UMH Academy

Lead instructor - NHL alum Jason Podollan

better athletes.
better hockey players.

Up My Hockey Academy, is an innovative in-season program that perfectly complements your team training. We offer a unique blend of fun and skill development, designed to nurture the athlete and the individual.

Becoming a great player is about more than just time on the ice. Our program’s philosophy emphasizes holistic hockey development by exposing your child to a variety of physical and mental challenges. This approach grows depth of knowledge around core concepts like scoring and defending and also builds on the mental skills required to thrive in all environments.

With a foundation of mindset training, hockey development and a multifaceted sports education, your child will not only advance in hockey but also gain resilience, reduce injury risk, and grow in confidence and competitive spirit.

Each session includes 90 minutes of targeted hockey instruction – 30 minutes each of skills, drills, and games by lead instructor Jason Podollan. But the learning doesn’t stop there. We integrate multi-sport cross-training with specialized guest instructors to enhance overall athletic ability, coordination, and fitness.

The Academy rotates through four 6-session segments through the hockey season, each packed with diverse programming activities. This structure keeps the experience fresh, engaging and fun – continually challenging your child in new and exciting ways.

For just $85 plus tax per day, your child can develop their skills, their hockey IQ, their level of compete and their fitness level. Up their advantage this season.

Wednesday Elementary Academy - Grades 4-7

The Wednesday Academy program has been a smashing success since introduced in 2020. Every Wednesday morning, parents drop off their hockey players at PV arena, and they are entertained until noon!

Up My Hockey believes in the development of the person and the athlete, and the Wednesday Academy program accomplishes both!

Our athletes receive 90 minutes of hockey instruction (30 minutes of skills, 30 minutes of drills, 30 minutes of games), and then they are exposed to a multitude of experiences!

The Academy rotates through 4,  6 session segments throughout the school year. Each segment contains different programming activities. $75 plus tax per day

Other activities Up My Hockey athletes have participated in are:

  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Rugby
  • CrossFit
  • Dryland Training
  • Rock Climbing
  • Jui Jitsu

Exclusive Monday Morning Private Sessions

Start your Mondays off right with private training sessions led by former NHL player Jason Podollan! These exclusive sessions offer personalized coaching tailored to your individual goals and skill level. Whether you’re striving to improve your skating, shooting, puck handling, or tactical understanding of the game, Jason will provide expert guidance and feedback to help you reach your full potential. With a focus on technique, intensity, and mental preparation, these sessions will push you to elevate your game to the next level. Get ready to unleash your full potential on the ice with Monday morning private training sessions with Jason Podollan.

Camp locations

Kal Tire Place

3445 43rd Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 8P5

Kal Tire Place North (KTPN)

3445 43rd Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 8P5

Okanagan Training Rink (OTR)

5204 27 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 6L3

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