GPS Hockey School
What is GPS School?
GPS School is a (bi)weekly regimented training program for aspiring young hockey players to master their hockey skills in a focused and intensive environment. Sessions will meet on Wednesday afternoons for one hour, with the option of adding an additional hour on Monday afternoons. The small number of students accepted, combined with the repetition and building of skills, provides an ideal environment for not only learning new skills but building on the skills acquired each week. GPS School is available for anywhere from one to three trimesters over the course of the 2018-19 hockey season.
10 players total
'02-'08 birth years*
*If your player is outside of this age range, you can still apply with special permission
You will receive three personalized written evaluations to track your progress throughout the season. Evaluations will occur near the end of each trimester.
3 Trimesters, from September to February
Each trimester is 7 weeks long in length, meeting on the following Wednesdays:
Trimester 1: 9/5, 9/12, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
Trimester 2: 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9
Trimester 3: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27
The optional Monday sessions will meet on:
Trimester 1: 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29
Trimester 2: 11/5, 11/11, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/11, 12/17
Trimester 3: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25
OPTIONAL ADD-ON, for mixed skill level: Mondays 4:00-5:00PM
Wednesdays Optional Mondays (add-on)
$280 per trimester additional $280 per trimester
OR $500 for 2 trimesters (save $60) additional $500 for 2 trimesters (save $60)
OR $700 for 3 trimesters (save $140) additional $700 for 3 trimesters (save $140)
*This cost includes ice time; there is no additional fee. No refunds will be given for missed sessions.
Personalized Video Analysis
You can also elect to add on personalized video analysis to your training. Video footage will be taken each week of student, after which Coach Christian Grunnah will review footage. At the end of the trimester, the student (and his/her parents/guardians, if desirable) will have an hour-long, one on one meeting with Christian to discuss the areas for improvement. A short video with footage of the student that summarizes these areas will be available to the student after the meeting. Only two spots per skill level group per trimester are available (on a first come, first served basis). Personalized video analysis may be added for $300 per trimester.
More availability for one-on-one or small group lessons will be available at Robert Crown throughout the season. There will be an hour each Wednesday, from 3:50-4:50PM, as well as many other times throughout the season Check out the website to add lessons.
Applications are due by Friday, August 24; notification of decision by Wednesday, August 29. Applications will be considered based on players’ prior hockey experience and their responses to a question on application. Applicants need at least two seasons of travel hockey experience, and must be committed to continual growth and improvement, and must be prepared for rigorous training. GPS School is not designed for beginner-level players.