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JAWS Hockey Canada Skills Academy


The J.A. Williams Hockey Canada Skills Academy is available to any senior high student registered at JAWS High School.  It is a specialized learning program blending the
Alberta Education Curriculum and the Hockey Canada Skills Academy Curriculum. 

Students enrolled in Hockey Canada Skills Academy at JAWS are trained in hockey specific and hockey related skills throughout the semester.  The program is developed by Hockey Canada in conjunction with national coaches and annually revised to
provide instructors with state-of-the-art techniques and technology. 


The JAWS Hockey Canada Skills Academy participants will have the opportunity to gain Physical Education 10, 20, or 30 as well as 3 or more CTS credits per semester.  Subject to scheduling, JAWS HCSA students may have the opportunity to earn the following Hockey Canada recognized training: 

Þ Respect in Sport Activity Leader

Þ Coach Level 1

Þ Trainer Level 1

Þ Officiating Entry Level skills

Þ Off-Ice Officiating

Þ Making Ethical Decisions



After successful completion of the program there may be opportunities to continue to develop ones leadership skills within our JAWSCHSA program.  Those JAWSHCSA students who have excelled in the skill development program and have shown an interest in both mentoring and program development, may qualify for an opportunity to return through our Work Experience program the following year. 


Off Ice Training
(Bold Center, Portage College, Yoga Studio)

  • Spin Classes
  • Weight Training
  • Yoga
  • Core Strength
  • Hockey related testing and skill development


On Ice Training
(Bold Centre)

  • Individual Tactics
  • Power Skating
  • General Team Systems


In Class Training

  • Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology



  • Good academic standing
  • Attendance
  • Registered with J. A. Williams High School


  • $20 Hockey Alberta Registration Fee
  • Insurance Fee of $70/player who is not part of Minor Hockey. Those who are already registered with minor hockey have the
    insurance as part of their minor hockey fee. 


Mitch Wainman

Bachelor of Rec and Sports Studies

Hockey Canada Coach Level 2

Hockey Canada Respect in Sports Coach


First Aid

Sr. AA and Junior Player Experience




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