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DME Hockey Academy

DME Hockey Academy provides a unique opportunity for intense elite hockey training under the tutelage of former NHL player and Stanley Cup Champion Eric Perrin. For the inaugural year of DME Hockey Academy, the number of participants will be limited to allow Eric to focus on the individual development needs of each player.

Program Plans

Tier I: Full Time Hockey Academy Students:

Academy student athletes that choose the Tier I plan will attend on and off ice training 5 days per week. Among the many skill areas that will be explored in Hockey Academy:

Hockey Fundamental Skills Development Training

    • Puck skills
      • Introduction to higher level stick handling 
    • Proper Skating Techniques
      • Improving Skating Speed and Acceleration
    • Passing and Shooting Techniques
      • Using these skills in game situations at a high leve
    • Game IQ
      • Improve the all-around understanding of the game of hockey by utilizing video analysis sessions, off ice instruction (Chalk Talk), and various other teaching methods
    •  Preparation
      • Teaching the importance of preparation for physical activity (proper warm up techniques) for injury prevention and quality of performance
      • Teaching the importance of preparation for competitive sports, including mental preparation for better focus, nutrition, etc.
    •  Recovery
      • Teaching proper recovery techniques for daily practices (stretching)
      • Teaching the importance of proper recovery techniques for the mind and body of the athlete
      • With the amount of training Hockey Academy offers, it is vital that players understand the importance of the recovery process which includes eating well (nutrition), getting proper rest (sleep) and stretching for injury prevention

Tier II: Part-time Hockey Academy Students:

Those Hockey Academy Students who choose the option of attending only 2 days per week (2 on ice sessions and one will join the same sessions as the Tier I (full time students.) The itinerary will be the same as Tier I.

A Day in The Life: DME Hockey Academy Curriculum

A Day at DME Hockey Academy: Although this list gives an outline of the regular itinerary, the advantage of working with a skilled professional coach, Eric Perrin, is that he will be able to adjust the daily schedule to adapt to the needs of the Hockey Academy players. 

Morning: Players will arrive at the Daytona Ice Arena to begin their day with DME Hockey Academy

  • Daily: Off ice and on ice warm up to prepare for training session
  • Daily: On ice hockey training and hockey skills development session (1 – 1.5 hrs) that is designed using the American Development Model (ADM) and other successful youth hockey program components concentrating on fundamental hockey skills presented in specific teaching segments throughout the year 
  • 3 days per week: following the on-ice training, players will participate in off-ice skills development training sessions that will reinforce the theories and techniques that are taught on ice.
  • Weekly: players will also attend off ice “Chalk Talk” teaching sessions focusing on game/individual situations, team structure and positional play
  • After the daily training sessions are complete, the players will cool down and stretch

After the morning session is completed, those players that attend DME’s Xceed school will be transported back to campus. Other students will be released to their parents or designated adult after the training session.