SPRING PROGRAMS

 

SPRING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

At the Academy of Hockey, it is our belief that the Spring Season is a true opportunity for players to be laser focused on their individual game. Without the pressure of games, systems, and player roles, the “spring hockey season” allows for emphasis on core hockey skills and building a player’s hockey IQ. The Academy of Hockey has developed programming dedicated and focused solely on skill development. Each player will have the opportunity to make great strides when participating in our programs due to our philosophy of deep practice. Our deep practice concept will provide each player the ability to: understand a concept through detailed explanation, build the skill through controlled repetition, and build confidence via positive reinforcement and instant correction. Our experienced coaching staff is excited about the opportunity to help accelerate and enhance the skill level of each player that is part of our Academy Spring programs. The specific programs offered beginning April 2016 through May 2016 are:

  • Pod Development Program – Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget aged travel level players
  • Academy Skating Program – Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee, and Bantam aged players
  • Academy Innovation Sessions – Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam aged travel level players
  • “Little Academy” Skating & Skills Program – Pre-Mite aged players
  • Goalie Pod Development Program – Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget aged travel level players

SELECT A PROGRAM BELOW:

If interested in participating, please scroll to your birth year below. When you find the program that interests you, please either register or apply based on the requirements of the program. For programs that allow registration, once the payment is processed, you are accepted into the program. For those programs that have an application deadline of February 5th 2016, an Academy of Hockey staff member will communicate quickly the status of application, and absolutely no later than February 22nd, 2016.

If the program is sold out, you can choose the option of being added to the wait list.

All Academy programs will utilize HARBORCENTER, a one-of-a-kind facility that is part of the only three-rink complex in the NHL. HARBORCENTER includes two NHL-size rinks, classroom video analysis, and the IMPACT Sports Performance state-of-the-art training facility. Browse the curriculum below by selecting your birth year. All Academy programs are open to male and female players. There are a limited number of spots available for each program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our staff at: academy@harborcenter.com.

AOH Spring

Midget Pod Program – 1999, 2000, 2001

Midget Pod Program – 1999, 2000, 2001

The Academy of Hockey’s coaching staff will lead a small group of players through a series of development sessions with a training emphasis on the Technical, Physical, and Mental aspects of hockey. The Academy staff believes that these skills translate to the highest-level game. Included in the Pod Development program are:

  • On ice Skill Development – the skill and situational specific program will consistently test participants. Areas of concentration include: advanced edge control for balance and agility with and without the puck, controlled puck handling leading to more consistent puck possession, body position to ensure the player is at a position of strength either when on the attack or defending, as well as shooting tactics providing deception through puck angle and/or manipulation.  The Academy staff believes that these skills translate to the highest-level game.
  • Small Group Training – Deliberate and constructive on ice instruction is essential to skill growth.  This twice per week program will have a 4:1 Player to Coach ratio or lower each session.
  • Classroom Sessions – Once per week detailed video sessions will concentrate on game situations, which will reinforce our on-ice instruction especially with in the categories of situational awareness and efficiency of movements.
  • Off-Ice Training – Twice per week IMPACT training sessions will emphasize on building strength balance, agility, and explosive movements.
  • This POD Group will contain a mix of players from the 1999, 2000, 2001 birth years and will include:
    • Fourteen (14) – Ice sessions
    • Fourteen (14) – IMPACT off ice training sessions
    • Seven (7) – 30 minute classroom and video sessions

Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Program Dates:
    • Monday: April 11,18,25 May 2,9,16,23
    • Wednesday: April 13,20,27 May 4,11,18,25
  • Time of Session:
    • Video: 6:15 – 6:45pm (Wednesday Only)
    • IMPACT: 6:45 – 7:45pm (Monday and Wednesday)
    • On Ice: 8:10 – 9:00pm (Monday and Wednesday)

Price – $549

To participate in this program, please submit an application via the “application” tab below by February 5th, 2016. The Academy of Hockey staff will review all applications and advise all applicants of the result of their application. Once application process is complete, we will communicate the status of all applicants.

Body Checking Program – 2002 & 2003

Academy of Hockey
Body Checking Program
Bantam 2002 – 2003

As players move into their Bantam year, body contact is allowed in the game of hockey. The Academy of Hockey understands the importance of this “skill”, and has built a program to assist players with their development of it. Body checking is used in order to separate your opponent from the puck with the goal of gaining puck possession. This program consists of two 1-hour long sessions in which the Academy coaching staff will highlight the following:

  • A review of the reasons why body checking is important.
  • Delivering and receiving a check with proper form and control; focusing on:
    • Skating and balance
    • Head position
    • Shoulder and arm placement
    • Leg drive
  • Positional angles and timing to generate a successful body check.
  • Understanding the danger zones on the ice when giving and receiving a body check.

 

The Body Contact Program will contain up to twenty (20) total players from the 2002 and 2003 birth years. The program schedule is as follows:

Group 1: Price – $70

  • Program Dates:
    • Monday: March 14 and 28
  • Time of Session:
    • On Ice: 5:10 – 6:00pm

Group 2: Price – $70

  • Program Dates:
    • Tuesday: March 15 and 29
  • Time of Session:
    • On Ice: 5:10 – 6:00pm

 

To participate in this program, please complete the REGISTRATION form via the tab below. Once the registration form is complete, and payment is processed, you will receive an email confirming your participation in the program. If the program is full, you will have the option to be added to our wait list.

Bantam Pod Program – 2002 & 2003

Bantam Pod Program – 2002 & 2003

The Academy of Hockey’s coaching staff will lead a small group of players through a series of development sessions with a training emphasis on the Technical, Physical, and Mental aspects of hockey. The Academy staff believes that these skills translate to the highest-level game. Included in the Pod Development program are:

  • On ice Skill Development – the skill and situational specific program will consistently test participants. Areas of concentration include: advanced edge control for balance and agility with and without the puck, controlled puck handling leading to more consistent puck possession, body position to ensure the player is at a position of strength either when on the attack or defending, as well as shooting tactics providing deception through puck angle and/or manipulation.  The Academy staff believes that these skills translate to the highest-level game.
  • Small Group Training – Deliberate and constructive on ice instruction is essential to skill growth.  This twice per week program will have a 4:1 Player to Coach ratio or lower each session.
  • Classroom Sessions – Once per week detailed video sessions will concentrate on game situations, which will reinforce our on-ice instruction especially with in the categories of situational awareness and efficiency of movements.
  • Off-Ice Training – Twice per week IMPACT training sessions will emphasize on building strength balance, agility, and explosive movements.
  • Each birth year, 2002 and 2003, will have its own individual POD program and will include:
    • Fourteen (14) – Ice sessions
    • Fourteen (14) – IMPACT off ice training sessions
    • Seven (7) – 30 minute classroom and video sessions

2002 Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Days: Mondays and Wednesday
  • Program Dates:
    • Monday: April 11,18,25 May 2,9,16,23
    • Wednesday: April 13,20,27 May 4,11,18,25
  • Time of Session:
    • Video: 4:30 – 5:00pm (Monday Only)
    • On Ice: 5:25 – 6:15pm (Monday & Wednesday)
    • IMPACT: 6:30 – 7:30pm (Monday & Wednesday)

2003 Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Days: Mondays and Wednesday
  • Program Dates:
    • Monday: April 11,18,25 May 2,9,16,23
    • Wednesday: April 13,20,27 May 4,11,18,25
  • Time of Session:
    • Video: 5:30 – 6:00pm (Monday Only)
    • IMPACT: 6:00 – 7:00pm (Monday & Wednesday)
    • On Ice: 7:25 – 8:15pm (Monday & Wednesday)

Price – $549

To participate in this program, please submit an application via the “application” tab below by February 5th, 2016. The Academy of Hockey staff will review all applications and advise all applicants of the result of their application. Once application process is complete, we will communicate the status of all applicants.

Pee Wee Pod Program – 2004 & 2005

Pee Wee Pod Program – 2004 & 2005

The Academy of Hockey’s coaching staff will lead a small group of players through a series of development sessions with a training emphasis on the Technical, Physical, and Mental aspects of hockey. The Academy staff believes that these skills translate to the highest-level game. Included in the Pod Development program are:

  • On ice Skill Development – the skill and situational specific program will consistently test participants. Areas of concentration include: advanced edge control for balance and agility with and without the puck, controlled puck handling leading to more consistent puck possession, body position to ensure the player is at a position of strength either when on the attack or defending, as well as shooting tactics providing deception through puck angle and/or manipulation.  The Academy staff believes that these skills translate to the highest-level game.
  • Small Group Training – Deliberate and constructive on ice instruction is essential to skill growth.  This twice per week program will have a 5:1 Player to Coach ratio or lower each session.
  • Classroom Sessions – Once per week detailed video sessions will concentrate on game situations, which will reinforce our on-ice instruction especially with in the categories of situational awareness and efficiency of movements.
  • Off-Ice Training – Twice per week IMPACT training sessions will emphasize on building strength balance, agility, and explosive movements.
  • Each birth year, 2004 and 2005, will have its own individual POD program and will include:
    • Fourteen (14) – Ice sessions
    • Fourteen (14) – IMPACT off ice training sessions
    • Seven (7) – 30 minute classroom and video sessions

2004 Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Days: Mondays and Wednesday
  • Program Dates:
    • Monday: April 11,18,25 May 2,9,16,23
    • Wednesday: April 13,20,27 May 4,11,18,25
  • Time of Session:
    • IMPACT: 5:00 – 6:00pm (Monday & Wednesday)
    • On Ice: 6:25 – 7:15pm (Monday & Wednesday)
    • Video: 7:30 – 8:00pm (Monday Only)

2005 Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Days: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Program Dates:
  • Tuesday – April 12, 19, 26 May 3,10,17,24
  • Thursday – April 14,21,28 May 5,12,19,26
  • Time of Session:
    • On Ice: 4:25 – 5:15pm (Tuesday & Thursday)
    • IMPACT: 5:30 – 6:30pm (Tuesday & Thursday)
    • Video: 6:30 – 7:00pm (Thursday Only)

Price – $549

To participate in this program, please submit an application via the “application” tab below by February 5th, 2016. The Academy of Hockey staff will review all applications and advise all applicants of the result of their application. Once application process is complete, we will communicate the status of all applicants.

Squirt Pod Program – 2006 & 2007

Squirt Pod Program – 2006 & 2007

The Academy of Hockey’s coaching staff will lead a small group of players through a series of development sessions with a training emphasis on the Technical, Physical, and Mental aspects of hockey. The Academy staff believes that these skills translate to the highest-level game. Included in the Pod Development program are:

  • On ice Skill Development – the skill and situational specific program will consistently test participants. Areas of concentration include: advanced edge control for balance and agility with and without the puck, controlled puck handling leading to more consistent puck possession, body position to ensure the player is at a position of strength either when on the attack or defending, as well as shooting tactics providing deception through puck angle and/or manipulation.  The Academy staff believes that these skills translate to the highest-level game.
  • Small Group Training – Deliberate and constructive on ice instruction is essential to skill growth.  This twice per week program will have a 5:1 Player to Coach ratio or lower each session.
  • Each birth year, 2006 and 2007, will have its own individual POD program and will include:
    • Fourteen (14) – Ice sessions

2006 Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Days: Monday and Wednesday
  • Program Dates:
    • Monday: April 11,18,25 May 2,9,16,23
    • Wednesday: April 13,20,27 May 4,11,18,25
  • Time of Session:
    • On Ice: 5:10 – 6:00pm

2007 Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Days: Monday and Wednesday
  • Program Dates:
    • Monday: April 11,18,25 May 2,9,16,23
    • Wednesday: April 13,20,27 May 4,11,18,25
  • Time of Session:
    • On Ice: 4:10 – 5:00pm

Price – $350

To participate in this program, please complete the Registration form via the tab below. Once the registration form is complete, and payment is processed, you will receive an email confirming your participation in the program. If the program is full, you will have the option to be added to our waitlist.

Mite Pod Program – 2008 & 2009

Mite Pod Program – 2008 & 2009

The Academy of Hockey’s coaching staff will lead a small group of players through a series of development sessions with a training emphasis on the Technical, Physical, and Mental aspects of hockey. The Academy staff believes that these skills translate to the highest-level game. Included in the Pod Development program are:

  • On Ice Skill Development – The Academy Staff will consistently test and challenge the participants. Areas of concentration include technical skating, possession-based puck handling, shooting with power, and small area competition.
  • Small Group Training – Once a week, 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.
  • Each birth year, 2008 and 2009, will have its own individual POD program and will include:
    • Seven (7) – Ice sessions

2008 Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Days: Wednesday
  • Program Dates:
    • April 13,20,27 May 4,11,18,25
  • Time of Session:
    • On Ice: 4:25 – 5:15pm

2009 Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Days: Tuesday
  • Program Dates:
    • April 12, 19, 26 May 3,10,17,24
  • Time of Session:
    • On Ice: 4:10 – 5:00pm

Price – $175

To participate in this program, please complete the Registration form via the tab below. Once the registration form is complete, and payment is processed, you will receive an email confirming your participation in the program. If the program is full, you will have the option to be added to our waitlist.

Little Academy – 2010 & 2011

Little Academy – 2010 & 2011

The Little Academy Skating and Skills program is a great way to start your hockey player’s development.  The SEVEN (7) consecutive week program will focus on:

  • Skating:  foundational skating competencies to include balance, posture, coordination, and strength
  • Puck Skills: puck competencies foundational to carrying and shooting the puck.
  • 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.

For aspiring hockey players already with the ability to skate, the goal of our Academy of Hockey development staff is to deliver a fun, welcoming experience that will further their interest and excitement for the game of hockey.

Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Days: Thursdays
  • Program Dates:
    • April 14,21,28 May 5,12,19,26
  • Time of Session:
    • On Ice: 4:10 – 5:00pm

Price – $175

To participate in this program, please complete the registration form via the tab below. Once the registration form is complete, and payment is processed, you will receive an email confirming your participation in the program. If the program is full, you will have the option to be added to our waitlist.

Skating Program – 2007, 2008, 2009

Skating Program – 2007, 2008, 2009

The Academy Skating program will help you take advantage of the skating power you never knew you had.  The Seven (7) 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.

Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Days: Tuesdays
  • Program Dates:
    • April 12, 19, 26 May 3,10,17,24
  • Time of Session:
    • On Ice: 5:10 – 6:00pm

Price – $199

To participate in this program, please complete the registration form via the tab below. Once the registration form is complete, and payment is processed, you will receive an email confirming your participation in the program. If the program is full, you will have the option to be added to our waitlist.

Skating Program – 2005, 2006, 2007

Skating Program – 2005, 2006, 2007

The Academy Skating program will help you take advantage of the skating power you never knew you had.  The Seven (7) 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.

Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Days: Thursday
  • Program Dates:
    • April 14,21,28 May 5,12,19,26
  • Time of Session:
    • On Ice: 5:10 – 6:00pm

Price – $199

To participate in this program, please complete the REGISTRATION form via the tab below. Once the registration form is complete, and payment is processed, you will receive an email confirming your participation in the program. If the program is FULL, you will have the option to be added to our waitlist.

Skating Program – 2002, 2003, 2004

Skating Program – 2002, 2003, 2004

The Academy Skating program will help you take advantage of the skating power you never knew you had.  The Seven (7) 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.

Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Days: Monday
  • Program Dates:
    • April 11,18,25 May 2,9,16,23
  • Time of Session:
    • On Ice: 4:25 – 5:15pm

Price – $199

To participate in this program, please complete the registration form via the tab below. Once the registration form is complete, and payment is processed, you will receive an email confirming your participation in the program. If the program is full, you will have the option to be added to our waitlist.

Goalie Pod Program – 2004-2007

Goalie Pod Program – 2004-2007

The Academy of Hockey’s coaching staff will lead a small group of players through a series of development sessions with a training emphasis on the Technical, Physical, and Mental aspects of hockey. The Academy staff believes that these skills translate to the highest-level game. Included in the Pod Development program are:

  • On-Ice Skill Development – Our Academy Staff will consistently test and challenge the participants. Areas of concentration include detailed footwork, net positioning to make saves easier, controlling and tracking rebounds, as well as balance and reaction in game situations such as screens and deflections.
  • Small Group Training – Deliberate and constructive on ice instruction is essential to skill growth.  This program will have a 3:1 Player to Coach ratio or lower each session.
  • Classroom Sessions – Detailed video sessions with a concentration of game situations to reinforce on-ice instruction especially within categories of situation awareness and efficiency of movements.
  • Off-Ice Training –Once per week IMPACT training sessions will emphasize building strength balance, agility, and explosive movements.
  • The Goalie Pod program will include:
    • Fourteen (14) – Ice sessions
    • Seven (7) – IMPACT off ice training sessions
    • Seven (7) – classroom and video sessions

Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Days: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Program Dates:
    • Tuesday – April 12, 19, 26 May 3,10,17,24
    • Thursday – April 14,21,28 May 5,12,19,26
  • Time of Session:
    • On Ice: 5:25 – 6:15pm (Tuesday and Thursday)
    • Video: 4:30 – 5:00pm (Tuesday)
    • IMPACT: 6:30 – 7:30pm (Tuesday)

Price – $469

To participate in this program, please submit an application via the “application” tab below by February 5th, 2016. The Academy of Hockey staff will review all applications and advise all applicants of the result of their application. Once application process is complete, we will communicate the status of all applicants. The program is an option for 1999-2007 birth year goalies that play Travel Level or High School.

Goalie Pod Program – 1999-2003

Goalie Pod Program – 1999-2003

The Academy of Hockey’s coaching staff will lead a small group of players through a series of development sessions with a training emphasis on the Technical, Physical, and Mental aspects of hockey. The Academy staff believes that these skills translate to the highest-level game. Included in the Pod Development program are:

  • On-Ice Skill Development – Our Academy Staff will consistently test and challenge the participants. Areas of concentration include detailed footwork, net positioning to make saves easier, controlling and tracking rebounds, as well as balance and reaction in game situations such as screens and deflections.
  • Small Group Training – Deliberate and constructive on ice instruction is essential to skill growth.  This program will have a 3:1 Player to Coach ratio or lower each session.
  • Classroom Sessions – Detailed video sessions with a concentration of game situations to reinforce on-ice instruction especially within categories of situation awareness and efficiency of movements.
  • Off-Ice Training –Once per week IMPACT training sessions will emphasize building strength balance, agility, and explosive movements.
  • The Goalie POD program will include:
    • Fourteen (14) – Ice sessions
    • Seven (7) – IMPACT off ice training sessions
    • Seven (7) – classroom and video sessions

Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Days: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Program Dates:
    • Tuesday – April 12, 19, 26 May 3,10,17,24
    • Thursday – April 14,21,28 May 5,12,19,26
  • Time of Session:
    • Video: 4:30 – 5:00pm (Tuesday)
    • IMPACT: 5:00 – 6:00pm (Tuesday)
    • On Ice: 6:25 – 7:15pm (Tuesday and Thursday)

Price – $469

To participate in this program, please submit an application via the “application” tab below by February 5th, 2016. The Academy of Hockey staff will review all applications and advise all applicants of the result of their application. Once application process is complete, we will communicate the status of all applicants. The program is an option for 1999-2007 birth year goalies that play Travel Level or High School.

REGISTER OR APPLY TODAY:

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, with the exception of female only programming.

There are a limited number of spots available for each program many of which will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. 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.