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Programme Overview

Okanagan Ice Hockey Academy Junior UK

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 the start of September until Mid July.

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.

New recruits must be born between 2003 -2006 and must be at least 14 years old to play their first game.

ON-ICE HOCKEY PROGRAMME

  • Up to 5 hours of practice ice per week.
  • Individual Skill Development
  • Specific Position Development – Goaltending, Defence and Forwards
  • Individual and Team Tactics
  • Power Skating Sessions.
  • UK and International game schedule
  • 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

MENTAL TRAINING – HIGHLIGHTS

  • Goal setting
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Self-Discipline
  • Self-motivation
  • Self-confidence
  • Breathing techniques
  • Team building

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
  • Yoga and stretching technique

OTHER PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Dedicated OHA changing room.
  • In house weekly Skate Sharpening.
  • Access to washing facility for sweats at the rink.
  • Team Physiotherapist at practice and matches.
  • Team gloves, helmets and short covers from Warrior.
  • Off-ice clothing and gym workout clothing.
  • Two International trips to Canada.

Ready to Join the Academy?

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