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.
At NAHA we support a U19 and U16 team. The White Team is older and plays against many Intermediate and Senior teams in Canada and the top U19 club teams in the US. The Red Team is comprised of quality, very talented young players interested in developing and committing to a high performance program. It provides girls a steppingstone to the Elite levels while competing successfully at the same level in tournaments as the White Team and against many of the same teams. Developing as a hockey player takes time, and cannot be accomplished by simply signing on to a higher level team. Both teams receive the same coaching and resources, allowing athletes to develop skills and game sense to play at a higher level while competing and training at a level above any other alternative for girls of this age.
The mission of NAHA is to provide female players with opportunities to develop and excel as athletes while maximizing their individual athletic potential in the quest to reach their goals of playing hockey at the college and elite national levels.
The principles that drive the solution are endorsed by acknowledged experts in sports, both in North America and internationally. The challenge is its execution.
Our solution is the North American Hockey Academy, the first sports-academy program for female hockey in the U.S.:
Players who have participated in our program are viewed differently by college and national coaches. They understand the level of commitment required to play at high levels, how to prepare and train for competition, have received excellent coaching and training on and off the ice. They are prepared and committed student-athletes.
In the Classroom
NAHA's educational component is based a tutorial program, where students attend their home town school in the Fall and Spring, and spend the hockey season at NAHA. Scholastically, each athlete follows her home-town curriculum. The ideal teaching environment allows for individual teaching (one-on-one to small groups) that fosters responsibility while allowing for flexibility to adapt to the training and competition schedule.
The educational experience at NAHA has been compared to the top prep schools academically. For more information please look at our Academic Section or contact NAHA.
Our programs focus on the development of the 'whole person' in the context of athletic, academic and social development models.