Programme Overview


The Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) is a complete programme that includes education, hockey, off-ice strength and conditioning, mental training, personal and team development. The program operates from September 1st to July 20th each year.


The OHA staff is a team of professionals that are committed to the development of each player. The individual needs of each player are identified by analysing their academics, hockey skills, strength and conditioning and future goals. The individual is then incorporated into a team environment to maximize their development potential.



On-Ice Hockey Programme


·       The on-ice programme consists of the following


·       Up to 6 hours of practice ice per week.


·       Individual Skill Development


·       Specific Position Development – Goaltending, Defence and Forwards


·       Individual and Team Tactics


·       Team philosophy and Team Systems


·       40+ game per season in UK and mainland Europe


·       Professional on-ice coaching staff



Classroom Sessions - Team Meetings and instructional sessions


·       Classroom theory sessions


·       Team philosophy and goals


·       Team strategy meetings


·       Position specific video review



Off-Ice Conditioning Programme


·       Strength & conditioning


·       Core sessions


·       Power


·       Stamina


·       Speed, agility and quickness


·       Proper work out techniques for in season and off-season


·       Dynamic warm up


·       Correct stretching technique



Mental Training - Highlights


·       Goal setting


·       Positive reinforcement


·       Self-Discipline


·       Self-motivation


·       Self-confidence


·       Breathing techniques


·       Team building


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