach, St. Bens Women's Hockey program
Matt Chapman Coordinator, Hockey Operations, St. Cloud State University men's program
Eric Johnson former high school Hockey coach, Cathedral High School
Mark Chamernick former high school Hockey coach, Ice Breakers
Dianah Klatt Certified Professional Hockey Skating Instructor

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