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HPTP - High Performance Training Program for AA/A
Submitted By Steven Woods on Friday, December 21, 2018
The WGMHA is proud to announce the “High Performance Training Program (HPTP) for AA/A” which will commence for the 2019-20 Season for all AA & A Waterloo Ravens teams, players, coaches and staff from Midget to PeeWee.  HPTP is an expansion of the existing development partnership with the University of Waterloo focused on AA/A.


HPTP is a program that will unify the Waterloo Ravens’ PWHL, AA and A representative programs that support our athletes at the top competitive levels of our programs with additional and exceptional coaching, skill development and mentoring opportunities.  All Midget, Bantam and PeeWee AA and A -level teams and players will participate in this program and team coaches will work closely with HPTP staff in a way that integrates and evolves with team strategies & coaching needs during the season.

The HPTP has been jointly created in partnership with the University of Waterloo Warriors coaching, training and athletic staff - bringing the latest advances in the pursuit of sport and life achievements to bear to create an elite-level program for young female athletes.   The KW-Rangers (the Ravens’ PWHL team) coaches are closely involved in player identification, selection, player development and strategy and training development for all HPTP players and teams, and all HPTP coaches and staff are mentored by HPTP leaders.


The Ravens are committed to helping players achieve their fullest potential both on and off the ice and while with the Ravens and beyond - with an eye towards potential future goals players might have in the PWHL, USport, the NCAA or elsewhere post-Ravens. We strive to bring out the best in every player athletically while instilling core values that will help them in whatever endeavors they choose to pursue.


HPTP has six (6) pillars:

Elite Hockey Skills Development

Advanced Hockey Strategy and Tactics

High Performance Strength & Conditioning

Competitive Athlete Mentors

Position Specific Training & Coaching

Individual Assessments & Development Planning


In addition, the HPTP includes Advanced Coach Training - including mentoring, team advice, practice planning, technology guidance, game & bench management training, game assessments and more to all HPTP coaches, and aligns all AA and A Ravens programs around a unified strategy towards advancing players to the correct level at the correct time and encouraging players to always compete at the best of their ability.  It is understood that players in HPTP are aspiring to the next level and players will be given opportunities to practice and play as appropriate up to the PWHL.


Players interested in learning more about the Waterloo Ravens HPTP contact: Waterloo Ravens’ HPTP Lead Dwayne Orth at [email protected], Dir of Rep Hockey [email protected], or the appropriate HPTP coach



NOTE! The WGMHA’s KW Rangers has supported 90+ players in advancing to post-PWHL play in USport and US colleges. Of these, 32 advanced to NCAA Div 1, and 54 to USport teams. At the latest count more than 100 former Ravens players have advanced to collegiate play. The ultimate goal of HPTP is to continue to support our program athletes in their progression towards PWHL, USport, NCAA and beyond.


For additional program details currently under development please see: HPTP High Performance Training Program - Details Draft

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