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Hockey School

Curriculum Highlights

  • Participants will receive an Official Nashville Predators hockey school jersey, dri-fit shirt, personalized luggage tag, commemorative group photo, participation certificate and more!
  • Designed for the recreational or travel youth hockey players and goaltenders
  • Low player-to-instructor ratio
  • Development through progressive teaching methods
  • Innovative conditioning techniques
  • Encourage a consistent positive attitude
  • Challenge each participant physically and mentally while having fun
  • Daily lunch (Ages 8-14 school only)
  • Camp for ages 8-14 will include 15 total hours of ice instruction (up to 4 hours daily)
  • Camp for ages 5-8 will include more than six total hours of ice instruction (75 minutes daily)
  • 3-on-3 tournament on Friday (Ages 8-14 school only)
  • Little Preds camp finale scrimmage
  • Camp wrap-up ceremony
  • Daily Preds giveaways and autographed memorabilia drawing

Does my child need to know how to skate? What skill level does my child need to have?

Nashville Predators Hockey Schools are open to all skill levels. However, we highly recommend that beginners have basic skating ability to assist in their development at hockey school. We suggest contacting a rink near you to obtain information on skating programs.

What equipment does my child need?

Is rental equipment available? Participants will need to provide his/her own hockey equipment to participate. We are unable to provide rental equipment or skates. Necessary equipment includes a helmet with face mask, mouth guard, neck guard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, protective hockey pants, athletic support cup, shin guards, hockey socks, skates, and stick. Goaltenders will need to provide full goalie equipment. If you are looking to buy equipment locally we suggest Perani's Hockey World located inside Ford Ice Center at 5264 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Antioch, TN 37013 or (615) 717-3020. Or area Play It Again Sports locations.

Will Nashville Predators players be at the Hockey School?

Throughout each hockey school, Nashville Predators players, coaches, alumni and/or prospects will make guest appearances. Guest appearances will be announced prior to the beginning of each school.

Who are the instructors at Hockey School?

The 2017 Hockey Schools will be led by Zach Jackson, Ford ice Center Hockey Coordinator. Additionally, qualified instructors will include Nashville Predators Youth Hockey Development staff, Nashville area hockey coaches and members of the community with backgrounds in semipro and/or college hockey. Local high school hockey players are utilized as on-ice assistants and off-ice counselors. Instructors will be announced at nashvillepredators.com/hockeyschool.

What is the cost for the Hockey School? Is there a family discount? Is there a multi week discount?

  • July 10-14 @ Ford Ice Center (ages 8-14) - is $450 for players and $400 for goaltenders
  • July 17-21 @ Ford Ice Center (ages 8-14) - is $450 for players and $400 for goaltenders
  • July 10-14 @ Ford Ice Center (ages 5-8) - is $150 for players or goaltenders

Families registering two or more children for the all day school (ages 8-14) will receive a $25 discount for each additional child from the same household. No family discount is offered for the evening school (ages 5-8). If you are signing a child up for multiple weeks, you will receive a $25 discount for each week. You cannot combine the two discounts. To register with the family discount please contact (615) 742-4381. Full payment is due at time of registration. For information on payment options call (615) 742- 4381.

What is included with registration?

Participants will receive an official Nashville Predators Hockey School jersey, Hockey School shirt, personalization luggage tag, commemorative photo, participation certificate, and more. Participants at the all day school (ages 8-14) will also receive a daily lunch.

What is the cancelation policy?

The Nashville Predators Hockey Schools has a NO REFUND policy. In the event of documented medical issue we will provide a full refund less a $50 fee. All other refund requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis and may be subject to a partial refund.

How many registrations are accepted for Hockey School?

The all day school (ages 8-14) will accept 40 players and six goaltenders in the 8-10 year-old group and 40 players and six goaltenders in the 11-14 year-old group per week. The evening school (ages 5-8) will accept 60 participants. Participants will be grouped according to ability to enhance their learning environment.

Do the Hockey Schools sell out? Is a waitlist offered?

Yes. Both schools sell out prior to July. To avoid disappointment be sure to register online today at nashvillepredators.com/hockeyschool. Once the schools sell out, we will begin a waitlist. As we are notified of cancelations we will contact families for the opportunity to register - first come, first serve.

What does a typical schedule consist of?

The all day school (ages 8-14) will feature two 80-minute on-ice sessions daily and two off-ice sessions daily, and a bonus 60-minute ice session for each group on alternating days. The Friday schedule will feature a 3-on-3 tournament and wrap-up ceremony. All day school (age 8-14) sample daily schedule (subject to change):

Monday-Friday
Time Activity
8:30am-9:00am Camper Check-in
9:00am - 10:20am On Ice Session #1
10:30am - 10:50am Snack
10:50am - 11:40am Off Ice
11:40am - 12:00pm Dressing Room
12:00pm - 12:50pm On Ice Session #2
1:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 2:10pm Off Ice
2:10pm - 2:30pm Dressing Room
2:30pm - 3:50pm On Ice Session #3
4:00pm Pick Up

The evening school (ages 5-8) will feature 75-minute ice sessions nightly from 5:30pm - 6:45pm and no off-ice programming. The last night of camp will include a finale scrimmage and wrap-up ceremony.

Once I register my child for Hockey School, what will happen next?

Once your registration and full payment is processed you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation email within one week of registration, please contact us at (615) 742-4381 to confirm registration. In early July we will send a pre-camp packet to registered participants with detailed information.

What does my child need to bring to Hockey School?

In addition to hockey equipment, participants at the all day camp (ages 8-14) should also bring: a change of clothes for dryland training including sneakers, hat and sunscreen for outdoor activities, a change of clothes to wear under hockey equipment, and snacks throughout the day.

No additional items, besides hockey equipment, are needed for the evening camp (ages 5-8).

Will there be an orientation for parents? Is any paperwork needed to participate?

We will not hold a formal orientation for parents. Staff will be visible and on-hand the first day of each camp and throughout the week for questions. On the first day of each school campers will check-in to pick up their jersey and t-shirt, and to meet instructors.

All participants will receive a camp packet in early July with detailed camp information and necessary paperwork to bring with them.

2017 Hockey School Instructors and Special Guests:


Zach Jackson - Lead Instructor at Ford Ice Center
Hockey Manager at Ford Ice Center

Chase Fuchs
Assistant Coach at Adrian College NCAA D3

[Check back often as the section will be updated leading up to the camp.]