Warda Hockey Academy camps, lessons, and training methods focus on enhancing skill development in every aspect of the game through a very DETAILED ORIENTED STYLE of coaching. WHA is proud to provide the highest level of coaches/mentors for our players as each staff member is a current professional coach or player.
Our staff is relentless when it comes to teaching our players what it takes to succeed and become the best they can be. "The WHA Way" teaches the importance of ATTENTION TO DETAIL and preparation with the goal of maximizing improvement. We constantly preach the importance of hard work, focus, and dedication to best prepare our players for the season!
Players at Warda Hockey Academy will be introduced to the same workouts and hockey specific training as college and professional players. Every single exercise and training plan will be tailored towards each player's individual age & experience. WHA is proud to provide our players with hockey specific training equipment including parachutes, bungi-chords, kettle bells, box hops, hurdles, agility courses, and the elevation Training Mask (must be at least 13 to wear Mask).
WHA is proud to have a direct tie with the HoneyBaked AAA Hockey Program. WHA Owner: Ben Warda is Head Coach of the 16O AAA team and Skill Development coach Kevin Albers is the Assistant Coach of the 16O team. Honeybaked is considered one of the most premiere youth hockey programs in the world.
"HoneyBaked teams have won numerous MAHA State Championships and 5 USA Hockey National Championships as well as the Quebec PeeWee tournament 4 times, including back-to-back Championships with the 1985 and 1986 birth year teams.
HoneyBaked continues to be a national leader in player development sending players to the United States National Development Team and other junior teams each year. Additionally there are over 50 alumni spread out in the NCAA playing hockey and several players in the National Hockey League including Ryan Kesler (Anaheim), Bobby Ryan (Ottawa), Cam Fowler (Anaheim) and Stanley Cup champions Justin Abdelkader (Detroit), Alec Martinez (Los Angeles) and Patrick Kane (Chicago) among others."
Be sure to click the Honeybaked logo to check out our program website to learn more about the program.
Each week we will be posting a highlight clip with teaching points right here on the Home Page below. We want to make sure our players from camp are continuing to learn and improve their Hockey IQ during the season! Watching video regularly and learning from different game-like situations is key to advancing our player's overall development. Each clip includes direct coaching tips we praise to our players everyday at camp. Be sure to tune in each week and let's get better everyday!
"Current Detroit Red Wings Head Coach Jeff Blashill's speech at Grand Rapids Griffins main camp in 2014. His message is powerful and something we strive for at WHA. Getting better every single day and making the most out of each day at camp to best prepare our players to not only make it to the next level, but dominate when they get there." - Ben Warda
Head Coach - Honeybaked 16O
Owner - Warda Hockey Academy