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 Space is limited and reserved for elite players and filled by application only.

 All programs will be led and supported by our CNHA AA and AAA coaching staff and other elite skill instructors.

This program will involve goalies and goalie instruction.

          Refunds will be provided if Covid-19 restrictions do not allow this program to run. Sessions missed due to a Covid-19 close contact case will not be eligible for a refund.

CNHA will no longer be accepting applications for the 2021 Excellence Institute. Any questions regarding applications can be made to Jesse Hale, gm@calgarynorthstars.com.

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Welcome to the Excellence Institute! This program is geared towards elite players striving to get to the next
level and leverage the top skills coaches in the region to do so. This program will give players the tools to
compete in a high intensity, competitive learning environment that will translate to helping players have
success at the modern game.
Training players to play in small, confined, high traffic areas promote the ability to maneuver in congested
areas during games, especially when statistics tell us that two thirds of any game is played with all players
concentrated in one zone. This kind of training environment will help players master puck and agility skills
to skate the game, create space, generate offence and provide skills as well as support the increase of 
Hockey IQ to make plays.
This program will include sixteen (16) 1.25 hour sessions that will include 45 mins per session of game
applicable skill focused training as well as 30 min of competitive game play (3v3, 4v4, SAGs, etc) Game
play will be broadcasted on HockeyTV, points and standing will be tracked and will include playoff rounds.
Game video and analytic reports will be provided to athletes following applicable game play sessions. Each
session will have a development theme and include game play.

ON - Ice Development Themes/Sessions

Power Edge Pro
Checking Skills
Power Skating/Edge Control
Play Without The Puck
Shooting & Scoring
Position Specific Skills Sessions
Game Intensity & Situational Awareness

Off - Ice Development Themes/Sessions

Mental Performance
Fueling Your Body

(Nutrition, Sleep, Hydration)

1 on 1 Video Session
Tactic and Game Play Development Sessions

(Ozone, Dzone,  Entries, Scoring)

Areas, Elite Habits, Exit Skills

(Positional Specific)

Optional 16 Sessions Strength & Conditioning with RISE ATHLETE

(Additional Cost)

Skills Analysis Report Card


Approx. Dates | May 17 – June 29 (16 Sessions)
Times | Weekday Evenings, Sunday Afternoon
Age | 2004 – 2008 Born Players (grouped accordingly)
Location | Don Hartman Northeast Sportsplex and Thorncliffe
Cost | $750
Optional Additional Cost for S&C Package | $320