Morning Academics | Afternoon Athletics
The RHA student athletes school day will be modified to allow maximum time for school and training needs. The teams will travel and compete mostly outside the province at the highest levels on Nboth sides of the border during the full school year. Shaftesbury appointed team liaison will ensure players meet standards and academic readiness for post secondary applications and career choices.
Our student athletes are on the ice every day. During the week, student-athletes take part in structural practices and skill development sessions. Each team works closely with their respective program’s dedicated skills coach, as well as various other off ice seminars such as video work, mental training and nutrition.
Building Values For The Future
Hockey players and parents have long written off their winters to the grind of the season. A typical day in the life of an RHA student-athlete allows for their school, hockey and training to be completed during the day. With school in the mornings and training in the afternoon, players can expect to have all activities finished and completed by 5 pm daily.
Shaftesbury provides a supportive and familiar place for students to write their SATs in preparation for application to NCAA and CIS universities and colleges up to three times per year.
Students-athletes will be able to earn up to eight credits during each year of the Academy.
This flexible, customized, schedule is designed with the players in mind to allow 32+ high school credits throughout their 4 years.
Student-athletes will participate in classes throughout the morning and travel to the ice rink after class. Players will be on the bus by 11:30 p.m. daily and heading to either the RINK Training Centre or Southdale Community Centre for their ice times. We will be working with skill development coaches in position specific, small group sessions at The RINK and with their full teams and team coaches doing skills and tactical training on the full ice at Southdale.
Our players will start their day early, with core high school classes offered in a customized curriculum to offer a shorter morning class in order to accommodate their educational needs in the half-day format. This class runs all year as opposed to the typical half-year class. They have three “regular” class times, followed by another custom class to end their school day.
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