Battle & Checking Camp


Knowing and utilizing tactful body positioning and proper checking technique allows players to maintain puck possession, disrupt that of their opponent and, most importantly, to compete safely.  The Quest Hockey Battle & Checking Camp is designed to teach players proper angling and checking technique, how to safely and properly give, take, and avoid stick and body checks, strategies to win battles along the boards and to confidently possess the puck in tight areas.

Progressive drills and competitive small area games will target and reinforce specific strategies and techniques.  Players will be given plenty of opportunities to use, and gain confidence in, their angling and checking skills.  After this week-long learning experience, players will more confidently initiate and receive body contact, possess and take away the puck, and battle along the boards.

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quest hockey camps pittsburgh pa Squirt/PeeWee [’05 – ’08]

Proper angling

Stick checks

Protecting the puck & puck possession

Escaping with and controlling the puck along the boards

Proper defensive position

Establishing body position

Establishing body contact

Handling the puck in tight areas

quest hockey camps pittsburgh pa Bantam/Midget [’99 – ’04]

All of the above and…

Proper checking technique

Giving and receiving checks along the boards and in open ice

Evading checks/contact

Videos & Pictures from previous Battle & Checking Camps

VIDEO: Battle for the puck in the corner

VIDEO: Battle for the cone

VIDEO: Lift the stick drill

VIDEO: Checking technique along the boards

PHOTO: Soaking in the instruction

PHOTO: Battle drill

PHOTO: Giving and receiving a check along the boards

quest hockey camps pittsburgh pa

2017 Pre-Season Battle & Checking Camp

July 17 – July 21, 2017

Ice Castle Arena

6:00 – 6:50 PM

quest hockey camps pittsburgh pa Price:

Full Week: $200 | Single Day Drop-In: $45

Register Now

Quest Hockey

Pittsburgh, PA

Phone: (724) 413-9358