The girls' hockey program at National Sports Academy is dedicated to developing strong female athletes and helping them succeed at the next level. The team competes in a rigorous 7-month season that includes daily on ice and off ice training, a weight training program, and individual player development. The 45-60 game schedule allows the players to compete against top female hockey players and to be seen by a multitude of college coaches and scouts.
NSA is committed to helping student-athletes develop both on the ice and in the classroom. Players are able to increase their speed, strength, endurance, and hockey sense so that they can reach their full potentials. The program provides the serious female hockey player with a structured training program that incorporates a combination of European and North American approaches to teaching specific skills and game strategies.
GIRLS' HOCKEY TO RETURN IN 2015
Kurt Carter: Head Coach Girls' Hockey
Returning to his boarding school roots, Coach Carter is USA Hockey certified Level IV coach and brings 13 years of coaching experience and passion with him to NSA.
Kurt attended Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA where he was a four sport Varsity Athlete and served as a captain in both football and hockey. After graduating from Lawrence Academy, Kurt played two seasons in the North American Hockey League, one with the Redford Royals and the other with the Fraser Flags. Kurt played both hockey and lacrosse in college, attending the University of Massachusetts for one year before graduating from Michigan State University.
Most recently, Carter served as head hockey coach for the Medway/Ashland Girls’ Varsity high school team. As the only head coach in the five season program, Coach Carter built a successful program (60-30-12) that qualified for the MIAA Division I State Ice Hockey tournament in each of their first five seasons. In the summer months, Kurt has run a skills program for the past six years.
Kurt nurtures a team centered environment based on respect and trust while coaching with a focus on skill and character development. He emphasizes the importance of work ethic both on and off the ice and the results have been impressive with 100% player matriculation in college; two Shriner all-state all-stars and 15 all-league all-stars.
Contact: Kurt Carter
Head Coach Girls' Hockey