ICE HOCKEY INSTRUCTION THAT BUILDS STRONG FUTURES

CURRICULUM FOCUS
  • Teaching fundamental and advanced hockey skills
  • Highly-individualized to meet players’ objectives
  • Age and level-appropriate progressions
  • Builds confidence and passion to play at any level
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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Private, semi-private, group, and team lessons
  • Professional and highly-experienced coaches
  • Year-round training options
  • Player-friendly cost and time commitment
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CURRICULUM & PROGRAMS

Foundations Hockey’s curriculum is built to maximize skill development for long-term results through age-appropriate instruction, proper practice structure, and a fun learning environment.

HOCKEY BASICS

Instruction designed to foster a love for the game and introduce beginners and younger students to the foundational skating and hockey skills required for success at any future level of play.

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Group, private, and team lessons to develop and refine skills for successful application at all levels of competitive play. High-intensity, station-based instruction is tailored to players’ age and experience level.

CAMPS & EVENTS

Week-long summer day camps, themed mini-camps throughout the year, hosted jamborees (8U tournaments), and our popular 3-v-3 events creatively build skills in a fun setting.

THE CRASH

The Baltimore County Crash is Foundations Hockey’s spring and summer tournament teams and advanced skill development program for the Baltimore and Baltimore County areas.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Foundations Hockey has assembled the region’s most accomplished and experienced team of women’s college and professional hockey players around which to build several girls-only programs.

BREAKFAST CLUB

Start your day with highly-personalized private or semi-private hockey lessons with Foundations Hockey instructors.  Breakfast Club is offered throughout the year at 6:30AM on select dates pending availability.

FOUNDATIONS MERCH

Get some of the coolest gear available to show your Foundations Hockey or Baltimore County Crash pride.  New items come available regularly so check back often to see what we’ve come up with.  

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ABOUT US

WHY FOUNDATIONS?

Foundations Hockey was created to make skills-based training available through age-appropriate instruction, proper practice structure, and a fun learning environment.

Whether you aspire to play hockey at a competitive level or to skate recreationally, our team will help you build the foundation necessary to maximize your potential in the sport and to play the game confidently for years to come.
OBJECTIVES

Foundations Hockey’s principal objective is to ensure that students have a sound skill and knowledge base on which to build their hockey futures. Through our program, each student will be equipped with the tools necessary to advance their hockey career from both an individual and a team perspective.

OUR APPROACH

At Foundations Hockey, we put players’ lasting enjoyment of the game of hockey above all else. We create highly-individualized, fun lessons that teach skills and their applicability to game situations so that students gain the confidence to play hockey at any level and the enthusiasm to do so throughout their lives.

STRUCTURE

Foundations Hockey provides instruction in private and semi-private lessons as well as through group or team practice sessions. Each lesson is designed by our coaches to ensure age and level-appropriate training that optimizes learning. We partner with players and parents to set short and long-term goals, track each student’s progress, develop strengths, and correct areas where improvement is needed.

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OUR TEAM

* Foundations Hockey instructors are registered with and members of USA Hockey, and comply with its certification and training requirements.

Justin Panzer

  • Minor hockey coach since 1993
  • USA Hockey Level 5 Certified Coach
  • Experience working with Learn To Play through college players
  • U10 Head Coach: Hartley Hockey Camp, 2004- Present
  • Former players in NHL, AHL, SPHL, NCAA Division I, major junior, and more

Kayley Romano

  • Certified power skating instructor
  • 2013-2017 Manhattanville College (NCAA DIII) – Captain 2015-2017
  • Boston Shamrocks (JWHL)
  • Mite through adult hockey skills instructor

Lora Ardoin

  • Assistant Coach: Stevenson University NCAA D-III
  • USA Hockey Level 3 certified coach
  • Former Captain: SUNY Canton Women’s Hockey (NCAA D-III)

Sean Baker

  • USA Hockey Level 4 Certified Coach
  • St. Paul’s School (HS) Head Coach
  • Baltimore Youth Hockey Club Girls Program Director/Coach
  • Collegiate playing experience- University of Vermont (ACHA)

Steve Baker

  • Graduate – Baltimore Youth Hockey Club (Stars)
  • 4 Years’ varsity at St. Paul’s School For Boys – Junior and senior year captain
  • 4 years’ collegiate playing experience at James Madison University
  • 6 years’ youth hockey coaching and skill development instruction

Tony Bourret

  • 4 years collegiate playing experience – University of Florida
  • 8 years youth hockey coaching experience
  • USA Hockey Level 5 Certified Coach
  • Instructor at multiple ages and skill levels

Jason Brover

  • Former Baltimore-Washington metro travel hockey player
  • 4 years varsity at Calvert Hall College High School
  • 6+ years as Baltimore Stars 16U head coach
  • NCAA DIII – Elmira College

Ken Burkhardt

  • NCAA/ACHA at Stevenson University and Bryn Anthyn University
  • Former MJHL and EHL junior player
  • Youth hockey and Learn To Skate instructor since 2017

Jessie Capanelli

  • Coach – Baltimore Stars U16
  • Former NCAA DIII Forward – Stevenson University
  • Played youth hockey in West Chester, PA (Quakers)

Kira Collins

  • 4 Years Stevenson University NCAA D-III
  • Member of Northwood School Varsity Ice Hockey Team (2015-2017)
  • Learn To Play and Learn To Skate instructor at Reisterstown Sportsplex

Breanna Crosson

  • 4 Years Stevenson University (NCAA-DIII)
  • Youth Hockey Experience: Detroit area AAA travel (2014-2017)
  • Played Canadian U20 Tier 1 in 2017-2018 season
  • Ferris State Hockey Camp Coach/Counselor since 2017

Dominick Dawes

  • Head Coach – Stevenson University, 2015 – Present
  • 2019-2020 MAC Co-Coach of the Year
  • 2017-2018 MAC Coach of the Year
  • 2003 NCAA National Champion, Norwich University
  • Former players in SPHL, FPHL, other minor and junior leagues

Tori Emoff

  • Head Coach – Stevenson University NCAA DIII
  • 2019-2020 MAC Coach of the Year
  • Former Captain – Stevenson University

Ally Gibson

  • Former Forward/Assistant Captain – Stevenson University (NCAA D-III)
  • Former Rochester Monarchs Tier 1 (2014-2018)
  • U14 Girls Tier 1 New York State Champion (2014)

Patrick Guinan

  • Head Coach – Gonzaga College High School JV Hockey Club
  • Former Assistant Coach – York College Mens’ Ice Hockey Club
  • 10+ Years’ Experience as Hockey Camp Staff in DMV and PA regions

Trevor Hunt

  • Former Defenseman – Stevenson University (ACHA)
  • 1 Season – Motor City Hawks (USPHL)
  • 3 Years Varsity High School in Fraser, MI

Patrick Jarrett

  • 13 years professional playing experience
  • Current Assistant Coach – Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL)
  • Former Player/Assistant Coach – Lowen Frankfurt (Deutsche Eishockey Liga)
  • 2000 1st overall draft selection – Missisauga Icedogs (OHL)
  • 2002 Nashville Predators (NHL) draft selection
  • Hockey school coaching experience in US, Canada, Europe

Kevin McLewee

  • Coach, Calvert Hall Middle School Co-Ed Team
  • 4 Years’ Collegiate Playing Experience – Muhlenberg College
  • 4 Years Varsity Hockey – St. Paul’s School (3x MIAA All Conference Selection)
  • Baltimore Youth Hockey Club Alum (Stars)

Sarah Modzelewski

  • Foundations Hockey’s head goaltending coach
  • Former Stevenson University (NCAA DIII) goalie – Assistant captain as a senior
  • Four-time CHC Goaltender of the Week
  • Holds Stevenson school record 19 wins
  • National Quarterfinalist in 2012 as goaltender for Little Caesar’s

Colleen Murphy

  • 3 Year Pro – National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
  • Division I – Northwestern University
  • 10+ Years’ Experience in youth coaching and skills training

Jake Panzer

  • Experienced minor and high school hockey player
  • Mite and Squirt coach and skills instructor
  • Camp instructor at: Hartley Hockey, Northern Roots Hockey, Sport International Hockey Academy
  • USA Hockey certified referee

Christopher Robinson

  • Assistant Captain – Stevenson University ACHA D2
  • 4 Years’ Varsity at Mount Saint Joseph HS (Baltimore)
  • 10+ years’ youth hockey experience

Jake Schmelzer

  • Captain – Tomorrow’s Ice Selects U18
  • Varsity Defenseman – Calvert Hall College High School (MD)
  • 12 years youth hockey in Baltimore area
  • 2 years experience as youth hockey skills instructor

Nils Semjonovs

  • Expert power skating instructor
  • Extensive hockey school coaching experience in US, Canada, Europe, and Australia
  • Assistant Coach – Team USA Blind Ice Hockey
  • Founder, Hockey Destiny training and skill development

Lucas Stauffeneker

  • Former ACHA D2 Player – Univ. Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • USA Hockey Level 4 Certified Coach
  • Experience coaching Squirt, Peewee, and Bantam travel

Megan Swick

  • Sophomore Forward – Stevenson University (NCAA D-III)
  • Youth Hockey: Pittsburgh Tier 1 and Tier 2 Travel
  • Summer camp instructor since 2020

KaliJo Zagula

  • Senior Forward – Stevenson University (NCAA D-III)
  • 2021 All-MAC Second Team
  • Former Idaho Vipers U19 USA Hockey National Tournament Qualifier

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