Make the Team* Series: Winter

*Formerly Performance Academy

Do you want to get pushed without the commitment of club?

Or play club but want an additional training day with a College Head Coach and USAFH Coach Trainer?

Then come play with us Fridays this winter!

What is make the team? Parents have been asking us for years to make something a step up from our development league. Performance Academy was born in winter 2018 and has been a huge hit! In 2019 we are shifting it to a Make the Team series with a end of season competition against appropriate leveled local teams. The focus of this is TEAM concepts-not primarily individual skills like our development academy.

*If you have any questions, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question still is not answered, please feel free to contact us.

Winter is open now! REGISTER


What: Make the Team intends to push your hockey IQ. We practice as a team to grow tactical team concepts as well as improving your individual technical play.

How to play: Please register ONLY if you have 2+ seasons of play experience. We reserve the right to unenroll athletes with coaches who exhibit serious reservations when contacted. Therefore, please chat with your coach (or us if you’ve played with us) before you register. If your coach does not approve you we will cancel your registration minus fees.


  • Age and Experience: Athletes (7th-12th) need to be serious about improving and have team experience - this means more than just our development sessions, players must have game experience. Players with multiple development seasons with us are also eligible.

  • Commitment: We ask those interested in performance academy be able to commit to all but 1 practice as concepts are cumulative.

  • References and recommendations: Although we do not have tryouts, we ask for a coach reference at registration to confirm ability.  Your coach can confirm your attitude, willingness to learn, current level, and drive. Athletes need to be serious about improving and commit to a full season with limited absences.  A limit to 2 teams per session, 15 athletes per team for each date.

WINTER Performance

Led by: Coach Heidi Lewis

Where: Dulles Sportsplex, Sterling, VA

When: Fridays 5-7 PM.

The 2 hour sessions made up of technical and tactical instruction, scrimmages + Play Beyond the Game Mental Performance Development. Cost includes our tournament on TBD.

Dates: Dec 6th-Feb 28th.

December: 6, 13, 20
January: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
February: 7, 14, 21, 28

Tournament: TBA

Cost: $450. Includes pinny, Play Beyond the game Notebook, Take home drills for home. Individual feedback reports. End of season competition.

Spring Performance (Will open in December)


Led by: Derek Ryan, Heritage High School Varsity Coach

Where: The Madeira School

Tentative Dates: 

  • March 22nd-May 31st

When: 2:30-4:30

Cost: $360

APPLY NOW No Fees for applying.

Charges occur upon acceptance.


Led by: TBA

Where: The Potomac School