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2019 Ice Land Hockey Academy - Summer Training Program


2019 Ice Land Hockey Academy

2019 Ice Land Hockey Academy - Midget AAA/Junior A Off-Season Training Program run out of Ice Land Arena!

The AAA program offers a professionally developed training program with an appropriate number of scrimmages, games and tournaments. The players will be in one of four groups - U15, U16, U18 and/or U20 for Showcases.  These teams, and this program, is geared toward the elite tier one players.  Emphasis is placed on player development and skill development.  The program offers the following for players at most levels:

  • Skill and game-system based on-ice training
  • Professionally developed off-ice training
  • Scrimmages (at least two local scrimmages)
  • Exposure to Ice Land’s junior affiliates, the Youngstown Phantoms (USHL) and Maryland Black Bears (NAHL)
  • Full-ice tournaments with high exposure (See tournament schedule below)
  • Advisory role for the players - coaching staff has helped place over 40 players into D1, D3, tier one and tier two juniors (full reference list upon request)


Our focus is on complete player development and exposure for this important time in a player’s path to college/pro hockey! Our program is tailored for individual player skill, strength and mental development in a team environment.  It is called the off-season for a reason! Our goal is to make sure every athlete leaves the off-season a significantly better hockey player, with a better plan for the following season. 


On-ice practices will be designed to cover all areas of the game and run at a high pace against other elite players at specific age groups.  Players will be broken into two groups: 2004 and 2003 birthyears, and 2002 – 2000 birthyears. Practices will be Tuesday and Thursday nights. Starting time will be between 6pm and 9:15pm.

Off Ice Plyometric Training

Off-ice plyometric sessions will be held off-site. Training will be hockey-specific and run by accredited trainers. The location will be announced in January.

Scrimmages and Tournaments

Games are an important part of development. Also, for midget players, exposure is very important during these summer months.

Our coaches utilize the games/tournaments to:

  • Evaluate the individual player's skills, hockey IQ, effort/compete and to help push them to the appropriate team for the next season.
  • Teach the team how to play at the highest level and to compete against some of the top AAA / junior players in the country.

2019 Program Information

Option 1 - Cost: $1600 includes 50 hours of development training & TWO Tournaments:

Option 2 - Cost: $1150 includes 30 hours of development training & TWO Tournaments:

  • On Ice Development Practices (end of April through July 18, 2x on ice weekly)
  • Dryland Training (end of April through July 18, 1x off ice weekly)
  • Jersey and Socks
  • Two showcases

Option 3 - Cost $850

  • Just on-ice practices and off-ice (No showcases.) Same schedule as Option 2.

Option 4 – Cost $265 PER showcase.

  • Just Showcase(s)

Coaching Staff

Rob Broderick - Ice Land and Mercer Chief GM and VP of Hockey Operations for Youngstown Phantoms and Scout for Maryland Black Bears, US Scout for Ottawa Junior Senators, CCHL, Midget Coach at Mercer Chiefs AAA.

Guest coaches from Youngstown Phantoms (USHL) and Maryland Black Bears (NAHL).

Other coaches to be announced in January 2019, including a power skating coach & a goalie coach.


Please direct questions to:

Rob Broderick