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.