Delaware Prep players arriving at the South Kent SchoolPosted by Delaware Prep Ice Hockey on Saturday, February 17, 2018
American Hockey Services employs a first-class staff of former Pro, College, Junior and Prep School players and coaches who first and foremost know “How to Teach,” which is paramount in player development.
“During my time with AHS I have grown up a lot as a player, and more importantly, as a person. Coach Pens as always encouraged me and has helped me to reach my goals. I am beyond thankful for my time with AHS and the relationships I have developed with teammates and coaches.”Justin Cole, PA
About the Program
Delaware Prep is the Premier Scholastic Hockey Program in the Mid-Atlantic region for players in grades 8-12 who want to be challenged and compete for Junior and College Hockey opportunities. We are an innovative and unique college preparatory hockey program for the serious student athlete. To maintain the integrity of our program, there is a selection process based on academics, ability, and character of both player and family. Enjoy the experience and challenge of Prep hockey without the preparatory school cost at Delaware Prep.
How many players have your team or coaching staff (maybe with another team) advanced to the Next Level in Junior Hockey?
We’ve only completed two seasons. We have advanced 5 to JR hockey and 1 to college hockey
How many players have your team or coaching staff (maybe with another team) advanced to NCAA College hockey?
We have not graduated a class as of yet being only our second year, however AHS Hockey has over 30.
How many players have your team or coaching staff (maybe with another team) advanced to the Major Junior?
How many players have your team or coaching staff (maybe with another team) advanced to North America Minor Pro or Europe?
How many players have your team or coaching staff (maybe with another team) advanced to the NHL?
What was the highest levels of Hockey did your Coaches, General Manager, or Owner play?
Semi pro, NCAA, and college
Does your program attend college showcases during the regular season play?
Yes, 2 NCAA symposiums
Does your program provide players with references from former players of the coaches not necessarily the team?
What is the billeting situations like and costs?
$300 per month, we do a house check, background check, and a billet questionnaire. We try to fit the billet in the appropriate setting.
How many days per week does your team practice?
Does your program have hockey specific strength and conditioning training? If so how many days per week?
Yes, 2 and a yoga coach
Does your program have video evaluations?
Does your program have an academic advisor?
Yes, and a college advisor.
What are the team fees?
Consider me for a position on Delaware
American Hockey Services is led by Charlie Pens, a skills coach, scout, and consultant. Coach Pens is a former player, NCAA and ACHA coach, NHL guest speaker, current USA Hockey level 4 Coach, member/coach of the Ice Skating Institute.
Coach Pens is considered an expert in Power-skating concepts and training techniques throughout North America. Coach Pens has extensive experience and contacts at all levels of Hockey and brings valued knowledge and experience. Coach Pens is well respected and known throughout the industry as a disciplined, fierce competitor who demands the best from his players.
“AHS has helped develop me into the hockey player and person I am today. It taught me dedication and commitment, things I use everyday to succeed academically and athletically. I can not thank Charlie enough.”Conor Cassidy, DE