"Development is in the details"

Understanding that hockey is a long-term development process, RISE Hockey provides a comprehensive approach backed by years of hockey development leadership spanning from grassroots, provincial, and national programs.

There are countless programs, facilities, and instructors in the markets across Canada and USA for a player to conveniently access but nearly all take the exact same approach.  RISE Hockey offers a higher standard for associations, programs, coaches, or individuals.

Kyle Prystupa

Kyle Prystupa, head of RISE Hockey, brings over ten years of hockey development leadership from Hockey Manitoba and Hockey Canada programs.  He served as Director of Operations of the Hockey Manitoba Program of Excellence ten times, including three terms with U-18 (Female) Team Manitoba and seven with U-16 (Male) Team Manitoba, including the 2011 and 2015 Canada Games.  Among other close relationships to Hockey Canada development programs, he served in various capacities at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge and National Team Program; Chair of Team Services in 2011 (Winnipeg), Communications Staff in 2014 (Sarnia), Director of Operations for U-17 Team Canada Black in 2015 (Dawson Creek), and local liaison/support for the U-18 Team Canada pre-championship camp held in Winnipeg ahead of the 2016 IIHF U-18 Worlds.

As an owner/operator of RISE Sport Test, affiliate of Sport Testing Inc, Kyle has worked closely with an exclusive volume of clients including Beantown Classic Showcase, WHL Prospect Combines/Okanagan Hockey Group, Calgary Flames, as well as local AAA teams.

Working with Hockey Manitoba, Kyle played a pivotal role in improving and expanding branch development programs.  This includes the Directors’ Cup Prospects, CCM Rising Stars, High Performance 1 Coach Seminars, and establishing Rising Stars Plus+, POE-WHL Skills Combine, CCM POE Skills Camps, Bantam AAA Showcases, Coach Camp, and Hockey Manitoba Face-Off Festivals.

He is best known for his consistent passion and focus on improving player and coach development, particularly within the Program of Excellence, which had seen significant progression throughout his years.  Throughout Kyle's career he has worked closely with the Western Hockey League player development staff, and is a strong supporter of Manitoba Junior Hockey League development.

This snapshot of Kyle's experience and talents is the fabric of what RISE Hockey offers to all partners and clients.




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