WELCOME TO TPH ACADEMY
"TPH Academy Philadelphia offers an exceptional program that combines high-level hockey training from world-class coaches with unique, individualized, NCAA-accredited blended learning. With a focus on advancing both on and off the ice, we strive to provide the perfect opportunity for aspiring student-athletes to take their game to a new level. In a top-flight facility, students have the chance to develop their skills, strengthen their academic foundation, and prepare for a successful future. TPH Academy Philadelphia is dedicated to shaping the next generation of impact players, equipping them with the tools and resources they need to excel in and beyond the game."
Dave Bauer, Director, TPH Academy Philadelphia
At TPH Academy Philadelphia our student-athletes Study, Train and Play every day. Each week, a typical schedule includes the following breakdown:
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From public speaking contests to finance club, we are focused on providing our student-athletes the opportunities that fit their interests and provide them the opportunity 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 make sure our student-athletes get exposure to many different experiences. Previous field trips include museums, professional sports facilities, college campuses, and more.
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OUR ACADEMICS ARE
Working with Edmentum, the official learning partner of TPH, we are able to offer a completely customized platform, where individuals study online, with certified instructors. We provide a comprehensive program that includes academic coaching, best-in-class academics & a learning community that is focused on development.
The TPH 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 award-winning educational partner, Edmentum, our academy course library provides student-athletes with access to NCAA-approved Core classes, a large collection of AP offerings, and 80+ custom electives, which include 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 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
What Our TPH Academy Families Are Saying
"Brandon has become a more confident and stronger player due to TPH. Transferring from a town with its own elite hockey school and program, TPH offered him the ability to continue his personal development at a high level."
TPH Center of Excellence St. Louis | Parent of Brandon Vislay
"Coach FA's Mentorship Program has helped me increase my confidence and also how to work harder on and off the ice. Coach FA talks about the importance of getting in the right mindset before games and staying in that mindset during games which has impacted me as a player. I strive every day to be a better student, athlete, and person."
TPH Center of Excellence St. Louis | Student-Athlete
"Enrolling in TPH this year was the best decision we made for our son’s hockey development. The difference in his personal growth in the past few months has been remarkable and we can’t wait to watch him continue to grow. The dedication to mentorship and the direct communication with the TPH staff has been far superior in every aspect. "
TPH Center of Excellence St. Louis | Parent of Jack
"Our son has progressed from A1 to AA and will now be playing AAA this next season! He’s motivated to elevate his game and being surrounded by other athletes and dedicated coaches and mentors has pushed him to work hard. We also value the way the teachers, coaches and mentors encourage personal growth. "
TPH Center of Excellence St. Louis | Parent of Greyson LaRose
"We are incredibly grateful to have found TPH two years ago. Academically, we’ve been pleased with the success our son has seen, his confidence grow and his second year was even better."
TPH Center of Excellence St. Louis | Parent of Greyson LaRose
"Without question, TPH Detroit has contributed greatly to our son’s hockey development over the past 2 years. He has matured and grown as a person, and we have witnessed clear, tangible improvements in his overall performance on the ice. Simply put, he is a different hockey player from the day he arrived at TPH Detroit. Our son’s passion for the game is higher than ever, and we are excited to watch him pursue his goal of playing higher level hockey in the future. Our sincere appreciation for the professionalism and efforts of the entire TPH Detroit staff!"
TPH Center of Excellence Detroit | Parents of Student-Athlete
"Year two at Total Package Hockey I honestly didn’t think anything could make it better for him…BUT…his best friend attending school with him and getting to show him all the things he told him about last year made it just that much more exciting! He loved going to school last year…this year is gonna be even better!!"
TPH Center of Excellence St. Louis | Parent
TPH Academy Philadelphia is located within the Method Hockey Training Facility in Chester, PA. As education and athletic training continue to evolve, providing student-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:
State of the art Training Gym
Treadmill Skating Lab and Video Training
Two Rapid-Shot Shooting Machines
40 x 80 ft. Synthetic Ice Rink
Rapid-Hands Stickhandling Machines
4 Full Sheets of Ice
Sense Arena Virtual Ice Hockey Training Stations
RefleXion Visual Cognition Training Stations
Run Rocket Power Skating Stations and Running Stations
High Speed Sprinting Treadmill
BUILDING THE TPHATHLETEPERSONSTUDENT
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
TPH Academy NOT 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 Center of Excellence, each student-athlete learns from certified Teachers through our customizable virtual platform, Edmentum, with 24/7 access to virtual Tutors. Our on-site Director 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 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 the TPH Center of Excellence. The traditional system is not conducive to the lifestyle of the aspiring elite student-athlete. We are very flexible with our attendance policy because we do understand the travel that sports require and the toll that a season can take on a student-athlete. The beauty of our platform is that we can operate virtually. Need a recovery day? Stay home, you can do your course work from home, our staff can additionally send you a home workout. 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.
The goal of our mentorship program is 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, field trips, and guest speakers.
We believe the TPH Center of Excellence provides more balance as our student-athletes finish a day at the Center of Excellence, attend their club's practice, and then are free the rest of the day. We believe our platform gives our student-athletes more time to spend as they wish away from the Center of Excellence. Additionally we require our student-athletes to fill out daily surveys through Kinduct that help our staff understand the holistic state of our student-athletes. These surveys track sleep, nutrition, injuries, and more to assist us in ensuring we know how to balance their workload.
The TPH Center of Excellence 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.
Connect with our team and get to know how TPH Academy can help you or your student-athlete take the next step in academics, athletics, and life.