PROGRAMS

IN-SEASON DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

The Academy of Hockey is extremely excited to announce our 2014-2015 In Season Development Programs. The 2014-2015 In Season Development Programs are comprised of development sessions designed to supplement players’ in-season team schedules and accelerate player development both on and off the ice. Our core Academy Programing will consist of:

  • Pod Development Program – Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam aged travel level players
  • Academy Skating Program – Squirt, Pee Wee aged players
  • Academy Innovation Sessions – Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam aged travel level players
  • “Little Academy” Skating & Skills Program – Pre-Mite aged players
  • Academy Skating & Skills Program – Mite aged players
  • Clinic Skill Sessions – Mite to Bantam aged players, girls hockey only sessions

SELECT A CATEGORY BELOW:

AOHNEW

CLINIC SKILL SESSIONS

(1999 – 2002)

  • Goaltender Training Sessions
    The Academy of Hockey’s Goaltending Sessions will focus on furthering the progression of foundational goaltending techniques and movements.  The Academy of Hockey Director of Goaltending, Martin Biron, will lead 18 goaltenders through a well structured session with a concentration on powerful, concise movements, skating, stance, positioning, save selection, rebound control and recovery. The Technical skating sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 18 goalies that register.  The cost for each participant is $29.

    • 11/24/14 – 5:00PM
    • 12/22/14 – 5:00PM
    • 3/15/1 5– 5:00PM

(2003 – 2006)

  • Goaltender Training Sessions
    The Academy of Hockey’s Goaltending Sessions will focus on furthering the progression of foundational goaltending techniques and movements.  The Academy of Hockey Director of Goaltending, Martin Biron, will lead 18 goaltenders through a well structured session with a concentration on powerful, concise movements, skating, stance, positioning, save selection, rebound control and recovery. The Technical skating sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 18 goalies that register.  The cost for each participant is $29.

    • 11/24/14 – 4:00PM
    • 12/22/14 – 4:00PM
    • 3/15/1 5– 4:00PM

Midget (1999)

  • Puck Possession – Small Area
    The Academy of Hockey’s Compete Sessions concentrate on puck possession. Through vigorous research, the Academy of Hockey development staff has identified multiple ten-foot areas of the ice rink where possession creates offensive opportunities, but as important, minimizes opposition opportunities.  Our instruction will focus on body position, puck control and elusive possession tactics that can optimize success. The Puck Possession Competition sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 players that registers. The cost for each participant is $29.

    • 1/19/15 – 10:30AM

Bantam (2000 & 2001)

  • Body Contact
    The Academy of Hockey’s Body Contact Session concentrates on delivering and receiving a body check with form and control. The Academy of Hockey Head Development Coach Adam Mair was very difficult to play against during his 615 NHL games due to his physical style of play.  Coach Mair will carefully review with the players the reasons why body contact is important, the positional angles to generate a successful body check, as well as how to deliver and receive body contact in a controlled environment. The Body Contact sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 Bantam Minor (2001) players that registers. The cost for each participant is $29.

    • 11/26/14 – 4:00PM (2001 only)
  • Positional – Defensive Tactics
    The Academy of Hockey’s Defensive Tactics Skill Sessions are constructed to focus on the position of defense. The Academy of Hockey development coach Jeremiah Crowe and the Academy staff will conduct a skill and situational orientated session, concentrating on backward skating techniques, puck retrieval, defensive net front play and offensive from the blue line.  The Defensive Tactics Skill sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 Bantam players that registers. The cost for each participant is $29.

    • 12/22/14 – 6:00PM
  • Puck Possession Session – Small Area
    The Academy of Hockey’s Compete Sessions concentrate on puck possession. Through vigorous research, the Academy of Hockey development staff has identified multiple ten-foot areas of the ice rink where possession creates offensive opportunities, but as important, minimizes opposition opportunities.  Our instruction will focus on body position, puck control and elusive possession tactics that can optimize success. The Puck Possession Competition sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 players that registers. The cost for each participant is $29.

    • 2/19/15 – 11:30AM (2001 only)

Pee Wee (2002 & 2003)

  • Positional – Defensive Tactics
    The Academy of Hockey’s Defensive Tactics Skill Sessions are constructed to focus on the position of defense. The Academy of Hockey development coach Jeremiah Crowe and the Academy staff will conduct a skill and situational orientated session, concentrating on backward skating techniques, puck retrieval, defensive net front play and offensive from the blue line.  The Defensive Tactics Skill sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 Pee Wee players that registers. The cost for each participant is $29.

    • 12/23/14 – 4:00PM
  • Body Contact
    The Academy of Hockey’s Body Contact Session concentrates on delivering and receiving a body check with form and control. The Academy of Hockey Head Development Coach Adam Mair was very difficult to play against during his 615 NHL games due to his physical style of play.  Coach Mair will carefully review with the players the reasons why body contact is important, the positional angles to generate a successful body check, as well as how to deliver and receive body contact in a controlled environment. The Body Contact sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 Pee Wee Major (2002) players that register. The cost for each participant is $29.

    • 11/26/14 – 5:00PM (2002 only)
  • Puck Possession Session
    The Academy of Hockey’s Compete Sessions concentrate on puck possession. Through vigorous research, the Academy of Hockey development staff has identified multiple ten-foot areas of the ice rink where possession creates offensive opportunities, but as important, minimizes opposition opportunities.  Our instruction will focus on body position, puck control and elusive possession tactics that can optimize success. The Puck Possession Competition sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 players that register. The cost for each participant is $29.

    • 2/19/15 – 11:30AM (2002 only)
  • Individual Hockey Skills
    The Academy of Hockey’s Individual Hockey Skill Sessions are structured to ensure foundational puck handing, passing, shooting and competition are the focal points. The Academy of Hockey development staff will conduct a technique oriented and faced paced session, with education, instruction and correction our goal. The Individual Hockey Skill sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 players that registers. The cost for each participant is $29.

    • 11/28/14 – 11:00AM (2003 only)
  • Puck Possession Session – Small Area
    The Academy of Hockey’s Compete Sessions concentrate on puck possession. Through vigorous research, the Academy of Hockey development staff has identified multiple ten-foot areas of the ice rink where possession creates offensive opportunities, but as important, minimizes opposition opportunities.  Our instruction will focus on body position, puck control and elusive possession tactics that can optimize success. The Puck Possession Competition sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 players that register. The cost for each participant is $29.

    • 2/18/15 – 11:30AM (2003 only)

Squirt (2004 & 2005)

  • Technical Skating
    The Academy of Hockey’s Technical Skating Development Sessions will focus on furthering the progression of foundational skating.  During each session, the Academy of Hockey development staff will provide instruction to strengthen a player’s stride power maximization, stride recovery, weight transfer, turns and pivots, edge control, and transitions. The Technical skating sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 players that register.  The cost for each participant is $29

    • 11/25/14 – 4:00PM
  • Individual Hockey Skills
    The Academy of Hockey’s Individual Hockey Skill Sessions are structured to ensure foundational puck handing, passing, shooting and competition are the focal points. The Academy of Hockey development staff will conduct a technique oriented and faced paced session, with education, instruction and correction our goal. The Individual Hockey Skill sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 players that register. The cost for each participant is $29

    • 11/28/14 – 10:00AM (2004 only)
    • 12/23/14 – 4:00PM (2004 only)
    • 12/23/14 – 5:00PM
    • 12/29/14 – 4:00PM (2004 only)
    • 2/17/15 – 11:30AM
  • Puck Possession Session – Small Area
    The Academy of Hockey’s Compete Sessions concentrate on puck possession. Through vigorous research, the Academy of Hockey development staff has identified multiple ten-foot areas of the ice rink where possession creates offensive opportunities, but as important, minimizes opposition opportunities.  Our instruction will focus on body position, puck control and elusive possession tactics that can optimize success. The Puck Possession Competition sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 players that register. The cost for each participant is $29.

    • 2/18/15 – 11:30AM (2004 only)

Mite (2006 & 2007)

  • Technical Skating
    The Academy of Hockey’s Technical Skating Development Sessions will focus on furthering the progression of foundational skating.  During each session, the Academy of Hockey development staff will provide instruction to strengthen a player’s stride power maximization, stride recovery, weight transfer, turns and pivots, edge control, and transitions. The Technical skating sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 players that register.  The cost for each participant is $29.

    • 11/24/14 – 6:00PM
    • 12/28/14 – 4:00PM
    • 12/29/14 – 5:00PM
  • Individual Hockey Skills
    The Academy of Hockey’s Individual Hockey Skill Sessions are structured to ensure foundational puck handing, passing, shooting and competition are the focal points. The Academy of Hockey development staff will conduct a technique oriented and faced paced session, with education, instruction and correction our goal. The Individual Hockey Skill sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 players that register. The cost for each participant is $29.

    • 2/17/15 – 11:30AM (2006 only)
  • Individual Hockey Skills
    The Academy of Hockey’s Individual Hockey Skill Sessions are structured to ensure foundational puck handing, passing, shooting and competition are the focal points. The Academy of Hockey development staff will conduct a technique oriented and faced paced session, with education, instruction and correction our goal. The Individual Hockey Skill sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 players that register. The cost for each participant is $29.

    • 2/16/15 – 11:30AM (2007 only)

“Little Academy” (2008, 2009, 2010)

  • Technical Skating
    The Academy of Hockey’s Technical Skating Development Sessions will focus on furthering the progression of foundational skating.  During each session, the Academy of Hockey development staff will provide instruction to strengthen a player’s stride power maximization, stride recovery, weight transfer, turns and pivots, edge control, and transitions. The Technical skating sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 Mite players (2006-2008) that register. The cost for each participant is $29.

    • 11/24/14 – 6:00PM (2008 only)
    • 12/28/14 – 4:00PM (2008 only)
    • 12/29/14 – 5:00PM (2008 only)
  • Individual Hockey Skills
    The Academy of Hockey’s Individual Hockey Skill Sessions are structured to ensure foundational puck handing, passing, shooting and competition are the focal points. The Academy of Hockey development staff will conduct a technique oriented, up-tempo session, with education, instruction and correction being our goals. These Individual Hockey Skill sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 Mite players that register. The cost for each participant is $29.

    • 2/16/15 – 11:30AM (2008 only)
  • Skating Fundamentals Session
    The Academy of Hockey’s In Season Mite Skating Fundamental Sessions focus on foundational skating competencies to include balance, posture, coordination and strength. For aspiring hockey players just beginning to skate, the Academy of Hockey development staff want to deliver a fun, welcoming experience that will further their interest and excitement for the game of hockey.  The Fundamental skating sessions are single sessions, and are open to the first 25 players (2010-2009) that register. The cost for each participant is $29.

    • 11/30/14 – 4:00PM
    • 12/29/14 – 6:00PM
    • 01/19/15 – 9:30AM

Girls Only

  • Skill Development Session
    The Academy of Hockey’s In Season Girls only Development Sessions focus on a 360-degree, holistic approach to accelerating the development of each player. The Academy of Hockey Development staff will incorporate all core hockey skill sets and conduct a technique oriented and faced paced session, with education, instruction and correction our goal. The Academy of Hockey Development staff will lead a group of 25 players through a session with the areas of concentration including: technical skating, possession based puck handling, shooting with power, and small area competition. Listed below are girl only skill development sessions, please choose one or more sessions and the cost for each session is $29.

    • 11/25/14 – 5:00PM (2003-1998)
    • 12/30/14 – 4:00PM (2003-1998)
    • 2/16/15 – 10:30AM (2003-1998)
    • 2/17/15 – 10:30AM (2004-2000)
    • 2/18/15 – 10:30AM (2004-2000)
    • 2/19/15 – 10:30AM (2004-2000)

BANTAM 2000 & 2001

Bantam Pod Development Program $729

The Academy of Hockey’s In Season Bantam Pod Development Program will consist of development sessions focusing on a 360-degree, holistic approach to accelerating the development of each individual player. Adam Mair, Academy of Hockey Head Development Coach will lead a group of 10 players through a series of nine 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.

Technical – Nine on ice skill and situational specific sessions 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.

Physical – Nine IMPACT training sessions emphasis on core strength, balance, agility, and explosive movements in addition to a total body evaluation by IMPACT Sports Performance including a complete physical evaluation to review any imbalances, predispositions to injury, joint alignment, and more.

Mental – In addition, the Academy staff will videotape two games of each participant, and an Academy Development Coach will attend one of these games. Included in this program, a Head Development Coach Adam Mair will hold a player/parent evaluation meeting to review the game videos and overall performance of the player.

Also included in the Bantam Pod Development program:

  • Rapid Shot Training System – 30 minutes: HARBORCENTER’s state of the art shooting development. ($25 value included)

To participate in this program, please submit the application. The Academy of Hockey staff will review all applications and advise all applicants of the result of their application. The program is open to all Bantam travel level (2001 and 2000 birth year) players. The cost for each participant is $729.

  • Limit of 5 players (2001) per session and 5 players (2000) per session
  • 3:1 Player to Coach ratio
  • Tuesday Video Session 4:15pm – 4:45pm
  • Tuesday On Ice Session 5:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday IMPACT Session 6:15pm – 7:15pm

Select one of two groups:

2014 – November 4,18; December 9 || 2015 – January 6,20; February 3,17; March 3,24
2014 – November 11; December 2,16 || 2015 – January 13,27; February 10,24; March 17,31

Academy Innovation Sessions $49

Director of the Academy of Hockey, Kevyn Adams, Head Development Coach Adam Mair and other members of the development staff will lead a group of 16 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 Academy Innovation Sessions are: face-offs, defensive tactics in the offensive and defensive zones, net front play, backhand only, body position and body contact, offensive puck handling/deception/dekes. Each 50-minute on-ice session is followed by a 30-minute video session in HARBORCENTER’s state-of-the-art classroom theater.  The program is open to all Pee Wee travel level (2000 and 2001 birth year) players. The cost for each session is $49 per player.

  • 16 Players – 2000 and 2001 birth years
  • 4:1 Player to Coach ratio

Session Schedule

  • Monday Ice:  6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Monday Video: 7:15pm – 7:45pm
    • Nov 17 – Face-offs – 16 Forwards/Centers
    • Dec 15 – Defensive Tactics in the Offensive and Defensive zones – 16 Defensemen
    • Jan 19 – Net Front Play – 8 Forwards and 8 Defensemen
    • Feb 9 – Backhand only – 8 Forwards, 8 Defensemen
    • Mar 2 – Body Position and Body Contact – 8 Forwards, 8 Defensemen
    • Mar 30 – Offensive Puck Handling – Deception and Dekes – 16 Forwards

PEE WEE 2002 & 2003

Pee Wee Pod Development Program $379

The Academy of Hockey’s Fall & Winter Pee Wee Development Pod will consist of development sessions focusing on a 360-degree, holistic approach to accelerating the development of each individual player.  The Academy of Hockey Development Coaching staff will lead a group of 16 players through a series of nine development sessions with an on-ice emphasis on the Technical, Physical and Mental aspects of hockey

Technical – Nine on ice skill and situational specific sessions 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.

Physical – Nine IMPACT training sessions emphasis on core strength, balance, agility, and explosive movements in addition to a total body evaluation by IMPACT Sports Performance including a complete physical evaluation to review any imbalances, predispositions to injury, joint alignment, and more.

Mental – Nine video sessions of game situations – focused on situational awareness and efficient movements – serve as a reinforcement to the on-ice instruction.

Also included in the Pee Wee Pod Development program:

  • Rapid Shot Training System – 30 minutes: HARBORCENTER’s state of the art shooting development. ($25 value included)
  • Skating Stride video analysis – The Academy of Hockey Development Staff will individually videotape each player, review and analyze the player stride, and provide a visual recap as a learning tool for the player. ($50 value included)

To participate in this program, please submit the application.  The Academy of Hockey staff will review all applications and advise all applicants of the result of their application.  The program is an option Pee Wee level (2003 and 2002 birth year) AAA players. The cost for each participant is $379.

  • Limit of 8 players (2003) per session and 8 players (2002) per session
  • 4:1 Player to Coach ratio

Session Schedule:

  • Wednesday Video Session 4:15pm – 4:45pm
  • Wednesday On Ice Session 5:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday IMPACT Session 6:15pm – 7:15pm

Select one of two groups:

2014 – November 5, 19; December 10 || 2015 – January 7, 21; February 4, 18; March 4, 25
2014 – November 12; December 3, 17 || 2015 – January 14, 28; February 11, 25; March 18; April 1

Academy Squirt/PeeWee Skating Program $129

The Academy Skating program will help you take advantage of the skating power you never knew you had.  The six consecutive week program will focus on increasing stride strength, weight transfer on edges to ensure proper balance, techniques assisting in adding mobility to generate power, and explosive movements with and without the puck that will generate that next level speed.

This program is open to Squirt and PeeWee aged players.

  • Program Day and Time: Mondays 5:10pm – 6:00pm
  • Player to Coach Ratio 5 to 1

Select any or all programs:

Program 1 Dates: 2014 – November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8, 15
Program 2 Dates: 2015 – January 5, 12, 19, 26; February 2, 16
Program 3 Dates: 2015 – February 9, 23; March 2, 16, 23, 30

***Special Pricing***
Purchase One 6-session program – $129
Purchase Two 6-session programs – $119 each session
Purchase Three 6 session programs – $109 each session

 

Academy Innovation Sessions $49

Director of the Academy of Hockey, Kevyn Adams, Head Development Coach Adam Mair and other members of the development staff will lead a group of 16 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 Academy Innovation Sessions are: face-offs, defensive tactics in the offensive and defensive zones, net front play, backhand only, body position and body contact, offensive puck handling/deception/dekes. Each 50-minute on-ice session is followed by a 30-minute video session in HARBORCENTER’s state-of-the-art classroom theater.  The program is open to all Pee Wee travel level (2002 and 2003 birth year) players. The cost for each session is $49 per player.

  • 16 Players – 2002 and 2003 birth years
  • 4:1 Player to Coach ratio

Session Schedule

  • Monday Ice:  6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Monday Video: 7:15pm – 7:45pm

Select one or more sessions:

  • Nov 3 – Face-offs – 16 Forwards/Centers
  • Dec 1 – Defensive Tactics in the Offensive and Defensive zones – 16 Defensemen
  • Jan 5 – Net Front Play – 8 Forwards and 8 Defensemen
  • Jan 26 – Backhand only – 8 Forwards, 8 Defensemen
  • Feb 16 – Body Position and Body Contact – 8 Forwards, 8 Defensemen
  • Mar 16 – Offensive Puck Handling – Deception and Dekes – 16 Forwards

SQUIRT 2004 & 2005

Squirt Pod Development Program $279

The Academy of Hockey’s In Season Squirt Development Pod will consist of development sessions focusing on a 360-degree, holistic approach to accelerating the development of each individual player. The Academy of Hockey Development Staff will lead a group of 16 players through a series of nine development sessions with an on-ice emphasis of skill and situational specific situations.  The Academy Staff will consistently test and challenge the 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.  Included in the Squirt Pod Development program:

  • Rapid Shot Training System – 30 minutes: HARBORCENTER’s state of the art shooting development. ($25 value included)
  • Skating Stride video analysis – The Academy of Hockey Development Staff will individually videotape each player, review and analyze the player stride, and provide a visual recap as a learning tool for the player. ($50 value included)

The program is an option for Squirt level (2004 and 2005 birth year) travel-level players. The cost for each participant is $279.

  • Limit of 8 players (2004) per session and 8 players (2005) per session
  • 4:1 Player to Coach ratio

Session Schedule:

  • Wednesday Ice Session 4:10pm – 5:00pm

Select one of two groups:

2014 – November 5, 19; December 10 || 2015 – January 7, 21; February 4, 18; March 4, 25
2014 – November 12; December 3, 17 || 2015 – January 14, 28; February 11, 25; March 18; April 1

Academy Squirt/PeeWee Skating Program $129

The Academy Skating program will help you take advantage of the skating power you never knew you had.  The six consecutive week program will focus on increasing stride strength, weight transfer on edges to ensure proper balance, techniques assisting in adding mobility to generate power, and explosive movements with and without the puck that will generate that next level speed.

This program is open to Squirt and PeeWee aged players.

  • Program Day and Time: Mondays 5:10pm – 6:00pm
  • Player to Coach Ratio 5 to 1

Select any or all programs:

Program 1 Dates: 2014 – November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8, 15
Program 2 Dates: 2015 – January 5, 12, 19, 26; February 2, 16
Program 3 Dates: 2015 – February 9, 23; March 2, 16, 23, 30

***Special Pricing***
Purchase One 6-session program – $129
Purchase Two 6-session programs – $119 each session
Purchase Three 6 session programs – $109 each session

 

Academy Innovation Sessions $49

Director of the Academy of Hockey, Kevyn Adams, Head Development Coach Adam Mair and other members of the development staff will lead a group of 16 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 Academy Innovation Sessions are: face-offs, defensive tactics in the offensive and defensive zones, net front play, backhand only, body position and body contact, offensive puck handling/deception/dekes. Each 50-minute on-ice session is followed by a 30-minute video session in HARBORCENTER’s state-of-the-art classroom theater.  The program is open to all Squirt travel level (2005 and 2004 birth year) players. The cost for each session is $49 per player.

  • 16 Players – 2004 and 2005 birth years
  • 4:1 Player to Coach ratio

Session Schedule

  • Monday Ice:  6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Monday Video: 7:15pm – 7:45pm

Select one or more sessions:

  • Nov 10 – Face-offs – 16 Forwards/Centers
  • Dec 8 – Defensive Tactics in the Offensive and Defensive zones – 16 Defensemen
  • Jan 12 – Net Front Play – 8 Forwards and 8 Defensemen
  • Feb 2 – Backhand only – 8 Forwards, 8 Defensemen
  • Feb 23 – Body Position and Body Contact – 8 Forwards, 8 Defensemen
  • Mar 23 – Offensive Puck Handling – Deception and Dekes – 16 Forwards

MITE 2006 & 2007

Mite Academy Skating & Skills Program $219

The Academy of Hockey’s In Season Mite Academy Skating & Skills Program will consist of skill foundation sessions focusing on a 360-degree, holistic approach to accelerating the overall skill level of each player.

The Director of the Academy of Hockey, Kevyn Adams, will lead a group of 20 players through a series of nine development sessions with the areas of concentration including: technical skating, possession based puck handling, shooting with power, and small area competition. Also included in the Mite Skills and Skating program:

  • Skating Stride video analysis – The Academy of Hockey Development Staff will individually video each player, review and analyze the player stride, and provide a visual recap as a learning tool for the player. ($50 value included)
  • Nine ice sessions – $20 per session plus $50 of skating and video analysis

The program is open to all Mite level (2006 and 2007 birth year) players. The cost of the Mite Academy Skating and Skills Program for each participant is $219.

  • Mondays 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Player to Coach Ratio 5 to 1

Select one of two groups:

2014 – November 3, 17; December 8   || 2015 – January 5, 19; February 2, 16; March 2, 23
2014 – November 10; December 1, 15  || 2015 – January 12, 26; February 9, 23; March 16, 30

LITTLE ACADEMY 2008 & 2009 & 2010

Little Academy Skating & Skills Program $109

The Little Academy Skating and Skills program is a great way to start your hockey player’s development.  The six consecutive week program will focus on foundational skating competencies to include balance, posture, coordination and strength as well as puck competencies foundational to carrying and shooting the puck. For aspiring hockey players with the ability to already skate, the Academy of Hockey development staff’s goal is to deliver a fun, welcoming experience that will further their interest and excitement for the game of hockey.

  • Program Day and Time: Tuesdays 4:10pm – 5:00pm
  • Player to Coach Ratio 5 to 1
  • Six ice sessions – $18 per session

Select any or all programs:

  • Program 1 Dates: 2014 – November 4, 11, 18; December 2, 9, 16
  • Program 2 Dates: 2015 – January 6, 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10
  • Program 3 Dates: 2015 – February 17, 24; March 3, 17, 24, 31

***Special Pricing***
One 6 session program – $109
Two or more 6 session programs – $99 each session

 

GOALTENDER TRAINING PROGRAMS 1996 – 2005

Goaltending Development Program $379

The Academy of Hockey’s In Season Goaltending Development Program will consist of a 360-degree, holistic approach to accelerating the development of each goalie. Director of Goaltending for the Academy of Hockey, Martin Biron, will lead a group of 18 players through on nine sessions with an emphasis on the Technical, Physical and Mental aspects of goaltending.

Technical - detailed footwork, in-crease positioning to make easier saves, control and tracking rebounds, as well as balance and reaction in game situations including screens and deflections; Physical – IMPACT training sessions emphasis on core strength, balance, agility, and explosive movements in addition to a total body evaluation by IMPACT Sports Performance including a complete physical evaluation to review any imbalances, predispositions to injury, joint alignment, and more.

Mental – Special goalie handbook to be utilized for pre-game preparation and post-game analysis, detailed video sessions with a concentration of game situations to reinforce on-ice instruction especially with puck awareness and efficiency of movements.

The Goaltending Development program is open to a range of birth years from 2005 – 1996, and the participant must be a travel or high school level player. The cost for each participant is $379.

  • 15 Goalies
  • 3:1 Player to Coach ratio

Session Schedule:

  • Thursday On Ice Session 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Thursday IMPACT Session 5:15pm – 6:00pm
  • Thursday Video Session 6:15pm – 6:45pm

Select one of two groups:

  • 2014 – November 6, 20; December 11 || 2015 – January 8, 22; February 5, 19; March 5, 26
  • 2014 – November 13; December 4,18 || 2015 – January 15, 29; February 12, 26; March 19, April 2

Session Schedule:

  • Thursday On Ice Session 5:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Thursday IMPACT Session 4:00pm – 4:45pm
  • Thursday Video Session 6:15pm – 6:45pm

Select one of two groups:

  • 2014 – November 6, 20; December 11 || 2015 – January 8, 22; February 5, 19; March 5, 26
  • 2014 – November 13; December 4,18 || 2015 – January 15, 29; February 12, 26; March 19, April 2

All Academy programs will utilize the one-of-a-kind facilities located inside HARBORCENTER – the only three-rink complex in the NHL – including 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 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. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Academy staff at anytime: academy@harborcenter.com.

In the coming weeks, we will be announcing additional programing centered upon coaching education, precision shot training with Rapid Shot system, player and team video analysis, IMPACT Sports Performance training sessions, as well as other programing.