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Morrisville State College to host ice hockey collegiate development camp

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College along with the Mustang Hockey program will host a Collegiate Development Ice Hockey camp in August at the IcePlex on the Morrisville State campus.

The camp will run Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning Monday, August 3 through Wednesday, August 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. The camp is designed specifically for top level players devoted to further developing specific hockey skills necessary to succeed in the game of hockey at a high level of competition and take their game to the next level. The primary focus will be training and development for high school age players.

Camp participants will receive hands-on instruction from the Morrisville State College hockey staff and players, led by head coach Brian Grady. Players will be exposed to six high intensity on-ice sessions devoted to the improvement of individual skills such as skating, puck control, passing, receiving, shooting, body checking and situation play, with additional power skating dynamic sessions and small area
game competitions.

Also included is a specialized off-ice training program with over six hours of intensive off-ice conditioning, strength training, hand-eye coordination and development exercises and instructional tactics designed to improve balance, quickness, strength, flexibility and endurance. In addition, players will utilize the off-ice shooting range to strengthen the speed, accuracy, and effectiveness of the wrist, snap, slap, and backhand shots. The camp will also include slide board and puck control exercises.

The deadline for camp registration is Thursday, July 23 and the total cost for the camp is $150, which includes tuition for program, camp jersey, and an individual coach’s evaluation report. Payment must accompany all applications.

A $25 discount will be offered to groups of five or more who submit their registrations together, and a $50 discount will be offered to groups of ten or more.

For additional camp information, please contact Mustang Hockey Coach and Camp Director Brian Grady at 315-684-6488 or through e-mail at gradyba@morrisville.edu.

Brochures for the camp are also available by contacting the Morrisville State hockey office at 315-684-6488.

Morrisville State enters its third year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2008. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.