Worcester Ice Center

Free Hockey Clinic for Girls & Boys

JUNE 4th
Ages: 9 - 18
Boys & Girls: 5:00pm - 6:10pm
Cost: Free
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Bob Deraney is one of the most dynamic and successful hockey coaches in America. Coach Deraney, has 20 years of head coaching experience, having coached in the Canadian Women's Hockey League with the KRS Vanke Rays and the NCAA with the Providence College Friars Women's Ice Hockey Team. Coach Deraney also has extensive experience coaching both women and men at all levels, from youth to national teams.

In his 19 seasons with Providence College, Coach Deraney maintained a level of excellence that the hockey program had experienced over the last 45 years. The Lady Friars won 7 league championships during his 19 seasons. The last in 2010 when they won the Hockey East regular season title. Coach Deraney was named Hockey East Coach of the Year in 2010, 2011 and most recently 2017, coached 5 Olympians and 7 All Americans.

In addition to his coaching with the KRS Vanke Rays and at Providence College, Deraney has also coached various other collegiate teams and USA hockey programs.

Division 1 Men's College Programs

  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Dartmouth College
  • Northeastern University

USA Hockey Programs

  • 2016 Head Coach of the USA Women's U22 Team
  • 2015 Gold Medal USA Women's World Championship Team Coaching Staff
  • 2008 Gold Medal USA Women's U18 World Championship Team Coaching Staff
  • 1989-present, USA Hockey National Men's and Women's Player Development
  • 1998 Men's USA Select Team Staff
  • 1998 USA Women's National Camp
  • 1996 USA Men's World Junior Team Staff

Come Experience a Camp/Clinic with Bob Deraney
To be the best hockey player you can be, concentrated summer training from outstanding professional coaches is a necessity.

Bob Deraney Hockey camps will teach you to become fitter, stronger, faster, more skillful, smarter and more important to your team next year.

These camps offer a positive learning environment through which you can focus on improving your skills and increasing your hockey knowledge.

You will work to become a better all-around hockey player through high speed skill development as well as training in the fundamental skills of skating, stickhandling, shooting and passing. You will also be coached in the fundamentals of offense/defense as well as team concepts.

Our staff/player ratio is low and our coaches are experienced in delivering a first rate instructional program. They love hockey and everything the sport offers to young athletes - discipline, self-confidence, teamwork, sportsmanship and FUN.

About our Summer Programs
There are two programs available at the Bob Deraney Hockey Camp in Worcester.

The General Skills Program offers fundamental skill development in all areas - skating, stickhandling, passing, shooting, hockey concepts and team play.

The Elite Program is limited to 30 skaters and is available to girls with at least 6 years of experience in competitive play. The Elite Program offers an intense and advanced program of high speed skill development, advanced hockey concepts and team strategy. It provides players with the speed, skill and hockey knowledge necessary to play hockey at the highest levels.

Our hockey camps also offer specialty instruction geared towards goaltenders on and off the ice.

Regardless of the program selected, all players are on-ice for a minimum of three hours per day. The off-ice program include plyometrics, hockey-specific drills and exercises to enhance speed, agility, flexibility and teamwork.

You can also chose for us to provide lunch for your child at an additional cost or you can provide your child with lunch at camp.