IN-SEASON PROGRAMS

The Academy of Hockey is excited to announce our 2018-2019 In-Season Development Programs.

  • Goaltending Development Program (Application)
    • PeeWee and Older travel/high school level players
  • Academy Skating Program (Registration)
    • Mite, Squirt, PeeWee & Bantam aged travel level players
  • Innovation Series (Registration)
    • Two classifications: 2006,2007,2008 Group and 2003,2004,2005 Group

All Academy programs will utilize the state of the facilities located inside HARBORCENTER – part of the only three-rink complex in the NHL – including two NHL-size rinks, classroom video analysis, and the IMPACT Sports Performance cutting edge training facility. Browse the curriculum below by selecting your birth year. All Academy programming is open to male and female players.

There are a specific number of spots available for each program.  Some programs offer registration, which will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis while others are application based, which are filled after a review by our Academy Staff. When applying or registering for programs, it is with the understanding that all sessions can be attended.  No refunds will be given for missed sessions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Academy staff at anytime: academy@harborcenter.com.

AOH In-Season 2018

Academy Innovation Series

Academy Innovation Series

Single Sessions – $39

Academy of Hockey Head Development Coach Matt Ellis and other members of the development staff will lead players through innovative and specific development concepts that are challenging for youth hockey coaches to focus on during the team’s season.  While not new to the game of hockey, these game situation and skill concepts will be presented in a unique manner that is essential to growth in these areas.

The Innovation Sessions delivered by our team this season are:

  • Face-off’s – Academy Director Kevyn Adams will lead participants in an entire session dedicated to winning face-offs. Face-offs are such a crucial part of today’s game as it is a great opportunity to win puck possession for your team.  Coach Adams and the staff will focus on strong and weak-side faceoff concepts, defensive tactics, and overall dot positioning and presence.
  • Shooting from the Blue Line – Defense Development Coach Nick Tuzzolino will lead participants in concepts of creating offense from the blue line. Defensemen will focus on footwork to create release zone and shooting lane, utilization of hip turns to create efficiency and power as well as the different shot selection options for each situation.
  • “One Timers” – The game of hockey is being played at a faster speed than ever. Because of this pace, players have to be able to get pucks to the net before defenseman can get into shooting lanes and before the goalies can react.

One timers have become such and important tool in scoring goals and we have designed an entire hour to improve players ability to get pucks to the net. Players will concentrate on bottom hand strength, proper release points, and blade positioning which will maximize both release time and power to the net. Finding soft spots in defensive coverage to catch and release as well as getting behind defenders for strong cross body one timers will also be topics covered in this session.

  • Attacking the “Paint” – During this session, participants will work on scoring goals in and around the crease. In todays game capitalizing on second opportunities are a must. The Academy staff will show players how to create small spaces around the “paint” (crease) through push offs, Mohawk’s and puck protection. Players will also work on tips, deflections, dirty pucks, net drive, and rebound anticipation to beat the goalie. It’s our goal to provide players a greater understanding of how to work smarter around the net to score more goals. If the player has the willingness to get to the paint, we will give them the tools to turn second chances into goals.
  • Forwards VS Defensemen – This session focuses on skill building and implementation. Forwards and defense will be split for the first half, then taking what they learned and putting it into live action.
  • Elusive Skating – Skating Development Coach Mike Ansell has built a program to build elusive skating maneuvers. These skating techniques will assist in a players ability to change direction, transition, and puck protect

These sessions are open to travel level players only. To reserve your spot, please utilize the registration form below.  Each session is $39 per player.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAM

 

Innovation Series Schedule

  • 2008-2009 Squirt              Face-offs
    • Thursday 10/25/18       4:40 – 5:30pm
  • 2006-2007 Pee Wee         Getting to the Paint
    • Thursday 11/1/18         4:40 – 5:30pm
  • 2004-2005 Bantam           One Timers
    • Thursday 11/8/18         4:40 – 5:30pm
  • 2006-2007 Pee Wee         One Timers
    • Thursday 11/15/18       4:40 – 5:30pm
  • 2006-2007 Pee Wee         Face-offs
    • Thursday 11/29/18       4:40 – 5:30pm
  • 2004-2005 Bantam           Getting to the Paint
    • Thursday 12/6/18         4:40 – 5:30pm
  • 2008-2009 Squirt              Getting to the Paint
    • Thursday 12/13/18       4:40 – 5:30pm

 

  • 2004-2005 Bantam           Face-offs
    • Thursday 12/20/18       4:40 – 5:30pm
  • 2007-2009 2007-2009     Elusive Skating Maneuver
    • Thursday 1/10/19         4:40 – 5:30pm
  • 2008-2009 Squirt              Forwards Vs Defensemen
    • Thursday 1/17/19         4:40 – 5:30pm
  • 2006-2007 Pee Wee         Forwards Vs Defensemen
    • Thursday 1/24/19         4:40 – 5:30pm
  • 2004-2005 Bantam           Forwards Vs Defensemen
    • Thursday 1/31/19         4:40 – 5:30pm
  • 2004-2006 Bantam & Pee Wee     Elusive Skating Maneuver
    • Thursday 2/7/19           4:40 – 5:30pm
  • 2008-2009 Squirt              Shooting from the Blue
    • Thursday 2/14/19         4:40 – 5:30pm
  • 2006-2007 Pee Wee         Shooting from the Blue
    • Thursday 2/21/19         4:40 – 5:30pm
  • 2004-2005 Bantam           Shooting from the Blue
    • Thursday 2/28/19         4:40 – 5:30pm

Goaltending “QUOD” Program – 2007 and Older

Goalie “QUOD” – 2007 & Older

$119 per QUOD

Academy of Hockey Director of Goaltending, John Daigneau, is introducing a new program – “The QUOD”. 

John and his staff will lead small groups of 12 goalies through a series of FOUR (4) development sessions, each with a very specific theme.  

The QUOD will consist of 4 consecutive weekly sessions:

Week 1 – Puck Handling

Week 2 – Puck Tracking

Week 3 – Net Play

Week 4 – Breakaway/1 on 0 situations

 

This Academy of Hockey In-Season, John will offer four “Quod” programs.

QUOD #1

Dates:             2018 – October 29, November 5, 12, 19

Ice Session:    5:10 – 6:00pm

QUOD #2

Dates:             2018 – November 26, December 3, 10, 17

Ice Session:    5:10 – 6:00pm

QUOD #3

Dates:             2019 – January 7, 14, 21, 28

Ice Session:    5:10 – 6:00pm

QUOD #4

Dates:             2019 – February 4, 11, 18, 25

Ice Session:    5:10 – 6:00pm

 

To participate in this program, please submit the application via the tab below. The Academy of Hockey staff will review all applications and advise all applicants of the result of their application.  The program is an option for 2007 birth year and older goalies that play Travel Level or High School. The cost for each participant per QUOD is $119.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A “QUOD”

2004, 2005, 2006 Skating Program

Academy Skating Program – 2004, 2005, 2006 Birth Years

Eight (8) Consecutive Weekly Sessions – $239

The Academy Skating program will help you grow as a more powerful and efficient skater. This program will contain training and movements that are age specific.

The EIGHT (8) consecutive week programs will focus on:

  • Stride: deliberate movements to ensure stride efficiency and increasing      stride strength
  • Balance: concentration on single foot movements on all 8 edges while understanding how weight transfer on these edges ensure proper balance
  • Agility: detailed techniques to assist in added mobility which will create elusiveness and generate additional power
  • Power: controlled but explosive movements with and without the puck that will generate increased speed.
  • Small Group Training – Deliberate and constructive on ice instruction is essential to skill growth. This program will have a 5:1 Player to Coach ratio or lower each session.

If you are a travel level player, please use the registration link below to reserve your spot for one or both of these programs.

 

2004, 2005, 2006 Skating – Schedule

Program 1

Session Day:               Monday’s

Session Time:             4:10 – 5:00pm

Session Dates:            October 29, November 5,12,19,26 December 3,10,17

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAM

 

Program 2

Session Day:               Monday’s

Session Time:             4:10 – 5:00pm

Session Dates:            January 7,14,21,28 February 4,11,18,25

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAM

2007, 2008 Skating Program

Academy Skating Program – 2007, 2008 Birth Years

Eight (8) Consecutive Weekly Sessions – $239

The Academy Skating program will help you grow as a more powerful and efficient skater. This program will contain training and movements that are age specific.

The EIGHT (8) consecutive week programs will focus on:

  • Stride: deliberate movements to ensure stride efficiency and increasing      stride strength
  • Balance: concentration on single foot movements on all 8 edges while understanding how weight transfer on these edges ensure proper balance
  • Agility: detailed techniques to assist in added mobility which will create elusiveness and generate additional power
  • Power: controlled but explosive movements with and without the puck that will generate increased speed.
  • Small Group Training – Deliberate and constructive on ice instruction is essential to skill growth. This program will have a 5:1 Player to Coach ratio or lower each session.

If you are a travel level player, please use the registration link below to reserve your spot for one or both of these programs.

2007, 2008 Skating – Schedule

Program 1

Session Day:               Tuesday’s

Session Time:             4:10 – 5:00pm

Session Dates:            October 30, November 6,13,20,27 December 4,11,18

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAM

 

Program 2

Session Day:               Tuesday’s

Session Time:             4:10 – 5:00pm

Session Dates:            January 8,15,22,29  February 5,12,19,26

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAM

2009, 2010, 2011 Skating Program

Academy Skating Program – 2009, 2010, 2011 Birth Years

Eight (8) Consecutive Weekly Sessions – $239

The Academy Skating program will help you grow as a more powerful and efficient skater. This program will contain training and movements that are age specific.

The EIGHT (8) consecutive week programs will focus on:

  • Stride: deliberate movements to ensure stride efficiency and increasing      stride strength
  • Balance: concentration on single foot movements on all 8 edges while understanding how weight transfer on these edges ensure proper balance
  • Agility: detailed techniques to assist in added mobility which will create elusiveness and generate additional power
  • Power: controlled but explosive movements with and without the puck that will generate increased speed.
  • Small Group Training – Deliberate and constructive on ice instruction is essential to skill growth. This program will have a 5:1 Player to Coach ratio or lower each session.

If you are a travel level player, please use the registration link below to reserve your spot for one or both of these programs.

2009, 2010, 2011 Skating – Schedule

Program 1

Session Day:               Wednesday’s

Session Time:             4:10 – 5:00pm

Session Dates:            October 24, November 7,14,21,28 December 5,12,19

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAM

 

Program 2

Session Day:               Wednesday’s

Session Time:             4:10 – 5:00pm

Session Dates:            January 9,16,23,30  February 6,13,20,27

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAM