Excellence, both on and off of the ice, is what you can expect with the EXCEL Hockey Academy – a new, cutting-edge concept affording the opportunity for middle-school players to receive elite level training at a world-class facility.
Led by the same team of professionals that provides skill development and performance training for professional athletes across North America, your son or daughter will have the ability to “Train Like the Pros” and get an edge on the competition. A convenient schedule allows participants to receive advanced training without having to sacrifice academics, time with their families or amateur team commitments. This program is available to student athletes in grades 6, 7 and 8 and will provide intense on-ice training three days per week to maximize each individual’s potential.
Penguins observation day
Off-ice training in UPMC Sports Performance
Coach Mueller reviewing daily practice plan
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.