For the 2023-2024 season, TOP Hockey will be offering Academy teams & Pre-Academy programs for players born between 2009-2016. The TOP Hockey Academy Teams offer players a unique approach to competitive hockey by offering local ice-time, manageable schedules, and quality coaching, all while improving players' individual skills and providing a great hockey experience.
We believe in focusing on the process, not the outcome, with all of our practices and games, and believe strongly that age-appropriate development is the best way to keep kids in sport longer. We structure our practices so that players are placed into small groups rotating through stations focusing on individual skills, technical instruction, and game-based learning. We believe our small group format is essential for kids to get individual feedback, quality coaching, and high-level engagement. All practices take place in Midtown Toronto, while some games and/or tournaments may require minimal travel.
Hockey Season: Early September to Early April
*tryouts are required to make these teams
If you are interested in applying or trying out for one of our TOP Hockey Academy Teams please click the link below to fill out the New Player Form.
Tryouts for the 2023-2024 hockey season will run in early April. Please see the tryout schedule below.
Applications close on Friday March 24th.
The tryout period for players born from 2009 to 2014 will take place in April 2023, with 2-3 tryouts per team.
All team decisions will be made by April 24, 2023.
Assessment for players born in 2015 and 2016 will take place between April 3-17, with 2 skates per age group.
All team decisions will be made by April 18, 2023.
"Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect"
- Vince Lombardi
"It is not enough to be busy... The question is: what are we busy about?"
- Henry David Thoreau
"Forget about winning and losing - put your focus on learning and developing, it's a much better long-term strategy."
- Nicolas Gregoriades
"A good Coach can change a GAME. A great Coach can change a LIFE."
- John Wooden
"I played everything. I played lacrosse, hockey, soccer, track and field. I was a big believer that you played hockey in the winter and when the season was over you hung up the skates and you played something else." - Wayne Gretzky
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