The Ice Mavericks
The Ice Mavericks hockey program is a AAA organization sanctioned by MeAHA that is rewriting the script on youth hockey as well as the academy model in North America. The Ice Mavericks program is proud to say that we are fully dedicated to the development of our athletes on the ice as players, in the classroom as student athletes, and most importantly in life as young adults. Here at the Ice Mavericks program we look forward to providing all of our players with an unmatched experience that will yield true player development and advancement. For the 2023 - 24 season, the Ice Mavericks will field teams at the U16AAA and U18AAA levels that are non-national bound in partnership with the Athlete Academy. The Ice Mavericks will utilize an extensive development model combined with a rigorous game schedule against the top teams and organizations in North America. This allows our players to have the opportunity to showcase their talents to programs and coaches in the CHL, USHL, NAHL, NCDC, CJHL, NCAA and CIS college hockey programs on a regular basis. To learn more about what the Ice Mavericks program has to offer, please continue reading below.
Day In The Life Of A Ice Mavericks Player
The Ice Mavericks program is proud to have a structured daily plan for each of our athlete's to ensure that our players have the opportunity to be successful on the ice, in the gym, and in the classroom. To the right on this page, you will see an example of one of our team's daily schedules. Please note that this is for example purposes only, not our actual team schedule etc... For those U18 players that have already graduated from high school, it is highly recommended that you take online college courses through a local college affiliate or an NCAA approved schooling platform inside the Athlete Academy.
Team On Ice Practice
Team Skills On Ice Practice
Player Development Model
The Ice Mavericks are excited to announce that we will be playing one of the most competitive schedules in youth hockey. Our objective is to ensure that every time we play a game, our players have the opportunity to be watched by a coach or scout from the next level. In order to achieve our objective, we will be playing in a number of showcase leagues, tournaments, and weekend series against the top teams in North America. In an effort to balance the proper amount of training and games, the Ice Mavericks will be playing 65+ games during the duration of our season.
Health, Wellness, and Mentorship
At the Ice Mavericks program we are truly invested in knowing who our players are, and how they learn, both as people as well as hockey players. In effort to help our players improve both physically and mentally, the Ice Mavericks program has invested heavily into bringing together industry leaders to help our players get the most out of their bodies and minds. As a result, all players will partake in a DISC personality assessment as well as receive mental performance training by industry leader, Gordon MacFarlane. Coach MacFarlane is a certified human behavior specialist, NHL mental performance coach, international best-selling author, and former professional hockey player. Coach MacFarlane will work with our players throughout the season by using the results of each player's DISC assessment and couple it with industry leading mental training. In doing so, Coach MacFarlane will teach our players how to break down mental barriers so that our players can reach their maximum potential, while also providing our players with the tools to overcome adversity to develop strong mental toughness. Additionally, Coach MacFarlane will be able to provide our coaching staff with key insights on how each player learns and needs be coached; thus allowing our coaching staff to have the ability to help each player maximize their development both in the game of hockey and in life.
In addition to the mental training from Coach MacFarlane, the Ice Mavericks program understands the importance of physical recovery, and therefore, is proud to have a certified physical therapy partner that our players will have access to. Ou certified physical therapy partner will aid our players in the following areas: administering injury prevention, evaluating injuries, injury recovery and treatment, and post injury recovery therapy. Aside from physical recovery, the Ice Mavericks program takes brain related injuries very seriously, thus the Ice Mavericks program, is proud to be partnered with Concussion Free Zone. Concussion Free Zone is an industry leader in concussion baselining and return to play protocol backed by the Neurological Performance Group, an elite team who specialize in treating brain related injuries sustained in sports. Concussion Free Zone also comes with $25,000 worth of insurance coverage for concussion related treatment.
The Athlete Academy - school
Full sheet of ice
Mini rink for training & shooting
Prosper Athlete - gym & recovery center
Dedicated video room & goalie simulation
Dedicated locker rooms
Dedicated player lounge
Dedicated trainers room
Full size pool w. Scuba diving
Full service restaurant
And more is coming soon
Host Family Program
The Ice Mavericks program believes that players should be in a family friendly home environment that allows our players to fully immerse themselves in to our local community. Thus, the Ice Mavericks program is proud to say that we have a robust billet program filled with the best families in our area that are extremely welcoming and willing to provide an incredible experiences for all of our out of town players!
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