Once a player has been selected on an LHPS team, we are asking for a $500 commitment payment. The rest of the fees can be paid at the beginning of the next school year.
On Ice Practices
All the on ice practices are taking place in the morning or right after school at the Peps (Laval University); there is no session at night. We privilege this approach to ensure that players have time for school work and other activities of their own. When practices occur after school, players have to leave class 25 minutes before the end of Period 4 (2:45 pm). Players will have to make the necessary arrangements with their teachers. Players are not missing school for practices in the morning as it built in their school timetable.
Players can leave their bag in the Team locker room at all time. We are extremely lucky that the Peps agreed to let us use the old locker room of the Rouge et Or Football program. The locker room has since been modified to accommodate hockey teams.
Off Ice Training
The off ice training takes place once week after school from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm. All sessions are performed under the supervision of an instructor from ‘’Elite Factor’’, an organization that specializes in providing fitness programs to athletes from different elite structures.
Players will be following a fitness program that is adapted to their needs. Players will follow a fitness program that will ensure an optimal progression.
The games are played mostly on weekends.
The LHPS being provincial league, teams come from everywhere. In order to not always be on the road, the league uses a lot of what they call ‘’showcases’’. A showcase consists of playing 2 to 3 matches on a day or 2 (3 games = 2 days, 2 games = 1 or 2 days). With this format, all the teams get together at one place in the province and play their games on a given weekend. This prevents from playing a game, for example, on a Saturday in Lévis and then the next day play in Montreal. By having games condensed this way, players will not play matches at all weekends. They will also often have a day off per weekend (i.e. Saturday or Sunday) so there is still more time for study or for family activities.
Players will by meeting two to three times a week with their academic advisor on mornings when we do not practice. Before the start of the hockey season, players will meet one by one with the coaching staff and their academic advisor to set up goals for the upcoming school year. These goals will be determined accordingly to the student’s results from previous years. The role of the academic advisor is to ensure that players are meeting their objectives. If these objectives are not meet by the student, the academic advisor determines the measures to be put in place in order to help the student.