Progressive Hockey Development

"No Practice Compares to 1 on 1 Skills Training at PHD!"



Register Now! Email Darren Hersh at

December 26th  Pee Wee 11:55am–1:50pm  Squirt 1:50pm-3:50pm
Bantam 3:50-5:45pm
All Games at Reston Skate Quest, Reston, VA


Brendan Roache has joined the PHD instructional team as our main forward skills coach!  Roache played at Gonzaga before doing a PG year at Northfield Mount Herman Prep (MA).  He went on the play two years of varsity with Hamline Univ (MN) NCAA D-III before transferring to Penn State where he was on the 2003 ACHA National Championship team!

Roache will be available for lessons on most weekends and Mondays, so take advantage of this opportunity to improve your skills!


On December 26, 2010, THE WALLY CUP took place at Reston Skate Quest.  Competing for the opportunity to skate the coveted Wally Cup were 8 Squirt teams, 12 Pee Wee teams and 8 Bantam teams. 

This year's tourney was the best Wally Cup ever!  Here are the results

2011 Squirt: Champions - Hockey Warfare, Runners-Up - Lil' Rink

2011 Pee Wee: Champions - Alaska Pipeline, Runners-Up - Misfit Hockey Players

2011 Bantam Champions - T.H.E, Runners-Up - The Team

Check out the full results


The Wally Cup 3 on 3 Tourney over December break 2008 was fantastic

Check out the results and great photos by Mary Dennis


Progressive Hockey Development (PHD) has has everything you need for hockey skill development!  We also have 2 locations, Sterling, VA and Rockville, MD Directions to PHD

Schedule to train in small groups of three by emailing your date and time request to Darren Hersh at


Top Shot Hockey Interactive Net 

This phenomenal training tool allows players to work on accuracy and speed while having unmatched competitive fun!

Are you the most accurate in your age group?

 Can you come close to beating the instructors’ scores?

Radar Gun

 Prove your development each week by testing and recording your shot speed.

 Immediate shot speed feedback is a great way to measure your improvement!

 Who shoots the hardest among your teammates and your local opponents? 

Shooting Range for Passing, Shooting, Stick Handling Work

 In this shooting range area, players can focus on skills training with the addition of movement. 

 Passing, Shooting, Stick Handling, all while skating is the main goal of this section.  Also, learn how to pick the puck off the boards quickly and cleanly and work with the Swedish Pugi Puck, an oversized puck to assist with shot technique and strength.

Rinks Open to 80’ Skating Lane

 Open the two big doors that separate the main rink from the back rink and you can create an eighty (80) foot skating lane that is ten feet wide!

Skating stride work has never been so cool and challenging at the same time!

Bigger Main Rink

 Our main training rink has expanded to 40’ x 40’ giving users even more space in which to develop.

The uses of this space include:

* 2 on 2 games

* Private/Semi-Private/Group lessons

* Team positioning walk-through

* Portion of 80’ skating lane

* And much more…

Expanded Pro Shop

 PHD now has a pro shop located within the facility!

By something in stock or place a mail order.

 We can order all brand names such as Bauer, Sher Wood, Vaughn, TPS, and more... 

Off-Ice Training & Conditioning

 PHD now has an area of the faciltiy dedicated to improving your game with off-ice training.

Available for use are ladders, hurdles, slide boards, box jumps, a bench press, dumbells, resistence bands, medicine balls, and much more.

Our staff uses these tools to increase your total body strength, cardiovascular conditioning and coordination.

Before Rocket Ice...

After Rocket Ice!

Get Ice at Home

 Like PHD, you can create a home rink so that your hockey player can practice more, improve his/her skills, and enjoy playing the great game of ice hockey even more!

We will help you through the entire rink process from installing our own brand of ice, "Rocket Ice", to consultation with the placement of dasher boards, if so desired.

We have installed rinks in basements, garages, and even in driveways!  No freezers or cooling of any kind!

Get your home ice rink started by contacting us at


Home of The Goalie Academy

PHD is the home of The Goalie Academy!  The Mid-Atlantic's leading goalie skill development program.

The Goalie Academy trains goalies of all age levels and is the official goalie coaches of The Washington Little Capitals, Washington Junior Capitals, and Washington Junior Nationals.  They are also the goalie coaches for The Hershey Junior Bears Tier 1 program.


Progressive Hockey Development
Synthetic Ice Training Facility
22135 Davis Drive, Suite #107-109
Sterling, VA 20164
Phone: (571) 434-7466