Academy of Hockey

2019-20 In Season Pods


2019-20 Academy of Hockey In Season Development Pods

The Academy of Hockey’s In Season Development Program will consist of development sessions focusing on a 360-degree, holistic approach to advancing the development of each individual player. Academy of Hockey Development Staff will lead a group of players through a series of SXTEEN (16) development sessions with an on-ice emphasis on the Technical, Physical and Mental aspects of hockey.

Open to Bantam (2005-2006) and Midget (2003-2004) aged travel-level players.

Included in the development program are:

  • On Ice Skill Development – the skill and situational specific program will consistently test participants. A few of the areas of concentration will be advanced edge control for balance and agility with and without the puck, controlled puck handling leading to more consistent puck possession, body position to ensure the player is at a position of strength either when on the attack or defending, as well as shooting tactics providing deception through puck angle and/or manipulation.  The Academy staff believes that these skills translate to the highest-level game.
  • Small Group Training- Deliberate and constructive on ice instruction is essential to skill growth.  This program will have a 4:1 Player to Coach ratio or lower each session.

When applying for programs, it is with the understanding that all sessions can be attended.  No refunds will be given for missed sessions.  


To participate in this program, please submit the application below and we will reach out to all applicants several weeks prior to the start of the program notifying everyone of the result of their application.

Bantam Pod (2005-2006) Details

16 Sessions

Session Days: Thursdays

Session Time: 3:40-4:30pm

Session Dates:

     October 24, 31

     November 7, 14, 21

     December 5, 12, 19

     January 9, 16, 23, 30

     February 6, 13, 27

     March 5

Midget Pod (2003-2004)

16 Sessions

Session Days: Wednesdays

Session Time: 3:40-4:30pm

Session Dates:

     October 23, 30

     November 6, 13, 20

     December 4, 11, 18

     January 8, 15, 22

     February 5, 12, 26

     March 4

Olga Khmylev

Academy of Hockey Business Manager

Phone: 716-855-4297