2018 USJDP Junior Prep Camp
Week 1: June 17-23, 2018
Week 2: June 24-30, 2018
University of Denver
The USJDP Junior Prep Hockey Camp provides elite Junior, Midget and Bantam aged hockey players (birth years 1998-2004) the professional skill development and exposure necessary to better prepare for Junior A and College hockey. This camp is directed by NHL, NCAA, USHL, NAHL and other Junior A hockey coaches/scouts and is intended for current year Bantam-Midget AAA/AA and Junior A/B hockey players.
Featuring players from the US, Canada, Russia, Latvia, Switzerland, Belarus, Austria, Germany, France, Mexico, Slovakia, England, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and the Czech Republic, this 2-week elite development hockey camp provides all participants a complete development, training & exposure program with a daily schedule consisting of 4 hours of on-ice development, three hours of off-ice training, daily Junior Hockey Seminars, and Showcase Games. If you are looking to go to an event with a hundred coaches were you will be seen, this is NOT the right program for you. If you want to go somewhere where you can train with other high-end hockey players, this IS the right program for you. The bottom line is this: if you are dedicated to working hard, pushing yourself, and doing whatever it takes to improve, than please feel free to apply for the USJDP Junior Prep Camp.
This is a two-week program and while it is recommended to attend both weeks to get the most out of the development program, players may register for 1 or 2 full weeks as they so choose.
Rink & Weight Room Facilities
All on-ice activities will take place on Magness Arena and/or Joy Burn Arena, inside the Ritchie Center, on the campus of the University of Denver. All off-ice Strength Training sessions take place in the DU Varsity Weight, inside the brand-new, state of the art Pat Bowlen Center.
NHL, NCAA & Junior A Coaching Staff
All Junior Prep Camp coaches are current NHL, NCAA, USHL, NAHL or other Junior A coaches and scouts and are responsible for all aspects of the player development process during the week. All Strength & Conditioning activities are directed by the University of Denver Head Hockey Strength Coach, Matt Shaw.
Click Here to see a complete list of the 2017 Coaching Staff.
CCM Challenge Cup Showcase Games
Each week the players will participate in a 3-game CCM Challenge Cup Showcase Series. These games are a chance for the players to showcase their skills to the coaches and scouts and allow each athlete to better compare themselves against their peers. All games are 60-minute contests in a standard 3-period game format, with certified USA Hockey referees, and are played against the opposing team within their group. These games are held twice during the week during the Specialty Ice evening sessions, as well as the scheduled game slots on the final day of camp each week.
Full details of the CCM Challenge Cup and images from past winners can be found here.
CCM Hockey Top Prospects
Each year at the Junior Prep Hockey Camp, the USJDP Staff vote on the players whom they think performed the best and are most deserving of being selected as one of the annual CCM Hockey Top Prospects. As a CCM Hockey Top Prospect, selected players will be singled out on all player recruiting packets that go out not only to all coaches in attendance for all 3 weeks of the camp, but all scouts, and affiliate teams as well.
Full details of the CCM Hockey Top Prospects program and images of past winners can be found here.
CCM Hockey Player of the Week Awards
The U.S. Junior Development program is proud to have CCM Hockey as a sponsor of the Junior Prep Camp and as presenting sponsor for the Prep Camp “Player of the Week Awards”.
CCM Hockey is a dedicated supporter of top Junior leagues and camps in the world, including the USHL, WHL, OHL, QMJHL and the USJDP, and is committed to the development of Junior players across North America by providing direct access to the best equipment, player education, and training opportunities for participating players.
The USJDP Junior Prep Camp is thrilled that our partnership with CCM Hockey allows us to recognize the top Forward, Defenseman, and Goaltender for each week of our camp by presenting them with the best equipment available on the market today.
Full details of the CCM Player of the Week program and images of past winners can be found here.
Each player will be assigned a Prep Camp Staff member to do a 1-on-1 exit interview/player evaluation during each week they are in camp. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss, in person, their performance during the week, their strength's and weaknesses as a player, their mental understanding of the game, what the coaches saw during the week, what they need to work on, and how to best make these improvements. If a player is looking to make an impression on these coaches, maybe get on watch lists, or even learn as much as possible from them, this is the time to do it. Players are encouraged to take full advantage of our Staffs' knowledge, connections, experience and guidance to help them continue their development and move on to the next level.
The USJDP is available to all players and parents as a year-round resource. If you have a question about a team, a camp, a showcase, or anything else related to the advancement of your players career, please do not hesitate to call our offices at any time. We are always here to use our network of friends and contacts to help you out.
NCAA & Junior Hockey Guide
All players will receive a comprehensive, take-home training manual at the conclusion of the camp. This 50+ page manual will have a 12-week, off-ice linear training program, along with articles, tips and information on a wide range of hockey subjects such as Junior Hockey FAQ & Info, US and Canadian Junior Leagues, Junior teams, the USHL Draft Process, the NAHL Draft Process, College Hockey Facts & Info, College recruiting, health & nutrition, stretching, and mental toughness.
Resident & Day Campers
This camp is available to residential campers (those staying on campus with us at DU) and day campers (those commuting to campus each day) alike. Full residential and day camper information can be found on the respective Resident Camper Info and Day Camper Info pages by clicking here.
Daily Prep Camp Schedule
The daily Prep Camp schedule consists of 4 hours on-ice, 3 hours off-ice and a Junior Hockey Seminar each day, and can be found on the Prep Camp Forms page by clicking here.