Our younger players also need to think about how best to prepare to play high school hockey.
Some suggestions are to follow a similar model to the high school program with deliberate and intentional development programs that accelerate skill development over other players. For youth players, the off-season is another opportunity to develop through participation in other sports with an eye to the unique skills required to play hockey at a high level. Games are only one part of the equation. Quality ice time (practice) and participation in Fortis Academy skating and puck handling programs are a great investment of time and money. If your son pparticipates with off season teams, playing at the highest level possible while keeping a sharp focus on individual skills programs will help him improve. Lacrosse is a great complement to hockey in many ways and a lot of fun to play during the summer months.
If your son is not currently a student at one of our three schools you can start the journey by contacting the admissions offices and visit each school to see which would be a fit for your student and family.