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TRADITION CONTINUES : THE NEXT GENERATION
2015 Dates have been added.
Detailed session changes/updates will follow.
As we go past our 40th year and our first in the Sylvan Lake Multiplex, we have taken time to reflect and take a nostalgic look back on the literally hundreds of people and events that have shaped who we are and what we do. As well how, with the dramatic turn of events when our arena collapsed, things change fast and how we adapt to that change is so very important.
Thrust into new surroundings, the summer of 2014 was a challenge that we are very proud to have transitioned very successfully. What we lacked in our traditional setup was made up in modern facilities that afforded us additional training opportunities. And with construction slated to begin in the spring of 2015 on our new $30 million Nexsource Center, we can feel a long sought after vision coming true. A vision of the SLHC in a truly “state of the art” training facility, where all of our on and off ice programming can take place in one location, under one roof. Plus, we’ll still be located 2 blocks from the beach to ensure we don’t lose the one tradition that sets us apart… summer fun!
To get to that spot in our programming, we will continue with the third year of our ongoing commitment to provide the latest in proper age appropriate, skill specific training, all in accordance with Hockey Canada and Hockey Alberta’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model .
To further expand the knowledge of LTPD, our “Coach Leadership Development Program” will move into its 2nd year where we engage local minor hockey coaches from Minor Hockey Associations interested in learning about this very important initiative.
For more information on these and other programs offered, simply click on the “About Us” tab at the top of this page an go to Our Programs.
In 2013 Hockey Alberta and the Sylvan Lake/Jasper Hockey Camps entered into a pilot project to evaluate the possibilities of Hockey Alberta partnering with private operators who currently deliver off season development as long as they do so in accordance with Hockey Alberta and Hockey Canada’s Long Term Player Development Program’s” goals and aspirations. The success of that “pilot project” has firmly entrenched that vision and values into the SLHC and JHC player and coach development program.
In 2011 Hockey Alberta started investigating the possibility and effects of expanding their off season development programs from their “Program of Excellence”, which targets elite athletes 14 years and up, to a more grassroots approach. It was determined that the membership of HA wanted some form of shoulder season programming. It was also determined that it was happening in environments that were not in keeping with Hockey Canada’s LTPD program which very specifically outlines the process of proper age specific player development.
Read all about our Long Term Player Development Initiative