ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2022-23 TRANSFORM HOCKEY ACADEMY

TRANSFORM HOCKEY ACADEMY

Transform Hockey Academy is a full-time academy providing grades 6-12 education with the additional benefits of training, on-ice development, and sport specific electives all during school hours! 

In line with Transform's all-inclusive, approach to athlete development, the Academy has partnered with the absolute best in the industry to provide all the tools to take you to the next level. On a weekly basis student athletes will work with Transform's Adam Geric, PowerWest Athletics Mena Westhaver, and Hockey Evolution's Rob Armstrong!

Additionally we have developed a part-time Highschool Hybrid Option for secondary school students to receive all the benefits of THA while remaining at their current school.

"We view Transform Hockey Academy as a perfect bridge into the academy lifestyle. It offers the additional development time needed for elite athletes while being able to thrive in a personalized school setting” - Adam Geric

HOW IT WORKS

Transform Hockey Academy provides a holistic approach, combining academic learning with athlete development.

Partnering with Inspire Sports Academy to coordinate all academic needs, THA will create a new standard for today's student-athlete to achieve success in school, sports and life.

THA balances five key components to form the Academy Program:

Academics - BC public school curriculum for grades 6-12 will be provided through SIDES. Students will be in a typical classroom setting and benefit from extensive sport specific credit options.

Strength Training
- Through Transform Sports' on-site Performance Centre. Strength training curriculum tailored to the individual athlete's needs with Strength, Power, Speed, Mobility, Stability, and Skill training.

On-Ice Development
- Skating, skill and goalie development provided by professional coaches. A comprehensive 40 week program built to take players to the next level.

Physical Literacy Training
- A variety of weekly cross-training sport workshops presented by industry leading coaches to improve overall athleticism.

Sport Performance Training
- Weekly classroom sessions used as electives. These include development of athlete portfolios, media training, nutrution, sports psychology, NCCP coaching courses and concussion workshops.

ACADEMICS

In conjunction with Inspire Sports Academy, BC public school curriculum for grades 6-12 will be provided through SIDES.

Students will be in a typical classroom setting with extensive academic and administrative support. Further students will benefit from sport specific credit options including athlete portfolios, sport psychology, first aid, NCCP coaching, nutrition, and more. All students will be well prepared and over-qualified for post-secondary education.

In addition to 10 weekly academic blocks, students will have additional flex periods for homework. The week is structured for students to complete all assignments and homework during school hours, leaving evenings and weekends free for team activities. 

STAFF:
Lisa Martin, Inspire Sports - Principal & Academic Coordinator
Lucas Tiefenbach, Inspire Sports - Physical Literacy Coordinator

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ON-ICE DEVELOPMENT

With 3 ice sessions weekly throughout the school year there is endless time to perfect skating and skills to take you to the next level! THA provides a full 10-months of on-ice sessions with professional coaches Rob Armstrong, Mena Westhaver, Adam Geric and goalie coach Leighton Williams.

Coaches will work through a 10-month program, connecting skating and skill sessions to develop an overall elite player. Each week will consist of sessions from all 3 coaches who will always be there to improve each player with anything they need!

COACHES:
Rob Armstrong
, Hockey Evolution - Skills Coach
Mena Westhaver, PowerWest Athletics - Skating Coach
Adam Geric, Transform Sports - Skating & Skills Coach
Leighton Williams - Goalie Coach

STRENGTH TRAINING

With 3 weekly strength sessions, 1 weekly recovery session and a total of 200+ gym hours athletes can expect to see drastic changes in hockey specific strength and overall athleticism. All sessions will take place on-site at Transform Sports Performance Centre with Transform strength coaches Adam Geric and Chris Phillips.

With a full 10 months of Strength & Conditioning, athletes will progress through multiple phases and improve on the core attributes of Strength, Power, Speed, Mobility, Stability, and Skill.

Benefitting from a consistent group of all hockey players, sessions will progress into hockey specific training and periodization will be set to optimize players peak performance in their current season.

Athletes will learn the fundamentals of training and learn how to succeed through consistent training in a positive and energetic atmosphere. 

COACHES:
Adam Geric, Transform Sports - Strength & Conditioning Coach
Chris Phillips, Transform Sports - Strength Coach & Yoga Instructor

HIGHLIGHTS

    - Full academic, on-ice & training schedule September-June
    - 120 hours of on-ice instruction
    - 200+ hours of strength & conditioning instruction
    - Professional coaches always available to support athletes
    - On-line schooling to allow flexibility and self-paced learning
    - Full-time academic support in typical classroom setting
    - Sport specific electives
    - All-training completed during school hours
    - Evenings and weekends free for team activities and travel
    - THA gear including bags, jerseys, and training gear
    -Competitive and positive environment bringing the best out of each athlete

HIGHSCHOOL HYBRID OPTION!

Interested in all of the benefits of THA training but looking to remain at your current school?

Our Highschool Hybrid option allows players to attend on-ice development sessions and strength training sessions while remaining at their current highschool. THA will offer the flexibility to schedule training sessions around set timetables while players will still enjoy the benefits of training during school hours, leaving evenings and weekends open for team activities!

HIGHLIGHTS

    - 120 hours of on-ice instruction
    - 200+ hours of strength & conditioning instruction
    - Professional coaches always available to support athletes
    - Flexible schedule to accommodate high school timetables
    - All-training completed during school hours
    - Evenings and weekends free for team activities and travel
    - THA gear including bags, jerseys, and training gear
    -Competitive and positive environment bringing the best out of each athlete

REGISTRATION

To book a visit to Transform Sports or answer any questions please email admin@transformsports.ca

Transform Hockey Academy registration will be open from Feb 1 - May 15, 2022. Registration will be limited to 15 athletes who best meet the values of THA and have the attributes to thrive in this setting. To register please email admin@transformsports.ca with the following:

1. Personal essay (500 word max) including:
    -why you want to be a part of THA
    -your sporting accomplishments
    -your future academic and sporting goals
2. Coach letter of recommendation
3. Teacher letter of recommendation
4. Most recent report card

Following this stage of the application, successful students will take part in an interview.