Palm Beach Hawks
The Palm Beach Hawks are a Tier III Junior hockey program in South Florida, consisting of Premier and Elite teams, which compete in the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL).
We recruit the most talented players 20-and under with a great work ethic and passion for the game. Also, we have an intense focus on academics and higher education to help each player achieve their athletic and scholastic goals.
Step one in the recruiting process is evaluating the players on the ice when they’re at the showcase or tryout. In our area, we scout them at a young age to evaluate if they’d be good enough players to play for us down the road. After that, we see if they can fit within our system and program, so then we need to get to know them as people. Prospects come in on visits with their families and we talk with their coaches and people that know them well.
The Palm Beach Hawks are proud to call Palm Beach Skate Zone home. This 75,000 square foot facility is family owned and operated and treats the Hawks players and staff like family.
- Two Ice Rinks- third ice rink under construction (ETA June 2018)
- Two private professional-style locker rooms for the Hawks
- Stretch/Yoga room
- Full Pro Shop
- Two Cafes with healthy options for athletes
- The largest and fastest growing youth travel hockey program in Florida
- Located right off the Florida Turnpike and adjacent to Hampton Inn
- 15 Minutes from the beach (for training, recreation, and recovery)
How many players have your team or coaching staff (maybe with another team) advanced to the Next Level in Junior Hockey?
12 to the NAHL
How many players have your team or coaching staff (maybe with another team) advanced to NCAA College hockey?
24 to NCAA D-III
How many players have your team or coaching staff (maybe with another team) advanced to North America Minor Pro or Europe?
4-5 in minor pro
How many players have your team or coaching staff (maybe with another team) advanced to the NHL?
Does your program attend college showcases during the regular season play?
Yes, 4 showcases each season
What is the billeting situations like?
Yes, each player is placed with a local family (99% of which are youth hockey families) after filling out a billet questionnaire to have them placed properly
How many days per week does your team practice?
4-5 times a week depending on travel
Does your program have hockey specific strength and conditioning training? If so how many days per week?
2-3 times a week
Does your program have video evaluations?
Yes 5-6 times a week. I will break down all game film and we will watch it as a team. I will also break down individual film if requested.
Does your program have an academic advisor?
Yes, one can be provided if needed
What are your playing fees, and do you provide any scholarship type of programs to reduce the cost for players?
Playing fee is $9,500 and include travel, meals equipment, tape, skate sharpenings, ice time, gym, everything. We do not offer the scholarship, but players are more than welcome to find a sponsor.
What makes your program unique and different from other programs?
We are a development first program. We believe in developing our players on and off the ice and that comes first. Player advancement is the next step. We believe we are a two year program, for development purposes. We are also big on player trust, players need to trust who they play for and know that they are not being lied to. We provide a unique opportunity to play hockey in paradise and provide the necessary development needed for these players. We want kids who are eager to learn and want to get better every day. We want to develop good hockey players and even better young men.