Breckenridge Elite Retreat

June 13th - June 15th, 2024

 Breckenridge, Colorado

Congratulations to our Coaches ...

on being named 2023-24 Minnesota State Boys HS Hockey Section Coaches of the Year!

Section 1A Head Coach of the Year | Eriah Hayes

Section 1A Assistant Coach of the Year | Justin Kendall

Elite Retreat | Players

This exclusive Power Skating & Skills retreat is tailored for  hockey players looking to train at high altitude alongside the pros & with the elite! This retreat combines highy sealed out coaching by Katy Jo Power Skating & Pro Skills Coach Eriah Hayes. Coaches will be using innovative & advanced training techniques for player development amidst the breathtaking peaks of Breckenridge, Colorado! 

Retreat Highlights:

Expert Coaching:  This Elite Retreat brings together a team of seasoned coaches and former professional players, dedicated to refining your power skating and hockey skills. All players will benefit from their wealth of experience and personalized guidance from Katy Jo, Eriah Hayes, & other members of the Five7 Grow Your Game crew! 

Facilities: Train in a world-class facility where we the latest technology & hockey training amenities will be brought in. The rink in Breckenridge offers an optimal environment for honing your skating techniques and mastering essential skills.

Scenic Location: Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Breckenridge provides a unique setting for the camp. Immerse yourself in the stunning alpine scenery while enjoying a dynamic hockey training program. It's not just a camp; it's an experience!

Comprehensive Curriculum: Power Skating will consist of refining technical fundamentals using the KJPS methods & each ice session advancing the foundation into other aspects of skating necessary to succeed in today's game. These skating skills will then be directly translated into game scenarios using advanced puck-handling, shoot, & footwork patterns with Coach Eriah. Our curriculum covers all aspects of the game. Skills sessions both on & off the are designed to enhance not only hockey skills, but strategic thinking. This a combination of skating & skills players will not receive anywhere else! 

Small Group Sessions: Enjoy focused attention with small group sizes, ensuring personalized feedback and ample opportunities to fine-tune individual needs. We are also thrilled that smaller group numbers will encourage retreat participants to create lasting connections with like-minded hockey players who will be joining from all around North America.  

Off-Ice Training: Elevate your performance with off-ice training sessions that complement on-ice practices. Strengthen your skating off-ice with plyometrics, conditioning, agility, and overall fitness under the guidance of experienced trainers.

Exclusive Camp Merchandise: Take home the training equipment, tools, & technology used in retreat with exclusive offers from the companies to purchase your own systems. Retreat gear & merch will also be available. 

Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded players, coaches, and hockey enthusiasts. Our camp provides a platform to build valuable relationships within the hockey community while enjoying the camaraderie that comes with the sport.

PLAYER GROUP 1 | Youth 10U - Youth 12U  PLAYER GROUP 2 | Youth 14U - Youth 18U

*Retreat Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Breckenridge and lodging accommodations.

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Elite Retreat | Goalies

Calling all goaltenders to join a game-changing experience at the same facility that simultaneously hosts the renowned Global Goaltending Retreat! Elevate your skills, enhance your player/goaltender IQ, and sharpen your overall goaltending skills amidst the spectacular setting of Breckenridge, Colorado.

Retreat Highlights:

Exclusive Facility Access: Immerse yourself in an unparalleled training environment where precision meets power. Share the ice with top power skating & skills coaches, Katy Jo & Eriah Hayes to hone development in net from player & goaltender perspective! While sharing the same training facility with top goalie coaches & goaltenders from around the globe, rubbing elbows with the elite at the same facility that hosts the esteemed Global Goaltending Retreat.

Global Goaltending Insight: Be part of a unique opportunity to witness top goalie coaches and professional goaltenders attending the Global Goaltending Retreat. Gain valuable insights into the latest techniques, strategies, and drills that shape the world's elite goaltenders. 

Expert Coaches: Our camp brings in power skating, skills, & goaltending specialists who understand the unique demands of the position. Receive personalized coaching tailored to your specific needs, whether you're honing fundamentals or mastering advanced techniques. You'll be bound to see plenty of shots while also receiving individual feedback.

Comprehensive Goaltending Curriculum: Develop your agility, reflexes, and strategic decision-making through a carefully crafted program designed to elevate your confidence in net. Fine-tuning skating skills is a top focus as goalies need the most sound mechanics of any player on the ice! 

Small Group Training: Benefit from an intimate training environment with small group sizes, ensuring focused attention and ample opportunities for individualized feedback. Forge connections with fellow goaltenders, players, & coaches who share your passion for the game. 

Off-Ice Conditioning: Strengthen your physical and mental resilience. These tailored workouts will enhance your endurance, flexibility, core strength, & body awareness by providing a holistic approach to goaltender development.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with top goaltending professionals, coaches, and enthusiasts attending the Global Goaltending Retreat. Build lasting relationships within the goaltending community while enjoying the camaraderie that comes with being part of an elite group of goaltenders & players alike.

GOALTENDER GROUP 1 | Youth 10U - Youth 12U GOALTENDER GROUP 2 | Youth 14U - Youth 18U

*Retreat Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Breckenridge and lodging accommodations .

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Elite Retreat | Coaches

Join us for a unique and transformative coaching experience at the Breckenridge Coaches Training program. Led by NHL Veteran and top skills coach, Eriah Hayes, along with professional power skating coach, Katy Jo West, this exclusive training opportunity will empower you to enhance your coaching expertise and effectively translate power skating techniques and skills development to your own athletes.

Retreat Highlights:

Insightful Workshops: Gain valuable insights from Eriah Hayes, who brings his wealth of NHL experience and top-tier skills coaching knowledge to the table. Benefit from Katy Jo's expertise in power skating, focusing on enhancing the body awareness, agility, speed, and overall skating proficiency of your players.

On-Ice Coaching Experience: Immerse yourself in practical on-ice coaching sessions. Learn directly from Eriah Hayes & Katy Jo as they demonstrate and guide you through effective techniques, drills, and strategies to refine players' skills and power skating abilities.

Interactive Learning: Engage in interactive discussions, Q&A sessions, and collaborative brainstorming with fellow coaches. Share your coaching challenges and gain valuable insights from the collective knowledge of the group.

Translate Theory to Practice: Discover how to effectively implement power skating techniques and skill development strategies into your coaching programs. Learn to tailor your coaching approach to individual player needs, fostering growth and success. 

Gain Credits: Earn credits towards becoming a Katy Jo Power Skating Certified Instructor. Email [email protected] for more info!

Professional Growth: Elevate your coaching knowledge and skills, equipping yourself to lead your athletes to success. Power is knowledge & the goal is to give our coaches confidence when implementing skating & skills into their own trainings. 

Direct Learning: Gain insights from accomplished professionals who have excelled both on the ice and in coaching.

Hands-On Experience: Participate in on-ice training sessions, allowing you to understand and practice coaching techniques firsthand.

Networking: Connect with fellow coaches, fostering valuable relationships and opportunities for collaborative growth.

Join us in Breckenridge for the Coaches Training program, where you'll acquire the tools and techniques to enhance your coaching abilities and translate power skating and skill development seamlessly to your own players. Register now and be a part of this transformative coaching journey!


*Coaches are responsible for their own transportation to and from Breckenridge and lodging accommodations . 


Breckenridge Elite Retreat

2023 Highlights!



In the picturesque setting of Breckenridge, Colorado, the Elite Players Retreat held in June 2023 was an unparalleled success, setting a new standard for player development. The collaboration between professional power skating instructor Katy Jo West, veteran NHL player and professional skills coach Eriah Hayes, and The Goalie Guild created an immersive experience that left a lasting impact on players & goaltenders from around the country & even the world! 

2023 Highlights! 

Vizual Edge Assessments for Cognitive Baseline: The retreat incorporated innovative Vizual Edge assessments, offering players a comprehensive visual and cognitive baseline. This assessment laid the foundation for personalized cognitive training programs, empowering players & goalies to enhance their mental acuity and decision-making skills.

Next-Generation Training Technologies: Sense Arena & Stryde Hockey: Players had the unique opportunity to engage with upcoming training technologies, including Sense Arena and Stryde Hockey. These cutting-edge tools allowed athletes to advance their development through virtual reality simulations and state-of-the-art training devices.

On-Ice Training Excellence: The on-ice training sessions proved to be a highlight of the retreat. Skaters honed foundational edge work and essential skating skills, seamlessly transitioning into game scenario drills under the expert guidance of Eriah Hayes. The integration of Hayes' professional experience brought a real-world perspective to the training!