Brett Blatchford

WELCOME TO TPH

Phoenix

"It is TPH’s vision to become the world leader in positively impacting the lives of student-athletes through the game of hockey. Our dedicated staff fully supports our students as athletes and people. We look to be excellent mentors and role models."

- Brett Blatchford, Director & Head of Hockey, TPH Phoenix

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At TPH Center of Excellence Phoenix 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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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

"TPH has been essential in our son's skill development on the ice. I feel like his competence in skating and skill development is directly attributed to the time and coaching he receives at TPH. In addition to the improvement on the ice, the academics have pushed our son to take more accountability in his education. The classes challenge him and we have seen a marked improvement in his proficiency in the classroom subjects. One of our favorite aspects of the program is the staff and their commitment to developing mentally and physically strong student-athletes."

Uster Family

TPH Center of Excellence Phoenix |

"Coach FA's mentorship program gave me very helpful advice to assess, adapt to, and respond to any situation. The program taught me one of the most important things: how to create, pursue, and maintain my personal brand. Another important aspect it taught me was how to view coaches, GMs, teammates, etc. The ideas we were taught have helped me through major and minor decisions and inconveniences throughout my 2 years with the CoE. "

Reid Morich

TPH Center of Excellence Phoenix | Student-Athlete

"FA mentorship program helped me to identify what routine helps me play my best. It also taught me how to get noticed and how to find the right coach or team. "

Colton Waters

TPH Center of Excellence Phoenix | Student-Athlete

"This past year was my son’s first year at TPH. It was a great experience for him. He has grown tremendously both with his hockey skills as well as academically. I love the small class sizes both on and off the ice. This allows the coaches to give individual attention to each of the players. I also loved how we didn’t have to worry about school while traveling for hockey. If you’re looking for your child to improve their hockey skills I would highly recommend TPH. "

Felicity Lothrop

TPH Center of Excellence Phoenix | Parent of Brodie Lothrop

"Connor absolutely loved all aspects of the program. Amy Reagan has been a phenomenal Academic Advisor as she is ALWAYS aware of where the students are in their various courses etc. She gave great solutions whenever questions would arise about any of the Academic courses that Connor was enrolled in."

Constance Mackenzie

TPH Center of Excellence Phoenix | Parent of Connor

"The guest speakers gave me tools that helped me stay motivated through the long season. My favorite topics were habits, selflessness, respect, and nutrition."

Brayden Waters

TPH Center of Excellence Phoenix | Student-Athlete

"Connor loved the ice and off ice components and the instruction for sure. Brendan Burke and Brett Blatchford are GREAT coaches and develop a wonderful rapport with the students. Connor felt he really improved as a goalie and that Brendan Burke had his best interest in mind always! "

Constance Mackenzie

TPH Center of Excellence Phoenix | Parent of Connor

A Team That IsEXPERIENCED.KNOWLEDGABLE.SUPPORTIVE.

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Brett Blatchford 
Director & Head of Hockey
TPH Phoenix
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Amy Reagan 
Head of Academics provided by Sequoia
TPH Phoenix
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Dallas Drake 
Player Development Coach & Mentor
TPH Phoenix
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Delaney Drake 
Player Development Coach & Mentor
TPH Phoenix
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Scott Munroe 
Player Development Coach & Mentor/Goalie Coach
TPH Phoenix
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Michael Grabner 
Player Development Coach & Mentor
TPH Phoenix
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KC McGinley 
Academic Success Coach provided by Sequoia
TPH Phoenix
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Kenny Brandt 
Player Development Coach & Mentor/Skills Coach
TPH Phoenix
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Brian Slugocki 
Skills Coach
TPH Phoenix
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Johnny Bonno 
Strength & Conditioning Coach provided by Ice Den Performance
TPH Phoenix
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Shane Harvey 
Strength & Conditioning Coach provided by Ice Den Performance
TPH Phoenix
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John Isbell 
Strength & Conditioning Coach provided by Ice Den Performance
TPH Phoenix

Explore OUR

CAMPUS.

The TPH Center of Excellence - Phoenix is located in the Ice Den in Scottsdale, AZ. 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

3 Full-Size Ice Rinks

indoor turf

ice den performance

full restaraunt

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 Phoenix 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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