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Training

On-Ice

The WA Fraser Falcons Hockey Academy is a skills based hockey academy, that specializes in high performance training and elite skill development of athletes during school hours. We operate out of WA Fraser Middle School as well as the Abbotsford Recreation Centre.

Our head on-ice instructor is Brad Bowen. (Bo Knows Hockey Ltd.) Goaltenders in the program receive special training from Andy Neilsen, (Nexlevel Goaltending Inc.) All of our instructors have had high-level experience either as player or coaches and are well known in the community for their expertise of elite skill development and Kineisology training.  We also have past alumni students come back and work with the kids on ice.   

The Fraser Hockey Academy operates from September 1st to May 31st. We engage in approx. 70 on-ice sessions that are approx. 1.25 hours in length.  

Please note:  Our program recommends that players have a skill level equivalent to rep level prior to applying for our program.  Or at least 4 years of MHA experience.  

Program Cost

Cost for the program is $1,400 for Gr 6 and 7 and $1,450 for Gr 8. This can be financed by using a pre-authorized debit plan. We offer a sibling discount for players who have brothers and sisters in either the Yale Sport Academy or the Fraser Falcons Middle School Hockey program. For more information on academy fees, please download a copy of our policy manual.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

The academy makes their selections using the following criteria.  Please note that catchment applications are considered first, then cross-boundary, and then out of district. 

  1. Academics  (Must be at a 73% cummulative average. IEP and adapted programs are exempt)
  2. Behavior  (Student must have Principal or Vice-Principal sign attesting to overall behavior as fully meeting, meeting, or not meeting expectations)
  3. Hockey Skill  (A1, A2, A3, House) (In some cases, an evaluation skate may be used to assess skill level)