Half Day Academics | Half Day Athletics
At RINK Hockey Academy, we believe in developing “Skills for Hockey and Values for Life”, so academics are of equal or even greater importance to hockey. Players at RHA attend George Elliott Secondary School, which according to the Fraser Institute is the highest ranked academy public high school in BC.
In addition to this, RHA employs a school liaison who works with the George Elliot counselor to assist players with their course selections, oversees players academics, and can assist with arranging teacher support to help players catch up with any school work that they miss while traveling to tournaments.
Our student athletes are on the ice almost every day. During the week, student athletes take part in structural practices and skill development sessions. Teams work closely with their respective program’s dedicated skills coach, as well as various other off ice seminars such as video work, mental training and nutrition.
*Schedule Varies Depending On Morning School or Afternoon School*
Building Values For The Future
Hockey players and parents have long written off their winters to the grind of the season. A typical day in the life of an RHA student-athlete allows for their school, hockey and training to be completed during the day. With school in the mornings and training in the afternoon, players can expect to have all activities finished and completed by 5:00PM daily.
DAY TO DAY
A Look Into The Life
The Academy's players are exposed to much more than just on-ice and off-ice sessions. Each day, every player, participates in two hours on-ice and one hour of off-ice training also has a one hour skills session. Players are working on either shooting or stick handling and they are learning new aspects of the game. It is not uncommon in our program for players to increase their slap shot speed by 17 mph in the first three months, or increase their sprint speed to a puck by 5 mph in the same time period. Imagine what these changes, even in ten months, would do for your game.
Our players will start the day early, with either skills and workout, then two core school classes, ice, and finish the day with either skills or workout. Ice and School alternate weekly. High school classes are offered in a customized curriculum to accommodate their educational needs in the half-day format. Classes are semster based and two classes are offered each semester.
GEORGE ELLIOT SECONDARY SCHOOL
Municipality of Lake Country