Player Development Program

Evolve Player Development Program

Traditional player development consists of a player attending a misc variety of clinics, team practices, camps, along with some off ice shooting or rollerblading. Good that they are on the ice or doing something, but without a system of development that is measurable and specific to each player, there really is not much development happening.

The NEW Evolve Player Development Program takes a much more detailed and systematic approach to working with individual players. By meeting with the families to determine their goals, and testing each player to determine how they rank among their age group,and watching them play to determine their compete level, we can custom design a program to address the needs of that player and accomplish the goals the parents and the player have for their hockey season and beyond.

How the Program Works

Parents go to the registration link and fill out an application. Evolve staff review the application and set up a testing combine for the player. After the combine results and application are reviewed by Evolve staff, a meeting is set up with the player and their parents to review results and use Power Player to set up a Development Program specific to that player
The program will include On Ice, Off Ice, Video, Power Player, and game review along with a monthly newsletter.
Development Opportunities
Once you are in our Player Development Program, you will have opportunities to work with us in a variety of ways. With virtual school a reality for many of our players, we will be offering weekday training opportunities from attending a weekday clinic to attending a half or full day program. How your player participates will be determined by meeting with Evolve staff and putting a plan together that fits your needs. For those needing to go online for their schooling, we will have an area for them to do this. We will also have teachers on staff to assist those players needing help. Group sizes will be kept low to insure a safe and productive environment for your player.

Evolve Player Development Program Components

Step One
Registration 20%


Select your age level – Once you click on the registration button, you will be asked to select the age group for your player.  We have grouped the program by Mite / Squirt / Pee Wee / Bantam / and Midget age levels.

Questionnaire – You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire which will give us more detail regarding your players hockey experience and what goals both you and your player have for their hockey future.

Step Two
Testing Combine 40%

Testing Combine

You will schedule your player for a Testing Combine which consists of 8 on ice timed tests.  These tests have been used by Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and numerous professional groups to give an indication of a player’s skill level relative to their peers.

Set up Power Player Account

We use Power Player to track each players progress in our program.  Power Player is designed to track an endless amount of information on each player.  Combine scores, Coaching Notes, Videos, and much more.  Each player will have their own account and can refer to it at any time.  Their Power Player account moves with them through their hockey career and does a great job of not only tracking their progress but giving parents a nice scrap book of their hockey development.

Step Three
Initial Consultation 60%

Initial Consultation

After registration, combine, and power player have been completed, you will meet with an Evolve staff to put together your players specific training plan.  This plan considers your players experience, goals, test results, and age to maximize your players development.  The program will include both on ice and off ice activities and a written plan for the player to follow.  This plan will include our evaluation of the players strengths and weaknesses and how we plan to address both.

Step Four
Program Implementation 80%


We will offer not only general skill clinics, but more importantly, skill specific clinics designed to address specific components of a player’s development.  Examples include:  Body Contact, Zone Entry, Defense and forward only clinics, Shooting and scoring, and many more.  Clinics will be offered at a variety of times and days designed to fit your busy schedule.

Off Ice Training center

We will be opening our new Off Ice Training Center September 10.  This training center will allow players to work on all their hockey skills without being on the ice.  Shooting, Slide Boards, Plyo Boards, Stickhandling area, and much more.  This Center will be a game changer for players in this program.

Extra Training Ice

Players in the program will be given extra training ice each week to use at their discretion.  There will not be a coach on the ice, but rather is a time for the player to work on their skills on their own.  Much of player development is related to ice time.  We want to be sure players have what they need to maximize their skill development.

Evolve Staff Player Tracking

We will have an Evolve staff monitor your player on a regular basis.  They will do this by attending a local game, reviewing video when available, or watching them in a clinic.  Notes will then be added to that players Power Player Account.  We will also track each players participation in clinics, and time in the training center, and extra ice.

Step Five
Registration 100%

Follow Up consultation

Every 8 weeks we will schedule a follow up consultation with an Evolve staff to review your players progress and make any changes to the training program.  This insures that your player’s training will always fit what they need at that time.  As a part of the consultation, the player will schedule another testing combine and the results compared to past results.

As the player gets older, these consultations will also be a time where families can discuss future teams and higher-level opportunities that may be available in the future. 

Membership Packages


Evolve Player Development Program​ Membership

  • Clinics ($10 off)
  • Development Center
  • Testing


Evolve Player Development Program​ Membership

  • Clinics ($10 off)
  • Development Center
  • Testing
  • Player Tracking


Evolve Player Development Program​ Membership

  • Clinics ($10 off)
  • Development Center
  • Testing
  • Player Tracking
  • Game Observation by an Evolve Coach


Evolve Player Development Program​ Membership

  • Clinics ($10 off)
  • Development Center
  • Testing
  • Player Tracking
  • Game Observation by an Evolve Coach
  • Video Review with an Evolve Coach