Frequently Asked Questions

WHY MIAMI HOCKEY SCHOOL?

For more than 35 years we’ve become a leader in the hockey school industry. Nearly 29,000 players have been a part of our program. Last summer over 850 attended representing 26 states. Our facilities allow us to offer the most dynamic and innovative camp experience around.

WHAT IS MIAMI HOCKEY SCHOOL’S PHILOSOPHY?

Hockey brings you to MIAMI. We will provide the finest in creative hockey in¬struction within a total, disciplined, organized and enjoyable hockey atmosphere. All activities are geared toward the athlete’s development as a player and indi¬vidual. A player’s development is largely determined by the attitude and effort displayed.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT?

We provide a dedicated full-time staff that ensures the best on and off-ice experience in a disciplined, enthusiastic, SAFE and fun atmosphere at a very reasonable cost. Our Varsity Coaches are the integral core of our coaching staff. Each of our 5 programs is different, and builds upon each other to improve and challenge returning students.

WHAT ABOUT SUPERVISION?

Don’t worry about sending your hockey player away from home. Our “alumni” regularly compliment us on our excellent on and off-ice staffs, along with our high levels of supervision. Our return ratio is over 50%. The players are having a fantastic time. Parents are definitely happy!

The school is divided into teams organized by age, experience and/ or ability. Each group will be supervised by 2-3 team coaches and taught by two head coaches. This staff, along with 2 dormitory supervisors, 2 trainers, a live-in emergency responder, and live-in coaches, are coordinated by the management team to ensure the best organized, supervised, hockey experience for all. Over all 18-25 staff stay among the campers.

HOW CAN I REGISTER?

Miami Hockey School has two ways to register. Online registration is the recommended way to register for Miami Hockey School. You will instantaneously know if you got into the week/s you wanted. There is also a payment plan available through the online registration only. You may also mail in your registration form but the camp may be full by the time your form is received. Full payment is required when mailing in the registration form. Credit cards and checks will be accepted when mailing in the registration.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF I WAS ACCEPTED?

A confirmation email will be sent directly after your registration has been accepted. You will then be instructed to download the final information sheet and medical forms (which need to be brought to camp with you).

WHAT ABOUT ROOMMATES?

Roommate request is your preference.  We will make every effort to accommodate the request.  Sometimes, the roommate requested does not apply, doesn't get into the program, or does not request you!  You both must request each other for the campers to be roomed together.  Requests must be made at least 2 weeks prior to arriving at camp.  In the case of more than one name requested, only the first name will be honored.  The roommate "triangle" (3 campers all requesting one or another) cannot be accommodated.  All roommates will play on the same team.  We do not guarantee any other team assignments or triples In some cases triples will be necessary, but we will not accommodate for triple requests.  

We cannot guarantee any other team assignments but will work with the camper to help make Miami Hockey School an enjoyable experienced.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CAMP?

Hockey Equipment
Each player is responsible for providing and properly wearing a complete hockey outfit. Be sure you have the following and each piece is clearly marked with your name:
(Goalies obviously need full goalie equipment).


  1. helmet with legal mask
  2. hockey pants
  3. hockey socks
  4. skates that fit!
  5. shin guards
  6. cup/supporter
  7. shoulder pads
  8. elbow pads
  9. garter belt
  10. mouthpiece
  11. hockey sticks
  12. hockey gloves
  13. a 2nd set of ice undergarments

 

Remember to check your skates to make sure they fit.

For Dorm Life Please Bring:

  1. YOU MUST BRING SHEETS (TWIN XL BED), PILLOWS & PILLOW CASES. MIAMI WILL NOT SUPPLY SHEETS, PILLOWS OR PILLOW CASES. A sleeping bag is a good substitute for sheets.
  2. Blankets, towels, and washcloths.
  3. Casual clothes, sneakers
  4. Swimming attire, baseball glove, etc.
  5. Soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, etc
  6. Change of undergarments & laundry bag for dry land training
  7. If you wear contacts, bring an extra pair
  8. Optional water bottle for off-ice activities

 

**Miami will supply a small refrigerator in every room**

Please DO NOT Bring

  1. Electronic devices such as cell phones, game boys, PS2s, PDAs, I-pods, computers, etc. are prohibited, due to the inability to properly monitor their use.
  2. Any valuables…Miami is not responsible for losses
  3. Extra hockey jerseys . . . we supply the jersey for the week
  4. Chewing tobacco, other tobacco products, alcohol, drugs, fireworks, etc - it is an immediate trip home
  5. Propane torches or heat guns
  6. A portable air conditioner
  7. Any movies / DVDs that are not age appropriate
  8. Rollerblades, skateboards, etc

FOOD/SNACKS/PIZZA NIGHT?

 

Boarding students will receive room and all meals beginning Sunday night, with last meal Friday, lunch. Day campers will receive lunch and dinner meals along with the boarding students. This enables them to be with their group the entire day. Commuter students join their group each morning following breakfast. (A commuter schedule will be provided at check-in.)

** For those with severe food allergies or special dietary needs, please contact our Culinary Support Center at least 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE of attendance @ (513) 529-3040 with questions/issues.

The question is always raised, "How much extra cash do the players need?" The areas below (not including the pro shop charge account) are the areas where the players need additional money. Learning to manage money is one of the valuable “life experiences” learned by youngsters when they go away from home. How much, is up to you.
A) Snack Bar - Miami University operates a well-stocked snack bar during evening hours. The players will use cash throughout the week.
B) Pizza Night - Pizza night is Thursday night, the last night on campus. Orders are taken on Tuesday. The players normally "pool and share" pizza. We suggest $8 - $10 each if they wish to purchase pizza.
C) Vending – There are well stocked vending machines in the dormitory. Again, the amount of money each player should have for this is up to each family.

PHONE/CALL HOME NIGHT

In an attempt to avoid distractions, limit homesickness, and assist the youngsters, we will have "phone call night" for the players to call home on Wednesday evening of each week for all programs except the Collegiate Program. Should special needs arise, please let us know at registration. Please do not send your hockey player to camp with a cell phone they are prohibited!!

PARENT INVOLVEMENT/PARKING

It's great to have parents watch our program . . . we encourage it. But we ask that parents do not interfere during the camp. For security purposes we ask all parents to remain out of the locker rooms, dormitory, and dining hall. Should parents be staying the week, a VISITORS PARKING PASS is required to avoid parking tickets. Please call our Parking Office at (513) 529-8535 for the office location.  Besides surface parking, there is an inexpensive very convenient hourly parking garage adjacent to the Ice Center.

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY

To eliminate any confusion, the Miami Hockey Schools' refund policy is as follows:

-There is a $100.00 administration fee that is non-refundable regardless of payment option.
-The $30 online registration fee is non-refundable and goes to third party provider.

Full refunds (minus non-refundable fees) are given for cases where a medical or summer school reason exists and the following requirements are met:

Medical Refund – Request is made in writing to the Summer Sports School Office prior to the Sunday start of camp and a written statement from a doctor is presented to the Miami Hockey School Director.

Summer School – Request is made in writing to the Summer Sports School Office prior to June 11, 2017 and a written statement from the school Principal must be presented to the Miami Hockey School Director.

Refunds of the unused portion of room and board only will be given for any other withdrawal from camp with written request to the Summer Hockey School Office prior to the Sunday start of camp or upon leaving early from camp due to medical or disciplinary reasons.

-Existence of a waiting list or your roommate's failure to get into our program will not be satisfactory grounds for cancellation and a refund. 

 

 WHICH CAMP SHOULD I ATTEND?

Miami Hockey School strictly follows USA Hockey guidelines:

  • Mite/Squirt Development: ages 8-10 as of Dec. 31st, 2017
  • Pee Wee Prep: ages 11-12 as of Dec. 31st, 2017
  • Bantam Advancement: ages 13-14 as of Dec. 31st, 2017
  • Collegiate Development: ages 15-18 as of Dec. 31st, 2017 (if 18 must be senior in high school for fall of 2017)
  • Girls Development Pre-teen: ages 8-12 as of Dec. 31st, 2017
  • Girls Development Teen: ages 13-18 As of Dec. 31st, 2017
  • Adult Camp: ages 21 and older as of start of camp
Example: If you are a 2nd year Pee Wee moving to Bantam’s you should register for the Bantam Advancement camp. This will give you an opportunity to get Bantam level experience before the “real” hockey season starts and be better prepared for the step up in speed, size, and intensity.

 

WHAT IF I AM NEW TO HOCKEY?

 

We routinely get players new to hockey attending our camp; this is something not new to us. Our coaching staff has the experience, skill, and knowledge to develop lesson plans that suit the skill level of all participants. All we ask is the participant has an open mind, is ready to work hard, have fun, and improve.

GIRLS VS BOYS CAMPS

We provide a separate girl’s camp so they can participate against other girls and boys can participant against boys. There are not many all-female overnight camps in the country and we are fortunate enough to have enough girls to provide these unique options. Please help us promote and grow the girls' game by coming to Miami Hockey School with friends.