My name is Ron Clarke and I am a local hockey dad and certified hockey coach. I have raised 9 (that's right, 9) kids. I met coach Chris Chinery in 2007. By 2011, I had 4 of my own kids playing hockey in levels from Tim Bits to AAA; the camps that were available at the time were expensive and bursting at the seams with kids, who were unfortunately not getting much for one-on-one coaching. The experience felt more like a business endeavour than a conditioning hockey camp for kids. I decided there had to be a better way so Chris and I decided that between our experience with the game and formal coaching training we would start our own in order to help families like us.
In 2012 we ran our first camp, designed as an affordable alternative to reach kids of all levels while maintaining quality essentials of skills development. Parents were thrilled as it allowed them to register multiple kids without breaking the family bank. We are passionate about helping kids learn the game and reach their highest hockey potential. It is now 6 years later; we are thrilled that our camp is stronger than ever with happy hockey kids that can't wait to come back each season.
We know hockey. We love hockey. And we love fueling that passion in our kids. By the end of the week, kids come out stronger, faster and advantaged for competitive try-outs. We know there are a lot of camps out there and we thank you for checking us out! The RCC advantage is that it is run by quality family-oriented coaches and dads whose goals are to instill not just skill development and physical conditioning in a structured setting but also self-esteem and confidence both on and off the ice. We have found the key to a successful camp week is balancing the sweat with smiles.
We are excited for the upcoming camp season and hope you'll join us! A big thanks to my stand-up roster of quality support staff with can-do attitudes, awesome participating kids and their parents, my family for all their help and my better half for her endless loving support and assistance with being the brains behind my braun of this operation year after year.
Certified Intermediate coaches by Hockey Manitoba with >20 years hockey coaching experience
We employ upwards of 10 assistants who have all played competitive hockey and served as camp participants in prior years
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