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 on contact with them to let them know if they are accepted. If they are accepted then they can fill out the online registration. Registration for 2012 opened in August of 2011. All accepted players must register to secure thier spot before The MAP is full. We will stop taking registrations once we are full.
We have 7 Tiers (Pro, Grad, College, Junior, HS, Tier 1, Futures). The Tiers are based on a players potential to play at that level. You will be in the Tier that best fits your ability and age. Players may be moved up or down depending on how they are doing. We never want anyone to be the best or the worst player on the ice.
Ice will be offered to all Tiers (Pro-Teir 1) 5-6 times per week during the 8 months outside of the HS Season (March 15th- October 31st). Ice will be offered to the Futures Tier 5 times per week during the 3.5 Summer months (Mid June - End September). Student Members can skate as often as they want. The exact ice times will be listed on your calendar once you log in.
We offer an incredibly flexible schedule. Here is a general guide to when the ice times will be:
Spring Ice Schedule: 1 hour of ice will be offered to all Tiers (Pro-Tier 1) 5 days/week Sunday-Thursday. Monday-Thursday ice times will be between 3:00pm and 8:30pm. Sunday is Game Day and Ice will be between 6:10pm and 8:30pm.
Summer Ice Schedule: 1 hour if ice will be offered to all the Tiers (Pro-Tier 1) and the Futures Tier 5 days/week Monday-Friday. Throughout the week you will have 2 days where you skate around 9am, 2 days where you skate around 4pm and 1 day where you skate around 12pm. Friday is Game Day.
Fall Ice Schedule: 1 hour of ice will be offered to all the Tiers (Pro-Tier 1) 5 days/week Monday-Thursday and Saturday. Monday-Thursday you will have 2 days where you skate around 5pm and 2 days where you skate around 7:30pm. Saturday is Game Day and you will skate around 10:30am.
Along with the above Ice Times, we usually offer an extra hour throughout the week for Power Skating, Offensive Specific, or Defensive Specific and any member who wants to sign up can do so online.
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 skaters, 1 goalie) on the ice. The 3 skaters 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. The last ice time of the week is Game Day. We play small area games the whole hour.
Eventhough players can train every day if they want to, most players skate and/or workout about 2-3 times per week.
All Student Members can train at the HBTC whenever they want during our hours of operation. Typically, boys 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 wanted to get a workout in, they can come whenever they want. Staff will be ready to help them.
Off-Ice Training at The MAP focuses on increasing the athlete's athleticism in order to improve hockey skills, build confidence, and prevent injury on the ice. After building a technical base, we focus on increasing the athlete's rate-of-force. If you can move yourself faster down the ice or in small areas, you have a definite advantage. Off-Ice Development can be applied to any athlete of any age and any skill level; although, the training protocol will depend on the athlete's personal fitness level, off-ice testing results, age, work capacity, commitment and goals.
The MAP workouts consist of endurance, strength, speed, and power training centered on core stability and strength. It covers EVO Sport, lower body, upper body, plyometrics, core, speed, agility, quickness, yoga, TRX, interval training, shooting and stick-handling.
The MAP Off-Ice Training is individually centered on each athlete's specific needs, goals, fitess level, age, work capacity, and commitment. The MAP Training Season is structured for the individual athlete as folloes:
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.
The MAP tracks everything a player does and records it on their MSR Online Player Profile. About every 10 minutes of working out is worth 1 point. So if a Student Member comes in and does 30 minutes of lower body, 20 minutes of upper body, and 20 minutes of core/flexibility they would get 7 points. Once we put this into their MSR Player Profile the Student can log-in and see that they received 3 points for Lower, 2 points for Upper, 1 point for Core and 1 point for Flexibility. We also give Student Members 1 point every time they skate and then another point if their Team gets an On Ice Win.
The MAP Staff uses this to track and monitor what each kid is doing. We want to make sure they are doing every thing they can to reach their goals. If quickness is a weakness of somone we wnat to be able to look up their workouts and make sure they are incorperating speed/quickness workouts into thier weekly routine.
Parents can use this to make sure their kid is taking advantage of the Off-Ice Training. Parents can log in and see what their kids are doing each day they come. Please note that we currently do not give points for ping-pong.
Student Members use the point system for a few reason:
1. Each week there is a Point Leader Board in the gym that gets updated and members battle it out to have their name on it.
2. When members reach milestones (250, 500, 750 etc.) they get free new t-shits that say "250 Point Club" for example.
3. Finally, when members combine their On-Ice Points + On-Ice Wins and they get (50, 100, 150 etc) they get free new jerseys. The jersey's are colored so that you can look at the members on the ice and know who has the most points.
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 hockey and/or sporting events.
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.