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2021-2022 TRYOUTS

By EHA, 03/11/21, 12:45PM EST

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February 26, 2021

Guilford, Conn. - The Elite Hockey Academy is excited to announce that for the 2021-2022 season, that we are offering both Boys AAA and AA teams for the upcoming season. The EHA Board of Directors and Leadership are confident that the changes that we are making will provide our players and families with a better overall service compared to other local and national programs.

At the Elite Hockey Academy, we continue to look at how we improve upon and make a better experience for all families involved with the program. Our leadership and Board of Directors feel the best possible path to ensure all players are placed at an appropriate developmental level while we strive to build high levels teams and a positive cultural experience for all of the families. In order to meet your development goals, Our staff, managers, coaches must work in concert with each other to craft an effective long-term development plan to help our players reach the next level and maximize their potential. Sometimes real, positive change feels terrible, while the old, bad habits typically feel best.

Some of the main elements of ELITE's development plan include:
  • Technical Opportunities

    • Example: Long Stride Skating, Edgework, explosiveness - Click Here 

  • Tactical Opportunities

    • Example:  Offensive and defensive concepts, entries, cycle plays - Click Here

  • Physical Opportunities

    • Example: Flexibility, Eating better to lose fat/gain muscle - Click Here

  • Mental/Emotional Opportunities

    • Example: Developing character traits such as resiliency and open-mindedness - Click Here

Here at the Elite Hockey Academy, one of our most important objectives is to provide the best youth hockey for our players and parents.  We believe that by working, together our teams will be able to compete at the highest level and represent the Elite Hockey Academy to the highest standard on and off the ice. 

We would also like to provide an update that will be beneficial for your player heading into next season. 

  • Coordination of skill development for AAA and AA. 

  • Monthly positional and specific technique skill development. 

  • A weekly newsletter, schedule updates, and other information will be distributed to improve communication between the organization and the parents. 

  • Weekly off-ice sessions with Mike Bouchard and MB Sports Training for our U15 and up teams to improve strength and maintain muscle during the long season. 

  • Coaches will meet weekly to assess player progress and any team updates for coordination amongst our teams.

  • League Strength: Full members of the Connecticut Hockey Conference (CHC), Atlantic Youth Hockey League (AYHL), East Coast Elite League (ECEL).

  • Provide a school experience for all of the billeting players as we offer an online school through Odysseyware Academy and West Haven Public Schools. To learn more about the school aspect of our Academy Program, CLICK HERE

The future of this program is exciting and we are excited about the future of our program and the growth it provides for your player on and off the ice. Tryout registration for the 2021-2022 season is available now. To register for tryouts you can CLICK HERE. If you have any questions, you can reach out to Peter Alden or about the program CLICK HERE.

We want to wish all of our teams all the best as we look to stay healthy and safe during these challenging times. We all would like to wish our U14, U15, U16, and U18 teams the best of luck as they compete for ECEL titles, a Connecticut Hockey Alliance title, New England Regionals, and a chance for a National Championship. We also want to congratulate all of our players, coaches, and parents on a safe return to play. We know these times have been different this year, but keep doing the same things, and we will keep playing. We still have a lot of the season left, so stay tuned for more updates.