Hockey and Leadership Development Camp Applications Now Open!
March 6th, 2021
In 2021-2022 we will be selecting 2 communities to host the camps for the 2021/2022 season. They will each receive 3 full days of hockey and leadership development. The deadline for applications is April 9th, 2021!
To: Community Organizers
Adam Herold was an outstanding athlete who was mature beyond his years. After a successful season as captain of the Midget AAA Regina Pat Canadians, Adam was called up by the Western Hockey League’s Prince Albert Raiders to join the team during their playoff run. At the same time, the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Humboldt Broncos called and Adam juggled his time playing for both Prince Albert and Humboldt. On April 6, 2018, the Humboldt Broncos’ bus was involved in a major accident on the way to a playoff game in Nipawin. Tragically, the accident took the lives of 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos organization, including Adam Herold. He died just six days before his 17th birthday.
Thanks to his natural talent, hard work and family support, Adam experienced many opportunities in his short life. Not all young promising leaders have the same advantages. The Adam Herold Legacy Foundation was established to provide opportunities to Saskatchewan youth to develop and refine not only their hockey skills but also their leadership potential. The Foundation’s Hockey and Leadership Development Program will provide top trainers for skill development, physical and mental training, coaching development and ongoing support for hockey programs in target communities, as well as scholarships.
The Foundation’s goal is simple – to build better hockey players and, more importantly, to nurture and support strong community-minded leaders, just like Adam.
Our program will bring in top resources with the expectation that participants will volunteer 10 service hours in their communities. Communities are also encouraged to make a donation to the Foundation that will help us be able to continue to provide the program to other communities in a Pay it Forward manner. Our experience is people can be creative when raising funds to benefit their community. They can fundraise from local businesses or raise money from community members. If our program has to subsidize only a small portion of the costs, we will have the ability to have a more significant impact by offering the program more broadly.
As community organizers for the Hockey and Leadership Development Program, we ask that your community provide the services, resources, and facilities as indicated on the checklist enclosed with this package. Please let us know if you are unable to provide any of the items on the list.
The application form can be found here. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hockey and Leadership Development Program: Requirements for Application
The Hockey and Leadership Development Program events will be held over two weekends – one in the fall (October/November) and the other in the second half of the season, between January and March. The entire minor hockey association will be able to participate in this event (Pre-Novice and up!). We also encourage kids and parents not involved with the hockey related events to participate in our Leadership sessions!
Our program will bring in top resources with the expectation that participants will volunteer 10 service hours in their communities. Communities are also encouraged to make a donation to the Foundation that will help us be able to continue to provide the program to other communities in a Pay it Forward manner.
This will be the Foundation’s fourth season of the Hockey and Leadership Development Program. Communities who have previously hosted include Balcarres, Gravelbourg, Preeceville, Alameda, Torquay, Radville, Naicam and Maple Creek. We will be selecting 2 communities to host the camps for the 2021/2022 season. They will each receive 3 full days of hockey and leadership development.
The deadline for application is April 9th.
What your community will receive:
- First Weekend (2 full days in the Fall)
- 4 on-ice sessions including power skating, skills training and shooting;
- 3 off-ice sessions including leadership training, dry land training, and team building; and
- Coaches will have the opportunity to be included in all sessions and participate in a ‘hot stove’ session with instructors.
- Second Weekend (1 full day after Christmas)
- 2 on-ice sessions including power skating and skills training in a game situation;
- 2 off-ice sessions including leadership training and team building; and
- Coaches will have the opportunity to participate in all sessions.
Your application must be endorsed by a minor hockey association board member and your community must provide:
- One community organizer to work with the Adam Herold Legacy Foundation to organize the weekend events; and
- A minimum of 60 participants to a maximum of 90. This includes the entire minor hockey association. All participants must be registered in the minor hockey association.
If your community minor hockey association does not fit this criterion, we encourage you to partner with a neighboring community!
The community must be able to provide the following:
- Ice time at a local hockey rink at no charge to the Foundation (Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 6 pm, only 1 day in the second camp);
- Classroom for Mental/Leadership Training including a projection screen;
- Facility for physical training;
- Accommodations and meals for instructors and trainers;
- Completed waivers for all participants, to be completed at the start of the weekend events;
- Local coaches to assist with on-ice events; and
- A table at the rink for Foundation apparel sales.
Please let us know if you are unable to provide any of the items on the list.