Regardless of whether you are the Head of Hockey, Head of Academics, a Success Coach, or a parent of a Center of Excellence (CoE) student-athlete, you have probably noticed the benefits of collecting academic, athletic and wellness data for our student-athletes.
The athlete management system (AMS), Kinduct, has helped supply all our CoE locations with technology that allows our staff to collect, analyze and monitor the development of our student-athletes. Entering its second year of use, Kinduct continues to obtain results from fitness testing, wellness and injury surveys, strength/speed/agility sessions, and even class attendance records. These numbers and valuable information have assisted the locations in better understanding their student-athletes in order to improve all aspects of the Study, Train, Play model.
“We continue to be extremely impressed by Kinduct’s technology and how it helps our athletes improve the quality of their training,” TPH CEO, Nathan Bowen said. “We are committed to focusing on making our student-athletes the best versions of themselves, and thanks to our partnership we have actionable measurements to enhance all our athlete’s performance and well-being.”
Athletic and academic scores for students have soared due to the tracking of individualized metrics for each athlete. Kinduct’s key data analysis tools have helped TPH team members identify strengths and weaknesses, allowing tailored training programming to be delivered based on the athlete’s unique skill sets. From there, daily benchmarks are monitored, and success plans are administered to support student-athletes both athletically and academically.
“We live in a data and technology driven world, and TPH is committed to using industry leading tools like Kinduct to help our team members, coaches and mentors, positively impact each student-athlete that attends The Center of Excellence,” noted Jordan Pietrus, Executive Director, TPH-Colorado. “We have worked closely with Kinduct and studied how elite programs use data to create a system of two-way information sharing between students and TPH team members through the app. After data comes into the platform, our TPH team members are able to easily view key metrics and reports to help create mentoring moments with student-athletes, and ultimately drive development and performance.”
Reports within The Kinduct platform visualize data surrounding a student-athlete’s stress levels, sleep data and even injury soreness levels. Having these insights readily available helps coaches and mentors take action and develop personalized plans for each student-athlete.
Another significant benefit of the Kinduct app is the communication functionality Student-athletes can receive emails or text messages daily from coaches that can be essential in communicating practice changes, drop-off times, or specific needs that student-athletes may need to know.
Kinduct Customer Success Manager Sam Ross adds: “TPH came to us with a unique vision that aimed at blending together the limits of what our platform could do from all angles — performance, academics, and wellness. Having a system in place where each of those data streams could populate our platform simultaneously was a huge win, and we’re looking for building upon that type of innovative mindset.”
The partnership with Kinduct provides a competitive advantage for CoE aspiring-elite student-athletes to optimize their athletic potential while also aiding in education opportunities and individual wellness. With the help of Kinduct, TPH looks forward to continuing its mission of helping student-athletes reach their full potential.
To learn more about our Center of Excellence, click here.
Kinduct’s Athlete Management System (AMS) is used by over 500 teams, leagues, organizations, performance centres, military and healthcare organizations around the world. Kinduct have supported multiple world champions across the MLB, NHL, NBA, NFL, and NCAA as well as organizations that train the tactical athlete and those empowering the patient. Through our secure, cloud-based AMS, Kinduct consolidates a wide array of performance and injury data, improving workflow and optimizing performance for thousands of coaches, trainers, and athletes. Kinduct is also integrated with many world-leading wearables,
- Attended the University of Alabama-Huntsville on a softball scholarship, while pursuing a degree in Accounting.
- Graduated from Athens State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 2013.
- Has worked in the accounting field for over eight years.
- Lives in Danville, AL with her husband and two daughters.
Macauley Lukenda comes to TPH following her time as the Program and Scheduling Assistant at Compton Family Ice Arena as part of Notre Dame Athletics. During that time, she also served as Notre Dame Figure Skating Club’s Team Assistant Coach, a power skating coach, Learn to Skate USA instructor and the Competition Chair for the 2021 U.S. Figure Skating Midwest and Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectionals.
Lukenda received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Sport Management and Minor in Public Relations from Adrian College where she was a member of both the Varsity Figure Skating and Synchronized Skating teams. In 2017 & 2018, she was named national champion in figure skating.
Total Package Hockey (TPH), one of the nation’s leading hockey academies and event organizers, is proud to announce Jacqueline Keeso as the new Chief Experience Officer (CXO). Jacqueline will be responsible for the creation, execution, and integration of the overall customer experience. She will work to define and enhance TPH’s customer journey and ensure a consistent, empowering experience for all student-athletes. Furthermore, she will also work with TPH alumni to better serve current student-athletes after their time with TPH.
“The addition of Jacqueline as TPH’s Chief Experience Officer will help us to define and improve our services for our student-athletes, families, alumni, and our employees,” said Nathan Bowen, CEO of TPH. “She brings a wealth of knowledge, and I am confident she will identify, develop, and implement unique strategies and ideas to connect our mission and team.”
What’s more, Jacqueline will be working with the TK Scholarship Fund to offer scholarship opportunities to deserving student-athletes. The Fund was created to celebrate the life and legacy of MAJ Thomas E. Kennedy, who was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan on August 8, 2012. As MAJ Kennedy’s legacy lives on through the recipients of this scholarship, Jacqueline will work with current management to innovate, enhance, and grow the scholarship’s impact.
“I’m thrilled to join TPH as Chief Experience Officer. I can’t think of a better purpose to align with: helping to empower and shape the leaders of tomorrow through TPH’s holistic program of sport, academics, and mentorship,” said Keeso. “I look forward to meeting and working with our fantastic TPH families, alumni, and employees.”
Prior to TPH, Jacqueline worked for Mission Aviation Fellowship, an international humanitarian organization, in Donor Engagement and Marketing. After, she would serve as a Customer Success Manager and Client Executive for Forrester, where she was responsible for new revenue, current customer growth, and client satisfaction. Her portfolio included some of Canada’s largest insurance and wealth management firms, and she was recognized as the MVP of the Premier Canada Team in 2018.
Lastly, she served as Director, Global Customer Experience for DigitalEd where she oversaw global growth initiatives for current customers and overall customer experience. Jacqueline overhauled customer management, renewal, and expansion practices by grounding the company’s actions in analytics and customer insights.
Jacqueline has a BBA of International Business from Boise State University and an MBA from the University of Oxford, UK. She also holds her Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate as well as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB).
To learn more about Total Package Hockey, click here.
Founded in 2001, TPH seeks to become the world leader in positively impacting the lives of student-athletes through sport. TPH platforms include association management, elite prospects programs, tournaments and showcases, camps and clinics, and its hallmark Center of Excellence academy model, serving over 10,000 student-athletes on an annual basis, throughout 15 U.S.based divisions. TPH prides itself on taking a holistic approach, one that emphasizes the development of the individual in four ways: (1) as a player within a team setting, (2) as an athlete, dedicated to reaching his/her physical potential, (3) as a student, working to achieve his/her academic goals, and most importantly, (4) as a person, striving to win the ultimate game, and that’s the game of life.
- Native of Erie, Pennsylvania.
- Graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, with a Sports, Arts, and Entertainment Management degree.
- Served as an Intern with the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL) in Event Operations and Marketing during in-season events and the PA State Championships during the spring of 2018.
- Spent the past 1.5 years as an Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh for CMMI Institute, a global leader in enabling organizations to elevate and benchmark performances across critical business practices.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Total Package Hockey “TPH” and Premier Ice Prospects “PIP” join forces to support the Smashville Girls Hockey Showcase for Tier I Girls’ teams, 12U-14U-16U-19U in conjunction with the Smashville NCAA Women’s Hockey Showcase to be held over Thanksgiving every year!
“The Predators are creating an amazing event that will couple elite girls’ hockey with the collegiate tournament; providing girls the opportunity to play in a high-level tournament and see some of the top caliber Division-one teams in action,” said Kathy Pippy, PIP Girls Hockey Director. “PIP is excited to partner with another industry leader, TPH to establish the Smashville Girls Hockey Showcase as a highly-competitive, highly-scouted annual event over Thanksgiving weekend!”
Last month the Nashville Predators announced the formation of the Smashville NCAA Women’s Hockey Showcase in partnership with TPH and PIP, indicating the 2021 participating collegiate teams will be 2021 NCAA Championship qualifiers Boston College Eagles and Colgate Raiders, who will be joined by the Mercyhurst Lakers and the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. In 2022 the participating teams will include 2021 NCAA Champion Wisconsin Badgers, NCAA Runners-up Northeastern Huskies and Penn State Lions and Princeton Tigers.
“The Nashville Predators continue to lead by example in hockey, but most importantly, they also continue to do so in the community,” Total Package Hockey CEO Nathan Bowen said. “This support of and investment in growing women’s and girl’s hockey is just another of the many examples of the Predators organization’s consistent commitment and actions. We are excited for the opportunity to work with Premier Ice Prospects and the Nashville Predators to support this incredible opportunity for growth of girl’s hockey.”
The 2021 edition of the Smashville Girls Hockey Showcase will take place November 26-28th, with the NCAA games occurring on the 26th and 27th. Boston College will play Colgate and Minnesota will play Mercyhurst on Friday, with the winners of those games facing off in the championship game Saturday afternoon and the losers playing for bronze.
For additional information on the Smashville Girls Hockey Showcase, please go to www.premiericeprospects.com or click here to register your team today!
TPH is proud to announce the launch of TPH IQ – hockey IQ development for the aspiring elite hockey player! The game today is faster and more sophisticated than ever, and TPH believes it is our responsibility to not only train our player to be great with the puck, but also without the puck! In partnership with The Prospect Exchange, TPH’s professional network of coaches will be providing hockey IQ development for hockey players nationwide, through shift video breakdown and statistical analysis.
TPH IQ will focus on 3 main things: patterns, pressure, and position. Our coaches will help you recognize patterns and ques while watching your film. They will also talk about how to read pressure and make quicker, more educated decisions based on that pressure. Finally, your coach will talk to you about your position and how you can be more effective in your position on your team.
“TPH is always striving to be on the cutting edge of player development. That is why we partnered with The Prospect Exchange (TPE) last summer and that is why TPH IQ was born”, stated TPH CEO Nathan Bowen. “John Becanic’s years of coaching experience, innovation, and leadership has played a critical role in helping us launch this for our players nationwide. We will continue to rely on John’s expertise and experience in developing smarter and more effective players at TPH across the country. All student-athletes at the TPH Center of Excellence will get TPH IQ training now, taking our development to the next level.”
“Sitting down with my coach for an IQ session helped me identify some small details that I could improve with my positional play. It also helped gain confidence in my game.” – TPH CoE 10th Grade Student-Athlete
“The Prospect Exchange is delighted to partner with TPH in this venture. TPE’s primary goal has always been to provide increased exposure for student-athletes and directly connect them with coaches at the next level. With technology becoming a daily part of a player’s development, our platform in collaboration with TPH coaches became a natural solution”, states John Becanic, co-founder of TPE.
“As a coach who is passionate about hockey IQ, the implementation of this program excites me knowing the increased development each TPH Center of Excellence student-athlete will receive. Using The 4 Components of Hockey as the foundation of this development, TPH’s coaches will be able provide each player with detailed and specific areas of improvement with and without the puck”.
How does the program work?
- Players can sign up for a 3 or 5 game TPH IQ package with a coach of their choosing.
- Go to www.theprospectexchange.com and create a profile, if they don’t already have one.
- Upload your game video. It’s best to choose a game with good video quality where the player was involved and it wasn’t a blowout one way or the other. Uploading game film is easy on TPE, here’s HOW.
- Schedule your TPH IQ session with your coach.
- Sit with your coach, review your statistical analysis on TPE and then watch your game and focus on how YOU can EARN MORE ICE TIME!
“We could not be more excited to provide this opportunity to our players. We think TPH IQ is a differentiator for our student-athletes at the Center of Excellence and impact players development who are not in the Center of Excellence as well!” Added Bowen.
TPH is proud to announce that Riitta Widelski has joined the company in a newly created position titled Manager of People, Culture and Development. In her role, Riitta will be responsible for strengthening Human Resources-related infrastructure as well as working alongside TPH’s executive leadership team to improve synergy across the company, and innovate new ways for its team members to grow as leaders.
“Riitta is detailed, experienced and most importantly, passionate about her work,” TPH CEO Nathan Bowen said. “With our company growing at an accelerated pace, we felt it would be important to identify someone like Riitta to bring onto our team to help us improve what is currently in place, but also help us prepare to take another step forward. We are also excited about what Riitta is going to do to help our people improve. If the leaders and mentors in TPH grow and develop, we feel we will be in that much better of a position to make the student-athletes under our direction better. We hope our families, partners and prospective partners view Riitta’s hire as us further committing to our vision, which is to become the world-leader in positively impacting the lives of student-athletes through sport.”
A native of Finland, Riitta brings 15 years of experience managing employee relations activities, employee hiring and training, leadership training and mentoring, as well as first-hand work in administration, compliance and policy implementation to TPH. She received Master of Human Resources and International Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of South Carolina. In addition, she holds Human Resources certifications and is a certified life coach.
“I am excited about the opportunity to join the TPH Team and contribute to the growth and development of the company. I look forward to working with the team to provide the best possible programs and sharing my passion for my work and youth development in this new role.”
All of us in TPH join CEO Nathan Bowen in welcoming Riitta to the team.