World Elite Training to Bring the TPH Academy Experience to Bay of Quinte Region
TPH Academy is excited to announce a partnership with World Elite Training. This fall of 2023, World Elite – Powered by TPH Academy will welcome students in grades 6-12 to its Belleville, Ontario campus. An established and renowned hockey academy in a state-of-the-art facility, World Elite – Powered by TPH Academy will continue to provide exceptional hockey training, with the addition of TPH Academy’s holistic academy-style resources to enhance and support the student-athlete journey.
“We are honoured by the confidence and trust that World Elite Training is placing in us,” shared TPH Academy CEO, Alan Keeso. “World Elite is an established brand built and operated by great people who are truly integral to the local hockey landscape. We’re fortunate to have been called upon to help accelerate the holistic development of local hockey players and student-athletes in the Bay of Quinte region. We’re excited to come out of the bull pen and power up an already incredible hockey academy.”
World Elite – Powered by TPH Academy will be housed at World Elite’s state-of-the-art training and learning facility, located in Belleville, Ontario. Featuring dryland fitness equipment for strength and conditioning, RapidShot and RapidHands hockey technologies, and a gym that boasts 1,000 square feet of synthetic turf, the facility is jam-packed with resources to level up off the ice. In addition to the development of their skills on and off the ice, student-athletes will accelerate their game in the classroom through TPH Academy’s flexible, customizable, mastery-based academic programme.
“It was very clear from the first time we met with team TPH that we share many synergies and philosophies,” shared Shawn Hicks, Owner of World Elite Training. “Importantly, the academic support and holistic component that TPH brings will accelerate our programme and help us take World Elite to the next level.”
Combining virtual learning with in-person, on-site academic support and facilitation, student-athletes will earn their academic credentials in a cohesive, blended learning environment. In partnership with Blyth Academy, courseware can be completed at any time, from any laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Whether in the classroom or on the go for sports travel, student-athletes have access to their academics. With a comprehensive course catalogue including university prep courses, foreign language studies, and a wide range of elective course offerings, World Elite – Powered by TPH Academy student-athletes are well-positioned to receive a world-class, Ontario-certified education all while pursuing their athletic goals. Because of TPH’s partnership with Blyth Academy, student-athletes in middle school are now able to enroll, opening the doors to grades 6-12.
Adding to the excitement, Darcy Murphy has been named Director and Head of Academics at World Elite – Powered by TPH Academy. As a Belleville native and former professional and NCAA Division I hockey player, Murphy brings not only expertise in the game, but strong leadership qualities to lead student-athletes on their journey to success in sport, school and life. Having attended the Ivy-caliber Colgate University, he knows how important academics are to the success of every student-athlete. Murphy joins an outstanding group of TPH campus leaders, such as Stanley Cup winner and fellow Belleville native Matt Cooke, who oversees 3 campuses between Minnesota and Iowa, and former NHLer – and father of Ottawa Senators star Josh Norris – Dwayne Norris, who heads up TPH Detroit.
“This is an exciting time for the World Elite team and the student-athletes who come through our programme,” shared Murphy. “I’m honoured and excited to step into this role with TPH Academy, tethering our two teams as we help bring our collective vision to life here in the Bay of Quinte region.”
In addition to offering world-class training, TPH also offers the opportunity to travel internationally and compete against the best in the world through their Tours and Teams Division. These competitive opportunities are available to TPH Academy hockey players, as well as members of organizations in close partnerships with TPH. The objective is to participate in world-class international and domestic events designed to offer unique, high-level development, advancement, and life-changing hockey opportunities.
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