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Hockey has always been at the core of the idea for the Timberline Academy. This is a school and a hockey team, done by hockey people who care about the community of Hockey in Colorado and the kids in the sport. At Timberline Academy, we believe that creating a classroom of students which also functions as a hockey team, we will be sowing the seeds for higher growth and achievement in both hockey and academics. Using hockey, and all of its components, interwoven with a “team-­classroom”, we can build a model for growth on the ice that far out exceeds what a “hockey-­only” program could accomplish in on-­ice growth.

The goal of the Academy is field a U11 (6th grade) “team-­classroom”, U12 (7th grade) “team-­classroom”, and U13 (8th grade) “team-­classroom”. The Timberline staff is currently evaluating the appropriate AAA league options, and anticipates 4 to 8 out­-of-­town showcases/tournaments throughout the hockey season. In addition, we expect to play games against local similar competitive level teams.

The founders of Timberline have always emphasized the family dynamic and its importance to a hockey team throughout their careers as coaches. This is one of the cornerstones of how they will manage and coach the players. This philosophical approach will be embedded within the culture of the “team-­classroom” model. Just as the hockey experience will be intentionally impactful on the classroom, so too will the classroom be intentionally impactful on the hockey experience.

The Academic Philosophy of Timberline’s Curriculum puts great emphasis on “causality” throughout all subjects. This idea of “causality” will be stressed within the coaching and teaching the players receive on-­ice as well. For instance, when using a 1-­2-­2 forecheck, the goal is to “cause” a turnover, which then further “causes” a set of predetermined offensive strategies to become actions.

The on-­ice instruction will be delivered by experienced AAA coaches who understand what it will take, within every facet of the game, to ensure the highest growth for each individual and for the team as a whole. Like the Academic philosophy, the Timberline staff believes our goal is to always form players into the “best versions of themselves”. Through player evaluations, goal­-setting and high standards, players will grow and develop to their highest potential.

At Timberline Academy your student athlete will receive an A+ education
and a AAA level hockey experience.

What does our Hockey Approach entail?

  • On-Ice Time is crucial to player development
    • Monday-Thursday, student-athletes will spend 1.5 hours on the ice practicing, for a total of at least 6 hours of weekly, currently more than any other AAA program in the state.
      • 1.5 hours a week will be spent on Team concepts
      • 1.5 hours of flow and creativity drills
      • 1.5 hours of systems and competitive games/ situational awareness
      • 1.5 hours a week on individual skill development
    • 2 or more hours of “Hockey Specific” Off-Ice training
    • Weekly team and individual video and game analysis
    • All players will receive a playbook and weekly “chalk-talk” coaching sessions
    • Timberline will feature a goalie instructor
    • Timberline will feature a certified trainer and nutrition specialist
    • All hockey instruction will be overseen by Scott Smith and will be a part of the player’s on-going mentorship and goal-setting structure as set forth in the Academy’s philosophical structure.
      • Players will set individual goals using the S.M.A.R.T. goal setting model.
      • Player goals will constantly be evaluated and revised to best suit each of their individuals needs.
      • This process will be incorporated into the mentorship program. Each player and their family will work closely with their assigned mentor, thereby allowing for high-growth while always working to improve player confidence on and off the ice.
    • All players will be held to the highest standards of work ethic, accountability, leadership and responsibility, and are expected to be passionate about hockey for themselves and their teammates.
    • Smartboards and other 21st century technology will be incorporated in the hockey training. This will include use of the iPads for playbook and video analysis.
    • All players will go through an evaluation/tryout as part of the admissions process.

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