The Fortis Men’s College Hockey Prep 2021 group is for athletes that currently are playing college hockey, are committed to play college hockey, or currently playing junior hockey. Athletes are selected to be a part of this training program. There are two training phases to this program. This program is all-encompassing. Our mission is to help high-end athletes improve themselves academically, athletically, and mentally.
Innovative Training That Pushes The Entire Athlete
What’s included in this program?
Testing: vertical jump, skater lunge jump, broad jump, 20 yard dash, 40 yard dash, and on-ice skating top velocity, acceleration, and S-pattern test.
Goal setting and mentorship meetings: each athlete will have a private meeting with the Fortis coaching staff to go over their goals in a variety of domains ranging from hockey to academics to family. We will schedule one meeting in the spring/early summer and one in August.
Viverant Physical Therapy performance and injury risk assessment. We will use cutting edge research to analyze strength measurements and movement patterns to address injury risks and suboptimal performance areas.
Academic and career evaluations with Coach Juno. These meetings will go over everything from academic plans while playing junior hockey to reviewing college classes.
The Summer Training Phase (June-August)
Skates will be 2-3x a week through June and July at St. Louis Park.
Gym workouts will be 5x a week and available at multiple times per day. There will be early morning, mid morning, and afternoon training hours available.
We will test in the spring/early summer training phase and re-test at the end of the summer.
The Spring Training Phase – April/May
This part of the program will be entirely off ice. Athletes must take time off the ice to improve and recover. Skates will begin in June. The goal of this short spring phase is to recover from the long junior hockey season and prepare the body for intense off season training.