Program Profile: Wenatchee Wild

Located in Wenatchee, Washington, the Wenatchee Wild re-joined the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) in 2023/24, after a 10 year absence, competing in the U17 Prep and U18 Prep divisions.


The Wenatchee Wild 16U and Wenatchee Wild 18U hockey teams are full-time hockey academy-style Tier 1 AAA teams. The program is operated through a partnership between Wenatchee Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA) and the Wenatchee Wild of the WHL. The teams are full members of the CSSHL (Canadian Sports School Hockey League) and we are also National Bound Teams for USA Hockey. The program is structured as an elite development program, where the entire focus is on developing players and helping them move on tothe higher levels of the game. Wenatchee players have a structured weekly schedule consisting of school, on-ice training, off-ice training, video, and study hall.


  • 18U Prep
  • 17U Prep


  • Wenatchee, WA 2023-2024 season


    • Partner School
      • Eastmont High School, East Wenatchee, WA.
    • What are some of the things your program does to provide educational support?
      • Eastmont High School has a Tutoring block for students after school and we also have focal point tutoring (for a fee) to also help the students.
    • How are grades monitored and how often?
      • Eastmont school emails progress reports once a month.
    • How are courses and the graduation path for student athletes chosen?
      • During the off season the players are connected to our school counsellors for enrolment and course assignments.
    • Do you have an academic probation policy?
      • All students must maintain a 2.5 GPA to remain eligible for participation. However, if they come to Wenatchee 3.0 etc the expectation is they leave with a higher mark than when they finish in Wenatchee.


  • We offer a 10-month billeting program in the Wenatchee area with 3 full time billet coordinators to help with the placement and safety of our players. All our Billet families must do a Background check, USA Hockey Volunteer registration and Safesport certification. All homes receive home inspections prior to becoming a billet family.
  • Wenatchee strives to make all our athletes feel at home while developing their emotional aptitude. Our athletes will develop key life skills by living away from home, such as time management skills, cooking and laundry, self-advocacy, relationship skills, appreciation of new cultures and independence. If they are going to play Jr’s then to be part of a billet family prior will make the transition smoother for the next level.


  • How are injuries and sick student athletes monitored?
    • All injuries and sickness are report to our excellent medical team. Lead by Dr Sharon Seguin and AT Pepe Sandoval will make sure that all players get the best possible medical care while in Wenatchee.


  • What days the daily schedule look like for a student athlete in your program?
    • U18 Daily Schedule:
      • High School 7:30-1:30 every day
      • Practice 2:00-3:15pm every day and gym after practice 3 days a week
      • Off Ice skills 2 times per week
      • Video sessions vary on game and travel schedule
    • U17 Daily Schedule:
      • High School 7:30-2:30 every day,
      • Practice 3:30-4:45 every day and gym after practice 3 days a week.
      • Off Ice skills 2 times a week.
      • Video sessions vary on game and travel schedule.
    • How many games can your teams expect to play?
      • Both teams will play between 40-50 games per season
    • How long does your program run?
      • We are a 10 month Academy and the season runs from the 3rd week of Aug to 1st week of June.


  • Hockey Director: Troy Mick (250-938-8962)


    • What is including in the price to attend the program? Breakdown of fees
      • The Academy cost for the season is $22,000.00 plus $450.00 per month for billeting. $3,000 upon signing agreement and then the rest of the payments over 8 months. The billeting portion is postdated checks for 10 months of the program.