This program ran twice weekly and was designed to introduce me to the beginning principals of playing hockey and prepare me to play in league games by the time I graduate. One portion of each 45-minute practice was focused purely on USA Hockey ADM-style drills. Each station emphasized a different skill that helped me learn to skate, shoot and handle a puck. Typically it takes 6-12 months to “graduate” from Hockey Academy; I finished in 2 months and moved on to the DSMHL.