6th Annual Sweden
Girls High Performance Camp

Nyköping, Sweden – July 19-30, 2021
Birth Years 2008 & Older

Register For Both Weeks
Register For Week One
Register For Week Two

Truly World Class

Our Sweden High Performance camp strives to bring the North American style of coaching to Europe. Players from around the world come to develop the skills, competitive framework and game sense necessary to play college hockey in the NCAA under the instruction of national level coaches, skills experts, current college coaches and more.

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Camp Basics

  • Bus available on arrival and departure dates from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport to Nyköping Arenor Rosvalla for additional fee
    • 2-3 ice times per day with emphasis on power skating, skills development, small-area games and full-ice scrimmages
    • Off-ice program includes skills and dryland training
    • Hockey theory and “chalk talk” sessions
    • Lectures and information on U.S. University Admissions and Academics.
    • Meet new friends from around the world — in 2019 we had players from 25 different countries attend!
    • All-inclusive pricing covers all housing and food.
    • Attend 1 or both weeks! Week 1: July 19-23 Week 2: July 26-30
    • We’re proud to have partnered with ProSharp, who will be here for both weeks of the camp to sharpen campers’ skates for free!

A Day In The Life

This is a sample of what a day at the CHS High Performance Camp might look like

7:00-7:45: Breakfast/Transport To Rink
Fuel up for the day with a nutritious breakfast, and prepare for an exciting day of all things hockey.
8:20-9:20: Power Skating
Supercharge your stride with an hour of high-intensity instruction from our Russian skating guru.
10:00-11:00: Hockey Theory
Get the scoop on what the best teams in the world are doing on the power play from a former Team Canada Assistant Coach.
11:30-12:30 Lunch/Rest
Enjoy a buffet lunch just a few steps from the rink, then use the rest of the time to rest up for the day ahead!
12:30-12:45 Dynamic Warmup
Let one of our counselors jumpstart the afternoon by getting you ready for your second ice session of the day.
13:00-14:00 Skills Training
Four world-class coaches lead you through a combination of drills and small-area games with focus on a specific skill set each day.
14:45-15:30 Dryland Training
Hit the gym for a lift or focus on speed and agility with circuit training.
15:45-16:30 Off-Ice Skills Training
Hit the dry floor for 45 minutes of stickhandling and shooting drills to elevate your game.
16:45-17:45: Snack/Rest
Grab a snack and let your body recover before the night’s big scrimmage.
18:30-19:30: Full-Ice Scrimmage
Showcase what you learned during the day during an hour of competitive full-ice scrimmage.
20:00-21:00: Meal time
Cap off the day with a delicious meal, and have some time off or participate in a team building activity.
21:00-22:00: Optional Nighttime Activities
Wind down with some fun outdoor games or relax in your room and get ready to do it all again tomorrow!

2021 Price:
One Week: $995 USD
Both Weeks: $1900 USD

2021 Coaches

These are the coaches planning to come to CHS Sweden this year!

Sacred Heart University
St. Lawrence University
Suffolk University
Colgate University
Long Island University - Brooklyn
Goaltending Specialist
St. Cloud State
Brown University
Dartmouth College
Boston University
University of Vermont
Penn State University
University of British Columbia
Bemidji State
Yale University

More Details

Location

Camp will be held at Nyköpings Arenor Rosvalla.
See more about the rink at the link to the right, and more about the town here:
http://www.nykopingsguiden.se/

*All CHS Showcases and Camps are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number and age, grade level, and/or gender)

Frequently asked questions about CHS Sweden!

A. CHS Sweden began 7 years ago and this will be our 6th almost annual high performance camp. (2020 was canceled due to Covid-19). We began CHS Sweden for the dual purpose of providing North American style of hockey training to female players and also to invite some of the best NCAA coaches to the camp to work closely with the players and evaluate their potential for future play in college hockey. One reason it is special is that CHS has attracted players from as many as 25 countries to the camp. In just the past 3 years more than 88 players have received college commitments.
A. First and foremost, CHS Sweden is a true girl’s high-performance camp. It is all about developing skills, immersing players in a competitive mindset, and encouraging a deeper understanding of the total game of hockey. We are confident that players will see a rapid improvement in their game with just two weeks of camp. Many players attend who have no desire to play in the NCAA. They come to us for their continued development and the challenging atmosphere and many go on to play for their National Teams, in the SDHL and the EWHL.
A. All registrants will receive a complete refund of their paid registration fee if the camp is cancelled due to Covid-19. Period. Also if travel is prohibited or restricted and that prevents the player from attending CHS Sweden, that player will receive either a full refund or a credit towards a future CHS event at their choosing. In the event of other reasons for cancellation, the regular CHS refund policy will apply. The regular timing of the CHS refund policy will apply.
A. In addition to the NCAA and U-Sport coaches on staff, we also have some of the best professional coaches—all of whom have vast experience in the women’s game. In 2021, Sergei Tartykov, the renowned Russian skating mentor who was the skating instructor for the Minnesota Wild NHL for 7 years will return to CHS. http://www.russianskatingsystem.com/#!/.
We also have Delaney Collins who played on and coached the Canadian National Team and was the head coach of Team Canada U18 in 2017-2018. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaney_Collins
This year, we will have the amazing Pasco Valana,https://www.amazon.com/Books-Pasco-Valana/s?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3APasco+Valana a Team Canada goaltender coach and author of “Game Plan Building Elite Goaltenders” as our lead instructor.
Our strength and conditioning expert is James Brodie who works for Liverpool FC and is the founder of the “Hockey Athletes” app.
Sam Cheema www.cheemahockey.com will bring his unique skills and unmatched enthusiasm to our camp once again. There are other National Coaches planning to attend as well.
The college coaches who replanting to attend are all listed on the webpage.
Our student-counselors are all players who have played college hockey. They will be on the ice doing the drills right along side of you. They are great mentors and role models. Some are National team players. They set the tone for the camp and you can hear all about their experiences in the NCAA.

A. CHS employs a multi-disciplinary method of instruction. This includes approximately 3- 4 1/2 hours of on-ice instruction, one or two sessions of off-ice speed agility and quickness training, hockey theory and competitive games. On some days, we will have a shooting and scoring clinic, a specialized defense clinic, a tactical awareness session, puck possession skill sets and of course all the skating, edge work and stick handling drills which will bring out the best in all players. We also focus on the mental part of the game, teaching players how to relax and maintain focus during stressful games.

A. CHS thinks the biggest problem in Women’s hockey is development. Far too often players are thrust into game situation without first having developed fundamental competency. This leads to poor performance and lack of confidence. We believe that you learn best when you are having fun and enjoying the competition. Our experienced coaches know how to incorporate fun so that you enjoy and retain the elements that you are being taught. The ages for this camp are 2008 birth year and older. Obviously we put players of similar ages and skills in groups where they can be pushed and can be successful. This camp tends to attract serious players and many who are either trying out for their national U18 team or those who have made that team and now hope to advance to the next level. If you are a dedicated, passionate hockey player and committed to personal success, you have a home at CHS Sweden.
A. You get more from this camp! The price of CHS Sweden has remained the same since we began. It costs slightly more because we are bringing in all these incredibly talented coaches—all in one place at the same time. In addition the cost of the camp includes housing and food. The player pays for all transportation costs to and from the camp. Hopefully the weakened US Dollar will make it even more affordable this year for Europeans. But we are confident that the intangible benefits of getting to know great coaches and make friends will players from around the world make CHS a unique and valuable experience for all.
A. We love Nykoping and the people in the community believe in our mission statement which is to help female hockey players develop in a supportive environment. Nykoping has great facilities, has hosted world-class events, and is a safe and delightful town. We have the unlimited use of two rinks and we have the unique opportunity to do small group lessons at times, even individual lessons as time permits.
A. If you are flying from North America, you will arrive at Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN). Don’t forget when you book your flight that if you are flying in the evening, you will arrive the next day in Sweden. You should plan on arriving the Sunday prior to your first day of the camp. The camp will begin at 08:00 or 09:00 on Monday. If you are flying from Europe, you may be able to fly into either Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) which is about 1.25 hours from the camp, or Stockholm Nykoping (NYO) which has limited flights but is about 15 minutes from the camp. If you are traveling alone or in a small group, you will be met by counselors who will help you with transportation. That means that they may be able to accompany you on a bus service to camp if you arrive earlier in the afternoon, or if you arrive later, we may have a private bus that takes you to the CHS camp. The buses cost 30 Euro/ $40. USD each way and you have the option to pre-order and pay for it right on our website. It is strongly recommended that you do that in advance.

If you arrive in Nykoping, we will have a CHS van pick you and return you for departure.

The CHS bus will depart from Nykoping to Arlanda on the Friday that your camp portion ends. The bus will leave at approximately 13:00 (1 pm) on that Friday. Please allow 1.25 hours to arrive at Arlanda. You must also allow at least 2 hours prior to your flight for check-in, so please book accordingly. If you need to fly earlier than 16:00 (4 pm) on your return flight, CHS can arrange a bus or a train to the Airport.

A. If you live locally or if you are with your parents and have arrived early to visit Sweden prior to the camp, you can check in on the Monday morning of the week(s) you have scheduled. Registration will be at 07:30. You must let us know your itinerary and time of arrival prior to coming to the camp.
A. The complex at Rosvalla and nearby schools offer lots of different options for sleeping. The way things are often done in Sweden is “community housing”. This means that you will be housed in large rooms with other players and counselors. You will be using an airbed. This is pretty common for camps in Scandanavia and for CHS it’s no different. We have been told over and over again by our campers that despite the rather spartan accommodations, it’s one of their favorite things during their time at the camp.

CHS will provide 3 meals a day plus evening snacks. We are fully aware of how important nutrition is to athletes and we hope to help you form healthy eating habits to replace the calories they burn during your workouts. There is a little mini-mart about 300 meters from the camp, and campers are allowed to go there in groups of 4 or more once obtaining permission. Most take advantage of that during their stay.

A. Nykoping is a lovely seaside town. The main facility Rosvalla has remarkable facilities, including 2 ice arenas, a bowling alley (yes we have a big important bowling match for all who won’t), a huge multi-purpose room with handball court, a padded banked track, 2 restaurants and a separate area where we have our evening snacks, etc. There are 11 soccer fields and even a baseball field nearby. We do a lot of outdoor training weather permitting.

A. First, we will listen to all the health protocols of the local medical authorities and the government. Second, we will be practicing safe distancing and mask-wearing at all times. We will try to arrange for all our meals to be served outside utilizing serving stations. Third, we will be taking temperatures regularly during different times of the day. Prior to arrival, everyone is required to submit a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival in Sweden. Fourth, If a camper feels ill, she will be immediately quarantined and medical services notified. Parents of that player will be notified immediately. We will follow the protocols set up by Nykoping. Fifth: all campers will be expected to disinfect areas where they sleep and where they shower etc. It is vitally important that everyone cooperate fully in all protocols to ensure safety for everyone. Sixth, if vaccines are available for campers prior to arrival at the camp it is expected that they are vaccinated—hopefully at least two weeks before attending. The health and safety of all campers, coaches, staff members is our top priority.