School Model

In the first two out of four years, graduates of The Hockey Academy have the opportunity to acquire the federal professional certificate (EBA) as an office assistant - a recognised basic training.

Depending on the athletic qualification, the athlete then has different options:

  • He remains at The Hockey Academy for another two years and is trained as a businessman with a federal certificate of proficiency. 
  • He combines The Hockey Academy with a Matura degree from the sports secondary school in Engelberg (4 years).
  • In Switzerland or North America he relies fully on the professional card - with the option of returning to The Hockey Academy afterwards.
  • He continues his apprenticeship without any sports training.

This flexible training concept "2+2 years" is unique in Switzerland and enables the optimal personal development of the young athletes.