Renegades set for spring, summer programs
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As the 2014-15 campaign winds down, the West Coast Renegades organization is already looking ahead towards next season.
The spring and summer months are right around the corner, and the Utah-based program has no intentions of taking its foot off the gas when it comes to keeping its players in top form.
“Spring and summer are important for players to continue their development, on and off the ice, and attending certain camps and spring tournaments gives old and new players the opportunity to play together in a different environment,” said Renegades 16U AAA coach Adam Bartholomay.
The Renegades are putting teams together ranging from the 2002 to ‘98/97 birth years to compete in two tournaments: the Warrior Hockey Fights Cancer Tournament, which will run from May 15-17, and the OneHockey New England Showcase (June 5-7).
“Both of these events are great for spring and summer development, and we look forward to participating in both of them,” said Bartholomay.
Along with spring and summer tournaments, the Renegades will also host development camps to give players the opportunity to brush up on their skills before tryouts and the 2015-16 season.
“Giving players the right development during the summer is very important to our program and our staff,” said Bartholomay. “Players need time off, but also need to reinforce their skills.”
The development camps will focus on power skating, shooting, stickhandling, puck possession, speed and agility. Strength and conditioning coach Andrew Richards will run off-ice workouts designed to compliment the skill work.
“Our goal is to provide Utah and the surrounding states with a first-class organization designed for first-class development,” said Bartholomay.
For more information on both the Renegades’ spring tournaments and development camps, visit WestCoastRenegades.com.
– Matt Mackinder