Hockey players get a pep talk from Rich Dappolonia

Hockey school on during strike

SEAPARC arena in Sooke is holding classes - in hockey

According to hockey dad, coach and carpenter Rich Dappolonia, “a dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”

The Dapp’s Hockey Challenge in tandem with SEAPARC has created a series of hockey camps for kids aged 6-11 during the teachers’ strike.

The focus on these camps for both boys and girls is on developing hockey skills with a commitment towards team building and increasing self-confidence.

The aim is also to provide a mental and physical challenge to all the players in a fun and supportive environment. If there is a gap in the skill level of the players they will be split into two groups and a practise plan will be developed so the players can take the most out of the camp.

On the last day of the camp the players will be split into two equal teams and will play two controlled scrimmages to work on offensive, defensive and neutral zone positioning.

Time

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $275 per player and  $137.50 per goalie.

All registration is done at SEAPARC.

Refunds will be given back due to the kids going back to school.

Dappolonia said, “Hopefully the schools will not be on strike for long but in the meantime this will be an excellent activity to keep the kids off the couch and staying active.” Contact Dappolonia at: Dappshockey@hotmail.com.

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