• AHT's Brain Injury consultant has been busy this winter, writing and recently presented her book at the International Brain Injury Association World Congress in Scotland. Pick up your copy today at amazon.com! Colleen will continue heading up our off-ice concussion awareness program in 2012.

  • Acres Hockey and Brain Navigators introduce Bringing Smart Play to Hockey Program. On and Off-ice Concussion awareness and education at Acres Hockey Schools in Canada.

  • Acres Hockey is very pleased to join forces with Brain Navigators to promote concussion awareness and Bringing Smart Play to Hockey. Skills, Tools and Education for Prevention (S.T.E.P.) via Concussions 101.

  • Great Start Initiation Program is a cornerstone of the Acres Hockey Training model.

    This program will focus on the most important skill for success in hockey=skating.

    July 30-Aug 1, 2012

  • The Steps to Success program is the transitional phase of Acres Hockey with the focus still on base skill development while also incorporating tactical elements of the game of hockey and proper checking fundamentals.

    The dryland component is a progression from the introductory phase developed during the Foundation program.

    July 29-Aug 2, 2012

  • The Foundation for Success program is the base of the Acres Hockey Training model.

    The program provides participants with the basic skill set for a successful future of playing hockey.

    July 29-Aug 2, 2012

Bringing Smart Play to Hockey

Bringing Smart Play to Hockey


Acres Hockey has joined forces with Brian Navigators in creating the ground-breaking, Bringing Smart Play to Hockey program.

Concussion awareness, providing the Skills, Tools and Education for Prevention (S.T.E.P) will be the core message of the Parksville, B.C. based hockey school during 2012 summer sessions. Providing hockey players with the tools to play smart, stay safe and have fun over a lifetime of participation in Canada's national sport.


"We Want You to Play Smart"


Bringing Smart Play to Hockey will be the focus of the Great Start, Foundation for Success, and Steps to Success Programs.


On-ice Program features checking education from Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, Swedish Ice Hockey Federation and Finnish Ice Hockey Association:

  • Proper checking technique
  • Different types of checking
  • How to give and take a body-check
  • Awareness of danger areas
  • Heads Up play
  • Development of your "spidey sense"
  • Communication  "The most under utilized skill in hockey"
  • RESPECT  "The Golden Rule"


The best course of action to stay safe is to be a strong skater. Skating skills are the base on which all further hockey development is built.


"Knowledge is Power"


Off-ice Program Features provided by Colleen Butler, Founder of Brain Navigators:

Concussions 101


• What is a concussion
• Identification of Symptoms
• Parts of the Brain & how it works
• What does it "Feel" like to have a Concussion
• Practical Tools for Recovering from a Concussion/Return to Play Protocol
• Exercises Mentally and Physically to enhance the Brain, Spine & Neck
• Nutrition
• Concussion Prevention
• Baseline testing will be available


There will also be opportunities for individual consultations with Collen throughout the week.
The off-ice Concussion Awareness program will be provided to all Acres Hockey School Participants as part of their camp fee.


Sport Concussion Awareness Seminar for all Athletes, Parents, Coaches, and Referees.

July 31, 2-4pm Oceanside Place-multi purpose room Call to reserve your place!!!

Your players now know the signs and are aware of the serious effects of an un-treated/identified concussion. Shouldn't you have the same information? Acres Hockey and Brain Navigators invites all athletes, parents, coaches and referees to an educational afternoon that has the potential to save a life. Admission by donation. All proceeds raised from your attendance go directly towards funding Brain Injury awareness and education programs.

Acres Hockey and Brain Navigators are very excited to offer you the opportunity to take part in this trail-blazing program. With more players than ever suffering concussions we are proud to be an industry leader to help reverse this trend and keep you out on the ice where you belong. Don't delay as this unique program will fill up fast. Register Today to ensure your spot!