Mission Training Program

For the last 10 summers, T1AP has specialized in training for hockey players. Hockey players require multi-faceted core competencies. Only Tier 1 trains for all the skills necessary to excel at the world’s greatest game. Additionally, Tier 1 provides required nutrition, ongoing comparative testing and uses periodization of training to increase intensity as the player develops. No two workouts are ever the same and Tier 1 has not had a single athlete miss a day of training due to injury. In short, Tier 1 has implemented a hockey training methodology to fully develop player skills in a safe, occasionally fun, and challenging environment. We are honored to work with the Mission morning program at Darien Sportsplex.

Mission Training Includes:

  • Strength converted to Power for Battles and On Skate Stability
  • Quickness Training for Short Races
  • Core Stability and Strength to Stand Up to Opponents
  • Agility for Elusiveness and Small Area Competition
  • Hand Eye Coordination for Pass Catching and Shooting
  • Endurance for Third Period and Tournaments
  • Core Rotation Power for Shooting
  • Upper Body/Lower Body Independence for Better Playmaking
  • Increased Flexibility for Injury Reduction and Prevention

The Mission program is designed to help young athletes gain strength, athleticism and self-confidence. For the last 8 summers, T1AP has trained Mission and other AAA athletes. We know what attributes a AAA player must have to succeed at the highest level of youth hockey.

For 2024, Tier 1 is offering a seven week program. This year we will be off the week of July 4 th for family travel and holiday plans. Athletes will train, for 50 minutes, beginning one hour prior to ice time. They will have 10 minutes to get dressed and ready to skate. This allows very little cool down time so players are prepared at the beginning of practice.

We have two programs available this year. Families can choose from two or three day per week programs. Cost for each is listed below.

Three day per week: $449
Two day per week: $319
Payment plans are available for your convenience.

Mission Master Schedule

June 17 – June 28

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:20 Boys 12u Boys 12u Boys 12u
10:30 Boys 14u
11:30 Boys 14u Boys 14u Boys 18u
12:40 Boys 18u Boys 18u

July 8 – August 9

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:20 Boys 12u Boys 12u Boys 12u
10:30 Boys 14u Boys 14u Boys 14u
11:30 Boys 14u Boys 14u Boys 18u

Please contact Don Lewis with any questions
630.947.3017
Tier1ap@gmail.com