Everyday there are thousands of youth hockey players either taking lessons or attending camps. The goal is always the same - “Be better today than they were yesterday”
Working on skating, passing, and shooting skills are extremely important to development, however, a player needs to ask themselves:
"Do I have what it takes?"
"What does it take to move to the next level?"
"How do coaches and scouts identify players to recruit?"
This is where D1D Hockey comes in! Our goal is to provide a full-service camp that not only focuses on both on- and off-ice physical skills, but shows and teaches the mental side of the game.
How do we accomplish this? We do this by being the most experienced, young hockey staff in the region. Every D1D instructor has, at a minimum, played or is currently playing hockey at the NCAA D1 level. Some instructors have even moved on to play at various professional levels. Our staff has lived the grind!
Every camp also provides the unique opportunity for players to speak with current advisors, trainers, and coaches at the Junior and collegiate levels. All of these invaluable opportunities that separate D1D from the others.
We look forward to working with each player in helping them achieve their goals!
“DON'T SAY YOU WILL, SAY YOU D1D!”
D1D HOCKEY FOUNDER
I started D1D Hockey to not only share my story, but my experience. Along the way, I have encountered the ups and downs of travel hockey from winning championships, to being cut from teams, and to being told I wasn’t good enough. Each event made me the player that I am today.
My goal is help each player become the best they can be and help them navigate through the process. With the help and knowledge of my experienced staff and contacts, I am confident this can be achieved.
Born in Bethel Park, PA, I began skating at the age of 2 and played on my very first Mite team at 4 1/2 years old.
By the time I was a Squirt, I had worked my way up to the Tier 1 level playing for various organizations and summer travel teams.
As I got older, I had the opportunity to play three years of prep school hockey in New England (Cardigan Mountain School and Avon Old Farms) before joining the U-18 Skipjacks in York, PA.
The next step in my development took me to the NAHL for three years where I played for both the Kenai River Brown Bears (Alaska) and the Odessa Jackalopes (Texas).
I played three years for Ferris State University in the CCHA, attended Utica University my senior year, and signed with the Kalamazoo Wings in the ECHL at the end of my college career.