Excellence, both on and off of the ice, is what you can expect with the EXCEL Hockey Academy.
EXCEL Hockey Academy is a partnership between North Catholic High School and the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. The academy provides a superior academic program coupled with on-ice and off-ice training provided by a world-class staff of professionals. The program will prepare graduates with the academic background to advance to top tier Colleges and Universities, while the world-class hockey development program will allow each student athlete to maximize their individual potential.
Congratulations to the following EXCEL Hockey Academy athletes on their commitments and signings!
Penguins Coach Mark Recchi working with EXCEL athletes
Onsite storage for High School participants
Coach Mueller reviewing daily practice plan
|7:55 AM||Academic Day Begins||North Catholic HS|
|7:55am-1:15pm||Academic Courses||North Catholic HS|
|1:15 PM||Academy Student Athletes Dismissed||North Catholic HS|
|1:30 PM||Academy Students Arrive at Facility||UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex|
|1:30-1:50pm||Change Time||UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex|
|1:50-3:00pm||On-Ice Skill Development & Skating Programs||UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex|
|3:15-4:00pm||Off-Ice Training||UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex|
|4:00-5:00pm||Study/Homework Period||UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex|
|5:00 PM||Academy Students Dismissed||UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex|
Goalies will have the opportunity to elevate their game by having individualized goalie training catered to their style of play. Goalies will focus on their technical game including; speed, depth & positioning, tracking and save selection. On-ice sessions will be a combination of specialized goalie training followed by shooting drills and small area games with the group.
Held at the North Catholic HS Campus
24 credits would be completed through courses offered in the following departments:
Up to 21 Honors level courses offered in these departments
Up to 14 Advanced Placement (AP) and College in High School (CHS) courses offered in these departments
Option to enroll in double math or science courses in Junior/Senior years
Held at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
4 credits would be completed through independent study, which includes:
70 minutes of elite skill development and skating daily
60 minutes of personalized off-ice training with an emphasis on strength, conditioning, speed & agility
Preseason performance evaluation (on-ice & off-ice)
Individual assessment including video analysis with specialized program for both on-ice & off-ice training
Post-season performance evaluation with personalized off-season training program
On-site equipment storage available
CoachMePlus Athlete Performance Management
The Academy staff with arrange seminars on the following topics, and more, from industry leading experts:
Training & Nutrition
Sports Business Management