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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

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MIKE KELLY
Mike Kelly's gone through his share of tryouts and training camps and speaks for experiences both as a player and as a coach. 300K | 700K


ROD BRATHWAITE
His job is to helping players reach their peak and help coaches evaluate talent. Brathwaite shares the secret to having a successful tryout. 300K | 700K


ROGER TAKAHASHI
Roger Takahashi's worked with players from prospects to pros but no matter what camp, he's got some advice that will work at any level.  300K | 700K

MIKE KELLY
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

ROD BRATHWAITE
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

ROGER TAKAHASHI
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.