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Thunderbirds Hockey School returns in August; register now

The Thunderbirds school provides fundamentals and other special skills for kids of all ages. - Mark Klaas/Kent Reporter
The Thunderbirds school provides fundamentals and other special skills for kids of all ages.
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The Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey School spans two weeks in August at the ShoWare Center.

The dates are Monday, Aug. 5, to Saturday, Aug. 10, and Monday, Aug. 12, to Saturday, Aug. 17.

The school consists of six groups: four youth groups: Group A for 6, 7 and 8-year-olds; Group B for 9 and 10-year-olds, Group C for 11 and 12 year-olds and Group D for 13 and 14 year-olds. There will be an adult group for players 18-years-old and older.

For the fourth consecutive year, the T-Birds will have a junior prep group, which will be geared toward 15 to 19-year-old players preparing for their upcoming junior season. The camp will be difficult and challenging and will focus on conditioning and pace.

T-Bird players will be participating in on- and off-ice sessions of the junior prep group. Players interested in the group will be required to call T-Birds Hockey Operations Assistant Jeff Caso at 253-239-7825 to register.

The youth and junior prep groups will receive an hour and a half of on ice instruction followed by a one hour off-ice session. On the Saturday of the camp there will be a scrimmage game for each group.

The adult group will feature a two hour on-ice session preceded by an off-ice video instruction session.

Youth group registrants will receive a hockey school jersey while adult and junior prep registrants will receive a hockey school T-shirt.

There will be free wireless Internet available in the ShoWare Center for parents who wish to use it while their child is taking part in the hockey school.

T-Birds Assistant Coach Darren Rumble will be the lead instructor at the hockey school. T-Birds players taking part as instructors will be announced in mid-July.

For hockey school pricing and more information, download the flyer and return to the T-Birds.

You can also sign up for the school online through the T-Birds online store.

Participants in the T-Birds fifth annual Hockey School can get half off the price of the second week if they sign up for both weeks of the camp.

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