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Why Detroit Performance Hockey?


"Our goal is to create a positive learning environment and culture where athletes feel comfortable asking questions, making mistakes, and feel supported by their coaches, teammates, and families. Sports give student-athletes a sense of accomplishment and builds character and confidence leading to success later in academics and in future careers. Believe in being a student-of the game and pass that that knowledge on to others." - Coach Kim

When developing an athlete at any age, we look at more than just their on-ice capabilities. We focus on improving player performance while providing a positive environment to encourage long-term success and enjoyment.  

We work to understand the goals of each athlete and help achieve them by creating an individualized training curriculum. Whether you need off-ice ideas, mental toughness training, skill development, or a combination of a few, we are here to help.​ Our coaches have created training programs for those playing at the youth, AAA, NCAA, ACHA, and the IIHF.  

As the game becomes more skillful and faster, coaches must adapt and continue to be students of the game. Players need small area games, game-like skill development, and multiple puck touches each practice to enhance their hockey sense. They need coaches who are passionate students of the game and positive and inspiring influences.

That's why our coaches put a heavy emphasis on their own development by attending the NHL Coaches Association coaching seminars, high performance coaching clinics, USA Hockey Girls Player Development Camp, collaborating with NCAA coaches, and constantly studying and learning from the best in their fields.

We look forward to sharing our passion for the game and building the hockey community with our student-athletes and their families.

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