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ALL ABOUT TRYOUTS
There's no easy way to do it - tryout camp is a tough haul. Making the cut requires skill, determination and great timing. Some variables are out of your control, but more often than not your fate is in your own hands. It's up to you to get in the game.
Controlling your destiny starts with making the right decisions. What's your game? What are you trying to accomplish out on the ice? How can you best demonstrate your unique skills and qualities? Who better to ask than professionals who have been through it all before.
We've put together a few segments on training camps and tryouts with help from Vancouver Canucks coaching staff and players. Each segment focuses on techniques and tips that will help you best showcase your abilities.
Keep an eye out for new additions as BC Minor Hockey tryouts kick into full gear. Whether it's pee-wee, bantam or junior, there's always a piece of invaluable advice that could help you get to the next level.
WORDS OF WISDOM
Assistant Coach, Vancouver Canucks
While he's only entering his second training camp with the Canucks, assistant coach Mike Kelly is intimately familiar with the players on the team - in fact, he's one of the main reasons one of them is playing in the NHL today. More
Manager, Canucks Centre for BC Hockey
As head of the CCBCH, Rod Brathwaite has run enough hockey camps to know the difference between the few and the many. Yes, skill plays a part, but as a career coach, Brathwaite knows it isn't everything. More
Strength & Conditioning Coach, Canucks
Roger Takahashi has never played professional hockey. In fact, he's never even tried out for a rep team. So what’s he know about tryouts and training camp? Everything. More
Get more information on developing your hockey skills and other programs from the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey.