SUMMER 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.

If interested in participating, please scroll to your birth year below for more information. 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.

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AOH Summer 2018

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 John Daigneau, as well as other Academy of Hockey coaching staff members is fundamentally structured while progressively building towards more modern and advanced concepts.

When:            August 13th – 16th 2018.  *Approximate schedule will be Monday through Thursday from 9:30am – 4:00pm.

Where:           HARBORCENTER – Buffalo, N.Y.

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

2000 – 2008 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 will be 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: $549

Rules to Apply:

  • To be considered for participation at the 2018 Elite Goalie Camp, you must play at the Travel AAA Level.
  • To participate in this program, please submit an application via the form at the bottom of this page.
  • Additionally, please send player video compilation to academy@harborcenter.com to complete application.

2002 – 2003 Pod Development Program

This POD Group will contain “AAA” players only from the 2002 and 2003 birth years and will include a total of 10 hours of on ice development via:

SUMMER

  • Eight (8) – 75 minute Ice sessions

Included in the Pod Development program are:

  • On ice Skill Development – the skill and situational specific program will consistently test participants. The Academy coaching staff has added many new concepts to this off season’s curriculum to supplement the core skill base we feel is essential.
  • Small Group Training – Deliberate and constructive on ice instruction is essential to skill growth.  This program will have a 4:1 Player to Coach ratio or lower each session.

2002 – 2003 POD Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Sessions:

Mondays and Wednesday – July 16,18,23,25,30 Aug 1,6,8

  • On Ice 2:00 – 3:15pm

To participate in this program, please submit an application via the form at the bottom of this page by April 15th, 2018. 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.

2004 – 2005 Pod Development Program

This POD Group will contain “AAA” players only from the 2004 and 2005 birth years and will include a total of 10 hours of on ice development via:

SUMMER

  • Eight (8) – 75 minute Ice sessions

Included in the Pod Development program are:

  • On ice Skill Development – the skill and situational specific program will consistently test participants. The Academy coaching staff has added many new concepts to this off season’s curriculum to supplement the core skill base we feel is essential.
  • Small Group Training – Deliberate and constructive on ice instruction is essential to skill growth.  This program will have a 4:1 Player to Coach ratio or lower each session.

2004 – 2005 POD Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Sessions:

Tuesday and Thursday – July 17,19,24,26,31 Aug 2 7,9

  • On Ice 2:00 – 3:15pm

To participate in this program, please submit an application via the form at the bottom of this page by April 15th, 2018. 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.

2008 – 2009 Pod Development Program

This POD Group will contain “AAA” players only from the 2008 and 2009 birth years and will include a total of 10 hours of on ice development via:

SUMMER

  • Eight (8) – 75 minute Ice sessions

Included in the Pod Development program are:

  • On ice Skill Development – the skill and situational specific program will consistently test participants. The Academy coaching staff has added many new concepts to this off season’s curriculum to supplement the core skill base we feel is essential.
  • Small Group Training – Deliberate and constructive on ice instruction is essential to skill growth.  This program will have a 4:1 Player to Coach ratio or lower each session.

2008 – 2009 POD Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Sessions:

Mondays and Wednesday – July 16,18,23,25,30 Aug 1,6,8

  • On Ice 12:30 – 1:45pm

To participate in this program, please submit an application via the form at the bottom of this page by April 15th, 2018. 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.

2006 – 2007 Pod Development Program

This POD Group will contain “AAA” players only from the 2006 and 2007 birth years and will include a total of 10 hours of on ice development via:

SUMMER

  • Eight (8) – 75 minute Ice sessions

Included in the Pod Development program are:

  • On ice Skill Development – the skill and situational specific program will consistently test participants. The Academy coaching staff has added many new concepts to this off season’s curriculum to supplement the core skill base we feel is essential.
  • Small Group Training – Deliberate and constructive on ice instruction is essential to skill growth.  This program will have a 4:1 Player to Coach ratio or lower each session.

2006 – 2007 POD Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Program Sessions:

Tuesday and Thursday  – July 17,19,24,26,31 Aug 2 7,9

  • On Ice 12:30 -1:45pm

To participate in this program, please submit an application via the form at the bottom of this page by April 15th, 2018. 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.