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Jul 04, 2023 | NCP Communications | 255 views
NCP High Performance Program - "Best in Class"
The North Central Predators organization takes great pride in our High Performance Program, offering a best-in-class model for the well-being, skill development and performance enhancement of our players.  

The NCP High Performance Program is delivered in partnership with Orillia Sports Medicine and Two Way Hockey and provides players with access to on-ice development, strength and conditioning, complete concussion management and athlete injury care. Each component of the program contributes to the enhancement of skills, power, speed, stamina, injury prevention, and overall health of NCP’s players.

On-ice Development

Pre-tryout, summer and in-season skill sessions.

·       Development of skating, stickhandling, shooting, passing and defensive skills.

·       Focus on tactical awareness to understand and apply various strategies, systems, and game tactics to maximize team performance.

·       Physical conditioning to build strength, endurance, and stamina to withstand the physical demands of the game.

Strength and Conditioning

Strength and conditioning focused on land-based activities that enhance strength, flexibility, and overall physical mobility.

·       Off-season and in-season team training.

·       Off-ice fitness testing and on-ice sport testing that measures skating, reaction time and on ice agility.

·       Sport nutrition seminar and mental preparation workshops.

Complete Concussion Management

Access to certified concussion management professionals.

·       Rapid access to assessment and treatment including concussion management, post-injury treatment and rehabilitation.

·       Training and education for coaches and trainers.

·       Return to play management and protocols.

Athlete Injury Care

Active rehabilitation programs to return players quickly and safely back to the ice.

·       Rapid access to assessment and treatment.

·       Rapid access to orthopedic surgeons, and Sports Medicine doctors.

·       Return to play reconditioning.

With a focus on overall health and well-being, the program also incorporates education for coaches, trainers and parents, to best support their player’s success on and off the ice. Coaches are able to engage in continuing education that brings new strategies, techniques and skill sharing concepts to each age group. Trainers and parents will have the opportunity to participate in concussion, nutrition and mental heath awareness presentations throughout the season.

 “The High Performance Program offers a cutting edge 360-degree development model that sets itself apart as a forerunner in the field, positioning NCP as an exemplary AAA hockey organization within the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA).” said Rick Schaly, NCP Director of Player and Coach Development.

Schaly had an integral role in developing the High Performance Program and knows what it takes for players to be at their physical best to perform at an elite level. In addition to his role with NCP, Schaly is a certified athletic therapist and is certified in complete concussion management. He is the Sport Science Program Director for the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL) Barrie Colts and the Medical Director for the Simcoe County Rovers and Barrie Baycats baseball teams. As a goaltender, Schaly played AAA and Junior B hockey in Barrie, ON. He then went on to accumulate many years of coaching experience as a head coach and assistant coach in the OMHA and the Greater Toronto Hockey League. He has achieved the highest referee status (Level 6) in the OHL and Hockey Canada, which has earned him several international assignments.

We are pleased to have Rick join the NCP organization. His experience and unwavering dedication to the development of high-level athletes will be instrumental in the success of our High Performance Program.