The best player exposure program in the world with games scheduled in Europe, the United States and Canada.
Beginning in 2019 Central Scouting Services will offer an Academy team option for High School Post Graduate Players. Only those players having graduated from or currently enrolled on line in High School are eligible to enroll.
All players must be 17, 18 or 19 years of age prior to December 31st 2019 to be eligible to attend. The CSS Academy Program will feature the most intensive physical and mental training environment available anywhere in the world. The CSS Academy program is designed to replicate the United States National Team Development Program on and off ice training routine while located in Central Europe.
The CSS Academy team will play games and showcase events in the United States, Canada, Slovakia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia, Russia, and Scandinavia. Additional games at other international competitions are being scheduled.The CSS Academy program is designed to develop players physically, mentally, emotionally, and culturally.
Historical and educational programing throughout Europe is also included. The CSS Academy offers a program like no other in the world. Only 23 players will be selected. Only three goaltenders will be rostered. There are no tryouts, all players will be selected based upon application and CSS Academy requirements.
The CSS Academy program will provide the following;
Minimum of 6 to 8 hours on ice practice per week
Minimum of 12 hours off ice supervised team workouts per week
Minimum of two hours indoor pool exercise per week
Minimum of two hours of non-hockey indoor gym team exercise per week (Basketball, Volleyball, Etc.)
Minimum of 6 hours per week of hockey theory, mental toughness training, and film study
Minimum of 60 Games in schedule including showcases
Bi-weekly combine testing
Nutrition counseling (monthly)
Body composition and fitness monitoring all season
Team massage therapist
A dedicated team dressing room
On site weight lifting facility and cardio room
All travel by Train, Coach Bus, or Plane (local within Central Europe)
All league and local showcase hotels and meals provided (local is within Central Europe)
Skate sharpening provided
Helmets, Pant Shells, Gloves, socks and Jerseys provided
Team apparel package including Winter Jacket, Track Suit, Winter Hat, Baseball Cap, T-shirt, gym shorts, dry fit under clothes, and socks.
Home/away and showcase games will be played against teams from Russia, Latvia, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Romania, Ukraine, United States and Canada.
All players will receive scouting from Professional as well as University programs in Europe. Players will also be scouted by Junior and NCAA programs in the United States and Canada.
Players will be encouraged to learn a foreign language of their choice during the season.
Historical, Cultural, and educational tours and events will be scheduled throughout the season.
An opportunity to attend University during the season at one of the local campus locations.
To apply for the CSS Academy, please submit a playing resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org