On ice training, and off ice training will take place predominantly within the athletic facilities of North Shore Winter Club (NSWC).
North Shore Winter Club has over 60 years of hockey history and was established on Vancouver’s North Shore in 1958. In 2019, NSWC completed significant club upgrades and improvements, which included updates to their ice rink and training facilities. NSWC offers 4 ice sheets for on-ice training, a state-of-the-art fitness center, three off-ice high performance training centers, an off-ice hockey specific dryland training area, and is conveniently situated on the North Shore of Vancouver with ideal access to Highway 1 and main transportation corridors.
The hockey program at North Shore Winter Club has a strong and storied history, and has produced a number of notable alumni players, coaches, and officials throughout the BCHL, WHL, NCAA, AHL, NHL, and International hockey leagues.
The North Shore Warriors off-ice training program is developed and designed by professionals at North Shore Winter Club’s High Performance Centre. These professionals have, and continue to work with a stable of professional athletes across multiple sports, including the National Hockey League. NSWC also staff a number of professional therapists who are available and on site daily for preventative and reactionary injury care.
Each week students participate in strength and conditioning sessions, and alternative training sessions such as Yoga, Pilates, and Plyometrics. Taking advantage of the local North Shore landscape, athletes will also train using outdoor resources such as the Grouse Grind, Seawall and mountain trails to add diversity to their routine. Additionally, our student athletes receive a customized training schedule and program from our educational partner, North Shore Academy.
Additional time off-ice training commitments are allocated to video review, mental mindset, and goal setting sessions.
Our education partner, North Shore Academy, provides a remarkable opportunity and education experience for our student athletes to get the most out of their scholastic pursuits.
All North Shore Warriors Academy student athletes attend North Shore Academy, and are expected to exceed satisfactory level of performance in their classes, attaining above average academic and effort grades as part of their team commitment. With our innovative curriculum design, students have a customized education timetable suited to the demands of their Academy schedule.
We are thrilled with a partnership that is committed to progressive and innovative learning, with schedule design tailored for the needs of today’s student athlete.
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A key value metric of our program is exposing student athletes to elements of life discovery, leadership, accountability, and personal growth. This philosophy continues to be a primary driver at the North Shore Warriors Hockey Academy. We strongly believe well-rounded individuals find a greater sense of pride and self-confidence, allowing them to reach their true potential in sport and in life.
Our staff share the fundamental belief that we can help our students become successful in all aspects in their lives. Yes, we are competitive; and yes, we love to win. We also love to build leaders, regardless of aspiration – professional athlete, entrepreneur, tradesperson, or artist. Our leadership pyramid is a foundation and cornerstone of responsibility for our students that will aide in their success on and off the ice.
Part of our commitment to personal discovery and growth is the integration of activities and external resources that expand horizons for our students. This includes community volunteering, goal setting, personal management, family connectivity, and financial concepts. Our students will also be exposed to a number of guest speakers from diverse backgrounds to assist in broadening their life outlook.