TROY, MI, June 13, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Detroit Red Wings GRIND LINE -- Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby and Darren McCarty are coming back on the ice to deliver a four-day youth hockey school.
Kris Draper has been delivering a hockey school for the past four off-seasons with CORE Sports Fitness, where he is co-owner with Dr. Jeff S. Pierce, Michigan Sports & Spine Center and Jon Finstrom, Detroit Red Wing Alumni Team member.
This year there are a series of 3 GRIND LINE Hockey Camps offered, each tailored to a specific level of hockey player. The first in the 2012 Summer Series is an ALL Girls/Women's hockey camp for 5 full days beginning on July 16th. On August 6th, an ELITE AAA Camp will be offered. Jon Finstrom, Red Wing Alumni team member, Professional Trainer and Director of CORE will take the lead on the ice. Finstrom and Kris Draper will design the format for all camps. On the ice will also include other Certified Instructors, AAA Coaches and trainers. Finstrom has over 20 years of camp and coaching experience as outlined below.
Returning by popular demand is the ALL SKILLS Camp that will take place for 4 days starting on August 21st. The GRIND LINE is committed to helping enhance your skater's skills and appearances by Draper, Darren McCarty and Kirk Maltby may take place throughout the camp, however there are no guarantees. During the All Skills camp, you may also see a few surprise guests from the Detroit Red Wings appear on the ice to help or sign a few autographs. Andy Paquette, Owner / Director of PowerTech Hockey Group of Ontario will be back on the ice like last year driving through the drills for all sessions at this camp.
GRIND LINE All Girls/Women's Camp
• July 16th - 20th
• 2003 - Adult
• 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily
• 30 skaters only
• 4 hours on-ice, 1.5 hours off-ice in CORE daily
GRIND LINE Elite AAA Camp
• August 6th - 10th
• 2003 - 1995 (AAA players only)
• 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily
• 4 hours on-ice and 1.5 hours off-ice in CORE daily
GRIND LINE ALL Skills Camp
• August 21st - 24th
• Multiple sessions: 2005 - 1998
• 2-3 hours on-ice and 1.5 off-ice in CORE daily
• Morning and afternoon sessions
• $265 & $375
The GRIND LINE Camps started last year; however Draper and Finstrom have been delivering camps for many years. "I started talking to Maltby about it during a round of golf. He wanted to do it, and then we wanted to include Mac as well, sent him a text and he was on board right away," Draper said. "We talked about how much fun the three of us have had playing for the Red Wings and the friendship we've created, and thought it'd be pretty neat to put a hockey school together."
Each camp will be designed based on the hockey players on the ice at that time. The skaters will have 3-6.5 hours of training per day with our elite group of trainers. Hockey players will receive a t-shirt, jersey and additional sponsored gifts. Off-ice training will be in CORE Sports Fitness Center including the BLADE skating treadmill. "They're going to do the treadmill, agility work, a lot of foot-speed drills," Draper said, "that we even do at the NHL level in our off-season training as well."
Additional details about each camp along with registration and payment can be found online at http://www.coresportsfitness.com. For information or questions not online, email email@example.com.
The Grind Line refers to a former forward line for the Detroit Red Wings. Red Wings head coach Scotty Bowman modeled it after the Crash Line of the 1995 Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils. The line was effective at "grinding" and wearing against the opposition's top scoring line by providing an enforcing presence, helping the team win three Stanley Cups.
Core Sports Fitness is an athletic training facility where any athlete can come to develop and strengthen the core skills necessary for success in all sports. Located inside the Troy Sports Center, CORE was founded in order to allow all athletes' access to the best training staff and equipment possible in order to achieve their personal athletic goals. CORE is co-owned by Michigan Sports and Spine Center Medical Director, Jeff S. Pierce, D.O., Kris Draper of the Detroit Red Wings and Jon Finstrom.
Jon Finstrom has played 11 years of Professional Hockey with the Pittsburg Penguins Organization, Florida Panthers Organization in Munich, Germany and Team USA. He graduated and played hockey at Shattuck St. Mary's School. As a member of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni team he continues to play in many charity games throughout the year.
Jon has over 20 years of camp and coaching experience. Finstrom has also worked with the Pittsburg Penguins and Phoenix Coyotes Skill coach and trained many professionals over the years. Over the last 7 years he's run many of his own camps throughout the local community and coached several youth teams. He is known for his power skating and stick handling teachings and techniques.
Andy Paquette, Owner / Director of PowerTech Hockey Group has four years of playing experience in the OHL. He also has International playing experience at the World Under 17 Championships and a variety of coaching experiences including the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL. Andy specializes in development camps and private lessons for hockey players, and trains elite players from atom to pro. Andy's knowledge of hockey development is extensive and now he has partnered with top notch leaders in the area of skill development to bring one of the most powerful training systems to the hockey world.
Core Sports Fitness is an athletic training facility where any athlete can come to develop and strengthen the core skills necessary for success in all sports. Located inside the Troy Sports Center, CORE was founded in order to allow all athletes' access to the best training staff and equipment possible in order to achieve their personal athletic goals. CORE is co-owned by Michigan Sports and Spine Center Medical Director, Jeff S. Pierce, D.O., Kris Draper of the Detroit Red Wings and Jon Finstrom. For more information contact Deb Cagigal @ 248.760.5085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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