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Academy of Hockey announces spring programing

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Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:25 am

Five program options allow all age levels to improve core hockey skills with expert instruction

Kevyn Adams, HARBORCENTER vice president and director of the Academy of Hockey, today announced the lineup for the academy's 2016 spring programs. Five different program options are available for players of all age levels, from mites to midgets, designed to provide athletes with tools to obtain a laser focus on their game.

"The 'spring hockey season' is the perfect time for athletes to improve their core hockey skills," Adams said. "Without the pressure of games and team obligations, this is the time to focus on true development. The academy has developed programing that is focused solely on skill development and will give each athlete the opportunity to make great strides through our philosophy of deep practice."

The Academy of Hockey's spring development programs include the return of the academy's signature POD program (with separate programs for goaltenders), skating instruction programs, innovation sessions, and "Little Academy" introduction programs.

The academy's 14-session POD development program focuses on individual player skills, tactics and situational awareness through on-ice training, classroom work and off-ice training at IMPACT Sports Performance. It serves travel-level skaters and goalies at the squirt, pee wee, bantam and midget levels. An additional Mite POD program tailors the instruction to a younger age group with seven on-ice sessions.

The academy skating program is open to all players born between 2002 and 2009. It is a seven-week, progression-based program that concentrates on skating techniques and speed. Players with 2010 and 2011 birth years are able to develop core hockey skill sets through the seven-week "Little Academy" skating and skills program.

Complete information, pricing and registration instructions are available online at www.HARBORCENTER.com.

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