The OMHA Hockey Academy helps minor hockey players train like the pros with curated daily workouts, skills and fitness sessions. It was designed by former New Jersey Devils captain Bryce Salvador to so players can train, earn points and win prizes with an interactive, video-based virtual training platform.
With new, age-appropriate daily workouts, athletes can log in and expect a new workout curated by hockey professionals. Work on a variety of hockey-specific exercises, shooting, stickhandling, and passing drills, all designed to be completed with minimal equipment and from the comfort of your home.
Since it’s launch, the program has received positive reviews from both players and parents.
“My favourite part so far is the variety of drills on the website. I like how I can do the workouts when I want. I like to do the provided workout in the morning to get a fresh and energized start to my day,” said Griffin, a defenceman.
When you are ready to dive in, go to the Daily Workout where you'll find a fresh training session that includes stick skills, shooting, and cardio exercises. If you want to train a specific skill, go to the Training Library for drills and exercises to improve your game. Players will quickly notice that the repetition is the key to unlocking skill improvement.
Find a dedicated area in the driveway or basement that gives you enough room to move around and shoot pucks. A flat surface is important for puck handling and for safe movement.
Registration to the OMHA Hockey Academy includes a welcome gift pack (estimated value of $40.00, shipping may be delayed) as well as exclusive access to the online tracking portal where you can keep track of your progress and be entered to win weekly prizes. The one year subscription ($10.00 a month) includes tutorial videos and tips on how to get the most out of each drill and entries into weekly prize draws.
“Ashton loves getting up and doing the daily workouts before school. He likes that he can do them on his own and it doesn’t take a long time to complete them all,” said Kelly E, a Hockey Mom. “He is motivated by earning points to be on the weekly draw for prizes. He also enjoys motivating others to get involved through his social media account.”
Players shouldn’t rush through the drills – they should be are designed to be done with meaningful action. Don’t just do each day’s requirements to get it over with. Make sure that you are doing each drill correctly by following the tutorials. Mastering the technique will help improve your skills and make the time spent on the challenges worth it.
When you complete your reps, enter them in the online tracker to gain entry into the weekly prize draws.
“Sam was super pumped to get his prize. He's working hard to decide how to spend his gift card. He also loves the app and doing his daily workouts through his second week,” said Brendon G, a Hockey Dad.
“We would definitely recommend Hockey Academy to parents. In fact, we have been spreading the word to teammates and families in our community,” said Kelly E, a Hockey Mom. “It’s great skill development, it’s engaging for children as the skills are broken down, and the kids can work on them independently. Ashton is really enjoying the platform and it is a tool we use weekly.”
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