SPECIAL PROGRAM UPDATE
The AMP Hockey Academy has proudly partnered with the National Sports School for the upcoming 2020-2021 season and will field two HSL teams at the U14 and U16 Divisions.
The Academy is for dedicated student-athletes
in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.
For more information on the program, please click here
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OUR 5 CORE BELIEFS
1. WE BELIEVE IN BRAIN SAFETY
WE BELIEVE THAT OVER 75% OF SPORTS INJURIES ARE PREVENTABLE AND DIRECTLY RELATED TO FATIGUE, SKILL LEVEL, AND INEXPERIENCED COACHES AND REFEREES.
2. WE BELIEVE IN PROFESSIONAL COACHING
WE BELIEVE THAT YOUNG CHILDREN IN THEIR HIGHEST AND MOST IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT STAGES NEED THE MOST EXPERIENCED AND DEDICATED COACHES. KNOWING WHAT TO COACH, HOW TO DEMONSTRATE, AND WHEN TO COACH A CHILD IS INVALUABLE.
3. WE BELIEVE THAT SIZE MATTERS
WITH OUR CROSS-ICE 3VS3 DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, WE HAVE SMALLER ICE SURFACES AND SMALLER ROSTERS, WHICH INCREASES THE NUMBER OF REPS AND OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS. WE BELIEVE THAT ONE AMP DEVELOPMENT SESSION IS THE DEVELOPMENT EQUIVALENT OF PLAYING 15 FULL ICE 5V5 GAMES.
4. WE BELIEVE IN MULTISPORT DEVELOPMENT
STUDIES ARE CLEAR, SINGLE SPORT ATHLETES GET HURT UP TO 70% MORE THAN MULTISPORT ATHLETES. WE WERE NOT DESIGNED AS HUMANS TO SKATE ON ICE. REPETITIVE MOVEMENTS OF THE SAME SINGLE MUSCLE GROUPS LEADS TO LONG-TERM AND/OR PERMANENT INJURY.
5. WE BELIEVE IN BUILDING STRONGER FAMILIES
WE HAVE SET SCHEDULES, SET DAYS, SET TIMES, SET LOCATION, WITH NO MANDATORY VOLUNTEERING, NO MANDATORY FUND-RAISING. IT'S GAME-CHANGING FOR MOST FAMILIES, ESPECIALLY WITH MULTIPLE CHILDREN.
The AMP Hockey Academy is founded by former NCAA, Pro, and National Team hockey player Brad Layzell.
The vision is to create one of the strongest and safest youth hockey and multisport development programs in the world for boys, girls and sledge hockey players.
The program promotes evidence-based solutions for brain safety and injury prevention through education, training, medical assessments and support with leading medical and preventative health providers.
The athletic development platform is based on having highly experienced coaches teaching a variety of different sports and proper athletic movements to develop a much greater skill set for hockey, and for life.
We have developed our own curriculum-based approach to long-term athletic development incorporating smaller playing surfaces, smaller rosters, to significantly accelerate learning, safety, and engagement in the sport.
For children in their youngest and most critical development stages, we are able to build an athletic foundation and a love for sport that will last them a lifetime.