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KPDSB Hockey Canada Skills Academy
The Keewatin Patricia District School Board continues to partner with Hockey Canada, Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO) and Lake of the Woods Minor Hockey to provide our students with an elite Hockey Canada Skills Academy program. The Beaver Brae Hockey Canada Skills 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 4-12. The program operates during the school day, from September to April each year.

Brooks Mejia 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 on individual skills in addition to team development.

BBSS 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 a KPDSB school in Kenora for September, 2016 can apply. For those students who do not currently attend any of our schools, parents must complete a school registration form for September 2019 along with the Hockey Academy application form.

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 and Triple PLAY 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 football, basketball, volleyball, golf, soccer, etc.

Registration Procedures

Complete the registration form online or paper form from your child’s school principal. Any boy or girl in grade 4 – 12 who is registered within the KPDSB for September, 2016 can apply. For those students who do not currently attend our schools, parents must complete a school registration form for September 2019 along with the Hockey Academy application form.

On-Ice Hockey Conditioning Program

The on-ice program consists of the following
• 90 - 270 minutes per week depending on grade level
• 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
• Qualified off-ice training staff
• Use of the Kenora Recreation Centre
• Nutrition and supplement guidance

Mental Training

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

Applications must be submitted by the beginning of September, 2016 school year. If you have any questions, please call the school at: 807-468-6401.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Final decisions will ultimately reside with the school principal.
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If your child does not currently attend a school within the KPDSB in Kenora, in addition to this application, you will have to complete a registration form with our school for September, 2019. Please pick up a registration form at the school once the hockey academy application has been completed.
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How many years has your child played minor hockey? *
Experience with minor hockey is not a requirement for admission to the Hockey Canada Skills Academy.
How many years skating experience does you child have? *
Skating experience is not a requirement for admission to the Hockey Canada Skills Academy.
Which of the following pieces of hockey equipment does your child require? *
Owning hockey equipment is not a requirement for admission to the Hockey Academy. However this information will help us with our planning. The specific equipment needed will depend on the child's age group. Equipment provided will be based on availability.
Will you and your child commit to regular and punctual attendance? *
Regular and punctual attendance is an important part of the Hockey Academy and is an expectation.
Will your child commit to a strong academic effort at school? *
Your child is also expected to put forth a strong effort in their academic studies. Parents and their child must also recognize that this is a year long commitment.
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