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This spring and summer, Junior Marauder Hockey is sponsoring a Sunday night hockey skills clinics. The clinic will involve both on-ice and off-ice training. For the on-ice hour, Dynamic Skating’s Tom Ford will be leading the players through drills designed to work on various skills of the game. Emphasis will be placed on edge control, lengthening the stride, proper skating mechanics, puck control, stickhandling, puck protection, and explosive movements with the puck. The off-ice workout, also designed by Tom Ford and supervised by another Dynamic Skating instructor, will complement the on-ice workout each week and will work on improving strength, speed, shooting, stickhandling and explosiveness.  All sessions will be held at the Burlington Ice Palace, 36 Ray Ave., Burlington, MA.


SPRING SESSION:   Eight Sundays beginning April 29th - June 24th (no session 5/24)

SUMMER SESSION:  Eight Sundays beginning July 1st through August 19th.

Interested players can sign up for one or both sessions.

GROUP 1:        Boys and girls entering grades Kindergarten – 3rd grade in the fall:

TIME:  6:00pm On ice; 7:00pm off-ice session

GROUP 2:        Boys and girls entering grades 4th-7th 

TIME:  7:00pm On-ice; 6pm off ice session

GROUP 3:        Boys and girls entering Grades 8th -12th

                        TIME:   8:00pm On-ice; 7:00pm off-ice session


COST:                 $300 per session or $500 for both spring and summer

REGISTRATION:  Please complete the attached registration form and return it along with a check made out to “Junior Marauder Hockey” before April 15th, 2018 and mail  to:


c/o Shannon Noone

3 Brighton Street

Belmont, Ma 02478 form Tom Ford Spring Summer Clinic 2018.docx


Long Time BYHA coach Rick Chrusciel will be hosting his summer hockey program along with Maggie Chrusciel, Jim Reynolds and Bill Yee in Somerville this summer. 

Program Highlights:

  • 6 Saturdays starting on July 14th.   
  • Two groups - youth group (age 6-12) and a senior group (13 to 60+ -- yes we have a few in that range!)
  • 1.5 hours on ice each week, 50% basic skills and team play, and 50% just scrimmage.  
  • It is low impact,and the kids have a great time.   We average nearly 50 Belmont players each summer. Summer Hockey Program at VMR-Somerville.pdf


For those who are interested in a serious, 100% hockey focused program, Dynamic Skating is an excellent choice.  Taught by Tom Ford and Kim Branvold, Dynamic Skating offers a number of different programs over the summer. Below is an excerpt from their website:

With nearly three decades of all-pro experience under our belt, we stand proud as the recognized and respected industry leader for the finest skating skills hockey clinics and hockey camps on the planet.

We have developed thousands of players over our 34 years. Names might impress you - but we simply let our quality and longevity speak for themselves. WE USE ONLY OUR FULL TIME STAFF, WE DON'T HAVE SATELITE CAMPS WITH HIRED HELP.

Our coaches UNDERSTAND the value of working to develop strengths and to improve weaknesses. Since each skater is always supervised, Dynamic Skating coaches are able to provide immediate feedback. Skills needing improvement are drilled until successful. Ongoing instruction is why Dynamic Skating is first and foremost a HOCKEY CAMP!

Dynamic Skating is a total immersion hockey program specifically designed for the HIGHLY MOTIVATED, SERIOUS SKATER. Dynamic Skating's hockey program teaches, refines, corrects and enhances skating and skills technique... suffice to say, we wrote the BOOK on it.

We DO NOT offer a recreational camp by means of pleasantly passing the summer weeks with tennis, horseback riding, swimming or flag football. DYNAMIC SKATING is 100% HOCKEY!

Success at Dynamic Skating is the result of HARD WORK required over long hours with an emphasis on repetition of drills. To come away a better skater, each player must make a commitment to our hockey camp and to himself or herself. If you work hard to attain your goals, this is exactly the program you have been hoping to find.

Dynamic Skating takes great PRIDE in YOUR child's hockey development!

To register, go to: and visit the “PROGRAMS” tab


For those players who want some hockey but not a full week/summer of hockey, Route 2 Athletics All-Sports Clinic may be the right choice.  This clinic will be held Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.  Mondays and Wednesdays are held at the Route 2 facility located at 30 Park Ave, Arlington.  Tuesdays and Thursdays are held at Veterans Memorial Rink, 570 Somerville Ave, Somerville. The clinic is for boys and girls age 9-15.  Each week coaches will focus on strength and conditioning, on-ice and off-ice hockey skills, and baseball fundamentals. Participants will also play fun games in a variety of other sports including flag football, dodgeball, and whiffle-ball.  The camp will run for 5 weeks starting June 25th.  There will be no camp the week of July 4th.  The cost is $450 per camper for one week, $400 per week for 2nd week, and $375 per week for the 3rd and any additional weeks.  There is a ½ price discount for a second child. 

The Lead instructor will be Matt Keating and he will be assisted by Route 2 High School and College Athletes.  Matt is currently the Assistant Hockey Coach at Tufts University.  Matt graduated from Northeastern and, while there, was a scholarship athlete in both baseball and hockey. As a member of the Huskies baseball team, Keating was honored as both MVP and Northeastern University Athlete of the Year.  The San Francisco Giants selected Keating in the 2000 Major League Baseball Free Agent Draft. From 2000 to 2003, he played for the organization's minor league teams Arizona, Oregon, and California.

Sample Schedule

MONDAY/WEDNESDAY @ Route 2 Arlington

            9:00 a.m. Stretch, Strength & Conditioning

            10:00 a.m. Baseball Hitting

            11:00 a.m. Baseball Pitching/Fielding

            12:00 p.m. Lunch

            1:00 p.m. Baseball Contests/Games

            2:45 p.m. Dismissal 


            9:00 a.m. On Ice

            11:00 a.m. Stickhandling/Shooting

            12:00 p.m. Lunch

            1:00 p.m. Recreational Games

            2:45 p.m. Dismissal

To register, go to: and visit the “Clinics” tab.


Proambitions runs the skills during the season and offers a variety of camps - check out their website -


Beginning in April and running ten sessions into June, Driscoll Skating & Skills is running Power Skating programs at HockeyTown in Saugus (Mondays), Warrior Arena in Brighton (Tuesdays SOLD OUT and Wednesdays) and at Chase Arena in Natick (Fridays).


Registration and exact dates and times:

The Driscoll Skating & Skills approach to Power Skating is simple. We create a positive, hockey-rich environment that is wholly dedicated to teaching Power Skating. Our "pace of play is deliberate" designed to educate the players and demand proper execution before moving on with the curriculum. We follow a teaching blueprint: i) explanation of the drill; ii) demonstration of the drill by an instructor; iii) player performs drill; iv) correction of player at individual level v) repeat until satisfactory progress is made and vi) move on to the following progression of the drill. We are always working towards execution of Power Skating movements at top speed. Extremely hands-on approach that values proper explanation and demonstration.

We have designed a progressive curriculum of drills that breaks down each Power Skating movement into its smaller individual components. The drills are accompanied by teaching and instruction that is also progressive, i.e., we tackle the basics of each drill first and then move towards mastery of each drill.

The programs at Warrior and Natick will consist of ten 80-minute Power Skating sessions. The program at HockeyTown in Saugus will feature ten 70-minute sessions.

Each session will be designed to teach specific Power Skating techniques and drills. The first 50-60 minutes of each session will be a progressive series of drills, and the last 20-30 minutes of each session will be incorporating pucks and moving at full speed. Players will be grouped by age and ability.