Tilley School and the Tigers Hockey Academy offers the Grade 3-9 boys and girls the opportunity to make ice-hockey a part of their daily school routine. The instructors, certified teachers with coaching credentials, will lead male and female hockey players through a wide-range of skill development activities. Students receive 100 hours of on-ice instruction throughout the school year plus 60 hours of off-ice instruction. Off-ice training and theory will be held at the school, and on-ice activities are held at the Tilley Arena.
Off-ice activities will encourage students to develop into all around athletes. A variety of activities encourage students to develop hockey specific skills through nonspecific hockey activities. Benefits to this type of training are injury prevention through whole body development and increased participation due to avoiding repetitive activities. Skills will be taught concerning nutrition, mental control, leadership, communication and fitness training. Additional activities include attending Calgary Flames games, Brooks Bandits games and participating in fun games versus local celebrities.
On-ice activites focus on hockey skills such as skating, passing, puckhandling, shooting and checking. Instructional techniques make use of drills, stations, circuits and small area games that allow for individual growth and development and increased activitiy time for the athletes. Combining skill development with fun will add that competitive edge for which all young players strive.
The program fee for grades 3-9 students of $600 consists of a $200 non-refundable registration fee plus $400 for the full year.