2020 - 2021 Winter Academy Information


2020/21 AIRDRIE STARS HOCKEY ACADEMY WINTER SEASON 

 

General Information 

 

Academy Vision:

Within a team setting we are creating a willingness to compete and excel in hockey with a focus on individual mindset, which will ultimately transition our academy players to compete and excel in every aspect of their futures. 

Your player will need to be accepted into the academy based on willingness to compete & excel on and off the ice, previous display of team commitment and attitude towards coaches and respect for the game will play a factor. 


Click the button below for the 2020 - 2021 Information Package


If you are interested in joining a Stars Academy team, please click the button below, sign into RAMP and select "Interest Form" from the Season menu.  We will then follow up with next steps.



Season Plan  

Interview Process:  May - July

ID Camps and skates: August

Conditioning Camp Mid-Late August 

Season runs September-March. Majority of the ice-times scheduled in and around the Airdrie area, to accommodate the season plan there will be supplemental ice from within close distance to Airdrie ie. NE Calgary, Slightly North of Airdrie. 

Schedule is designed to accommodate school sports, more family time and less constant travel time on weekends.  

 

Each week we will have a set 2 + 1 Schedule including: 


  1. Weeknight (1 hr off-ice dry land and/or Mindset session ie. Boxing, CrossFit, Yoga, Mindset Session, Coach Team Building, Nutritionist, Special guest presentation etc.)
  2. Weeknight (1 hr On-Ice Tech Practice) - Tactical Edge, Small area games, Skills & Other development 
  3. Friday Nights or Late Afternoon (1.25 hr Coach Practice)
  4. 9  Game weekends - 36 Total Games 
  5. Sunday afternoon (1.5 hr Coach Practice) missed while away at showcases will be re-booked as make-up ice as possible on Thursday night's

 

Contact Jonah directly with any questions 403-585-0567

 

Division Highlights

2011 DIVISION (2011 and 2012 Elite born athletes) 

  • Athletes will participate in 75+ hours of development provided by their individual team and skills coaches
  • Formal goalie instruction required throughout the season from qualified goalie instructor - minimum 10 hours
  • Each team will compete in 32 regular-season league games that will take place in a showcase style format (~4 games per weekend)
  • The end of the regular season will culminate with a final HSL Championship Weekend Tournament

2009 DIVISION (2009 and 2010 Elite born athletes) 

  • Athletes will participate in 75+ hours of development provided by their individual team and skills coaches
  • Formal goalie instruction required throughout the season from qualified goalie instructor - minimum 10 hours
  • Each team will compete in 32 regular-season league games that will take place in a showcase style format (~4 games per weekend)
  • The end of the regular season will culminate with a final HSL Championship Weekend Tournament

2008 DIVISION (2008 and 2009 Elite born athletes) 

  • Athletes will participate in 75+ hours of development provided by their individual team and skills coaches
  • Formal goalie instruction provided throughout the season from qualified goalie instructor - minimum 10hours
  • Each team will compete in 32 regular-season league games that will take place in a showcase style format (~4 games per weekend)
  • The end of the regular season will culminate with a final HSL Championship Weekend Tournament

U14 VARSITY DIVISION (2007 and 2008 Elite born athletes) 

  • U14 Varsity is a full contact division that will follow the IIHF Guidelines on Body Contact. There will be a checking clinic before the regular season begins where all HSL Prep athletes will be educated with the three modified checking rules. Safety of our athletes is our #1 priority
  • Teams are equivalent to “2007 Gold Spring Hockey”
  • Athletes will be comprised of 2007 born Gold Level and 2008 Elite Level players
  • No overage players will be allowed unless approved by the HSL
  • Athletes will participate in 90+ hours of development provided by their individual team and skills coaches
  • Formal goalie instruction provided throughout the season from qualified goalie instructor - minimum 15 hours
  • Athletes listed on Elite Prospects Website, Major Junior and Junior A Scouts in attendance at select showcases
  • Each team will compete in 32 regular-season league games that will take place in a showcase style format (~4 games per weekend)
  • The end of the regular season will culminate with a final HSL Championship Weekend Tournament

U15 PREP DIVISION 

  • U15 Prep is a full contact division that will follow the IIHF Guidelines on Body Contact. There will be a checking clinic before the regular season begins where all U14 Prep athletes will be educated with the three modified checking rules. Safety of our athletes is our #1 priority;
  • Teams are equivalent to “2006 Elite Spring Hockey”.
  • Athletes comprise of “2006 Elite Level” players, with 3 overage (2005 born players) allowed;
  • No underage athletes allowed unless approved by the HSL
  • Athletes will participate in 90+ hours of development provided by their individual team and skills coaches
  • Formal goalie instruction provided throughout the season from qualified goalie instructor - minimum 15 hours
  • Each team will compete in 32 regular-season league games taking place in a showcase style format (~4 games per weekend); and
  • The end of the regular season will culminate with a final HSL Championship Weekend Tournament
  • Advanced player promotion with athletes listed on Elite Prospects Website, Major Junior and Junior A Scouts in attendance at select showcases and Hockey Super League YouTube Channel Exposure
  • U15 Prep will be invited to an International Invitational tournament pending HSL approval, that will be used as a showcase for Major Junior scouts as the eligible players move towards the 2021 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft (2006 born athletes are eligible for the draft).

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