Hockey Canada Skills Academy
The Superior Greenstone District School Board has partnered with Hockey Canada and Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO) to provide our students with a Hockey Canada Skills Academy program. The SGDSB Academy is designed to challenge and inspire all students who participate. It is a complete program that includes education, on-ice skills, off-ice strength and conditioning, mental training, and personal and team development. On-ice sessions include hockey fundamentals such as skating, puck handling, checking, passing, and tactics.
When students are not on ice they are exposed to sport specific fitness training, floorball, stick handling and shooting. This is a great program for those students wanting to enhance their current skill set and also provides an opportunity to introduce the game to students new to hockey who want to play for the first time. The Academy is open to all students in grades 4-8, dependent upon the school. The program operates during the school day, from October to March each year.
The SGDSB Skills Academy is committed to the development of each player and providing personalized and directed strategies for improvement. The individual needs of each player are identified by analyzing their academics, hockey skills, strength and conditioning and future goals. As hockey is a team sport, students are then taught how to use their skills to support their team. All program participants will receive both on and off ice training. Focusing on individual improvement and team building helps maximize a student’s development potential.
The program will offer on-going skill development that will, in turn, create the opportunity to build their skill level and enhance their abilities as a team player. SGDSB Hockey Canada Skills Academy has been accredited by Hockey Canada. The framework of the program is consistent with the standards for development set by Hockey Canada. As well, it is in full compliance with the Ministry of Education provincial learning outcomes for physical education.
Who can apply for the program?
Any boy or girl enrolled in HCSA schools for September, 2018 can apply. For those students who do not currently attend any our school, parents must complete a school registration form for September 2018 along with the Hockey Academy application form. The school registration form can be picked up at George O'Neill prior to June 30th.
Does my child have to play hockey?
No. Any child regardless of their hockey skill level may apply to enroll in the program. We will also develop our program to ensure that students who have experience and/or are enrolled in minor hockey have the opportunity to further develop their skill level.
Will my child need to bring equipment?
We expect that some students will have equipment and others will need assistance. We will be working with corporate sponsors such as Jump Start Canada to help support the needs of our students and their families.
All program participants will receive both on and off ice training. The benefits for each participant are as follows:
- Enhancement of individual technical and tactical development along with fitness and nutrition.
- All training sessions occur during the school day.
- Provides a better balance for the practice to game ratio that currently exists.
- Enhancement of academic achievement through establishing a better balance between athletics and academics within the school system.
Opportunity to participate in other extra-curricular activities including basketball, volleyball, archery, floor hockey, etc. as these all take place during the lunch hour.
Complete the registration form online or paper form which can be picked up at any of the schools. Any boy or girl in grade who meets the grade level requirements at the individual schools and who is registered at one of our schools for September, 2018 can apply. For those students who do not currently attend our schools, parents must complete a school registration form for September 2018 along with the Hockey Academy application form.
On-Ice Hockey Conditioning Program
The on-ice program consists of the following:
- Approx. 180 minutes per week depending on scheduling
- Detailed break-down of all facets of the game, both individually and team oriented
- Qualified on-ice coaching staff
- Hockey Canada Skills Academy Curriculum Off-Ice Conditioning Program Off-ice strength and conditioning highlights
- Qff-ice fitness training
- Off-ice skill practice/development
- Nutrition guidance Mental Training Highlights
- Goal setting • Positive reinforcement
- Self Discipline
- Self confidence
- Breathing techniques
- Team building
Appications must be submitted by June 30, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year. If you have any questions, please call the school in which your child will be registering at:
George O'Neill Public School
BA Parker Public School - Applications must be submitted by May 11, 2018.
Terrace Bay Public School
Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is open to 20 participants, however, numbers will be monitored based on interest. Final decisions will ultimately reside with the school principal.