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"TPH Academy Denver has a dedicated team that fully supports our student-athletes on their journey to success. We strive to be excellent mentors and role models, empowering each student-athlete with the tools needed to discover new levels of potential and reach his or her goals."

- Jay Sprague, Director & Head of Hockey, TPH Denver


At TPH Academy Denver, our student-athletes Study, Train, and Play every day. Each week, a typical schedule includes the following breakdown:





From public speaking contests to finance clubs, we are focused on providing our student-athletes with opportunities that fit their interests and allow them to learn valuable life skills.


Part of attending TPH Academy is ensuring our student-athletes are connected with their communities and understand the value of providing their time and support. All of our locations take part in community service projects from raking leaves across the neighborhood to assisting at soup kitchens.


Our guest speakers bring new perspectives and ample experience from their trade and life. Our student-athletes have been fortunate enough to have been visited by guests, including current professional athletes, coaches, and referees. Our guests are not just limited to the industry of sport but include business executives, marketing specialists, psychologists, and physical therapy experts, among others.


We make a conscious effort to ensure our student-athletes get exposure to many different experiences. Previous field trips have included museums, professional sports facilities, college campuses, and more.


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  • 10:00 a.m.

    Training - Sport

  • 11:05 a.m.

    Training - Gym

  • 12:00 p.m.


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Families choose TPH Academy Denver because hockey has been our primary vehicle for positively impacting the lives of our student-athletes since 2001. We pride ourselves on taking a holistic approach, one that emphasizes the development of the individual in four ways: (1) as a player within a team setting, (2) as an athlete, dedicated to reaching his/her physical potential, (3) as a student, working to achieve his/her academic goals, and most importantly, (4) as a person, striving to win the ultimate game, and that’s the game of life.

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Figure skaters choose TPH Denver because of our individualized and customized student-athlete schedule. Our Douglas County School District institution is fully NCAA accredited and provides a flexible, hybrid learning experience suited to fit the needs of aspiring elite athletes. Our figure skaters experience professional coaching in strength & conditioning, yoga, and ballet. TPH Academy Denver Figure Skating includes mentorship and leadership programs, community service initiatives guest speakers, athletic testing, and more!

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Families choose Lacrosse at TPH Academy Denver because of our individualized, on-field training, advanced skill development, and professional coaching staff. Our academic programs are fully NCAA and CDE-accredited and incorporate a hybrid learning experience while working with the Douglas County School District. We also work closely with our community to build partnerships for community service projects and growth and mentorship opportunities.



Working with our trusted education partners, we are able to offer a completely customized platform where individuals study online with certified instructors. The TPH Academy Blended Learning Environment is deliberately designed for student-athletes. It combines in-person learning guidance with the latest in educational technology and virtual academics. Course progress is actively supervised and optimized by our academic leaders in real-time. Student-athletes are prepared to become independent, self- starting college freshmen through our mastery-based learning approach.

The Academy blended learning environment combines an online curriculum with on-site infrastructure and academic support. Academic leaders are in the classroom working with students to ensure a positive learning environment, accountability, a personalized structure, and accelerated learning programs, as they train for their sport.

Through our trusted educational partners, our academy course library provides student-athletes access to NCAA-approved Core classes, a large collection of AP offerings, and 80+ custom electives, including foreign languages, arts, and more. Our academic partners are all Cognia accredited, and all graduating student-athletes will receive a private/public school diploma issued by our state partner. Students not only advance their education but also learn organization, study skills, and how to adapt their own learning style.

+ Individually Tailored Courseware

+AP, Honors & Foreign Language Courses

80+ Custom Elective Courses

+  Credit for Sport-Specific Training


Jacksen Appelquist

Head of Goaltending

Kaity Fortney

Academic Success Coach

Matt Bocklet

Head of Lacrosse

Kyle Zentz

Lacrosse Development Coordinator

Deon Kidd

Skills Coach

Lukas Wild

Player Development Coach & Mentor

Tanner Doty

Skills Coach

Michael Davies

Skills Coach

Angelo Ricci


Jordan Pietrus

Vice President of TPH Colorado

Jay Sprague

Director & Head of Hockey

Jeff Jentz

Head of Academics provided by Global Advantage

Michael Anton

Player Development Coach & Mentor

Madisyn Hernandez

Academic Success Coach provided by Global Advantage

Adam Shaner

Player Development Coach & Mentor

Joel Barreras

Strength & Conditioning Coach provided by Denver Human Performance

Chase Engdahl

Strength & Conditioning Coach provided by Denver Human Performance

Andy Howard

Strength & Conditioning Coach provided by Denver Human Performance

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TPH Academy Denver is located in the South Suburban Sports Complex in Littleton, Co. As education and athletic training continue to evolve, providing students-athletes with the best possible learning and development environment is crucial. Working with the facility and Steelcase, we have designed spaces that will provide all types of learners with a comfortable and productive space. Our space has everything our student-athletes have everything they need to truly take ownership of their development including:

Multiple Learning Spaces

3 Full-Size Ice Rinks

2 indoor turf fields

multiple indoor courts

Weight Room

And More!


The TPH Academy training program is designed for aspiring elite student-athletes who are willing to invest their time and effort into personal growth. At TPH we recognize that individual skill focus often gets neglected due to busy competition schedules, lack of facility accessibility after academic hours, and team-centric coaching. TPH is focused on long-term student-athlete development by providing platforms that allow each individual to discover new levels of potential. 

Frequently Asked Questions

While we are one team, TPH Academy is not sports a team. We are an academy that allows you to focus on your individual skills. Additionally, you can still play for your current team. This makes for an awesome training environment where our student-athletes get to build a community with like-minded student-athletes.

At TPH Academy, each student-athlete learns from certified Teachers through our customizable virtual platforms, with access to virtual tutors 24/7. Our on-site Head of Academics and Success Coach(es) are additional resources as they cultivate an environment conducive to learning. These multiple layers of support ensure that your student-athlete receives a personalized academic plan, preparing them for the ultimate game: the game of life.

Our student-athletes train four days a week in the gym on-site with our coaches.

DID YOU KNOW: student-athletes can receive physical education credit for the training.

They are certainly welcome to, but we do offer a meal plan working with the restaurant, located inside the facility, to offer healthy and delicious options at an affordable price.

This is one of the primary benefits of TPH Academy. We believe that the traditional brick-and-mortar system is not conducive to the lifestyle of the aspiring elite student-athlete. We are flexible with our attendance policy because we understand the travel that sports require and the toll a season can take on a student-athlete. The beauty of our platform is that we can operate virtually. The biggest factor is that we believe our student-athletes get the most out of their experience by attending on-site, but we understand that may not always be possible.

Our mentorship program aims to educate our student-athletes on “the process” of becoming elite. Part of that is through the mentorship program, which includes Coach FA's Mentorship Program, community service, and guest speakers.

TPH Academy provides balance as we tailor our athletic and academic development model to each student-athlete. Much of the daily experience is shaped by when, where, and how your student-athlete studies, trains, and plays at his or her best.

Courses and assignments are tailored to each individual and prioritized by the TPH academic team in partnership with the student-athlete, keeping in mind their weekly sports and competition schedule.

Additionally, we require our student-athletes to fill out weekly surveys through RippleWorx, our athlete management system, to help our staff understand the holistic state of our student-athletes. These surveys track sleep, nutrition, injuries, and more to ensure we know how to balance each student-athlete's workload.

TPH Academy can provide support for IEP's and 504's. We have built our centers with learning environments that help all types of learners and set up our student-athletes for success. However, students will have to complete a determination meeting with our education partner to ensure we can meet all the needs of the student.

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