SUMMER PROGRAMS


SUMMER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

The Academy of Hockey’s Summer Development Programs provide players with the opportunity to focus on their individual game, develop core hockey skills, and build hockey IQ, without the pressure of team games and systems. Our staff will provide each player with the ability to 1) understand a concept through detailed explanation, 2) develop skills through controlled repetition, and 3) build confidence through positive reinforcement and instant correction.

 

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. 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 Summer 2016

2016 Activating Defensemen Program

The role of a defensemen in the game of hockey continues to evolve and grow.  The skill set of a defensemen today must range from fluid skater with creative instincts on the offensive side, to a strong defender who can manipulate the opposition with good body and stick position. The Academy of Hockey staff will focus on the necessary skills to excel in all 3 zones of the ice including shutting the opposition down in the defensive zone, transitioning to offense through the neutral zone and creating offense from the blue line in the offensive zone. Skills of focus will include:

  • Body and Stick position:
    • Poke checking
    • Angling
    • Net front
    • Dictating opposition through stick position
  • Defending the Rush
    • Gap control
    • Rush recognition
    • Transitions
  • Creating/Joining the Offense
    • Puck retrieval skills
    • Joining the rush
    • Manipulation to open shooting lanes
    • Decision making under pressure

 

Details, Schedule and Fee

Number of Sessions:                         8 Sessions

Time:                                                  12:30-1:30pm

Weeks of:                                           July 18, Aug 1, 8, 15

Players                                               14-16 players total per session

Player Level:                                      AAA

 

2001/2002/2003 Program

Dates:                                                 July 18,20 August 1,3,8,10,15,17

Mondays and Wednesdays              12:30-1:30pm

 

2004/2005 Program

Dates:                                                 July 19,21 August 2,4,9,11,16,18

Tuesdays and Thursdays                 12:30-1:30pm

 

Fee:                                         $259

2016 Pee Wee Development Camp

2016 Pee Wee Development Camp

The Academy of Hockey’s 3rd annual Pee Wee Elite Development Camp will spotlight some of the best, young pee wee hockey players from Western New York, Southern Ontario and beyond. The goal of this exclusive program is to deliver a holistic, NHL-rivaled experience focused on on-ice development, off-ice training, team building activities, guest speakers, and “pro-style” amenities.

 

When:           August 1st – 5th, 2016. Approximate schedule will be Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm

Where:         HARBORCENTER – Buffalo, N.Y.

Who:             There will be two groups consisting of 22 players, running simultaneously:

-2004 Birth Year – 12 Forward, 8 Defensemen, 2 Goalies

-2005 Birth Year – 12 Forward, 8 Defensemen, 2 Goalies

*** MUST be a AAA Travel player

 

What:  This Academy program will deliver a unique, one of a kind experience for participants both on and off the ice, through a variety of special features including:

  • Fifteen (15) hours of on-ice development:
    • 10 (10) development sessions
    • One (1) game session
    • 3-on-3 small area games
  • NHL and college level on-ice coaching
  • Full “pro style” equipment maintenance and locker room amenities
  • NHL guest speaker
  • NHL mentor game coaches
  • IMPACT Sports Performance off-ice testing and training
  • IMPACT Sports Performance Recovery session
  • Off-ice team building activities – including RapidShot training
  • Classroom video sessions
  • Nutrition education
  • Daily lunches and snacks
  • Academy of Hockey practice and game jerseys
  • Academy of Hockey off-ice training apparel
  • Academy of Hockey awards – presented after final game
  • Lunch at (716) with players and parents on the last day of camp

 

Price:  $699

Rules to Apply: To be considered for participation at the 2016 Pee Wee Elite Development Camp, you must play at the Travel AAA Level.

Application: Please click here to submit the application. The deadline to submit an application is May 22nd. The Academy of Hockey staff will research and select all participants for the camp and will communicate application decisions as soon as possible.

2016 Elite Goalie Camp

2016 Elite Goalie Camp

The Academy of Hockey goalie camp aims to deliver a holistic program, with focus on building well-rounded, athletic goalies. The developmental goal for our participants will be to provide a consistent and professional level of instruction through a high number of repetitions with instant feedback and correction. The Academy of Hockey’s goaltending development curriculum, lead by Director of Goaltending Marty Biron and Development Coach John Daigneau, is fundamentally structured while progressively building towards more modern and advanced concepts.

 

When:            July 25-28th, 2016. Approximate schedule will be Monday through Thursday from 9:00am – 3:30pm

Where:           HARBORCENTER – Buffalo, N.Y.

Who:              There will be two independent groups, each consisting of 12 goalies.

                        1999-2007 Birth Year

*** Must be a AAA Travel goalie.

What:  This Academy program will deliver a unique, one of a kind experience for participants both on and off the ice, through a variety of special features including:

  • 2 goalies per net
  • 3 to 1 goalie to coach ratio
  • Technical: Eleven (11) hours of on-ice instruction
  • Physical: Four (4) hours of goalie-specific off-ice training
  • Mental: Classroom training specific for goaltending
  • IMPACT Sports Performance Visual Reaction Training
  • Lunch provided daily
  • Goalie jersey and t-shirt provided
  • Final schedule will be communicated 3 weeks prior to beginning of camp

Key Fundamentals Strong base of skating, footwork and movement, crease presence and stance, stick utilization and placement

Progressive Concepts Progression of different save selections, which will lead into process of consistently controlling rebounds. Additionally, our belief in a reactive mindset and a relaxed intensity with relation to making saves will further build goaltenders mental strength, leading to greater consistency.

 

Price: $599

Rules to Apply: To be considered for participation at the 2016 Elite Goalie Camp, you must play at the Travel AAA Level.

Application: Please click here to submit the application. The deadline to submit an application is May 22nd. The Academy of Hockey staff will research and select all participants for the camp and will communicate application decisions as soon as possible.

2016 Squirt Development Camp

2016 Squirt Development Camp

The Academy of Hockey is pleased to announce our 2nd annual Squirt Development Camp. This program will deliver a holistic, NHL-rivaled experience focused on on-ice development, off-ice training, team building activities, and “pro-style” amenities.

 

When:            August 8th – 11th – 2016. Approximate schedule will be Monday through Thursday from 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Where:          HARBORCENTER – Buffalo, N.Y.

Who:              There will be two independent groups, each consisting of 22 players:

–2006 Birth Year – 12 Forward, 8 Defensemen, 2 Goalies

–2007 Birth Year – 12 Forward, 8 Defensemen, 2 Goalies

****Must be a AAA Travel player

What: This Academy program will deliver a unique, one of a kind experience for participants both on and off the ice, through a variety of special features including:

  • Eleven and a half (11.5) hours of on-ice development
  • Seven (7) development sessions
  • 3-on-3 small area games
  • NHL and college level on-ice coaching
  • Full “Pro Style” equipped locker room amenities
  • Lunch provided daily
  • Special guest speaker
  • IMPACT Sports Performance off-ice training
  • Classroom video sessions
  • RapidShot training
  • Academy of Hockey jersey
  • Academy of Hockey off-ice training apparel

 

Price:  $499

Rules to Apply:    To be considered for participation at the Squirt Development Camp, you must play at the AAA Travel level.

Registration:   Please click here to submit your registration form. The Academy of Hockey staff will confirm your acceptance into the camp once payment is received, and AAA level of play is validated.

2016 Mite Skating & Skills Camp

2016 Mite Skating & Skills Camp

The Academy of Hockey is pleased to announce our Inaugural Mite Skating and Skills Camp. This program will deliver a 360-degree, holistic approach to advancing the development of each individual player through on-ice training and team building activities.

 

When:            July 18th-22nd. Approximate schedule will be Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Where:          HARBORCENTER – Buffalo, N.Y.

Who:              There will be two independent groups, each consisting of 25 players

2008 & 2009 Birth Years (46 Forward & Defensemen)

4 Goalies (no goalie specific training)

What:    This Academy program will deliver a unique, one of a kind experience for participants both on and off the ice, through a variety of special features including:

  • Twelve (12.5) hours of on-ice development
    • Nine (9) development sessions
    • One (1) game session
  • IMPACT Sports Performance off-ice training
  • Off-ice team building activities, including RapidShot training
  • Classroom video sessions
  • Lunch provided daily
  • Academy of Hockey jersey

 

Price:    $399 – Players, $150 – Goalies

Registration:        Please click here to submit your registration form. The Academy of Hockey staff will confirm your acceptance into the camp once payment is received

 

REGISTER OR APPLY TODAY:

All Academy programs will utilize the state-of-the-art 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. 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.