As a full-service agency, we pride ourselves on working with amateur players from leagues across the country and helping them prepare for professional hockey careers. Always looking for new opportunities, we work with players in the following amateur hockey leagues and associations:
Our clients benefit from our extensive player development experience, resources, and the supportive team that GDA Hockey brings to every player relationship. With the highest ethical and professional standards in the industry, we work hard to unlock the potential of every client. Through development, correction, and resources, we help players reach their goals – both personally and professionally.
Proper player development is an often overlooked – but essential – aspect of amateur hockey. However, development training isn’t always as simple as parents and players think. Instead, it has a broad role in molding strong hockey players who can advance to the next level.
Basic development training includes routine drills and practices to help build power, agility, and speed. But most hockey players need other specific training to develop strong physical and mental abilities. At GDA Hockey, we recognize this balance is necessary for players to reach the highest performance levels. That’s why our clients take part in player development programs, including:
In addition to these specialized programs, players working with GDA Hockey also have nutritionists, sports psychologists, strength and fitness coaches, and personal trainers. And a family advisor who helps players and families make informed decisions as they navigate the world of amateur hockey.
Furthermore, we’ve designed our programs to help players develop their natural talent while keeping them motivated and eliminating performance barriers. And as part of the development process, GDA agents create a course of action for each player, allowing optimal development – on and off the ice. When our clients put in the hard work, we can help them move to a higher level of competition.
Wanting to develop and advance as quickly as possible is a natural goal for both players and parents. However, the reality is that each hockey player develops at their own pace. And this development curve varies widely – no matter how hard you push. Sometimes if athletes aren’t hitting their goals quickly enough, motivation can wane.
From the beginning, we work with every player to outline clear personal and professional goals. And we support our clients in their pursuit of achieving their objectives. At GDA Hockey, we value achievement and are an active partner with our clients, investing in their potential to help them realize measurable results.
When working with GDA Hockey, our clients appreciate that we pay attention if they lose motivation and veer off their planned course of action. If this happens, we intervene to help the player refocus on achieving their goals. We help clients see where they went off track and propose a corrective course of action specific to their situation.
At GDA Hockey, we have a complete portfolio of resources that we open for our clients. These resources help players make sound decisions about their hockey careers and realize their full potential. Some resources include:
By offering clients a wide variety of training and development options, we support players throughout their careers.