TPH CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Chicago

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WELCOME TO TPH

Chicago

“Everyone on our team is extremely excited to be to bring the TPH Center of Excellence to Chicago. The strongest reason for our excitement is the opportunity to create a full-time, skills and details-focused hockey program for kids who are serious about their sport and are looking for a full-time development experience.

On our end, it has always been the educational part of the model provides that makes the Center of Excellence that missing piece to provide a great experience through hockey, but also a quality academic experience. We all know this is critical to helping aspiring elite hockey players take the next step in their career.”

- Shawn Pauly, Director and Head of Hockey, TPH Chicago

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At TPH Center of Excellence Chicago our student-athletes Study, Train and Play every day. Each week, a typical schedule includes the following breakdown:



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ACADEMIC HRS/WK

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SPORT SPECIFIC HRS/WK

From public speaking contests to finance club, we are focused on providing our student-athletes the opportunities that fit their interests and provide them the opportunity to learn valuable life skills.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Part of attending the Center of Excellence is ensuring our student-athletes are connected with their communities and understand the value of providing their time and support. All of our locations take part in community service projects from raking leaves across the neighborhood to assisting at soup kitchens.


GUEST SPEAKERS

Our guest speakers bring new perspectives and ample experience from their trade and life. Our student-athletes have been fortunate enough to have been visited by guests including current professional athletes, coaches, and referees. Our guests are not just limited to the industry of sport but include business executives, marketing specialists, psychologists, and physical therapy experts, among others.


FIELD TRIPS

We make a conscious effort to make sure our student-athletes get exposure to many different experiences. Previous field trips include museums, professional sports facilities, college campuses, and more.



SAMPLE DAY

  • 8:05 a.m.

    Arrival

  • 8:10 a.m.

    Academics

  • 9:15 a.m.

    Video/Warm-Up

  • 10:00 a.m.

    Training - Sport

  • 11:05 a.m.

    Training - Gym

  • 12:00 p.m.

    Lunch/Break

  • 12:50 p.m.

    Academics

  • 2:50 p.m.

    Activity/Break

  • 3:00 p.m.

    Academics

  • 4:00 p.m.

    Depart

OUR ACADEMICS ARE

Customized.

Working with Edmentum, the official learning partner of TPH, we are able to offer a completely customized platform, where individuals study online, with certified instructors. We provide a comprehensive program that includes academic coaching, best-in-class academics & a learning community that is focused on development.

The CoE blended learning environment combines an online curriculum with on-site infrastructure and academic support. Academic leaders are in the classroom working with students to ensure a positive learning environment, accountability, a personalized structure, and accelerated learning programs, as they train for their sport.

Through our award-winning educational partner, Edmentum, our academy course library provides student-athletes with access to NCAA-approved Core classes, a large collection of AP offerings, and 80+ custom electives, which include foreign languages, arts, and more. Our academic partners are all Cognia accredited and all graduating student-athletes will receive a private/public school diploma, issued by our state partner. Students not only advance their education, but learn organization, study skills, and how to adapt their own learning style.

+ Individually Tailored Courseware

+AP, Honors & Foreign Language Courses

80+ Custom Elective Courses

+  Credit for Sport-Specific Training

What Our CoE Families Are Saying

"The 2021-2022 school year was Ryan's first year at TPH. After the headaches and struggles of trying to navigate hockey travel, practices, and a traditional in-person school schedule, TPH was a fantastic fit for our family. Our family has enthusiastically re-enrolled Ryan in TPH and are looking forward to an even better year in 2022-2023 as we will be able to put what we learned last year about Ryan's athletics and academics into practice."

Karen Mitchell

TPH Center of Excellence Denver | Parent of Ryan Mitchell

"What I love about TPH is their leadership and mentorship of their program.  The academics are great, they are all NCAA certified classes that they are taking. But the leadership is par none. It is raising these boys and girls to be leaders out in the community and wherever they end up."

Christine Baugh

TPH Center of Excellence Denver | Parent of Brett

"If your child is a self starter motivated by hockey, you can't beat TPH. If you want your child to learn about life through the sport of hockey, you can't beat TPH. Without a doubt, there is no other place in the state that could possibly provide the environment and be of that inherent needed dynamic for my son."

Bill Mellenthin

TPH Center of Excellence Denver | Parent

"Without question, TPH Detroit has contributed greatly to our son’s hockey development over the past 2 years. He has matured and grown as a person, and we have witnessed clear, tangible improvements in his overall performance on the ice. Simply put, he is a different hockey player from the day he arrived at TPH Detroit. Our son’s passion for the game is higher than ever, and we are excited to watch him pursue his goal of playing higher level hockey in the future. Our sincere appreciation for the professionalism and efforts of the entire TPH Detroit staff!"

TPH Detroit Family

TPH Center of Excellence Detroit | Parents of Student-Athlete

A Team That IsEXPERIENCED.KNOWLEDGABLE.SUPPORTIVE.

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Shawn Pauly 
Director and Head of Hockey
TPH Chicago
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Courtney Wagner 
Head of Academics
TPH Chicago
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Emily Bruns 
Academic Success Coach and Coordinator of Operations & Programming
TPH Chicago
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Doug Holewa 
Player Development Coach & Mentor provided by Windy City Storm
TPH Chicago
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Karl Linden 
Player Development Coach & Mentor provided by Windy City Storm
TPH Chicago
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Mike Monti 
Player Development Coach & Mentor provided by Windy City Storm
TPH Chicago
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Topher Scott 
Player Development Coach & Mentor provided by Windy City Storm
TPH Chicago
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Ryan Ward 
Player Development Coach & Mentor provided by Windy City Storm
TPH Chicago
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Joel Meloni 
Strength & Conditioning Coach provided by Windy City Storm
TPH Chicago
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Madeline Bobinski 
Strength & Conditioning Intern provided by Windy City Storm
TPH Chicago

Explore OUR

CAMPUS.

The TPH Center of Excellence - Chicago is located in the Orbit Ice Arena in Paletine, IL. As education and athletic training continue to evolve, providing students-athletes with the best possible learning and development environment is crucial. Working with the facility and Steelcase, we have designed spaces that will provide all types of learners with a comfortable and productive space. Our space has everything our student-athletes have everything they need to truly take ownership of their development including:

Multiple Learning Spaces

Full-Size Ice Rinks

FULL FITNESS CENTER

And More!

Join our family, where student-athletes across the nation study, train & play at the TPH Center of Excellence.

BUILDING THE TPH

ATHLETE

The TPH Center of Excellence training program is designed for aspiring elite student-athletes who are willing to invest their time and effort into personal growth. At TPH we recognize that individual skill focus often gets neglected due to busy competition schedules, lack of facility accessibility after academic hours, and team-centric coaching.

 

TPH is focused on long-term student-athlete development by providing platforms that allow each individual to discover new levels of potential. Learn more about how our student-athletes in Chicago train for their sport.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The TPH Center of Excellence is NOT a team. We are an academy that allows you to focus on your individual skills. Additionally, you can still play for your current team. This makes for an awesome training environment where our student-athletes get to build a community with like-minded student-athletes.

At TPH Center of Excellence, each student-athlete learns from certified Teachers through our customizable virtual platform, Edmentum, with 24/7 access to virtual Tutors. Our on-site Director of Academics and Success Coach(es) are additional resources as they cultivate an environment conducive to learning. These multiple layers of support ensure that your student-athlete receives a personalized academic plan; preparing them for the game of life.

Our student-athletes train four days a week in the gym on-site with our coaches. DID YOU KNOW: student-athletes can receive physical education credit for the training.

They are certainly welcome to, but we do offer a meal plan working with the restaurant, located inside the facility, to offer healthy and delicious options at an affordable price.

This is one of the primary benefits of the TPH Center of Excellence. The traditional system is not conducive to the lifestyle of the aspiring elite student-athlete. We are very flexible with our attendance policy because we do understand the travel that sports require and the toll that a season can take on a student-athlete. The beauty of our platform is that we can operate virtually. Need a recovery day? Stay home, you can do your course work from home, our staff can additionally send you a home workout. The biggest factor is that we believe our student-athletes get the most out of their experience by attending on-site, but we understand that may not always be possible.

The goal of our mentorship program is to educate our student-athletes on “the process” of becoming elite. Part of that is through the mentorship program which includes Coach FA's Mentorship Program, community service, field trips, and guest speakers.

We believe the TPH Center of Excellence provides more balance as our student-athletes finish a day at the Center of Excellence, attend their club's practice, and then are free the rest of the day. We believe our platform gives our student-athletes more time to spend as they wish away from the Center of Excellence. Additionally we require our student-athletes to fill out daily surveys through Kinduct that help our staff understand the holistic state of our student-athletes. These surveys track sleep, nutrition, injuries, and more to assist us in ensuring we know how to balance their workload.

The TPH Center of Excellence can provide support for IEP's and 504's. We have built our centers with learning environments that help all types of learners and set up our student-athletes for success. However, students will have to complete a determination meeting with our education partner to ensure we can meet all the needs of the student.

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