PROGRAMS

The Academy of Hockey will be implementing elite level training and development programs for all positions including skills, skating and position specific training. In addition, the Academy of Hockey staff will be leading coaching education programs to accelerate youth hockey player development. Sign up for HARBORCENTER’s INSIDER emails to be the first to receive the latest news and updates about Academy programming.

CURRENT PROGRAMS: 

  • Team Outreach Sessions (August 2014)

    • The Academy of Hockey’s Team Outreach Sessions will consist of  two 50-minute practices with the Academy of Hockey staff for an entire youth hockey team (players and coaches). The Academy staff will work with each team’s coaches to review their player’s specific on-ice development needs and organize a practice plan tailored to their players. Each practice will be preceded by an off-ice dynamic warmup. All players will receive Academy of Hockey jerseys.
    • *Registration closed*
  • Pee Wee Skill Development Sessions (6/23, 6/24, 7/1, 7/2)

    • The Academy of Hockey’s Pee Wee Skill Development Sessions will consist of four 90-minute sessions, open to travel-level players (2002 & 2003 birth years). This program will consist of 20 skaters and 2 goalies. The sessions will take place at Riverside Arena from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. This Academy of Hockey summer program will provide a glimpse of the true experience that the Academy will be able to offer when HARBORCENTER opens this fall.
    • *Registration closed*
  • Bantam Skill Development Sessions (6/3, 6/5, 6/10, 6/12)

    • The Academy of Hockey’s Bantam Skill Development Sessions will consist of four 90-minute sessions, open to travel-level players (2000 & 2001 birth years). This program will consist of 20 skaters and 2 goalies. The sessions will take place at Riverside Arena from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. This Academy of Hockey summer program will provide a glimpse of the true experience that the Academy will be able to offer when HARBORCENTER opens this fall.
    • *Registration closed*
  • Pee Wee Elite Development Camp (7/13 – 7/18)

    • The Academy of Hockey is pleased to announce a week long Elite Development Camp for many of the top AAA travel level Pee Wee players (one 2002 birth year camp & one 2003 birth year camp). This NHL style camp will be held at First Niagara Center in conjunction with the 2014 Buffalo Sabres Development Camp. This Academy program will deliver a unique, one of a kind experience for participants both on and off the ice.
    • *Registration closed*