Over my years of coaching, I can say without hesitation, it is easy to identify the players who attended Hockey U over the summer. Beyond the players returning to their team already conditioned, they are simply the better technical skaters on the team. Skating is the most fundamental critical skill in the game. A strong skater has an immediate advantage over their opponent. Further, Hockey U trained players are the harder working athletes, because they have higher expectations for themselves and their team!
– Coach Kulick (local hockey coach)
We came to Hockey U because my son was looking for the next level of hockey training; we received that and much more! Hockey U taught my son how to train and provided models for effective training on his own long after the summer. This was accomplished through a complimentary blend of staff that recognizes the individuality of the athletes in front of them and work well to inspire each of the players. Further, through his summer training, he was exposed to current and former NHL players, college players, USA players and instructors from almost each of those levels. Off ice, classroom sessions taught the players about the world of competitive hockey with topics ranging from proper nutrition to the recruiting process. What’s best is the credibility of the instructors, in this case, NHL scouts themselves! Hockey U has created a fraternity of competitive hockey players. As the players move on after the summer to their teams, and see other ‘Hockey U guys’ around the rinks over the season, there is a bond between them that they look forward to developing further the next summer!
– Rick, parent
Hockey University has been such a rewarding experience for my son, Ryan. He participated in the summer program for five years and loved every moment. The coaches and trainers are extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and were always dedicated to helping develop the kids. All of the training and conditioning including the on-ice sessions, off-ice training, strength conditioning and weight training, and video sessions significantly enhanced Ryan’s development as a hockey player and helped shape him as a mature and responsible adult. Ryan was constantly challenged by the program, and was pushed to succeed with very new challenge. I have recommended Hockey University to every hockey player looking to increase their hockey development.
– Mark, parent
Another fantastic summer for my son, driven by the special character and the discipline of your program. Hockey U has transformed him and our summer experiences in more positive ways than it is possible to articulate. The benefits are truly immeasurable, the coaches are amazing role models, and I cannot thank you enough for putting together this unique program. We are so lucky to live in Ann Arbor, and Ann Arbor is so lucky to have people like you here!”
– Catherine, parent
Last summer, Sam participated in the Hockey University program at the Cube. He made terrific strides in his speed, strength, stick-handling and shooting – all while having a great time! Sam is continuing to work with the coaches on the ice during his hockey season. They are helping him to continue to improve his on ice skills and also gain the “hockey tough” mind skills to excel at the game – Thanks to Carries and the other instructors at Hockey University.”
There are no other programs that compare to Hockey U! Both of our boys started with the program when they were in preschool, and they continue to be challenged each summer. Our oldest is a bantam and he loves having the weight training and classroom sessions added to the ice training. Our youngest is a squirt and he’s really motivated with the treadmill and off-ice training. The variety of training and the talented staff are key components to the success of Hockey U. We also use Hockey U’s resources throughout the hockey season as well. Treadmill and stickhandling sessions are picked up whenever our schedule permits. We’re very happy with the program and the impact it continues to have on our boys…and best of all…the boys love it!“
– Scott & Freda, parents