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Hockey Clinics-Spring 2015 Registration will be available Feb. 9, 2015.

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All Clinics are $115 per player, save money by registering for more than one clinic.

Sign-up for two clinics — $200, a $30 savings.
Sign-up for three clinics — $300, a $45 savings.

The University of Delaware Hockey Clinics provide players with an opportunity to enhance their individual skill sets and team play in a positive, structured, and fun environment. Our experienced instructors are excellent teachers and role models. Our mission is to ensure every player receives the necessary learning opportunities to further enhance their skill base.

Full hockey equipment is required for all clinic participation. This includes helmet with cage and mouthguard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, protective cup, hockey pants, shin guards, skates, stick, and hockey socks.

All Skills Clinic Youth Players

Instructor: Rocco Romanella-UD Head Men's Club Ice Hockey Coach

Romanella graduated from the University of Delaware in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and is currently working towards his Masters in Higher Education. In 2010 he was named the team’s Most Valuable Player and also won the John O’Connor Intensity award in 2010 and 2009. Prior to his time at UD he played at NCAA Division III Lebanon Valley College.

Romanella is a USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach and has evaluated in the New England, Massachusetts, Atlantic and South East Districts. He also has been a Head Instructor for Pro Ambitions hockey camps and will participate this summer in high level camps such as the Elite Edge Showcase in Nashville, TN, Massachusetts Development Camp at Cushing Academy, and the Harvard Hockey Camp at Harvard University.

Clinic will focus on every facet of the game of ice hockey and we will be working with your child to ensure their development.

Spring 2015 Dates Time Location
March 26 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Gold Arena
April 2, 9, 23, 30 (no Class 4/16) 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Gold Arena
May 7, 14 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Gold Arena
Click Here to register online for this clinic.   

All Skills Clinic Adult Players

Instructor: Rocco Romanella-UD Head Men's Club Ice Hockey Coach

Romanella graduated from the University of Delaware in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and is currently working towards his Masters in Higher Education. In 2010 he was named the team’s Most Valuable Player and also won the John O’Connor Intensity award in 2010 and 2009. Prior to his time at UD he played at NCAA Division III Lebanon Valley College.

Romanella is a USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach and has evaluated in the New England, Massachusetts, Atlantic and South East Districts. He also has been a Head Instructor for Pro Ambitions hockey camps and will participate this summer in high level camps such as the Elite Edge Showcase in Nashville, TN, Massachusetts Development Camp at Cushing Academy, and the Harvard Hockey Camp at Harvard University.

Our Adult All Skills Hockey Clinic teaches the fundamentals of, Stickhandling, Passing, Shooting, Power-Play, and, Game Situations. This clinic is for adult players who want to improve their hockey skills.

Spring 2015 Dates Time Location
March 26 8:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Gold Arena
April 2, 9, 23, 30 (no Class 4/16) 8:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Gold Arena
May 7, 14 8:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Gold Arena

Click Here to register online for this clinic.


Puck Control Clinic

Instructor: Donna Helgenberg

Puck Control Clinic
Instructor: Donna Helgenberg
Donna brings years of experience to the camp and has been part of our hockey clinic staff since it’s first year. Donna has served as Head Coach for the Conestoga Girl’s Varsity Ice Hockey team and the Head Power Skating Instructor for an entire boys travel organization in NJ. Currently she works with numerous teams and individuals all over NJ, PA and DE as a power skating coach and hockey skills instructor. Coach Donna brings together years of experience and a skill set that will surely teach and improve any level player. Her clinics are well received. This clinic will teach connection of stick movement with skating stride; stick handling technique and the ability to better carry the puck.

Stick handling focuses on improving puck control, passing and shooting.
·  Players will improve control of the puck through repetitive movements of proper techniques.
·  Players will develop increased puck control by focusing on drills  designed to improve individual skill sets.
·  Instructors will provide education on the proper mechanics of shooting, forehand and backhand shots. Emphasis will be placed on shot release, power and accuracy.


All students must have completed Hockey 2 in the Introduction to Hockey Program or a comparable class to be eligible for stick handling.

Click Here to register online for this clinic.

Spring 2015 Dates Time Location
March 23, 30 7:45pm-8:45pm Gold Arena
April 6, 20, 27 (no class April 13) 7:45pm-8:45pm Gold Arena
May 4, 11 7:45pm-8:45pm Gold Arena


Power Skating Clinic

Instructor: Patty DeLisi & John O'Connor

Skating with speed and control is the most important skill in the game of hockey. 

Once again, former NHL Power Coach, and UD Staff coach Patty DeLisi along with former UD Hockey Coach and long time assistant John O'Connor  will be running the UD Spring Power Series, and will be covering ~ Blade use ~ Stops, starts, turns ~ Crossovers forward and backward ~ Slow balance and agility drills ~ Speed relating to control ~ Quickness ~ Skill drills / speed drills .

All students must have completed Hockey 2 in the Instructional Hockey Program or a comparable class to be eligible for power skating.

Click Here to register online for this clinic.

Spring 2015 Dates Time Location
March 23, 30 6:45pm-7:45pm Gold Arena
April 6, 20, 27 (no class April 13) 6:45pm-7:45pm Gold Arena
May 4, 11 6:45pm-7:45pm Gold Arena


Goalie Clinic

Instructor: Matt Marshallsea

Having been actively involved in coaching for the past 9 years in both group and private instruction, Matt brings a great deal of experience in teaching all the aspects of goaltending.

Matt is from the Newark area, and has 20 years of playing experience. This includes the Junior A and collegiate level. He grew up playing his youth hockey for the Wilmington Typhoon located in Wilmington, DE. From there he moved to the Philadelphia Little Flyers Junior B program and followed by the Washington Junior Nationals for Junior A. He also helped the University of Delaware Blue Hens to a National Championship in 2012.

He has been coaching private instruction for the past 8 years. His students range from beginning goaltenders, as young as 5, to college and junior goaltenders. Matt has also been an instructor at numerous camps along the east coast. He has attended Mitch Korn’s (Nashville Predators and University of Miami Ohio’s goalie coach) invitational only elite goaltending camp.

Matt’s extensive experience from years of playing and coaching helps individualize his coaching techniques for each goaltender. He believes a goaltender should be a strong skater, aggressive, and be positional and technically sound in order to succeed.

Throughout the goalie clinics, goalies should expect to:

  • Develop their goalie specific skating
  • Expand on their repertoire of saves
  • Improve their positioning
  • Read the game better
  • Improving their technique
Spring 2015 Dates Time Location
March 26 6:00 p.m-7:00 p.m. Gold Arena
April 2, 9. 16, 23, 30 6:00 p.m-7:00 p.m. Gold Arena
May 7 6:00 p.m-7:00 p.m. Gold Arena


Click Here to register online for this clinic.



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