Andrews Hockey Growth Programs have been training hockey players of all abilities since 1979 with the understanding that successful development as a hockey player is the product of complete personal growth. Through scientifically researched on-ice training programs, professionally developed off-ice training and well balanced classroom sessions on topics such as nutrition and goal-setting, we strive to stress the importance of healthy living and personal excellence.
Over 20 years of continual research, improvement and experience with hockey players from around the globe is translated into the teaching of every drill, lesson, and exercise. Our staff are hand picked; these individuals love hockey, love teaching and are dedicated to providing the best instruction and assessment as well as serving as everyday role models.
The Program has trained many athletes over the years; Tampa Bay Lightning Star Brad Richards came for 11 straight summers. Programs such as the Atlantic Hockey Showcase (top Bantam, Midget & Junior Players), Atlantic Female Prospect Camp (high end female players) and the Young Guns Program (talented Novice, Atom & Peewee players) have helped thousands of young players achieve their dreams of playing Prep School, Junior, University or Professional Hockey including many other NHLer’s such as Boston’s Adam McQuaid, New Jersey’s Michael Ryder, Winnipeg’s Adam Pardy, Detroit’s Dan Cleary, San Jose’s James Sheppard, Calgary’s Joey MacDonald.
The Signature Foundational Program is one that Sidney Crosby attended for 10 years where he perfected his skating and puck skills. Also offered are High Performance Elite Training Programs, Hockey For Tots (Ages 4-6), Defensemen’s Specialty Camps as well as the increasingly popular Magic Hands Stick Handling/Art of Scoring Goals. A bonus of the school is vacationing at Canada’s Golf capital, surrounded by beautiful salt water beaches!
Modern Techniques of Hockey Skating
Considered by Hockey Experts to be the most Advanced Scientific Based Skating Program in Present Day Hockey. Our Modern Techniques of Hockey Skating Program has been researched, up graded and developed for over thirty years; this program is modified to teaching all levels from Beginner to Professional.
The program goes in depth on the proper mechanics of stride length, frequency, edge control, glide turns, sharp turns, Mohawk turns, stops and transitional skating. (**it is offered in all of our Summer Camps except Magic Hands**). In our Elite programs we also introduce Advanced Techniques of Hockey Skating which includes all of the above plus speed, quickness, agility, over speed and resistance training.
We focus on stick length and its relation to proper skating mechanics; upper body posture and proper knee bend to ensure that each and every skater is able to improve. Players work towards their Bronze, Silver and Gold Skate Awards and many players that are now playing at a high level return for private skating lessons. Our current clientele include Nathan McIver (Anaheim Ducks), Adam McQuaid (Boston Bruins Organization), Mark Flood (Carolina Hurricanes Organization), Brandon Gormley (Moncton Wildcats) and many other elite athletes.