RDV Hockey Academy: Training Program
As part of the RDV Hockey Academy experience, students will participate in a variety of training activities, including hockey on-ice and off-ice training, health & wellness electives, and other physical fitness and health activities and electives. Students can earn up to one R School academic unit per year in Team Sports, Fitness, Health, Outdoor Pursuits/Aquatics, or Physical Education (General).
Training Program Overview
On-Ice Hockey Training
RDV Hockey Academy students will participate in approximately 6-10 hours of on-ice hockey training or other on-ice activities each week.
Complementing the extensive ice activities, students will participate in approximately 4-5 hours of off-ice training each week. Off-ice training may include floor hockey, strength/endurance training, and other fitness activities in relation to hockey.
Hockey / Leadership Electives
In addition to physical training and traditional academics, students will participate in a variety of non-academic classroom electives, including units on the following topics:
- offensive/forward tactics
- defensive tactics
- officials certification
- student coach training
- hockey theory & discussion
- nutrition, fitness, and health
Although hockey and academics are our primary focus, students will also have the opportunity to participate in various other activities at RDV Sportsplex:
- performance training
- floor hockey
- and other multi-sport gym activities