Welcome to the Bandits Hockey Academy of Excellence Program!
The Calgary Hockey Development Centre Bandits Academy of Excellence Program was designed to create the best value for families looking for an exceptional Hockey experience. We run quality Hockey programs dedicated to developing strong fundamental elements for long-term Hockey success and enjoyment.
The “Academy of Excellence” (AOE) aims to create teams that will operate for an entire year vs distinct seasons. Evaluations will occur at the end of each year, which is March. Players will join the Academy of Excellence for a period of 1 year. Players may opt out of summer development but participation in winter and spring team/academy is a requirement. All AOE players will play under the Bandits logo
Academy of Excellence Overview
The AOE is a professionally run, year-round, one-stop-shop academy team/program designed to maximize long-term player development. The program includes:
Primetime access for all on-ice and off-ice development
Superior hockey development experience with professional coaching and instruction,
Alberta-wide gameplay in the Alberta Power League (APL) or Hockey Super League (HSL)
Convenient prime-time practices
Note: All AOE players will play under the Bandits logo
Academy of Excellence Program Goals
Provide families with a long-term, pre-planned development program
Eliminate the need for yearly ID skates, extra development programs and unnecessary travel
Create an Academy of similarly skilled and like-minded players, seeking an accelerated development pathway
Develop complete players by improving the four pillars of development “physical-mental-emotional-social”
Improve the four pillars of development “physical - mental - emotional - social”
The Calgary Hockey Development Centre has structured six Academy teams to cater to families seeking an alternative hockey experience. Teams are based out of HDC's training facility and leverage HDC's training ice, strength & conditioning space along with it sports education centre to facilitate a superior development option. HDC is a State-of-the-art sports training and recreational facility providing professional on-ice and off-ice athletic development. Our facility serves as a one-stop-shop for the physical and intellectual development of players and coaches.