Bearcat Academy was founded in 2014 with the mission of helping students take their hockey skills to the next level. Our goal is to help kids excel, and have fun while doing it. Each year, we share our commitment with more than 500+ aspiring players nation-wide from 7u to the Collegiate level
Bearcat Academy offers a wide variety of programs and activities, from off-ice training, spring travel hockey, to winter and summer camps and clinics. Our staff is committed to the enjoyment, safety and personal growth of our players both on and off the ice.
As hockey parents, it’s difficult to know the process of junior hockey, or to get your child the exposure they need to move onto Junior and Collegiate hockey. Once we started working with the Bearcat team, that all changed. The relationships they have with coaches and scouts at all levels, is remarkable. For 3 years now, they have opened up doors, educated us on the process, and helped guide Rece into his best opportunity each season. Bearcat is persistent with the mental toughness side of the game, proper nutritional guidance, and body management throughout the full year. The professionalism and open line of communication 24 hours a day is fantastic, it's not often you can get ahold of somebody at the late hours of the night, or early mornings before work! We are having an amazing experience, and are excited to see what the next Chapter "College" brings!"
Both our son and daughter attended Bearcat Academy and the results have exceeded expectations! The conditioning was outstanding, the key differentiator resides in how it ties directly to the unique physical needs for a specific application, such as hockey, although it can be quickly and easily modified to suit other athletic needs. Throughout the highly organized training regimen, the players were continually updated on how the training would advance specific skills such as edge work, passing, shooting, directional changes, speed, and endurance. Our daughter is now playing ACHA D1 hockey for Lake Superior State University and our son has significantly advanced his playing skills as a first year 18u. Time is always a factor in any endeavor, and Bearcat Academy has found a formula to advance the athletes skills and abilities, in short windows of time at their camps.
Happy we took the chance! My son is a first year 10U, and has had great success. We knew the jump from 8U to 10U is big and we wanted to focus the summer on building his endurance. Our first day we were a little intimidated as everyone was older. By the end of the first session, my son told me I didn’t need to stay anymore. He literally grew up in an hour. The skills he learned on and off the ice in 1 week amazed me. James didn’t water down the skills for my son and he worked his tail off to show he belonged. We can’t wait for our fall sessions to start, and to tryout for the Bearcat Spring Elite Program!
Coach Jimmy has tremendous enthusiasm, a great dedication to purpose and a fine sense of responsibility. I would give Jimmy the highest recommendation in every regard. Your child could not be in a better program!
John Wooden said “a good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life. Personally, my son has thrived in the Bearcat program. It has been special watching him grow and develop on and off the ice.
(Father and former college and professional basketball coach)
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