South Oxford announces partnership with Athlete Farm Training for comprehensive skill development program
SOUTH OXFORD [August 19, 2023] – South Oxford Minor
Hockey (SOMH) is thrilled to announce a significant partnership with Athlete Farm Training (AFT), a
renowned and professional training service specializing in hockey player
development. This partnership marks an exciting step forward for the
development of SOMH players, providing access to high-quality on and off-ice
training services, aimed at enhancing their skills and overall performance on
the hockey rink.
Under this formal agreement, SOMH has
partnered with AFT to deliver a comprehensive skill development program that
encompasses both dry-land (off-ice) sessions and on-ice training. AFT's
experienced and skilled strength coaches will conduct these sessions, tailoring
them specifically to each age group to ensure players receive the maximum
benefit from the training.
The skill development program will progress
throughout the hockey season, adapting to each player's evolving abilities.
This approach aims to build a consistent and progressive development model that
fosters players' physical capabilities, enhances their overall skill set,
deepens their understanding of the game, and boosts their confidence on the
"We are thrilled to enter into this
partnership with Athlete Farm Training," said Stephen Gradish, President
of South Oxford Minor Hockey. "This collaboration will provide our players
with access to top-tier training services that are designed to elevate their
performance and foster their passion for the game. We believe that investing in
our players' skill development is crucial to support their growth as athletes
The skill development program offered by
AFT aims to add significant value to South Oxford Minor Hockey, enhancing the
competitiveness of the organization and contributing to the long-term success
of its players. By focusing on both off-ice and on-ice training, the program
aims to create well-rounded athletes with a strong foundation in both physical
and technical aspects of the game.
"Athlete Farm Training is delighted to
partner with South Oxford Minor Hockey in this venture," said Luke
VanMoerkerke, Co-Owner of Athlete Farm Training. "Our team of experienced
coaches is dedicated to helping young athletes reach their full potential. We
look forward to providing SOMH players with the tools and training they need to
excel in the sport they love."
AFT is involved in athlete training and
skill development with a wide range of organizations, including Brantford Minor
Hockey Association and the Junior A Brantford 99ers of the Ontario Junior
Through this collaboration, SOMH aims to
foster a culture of continuous improvement and excellence within the
organization, benefiting all players and contributing to the overall growth of
hockey in the South Oxford region.