To fulfill the dream of playing ice hockey at the highest level in college and beyond involves several key ingredients— daily ice/practice time over a full 7-month season, off-ice fitness training, playing with and against the best players, multiple exposures to college scouts and coaching-- as well as strong study skills and academic opportunity. We believe no school or high school hockey program in the USA can provide this opportunity better than the National Sports Academy—while also offering the incredible ice/training facilities available in Lake Placid.
We are a member of the Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL), the only pre-college girls’ league to play three 20-minute periods. We play a schedule of 70+ games while maintaining a practice to game ratio is 3:1
Our team is registered as a USA Hockey Under-19 National Tournament Bound Team.
We get three to four times more college exposure than traditional prep schools.
We are on the ice 6 days a week starting in early September, have daily conditioning, strength building and agility/quickness training and play a schedule of approximately 70+ games in the United States and Canada against top prep schools and select teams while maintaining a 3:1 practice to game ratio. National Sports Academy 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.
Our mission as a school is unique in the fact that we cater to the development of those student-athletes committed solely to their sport. Teams begin dryland training at the beginning of the school year, start on-ice practices in mid-September, and continue with the season through early April. Daily on-ice practices, combined with a rigorous off-ice regimen conducted by a full-time strength and conditioning coach, help equip our students with the knowledge and “know-how” they need for the best opportunities to play at the next level.
The program is designed to help each player increase her speed, strength, and endurance so that she can reach her full potential as a player. National Sports Academy uses three ice surfaces and the locker rooms housed in the Olympic Center, the home training site for the United States Women’s Olympic and National Hockey Teams. This facility also includes the 1980 Rink (renamed Herb Brooks Arena) where the United States Men’s Olympic Hockey Team won the Gold Medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics. NSA teams have access to both Olympic and NHL size sheets of ice within the Olympic Center. In addition, NSA has its own fully equipped, custom designed strength training center, which includes free weights, slide boards, power lifting platforms, plyometric boxes, stationary bikes, and a variety of other athletic equipment.
Head Coach and Director of Hockey
(518) 523-3460 ex. 31