On Wednesday, the Missouri Mavericks announced the team’s dates for all 2012 summer hockey camps. The Mavericks will host camps for youth and adult hockey players throughout the summer including week-long camps as well as single sessions.

On Wednesday, the Missouri Mavericks announced the team’s dates for all 2012 summer hockey camps. The Mavericks will host camps for youth and adult hockey players throughout the summer including week-long camps as well as single sessions.

The camps will be directed by Mavericks coach Scott Hillman and assistant director of hockey operations Simon Watson. The two have more than 25 years of hockey camp instruction experience.

There will be three different youth sessions during the summer. The complete hockey skills and development camp will run from June 4-8, July 16-20 and Aug. 6-10. These camps are designed for players who want to improve their skills and knowledge of the game. Hillman and Watson, along with Maverick players, will provide a disciplined and structured program while expecting all athletes to work hard and have fun.

The future Mavs summer sessions will be held on June 11, 13, 18 and 20; July 23, 25 and 30; and Aug. 1. Camp members can choose to come to one session or skate in all eight. Camp sessions and drills will focus on all facets, including skating, puck handling, shooting and passing.

The tri-sport camp, which will be held from June 25-29, is designed for boys and girls ages 6-15 to have fun practicing and playing three different sports – hockey, golf and tennis – in a supportive and fun environment. The golf and tennis portions are designed to cater to first-time players. The on-ice concept is all about fun and games. There will be some power-skating activities and skill work, but the design is for fun and games in a relaxed atmosphere.

The adult summer skill sessions are slated for June 11, 13, 18 and 20; July 23, 25, 30; and Aug. 1. Camp members can attend all sessions or just one. Sessions and drills will focus on all facets of hockey including skating, puck handling, shooting and passing.

The adult fantasy camp will run from Aug. 20-24. Players will be treated to a week in the life of a professional hockey player. Campers will gain greater insight into the finer points of the game including complex game strategies through on-ice skills development and locker room chalk talks and video analysis. Participants will also have full access to the Mavs’ locker room (including their own stall) and full professional equipment manager services.