ST. CLOUD, MINN. - Shattuck-St. Mary’s Director of Sports Medicine, Joe Sawicki, and athletic trainer, Annika Ferber, are making the most of their summer by developing their skills while helping athletes develop theirs at the USA Hockey Girls 15 Player Development Camp in St. Cloud, Minn.
Joining strength and conditioning coaches and athletic trainers from across the country, Sawicki and Ferber have helped in running tests, workouts, and more throughout the six-day camp. Three of the campers include Shattuck-St. Mary’s own - Sydney Morrow ‘22, Charlotte Sonntag ‘22, and Courtney Ben ‘22.
“I was honored to find out earlier this year that I was invited back to the USA Hockey Player Development camps for a second year,” stated Ferber. “Watching and working with the large talented pool of U15 players is exciting. I am staying for the U18 Selects camp as well with Sheri Walters, the Women’s National Team Athletic Trainer. Being around her, and the other staff is great to learn and expand my experience in hockey. Seeing current Shattuck players invited to the camps are an added bonus as well!”
“It’s been an amazing experience so far. Working with athletes at this U15 level is always fun because they are so motivated to learn about how to develop their athleticism,” said Sawicki. “It has also been a lot of work. There have been early days and late nights. I spent 8 hours teaching workouts in the weight room and another 3 leading warmups and cool down on Sunday. It makes it worthwhile, however, when the girls have a hundred questions to ask once the sessions have been completed.”