15U Developmental Boarding Program - invitation for 89's to apply
The World Junior Hockey league is for highly motivated national caliber players who are the very best players in thier region at their respective ages and looking for challenges beyond the confines of thier current AAA league structure. Toronto Rattlers practice 2 hours on ice + 2 hours off ice daily and play games against private schools all while gaining skill and exposure to recruiters from some of the top Major Junior scouts in Canada, and getting a taste of what life may have in store for them. For the past 3 years WJHL has been primarily a developmental boarding program & is home to the Thornhill Major Islanders Junior A Team, Markham Islanders Junior A Team & the Junior Rattlers College Touring Team. The World Junior Hockey Centre is located in Shelbourne, 45 minutes North of Toronto. The World Junior Hockey League is putting together a very special program unlike any other in North America that will be starting in September of 2004. The success of this program will not be not gauged on league or Prospect Tourney wins and loss results. Instead, the focus is on the development of skills and acquiring experience against older competitors, the WJHL Toronto Rattlers Touring Team will playing primarily a private school schedule in the GTA. The WJHL emphasis is to prepare elite national caliber student-athletes for future hockey careers and participation on NCAA and National Teams.
WJHL academics are in house & competitive as a team & at minimum are equivalent to that of a private school education. Students that fall behind will attend compulsory additional classes on weekends. Those students requiring extra assistance in preparing for their SAT's may register for one-on-one tutoring with qualified teachers who will administer a needs analysis, and work with the student to fill in the blanks in his learning. I have attached information regarding the WJHL educational services. If you have additional questions concerning the educational program at the World Junior Hockey Centre feel free to call Sue Francis at 1-905-895-3827.
The World Junior Hockey Centre is a world-class training facility located about 45 minutes Northwest of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Set on a 10-acre property situated between the towns of Shelburne and Alliston, this state of the art facility includes:
NHL-style dressing room, approximately 3,000 sq.ft in size, complete with full range of weight training equipment, and containing our skating treadmill, large screen Satellite TV system, complete Audio/Video system, and 170 individual player stalls.
Full-length soccer field, 2 shooting lanes, basketball court, and short-sprint sand-track can be found outside. Future plans include an indoor pool complete with spas, and indoor shooting lanes.
Commercial kitchen/cafeteria facilities with full-time chef. Our kitchen produces a wide range of dishes to satisfy all appetites, with our players' nutritional needs in mind.
2 Recreational lounges also consisting of a large screen satellite TV system, Video and DVD systems, and comfortable couches and recliners.
Computer/Study Hall classroom wired to the Internet. The use of this room is restricted during scheduled classes (It is recommended students taking courses provide their own laptop computer systems).
Players dorms are located to one end of the Centre, providing peace and quiet, and are designed to afford each player maximum privacy.
Pro shop facilities for incidental, everyday items such as tape and laces, and also skate sharpening facilities.
Full-time maintenance and security staff.
The 1st year team is going to roster 20-25 elite 15U prospects from N.A.& Europe. There is alot of unanswered questions that we are working towards addressing that are coming up from parents feedback & we are working through them to ensure this program will meet players families concerns & evolves into being no less than a World Class Program. Please do not hesitate to call me to address any concerns that you may have so that we can work through it. Players applying to the WJHL are not guaranteed a spot in this program. WJHL is targeting many top prospects throughout North America & Europe and urges you to respond quickly. If you feel that this program would be a good fit please contact me ASAP to discuss the program & admissions process in further detail.