A mentor is someone who teaches and guides you. The Allstate All-Canadians National Mentorship Camp features some of today’s greatest NHLPA pros and hockey industry experts.
Each year, the NHLPA scouts and selects some of the best bantam-aged players in the nation. Those chosen are invited to the Mentorship Camp, held each summer in Toronto, Ontario.
National Mentorship Camp Selection Process
The NHLPA tap a wide network of scouts across the country to nominate some of the top bantam-aged players in Canada. Those players will then be invited to apply for one of forty-two (42) spots at the National Mentorship Camp (6 goalies, 12 defensemen, 24 forwards). To be eligible for selection for the Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Camp, players must be fourteen years of age and must be considered a resident of Canada.
How the National Mentorship Camp will be Run
The chosen All-Canadians are flown to Toronto with a parent to spend four days interacting with NHL professionals, top hockey instructors, and leading off-ice training experts. The purpose of the mentorship camp is to give these outstanding young people tools, knowledge, and direction that will help them thrive in the years ahead.
A series of on-ice and off-ice sessions culminate in a special exhibition called the Mentorship Cup — coached by NHL players — that showcase these young stars before a national audience. The game is broadcast live and archived as a permanent showcase.
What the National Mentorship Camp will CoverThe mentorship camp will incorporate instruction in several important areas:
- On-ice instruction skills and drills led by NHL stars and instructors
- Specialized nutrition, strength, and fitness programs developed by retired NHL great Gary Roberts and Nature’s Emporium
- A sports psychology seminar provided by Paul Dennis, team psychologist with the Toronto Maple Leafs for twenty years
- Seminars led by various hockey experts on life lessons the game teaches as well as preparing to excel in life after hockey
- Discussions on personal responsibility, values, and the importance of community involvement