Why choose Eastman High Performance Centre?
Eastman High Performance Centre has always been our dream. What started off with a small Hockey skills development company called GT Performance Hockey has now become what we had originally envisioned, a training facility, for both the community and our hockey programming.
Gym Training facility
Our vision for the current gym is to use the space more efficiently, create value added components such a Steam room or Sauna, HD Gold/Sports Simulator, use of dryland area for boot camps, use of enclosed hockey area for other community events, stretching classes, video sessions with teams, wellness clinics, etc. to create a well rounded approach to wellness and to assist high performance athletes to be the best they can be.
The future of Eastman High Performance Centre really hinges on community involvement and bringing as many local people into the facility to participate. It will evolve over time as we add services (Athletic Therapy, Massage, Personal Trainers, etc.) to complement the gym.
Hockey (GT Performance Hockey)
We started off with hosting pre-season camps for local players from the Eastman and Pembina Valley regions over 12 years ago. They were well attended every year at Morris Multiplex, expanding annually to other rinks and to position specific clinics, skill specific camps and additional battle camps which have been staple camps for us since 2016.
In winter months, we expanded our programming to include working with various Minor Hockey Associations in their home rinks along with individual teams within associations for skating camps, general skills camps, evaluations, coach clinics, monthly skill development programs, body checking camps, elite level sessions with our Regional AAA teams along with other skill specific clinics. We have been involved in the fabric of Eastman Hockey since we moved to the area, having coached AA & AAA, while my son Alex has played at those levels and is now playing in the SEMHL with the Ste. Anne Sr Aces.
In the Spring, we run extended season camps for grass roots hockey level players, working on core technical skills and complement it with elite level skill development camps for U15 – U18 AA/AAA level players who want to pursue higher levels of hockey.
In the Spring and Summer, we offer private sessions on our Synthetic ice surface. Now that we have a building, we have a created a hockey area that will be accessible during the Spring & Summer months for synthetic ice training. Although it won't be as big an area as in the past, we will still be able to manage to provide quality training on the surface.
Visit our site often for updates on future camps and opportunities.
We are also seeking talented, like minded individuals, to join our team so feel free to connect with us with a resume and cover letter.
Over 20 years of training hockey players and providing quality instruction with U of M Development camps, Dakota, Can Lan & Keane Hockey, and now with my own company as head honcho at GT Performance Hockey. I’m Gerald Tetrault, Hockey Canada High Performance 1 Certified, I continuously seek to improve my skills and knowledge of the game, finding new and creative ways to impart knowledge on our players. My team consists of Alex Tetrault, my son and lead instructor – (Lex), Derrick Collette (DC), Max Collette (playing College in US), Tyler Anderson (NCAA), Jason Remillard (Bottineau State University), Dan Carriere (NCAA, ECHL) & Billy Turner (MMJHL), along with various guest coaches – Laird Laluk (WHL, MJHL, CIS) & Melissa Smook (NCAA); we are highly skilled and excel in teaching the fundamentals of the game. We are also mentoring our former players keen on being involved in grassroots hockey, we have welcomed Payton Hooper and Cally & Thomas (Virden Oil Caps) Phillips, Liam Leduchowski (Eastman U18AAA) to our talented team.
On the ice, we excel in breaking down individual skills (skating, shooting, passing, stick handling, angling, defensive skills, offensive tactics, body checking, etc.) and their components.
We continue to create programming using innovative techniques and state of the art teaching aids. We offer Development Specialty clinics along with GT Performance coach clinics for coaches across Eastman & Pembina Valley. We work or have worked with most associations in Eastman (IDC Minor, Steinbach, Grunthal Minor, Clipper Ice Sports, Lorette Minor, St Adolphe Minor, Labroquerie Minor, Macdonald Minor, Carman Minor, Red River Wild Minor Hockey Associations along with our very own RRMHA (St Malo/St Pierre) for preseason skills camps and evaluations. Body checking clinics for associations have also been very popular as Associations look to GT Performance Hockey to teach their bantam players to body check and be checked safely. Our goal is teach correct techniques across all Minor Hockey to improve our regions as a whole.
This past winter, we were involved with Evaluations for the U13 AA male and female programs, choosing the top players in the Region to begin their path within Eastman.