BHI Academy - Overview (Brampton Hockey Inc.)

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What we are:

The Academy is a skills development team working along side the Brampton coaching staffs. We will deliver a curriculum of skills outlined by Hockey Canada guidelines to every age and level of player here at Brampton Hockey.

We have skills development programs for every level from our Recreational level IP program right up through our Representative AAA programs for every age group.

The Academy is also committed to working closely with our coaches in an effort to develop and support our coaches needs.


To foster the “Love of the Game” and to deliver a thorough skills development program in an effort to help athletes achieve their goals and raise the level of their play so they can have the opportunity to compete at the highest levels.

The Program:

Brampton Hockey is evolving and the training of Hockey is also evolving. In an effort to always stay current we are adapting a 2 phase methodology.

In season Program

The idea is to set our teams up for success at the earliest possible time. The season may start in September but the off season is very important for players to build strength and skills so when the season starts we are not only ready but come out of the gates with a running start.

Brampton Hockey has secured ice time at South Fletcher's Sportsplex that runs from July to end of August. We have implemented a rolling skills development schedule that will deliver 121+ hours of development across our AAA, AA and A programs for all ages. This includes players and goalies.


In Season:

AAA, AA, A teams will receive 20 hours (additional to regular practices) total skills development for the season including the hours delivered in the summer program.

The goal is to complete the skills training by end of December, keeping mind every teams schedule may be different based on their game and tournament requirements.

MD / AE will receive 10 hours during their allocated practice times.

This year we will have the schedules posted and secured prior to season start so coaches and families can rely on those schedules in an effort to arrange their busy organizational charts.

We have secured specific ice blocks for the Academy sessions and teams will have their specific times allocated. Again we may have to customize a bit based on the 35 teams and their specific schedules.

Ice sessions will follow a curriculum specific to age groups and Hockey Canada Skills achievement guidelines.

Nic Martins will be leading the majority of these sessions this season along with support from a few other lead instructors.

Practice plans for each session to be sent to coaches prior to each session using the “Hockey Share” tool.

Coach Development:

While the Academy is a skills based development tool for the players we are also committed to working alongside our coaches.

We will help coaches in anyway we can in an effort to support and develop the best coaches we can.

The on ice sessions will be delivered with the staffs from each team and this will give our players maximum instruction and some continuity from academy sessions to team sessions. We want to make sure the kids have similar messaging from one session to the next for maximum benefits.


We have excellent coaches here and we would like to empower them further by offering them support with the following:

  • Seasonal planning
  • Practice plans
  • Practice themed plans
  • Hockey Share practice planning tool
  • Hockey Systems (group play, team systems)
  • Small area games
  • Individual skills development (continued from Academy sessions)
  • In game data recovery forms
  • Player testing (standardized Hockey Canada Skills Test)
  • Body contact clinics