Set to open its 15th Center of Excellence in the United States
Last week, Total Package Hockey (TPH) announced its newest partnership with the Florida Panthers to bring the Center of Excellence (CoE) academy model to aspiring elite hockey players in southeast Florida for the 2021-22 season. This combination of training and academics will be the 15th of its kind from TPH, where the model allows student-athletes to receive a completely individualized, customized, NCAA-accredited education, sport-specific training and mentorship, while still participating for their youth or club organizations.
“We are beyond grateful to Keith Fine and the Panthers organization for trusting us to house a Center of Excellence in their facility,” said TPH CEO Nathan Bowen. “ We are thrilled to grow our Florida footprint and feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to play a role in developing driven, goal-oriented student-athletes who are looking for a flexible, individually-tailored academic learning option that allows them to pursue their sport, school, and life goals all at once, without having to worry about fitting into a traditional school structure.”
While training hockey players has always been at the core of TPH, the main focus has been strengthening its academic resources. Delivered in partnership with Edmentum, the Center of Excellence education model is created in a blended learning environment that combines online curriculum and online learning with on-site infrastructure and academic support.
Coursework can be completed on-demand, with 24/7, fully accessible NCAA courseware and full-time instructors who are dedicated to the student-athletes across all Centers of Excellence. CoE attendees have access to their instructors as well as a virtual tutoring service, in the event academic assistance is needed after-hours or right on the spot during the CoE school day. A full-time academic leader will be on-site daily and will ensure that all student-athletes are held accountable, are studying in a positive learning environment and are receiving an experience that is tailored to when, where and how the individual learns best.
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