The Map is the Elite division within FHIT Players. The Map trains hockey players during the 8 months outside of the High School season and Scouts/Recruits players during the 4 months of the High School season. The Map offers everything a player needs to develop and advance their game to the next level. Here are some of the many benefits each MAP Student is a part of: access to 5-6 hour of Ice every single week for 8 months, unlimited access to the gym; EVO Sports Off-Ice Program, MSR Game Report, Goal Setting Meeting, Mid-Term Report Card, Year-End Report, Nutrition Class and Planning, On and Off Ice Player Testing , MSR Online Player Profile, Elite Level Games and much more.
We are an application based Program. Players must apply and be accepted before they can register. Once players apply someone from The MAP Staff will be in contact with them to let them know if they are accepted. If they are accepted then they can fill out the online registration. All accepted players must register to secure thier spot before The MAP fills up. We will stop taking registrations once we are full.
There are four tiers, the top tier is composed of college level players and elite high school. The second top tier is composed of advanced high school level players. Our third tier is a varsity level tier along with advanced JV players. Our fourth tier is our Futures Tier which is a summer based program, predominantly composed of 5th, 6th, and 7th graders.
The tiers are not age-based, they are ability-based; therefore, there is always a possibility to move up or down a tier depending on several factors, ability level and work ethic are the top two. The rule is an individual must always earn their right to be in a tier.
During the MAP training season (March- October), ice is offered 5 days/ week. MAP students can skate any day in their tier along with any tier below the tier they are currently in.
We will allow up to 24 skaters and 4 goalies to sign up for each session. We usually have around 12-18 skaters and 2 goalies on the ice. Regardless of how many players sign up for the session we will have 4 Instructors (3 skater, 1 goalie) on the ice. The 3 skater instructors will be in full-gear skating with the players. There will be a Director who directs the skate. There will be a Teacher who teaches the kids and pulls kids aside to work with one on one. There will also be an Assistant who helps make sure everything is running smoothly. 4 of the 5 ice times each week will be: 20 minutes of skating, edge work, under-speed, over-speed, agility, quickness etc. (goalies are in goalie world). 20 minutes of read/react drills. 20 minutes of small area games. 1 of the 5 sessions each week is Game Day, where we will play small area games the whole hour.
This question is asked many times. What is offered is 5 days of training for 8 months. Individuals can come every one of those days or as few as choose. Simply signing up for this program will not make you a better athlete. An individual needs to analyze their goals and what it will take to reach/ surpass them. You can take advantage of as much or as little as you want.
All Student Members can train at the HBTC whenever they want during our hours of operation. Typically, girls will workout either right before or right after their Ice time, however it is up to the player. If they missed the ice session and still want to get a workout in, they can come whenever they want. Staff will be ready to help them.
First of all, off-ice training needs to rephrased to Human Performance Taining. We do not train to be hockey players. We train to be athletes. This allows individuals to perform at elite levels consistently in whatever skill they choose. Hockey is a skill, along with every other sport; therefore, the human performance training offered not only prepares them for elite performance in hockey, but all other sports as well.
The MAP workouts consist of position, focus, maximal effort, injury resistance, and power.
Absolutely, when MAP students begin the training season, they have the opportunity to take advantage of a goal-setting meeting as well as on and off-ice testing. These are used to determine the Student's MAP plan and what they need to do to reach their goals.
From here, every workout, skill work, and ice session they participate in will be tracked on their player profile. It's is for the trainers, students, and parents to track their efforts and progress. It will be used to help maintain a focus over the 8 month training period.
Testing will be done in the summer as well as the fall to track improvements and see if the students are really on the road to achieving their goals.
Every workout is worth points and one a student reaches so many points, they receive a workout point shirt.
The MAP Off-Ice Training is individually centered around each athlete's specific needs, goals, fitess level, age, work capacity, and commitment. The MAP Training Season is structured for the athlete as follows:
1. Length of Training Season (the training phases can be altered to fit the athletes development season and athletic schedule)
2. The Athlete's Training Availability (training is structured based on how many days/week they can come)
3. The Athlet's Off-Ice Test Results (training is structured to promote improvements based off of the athlete's level and testing results, which will show strengths and weaknesses)
4. The Athlete's Goals (training is structured to help the athlete reach their goals in terms of their sport, general athleticism, and as a person)
5. Any injury the athlete is recovering from
There are always trainers ready to train, promote competition, and motivate the athletes. The MAP trainers promote direction during workouts in order for the athletes to get the most out of each workout in a safe manner. The qualifications of our head trainers are as followed: CSCS Certification, TRX Certification, Spin Certification, College Degrees emphasizing training, working under some of the best strength coaches in the Nation, and many years of hockey at the highests of levels.
Yes. Many of our players do The MAP and HS Elite League, HS Summer Program, AAA, Soccer, Softball etc. We go for 8 straight months and expect players to miss days for other things: time away from the rink, time with family/friends, other hockey and/or sporting events and much more.
Hopefully you have a great time! Just about everyone takes some time off in the Summer for a Family Trip. We will still be here when you get back.