Our goal is to provide an environment where young athletes are challenged to seek their personal best. The mission of this high performance program is to provide an experience that focuses on the physical, mental and emotional development of the athlete. It's not about how many games we are going to win, but how the players can help each other to become the best players possible.
Our coaching staff believes in a training philosophy that fosters the growth of each player individually and the team collectively. Our goal is to develop players that are creative, problem-solvers and good decision makers. We create a training environment that improves the skill level while promoting hockey-sense for each individual. Our training program is based on the belief that the development of a hockey player integrates physical, mental, and tactical training while continuing to develop and expand a strong skill base for each individual. We are very creative in our approach to training and develop a framework that is both challenging and rewarding. Development and improvement of personal and team skills on the ice occurs within our framework of teaching the game, and allows each player the best opportunity to reach her personal goals and excel. The program affords the opportunity for girls to compete against the best national and international competition, assisting them to prepare for collegiate competition and potential national team selection. In these games and at the highest profile tournaments, our players have the luxury of competing frequently in front of college coaches throughout the season. This reduces the pressure on the players to perform when scouted by a college.
Our coaching staff is our residential staff. Off the ice, our mission is to provide a unique residential environment that is seamless in purpose. Our belief that a disciplined yet flexible living environment teaches and prepares motivated athletes for success in college. Learning and practicing superior study habits, general living habits, community respect, and sense of family among teammates are the foundations of our residential life program.
At the Academy, our athletes are challenged to learn, grow, and improve themselves in all aspects of their lives. Our staff understands the challenges our athletes encounter and provides unparalleled support in each athlete’s growth and development. This philosophy of challenge and support is the underpinning of everything we do at the North American Hockey Academy.