Sarnia Sting Hockey Academy presented by Canadian Tire

Welcome to the Sarnia Sting Hockey Academy presented by Canadian Tire 

SHA presented by CDN Tire

In March 2021 the Sarnia Sting officially launched the Sarnia Sting Hockey Academy. A program that focuses on the grass-roots growth of the game in Sarnia-Lambton. The program aims to use the Sting platform to assist in providing everyone in the Sarnia-Lambton community, regardless of age, experience, and skill level an opportunity to play and develop in the game of hockey.

The Academy will involve several annual initiatives, including on and off-ice hockey training, virtual and in person coaching instruction, social media content as well as equipment recycling programs to help provide more kids opportunity to play locally.

The Sarnia Sting Hockey Academy is one initiative to help the club take action towards the organizational mission and core values. 




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Pro Foundations by Sting Associate Coach Brad Staubitz is the elite hockey development branch of the Sting Hockey Academy by Canadian Tire. Pro Foundations provides NHL caliber training exclusively for Junior, College, and Professional players as well as AAA players from the U16 age group or older looking to obtain high levels of injury free performance and take advantage of the off-season so they return stronger, faster, and mentally prepared.

The 8 week long Strength and Conditioning Program focuses on four phases:

Phase 1: Base Training

  • Includes stability/mobility and functional lifts that build a solid foundation to train on.

Phase 2: Strength

  • Maintaining functionality while making gains in strength and lean muscle mass.

Phase 3: Power

  • Transitioning the strength gains into full body power movements.

Phase 4: Power and Endurance

  • Preparing for the start of a new season by putting the strength and power into movements that transfer to on-ice.
  • Emphasis on injury prevention for upcoming camps and season.

The four phases were developed by Brad Staubitz based on his experience as an athlete, coach and trainer:

  • Playing
    • 10 Years: Professional (NHL/AHL)
    • 4 Years: in Major Junior (OHL)
  • Coaching
    • 2 Years: Sarnia Sting Associate Coach
    • 4 Years: Sarnia Sting Assistant Coach
  • Training
    • 13 Years: Certified Specialist in Sports Strength and Conditioning
    • 6 Years: Sarnia Sting Strength and Condition Coach
    • Certified in Athletic Functional Movement

The 2022 Pro Foundations program will be running from July 4th- August 25th and includes 4 workouts per week from 7-9 am, Monday-Thursday with 7 am on-ice sessions running every Tuesday and Thursday in August.

Registration Details

Price: $1200 per skater

Location: PASA and Lambton College

Prerequisite: Participants must play U16+ AAA, Junior, College, or Professional hockey

Application Process: Please Apply Here.

  • Only selected skaters matching program prerequisites will be contacted to finalize registration.

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The 2022 Future Sting Summer Camp will be held from July 18th-22nd at Progressive Auto Sales Arena. Welcoming of all skill levels, this week-long camp will provide minor hockey players with the opportunity to  learn from members of the Sarnia Sting Coaching Staff with special guest appearances from Sarnia Sting players. Each of the five camp days, players will take part in an hour long on-ice session with their age group, focusing on skating, shooting and stick handling.

Group 1: 2015-2017 born players

Ice Time: 1pm-2pm

Number of Spots: 25

Price: $260 per skater (plus HST)

Group 2: 2012-2014 born players

Ice Time: 2pm-3pm

Number of Spots: 25

Price: $260 per skater (plus HST)

Group 3: 2009-2011 born players

Ice Time: 3pm-4pm

Number of Spots: 25

Price: $260 per skater (plus HST)

Registration Details

Registration for the 2022 Future Sting Summer Camp can be purchased here.

After purchasing, please complete the camp registration form, accessible here.

Sting Hockey Academy Girls Summer Camp Website Banner

Details regarding the 2022 Sting Hockey Academy Girls Summer Camp, focused on supporting female hockey in the Sarnia-Lambton Community, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Please follow the Sting on social media to be notified when 2022 registration opens.

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As part of the Hockey Academy it is important for the Sting to be leaders to young hockey players in our community. Each month we will randomly draw names  of applications submitted below to have select Sting players join a minor hockey team at practice.  The Sting will support with drill setup,, execution, provide positive messaging about the importance of practice as well as hard work and of course most important of all- have fun!

Complete the form below to be entered into our monthly draw.

Sting at your Practice Application Form

Complete this form below to enter your minor hockey team for a chance to have select members of the Sting join you at practice. Winners will be drawn randomly each month and contacted by a member of the Sarnia Sting staff.

2021 Sting Hockey Academy Coaching Webinars

March 29, 2021 | Sting Women’s Hockey Ambassador Carolyne Prevost Full Video

April 5, 2021 | OHL, Director of Cultural Diversity & Inclusion Rico Phillips Full Video

April 12, 2021 | Sting Associate Head Coach Brad Staubitz Full Video 

April 19, 2021 | Sting Director of Skill Development Scott Jones Full Video