A Coach and Mentor dedicated to creating better athletes on and off the ice. 28 years of documented success training athletes to reach the highest levels of the game.
"Train at a level your opponent is unwilling and unable to match" ~Coach Bud Simon
Impact Hockey Academy should be the go-to development program for hockey players! The variety of core fundamentals along with the attention to detail made by coaches and trainers is what sets Impact Hockey apart. Coach Bud and his staff bring loads of passion and different perspectives making Impact Hockey Academy a necessity for girls and boys that want to take their game to the next level! Be prepared to work hard and have a lot of fun.
Head Women’s Hockey Coach
University of Wisconsin Steven's Point
Impact Hockey Academy has given me so many opportunities over the last several years to coach and learn the game I love. IHA offers unique training techniques that will strengthen every aspect of a players game. Every summer I have improved my personal skill set that has helped me reach my dream of playing Division 1 hockey.
University of Maine NCAA D1
As a youth player my goal has always been to enhance my physical capabilities in order to compete at the highest level possible. Nothing has been able to elevate my game like Impact hockey has. Coach Bud’s high intensity skills work is exceptional at exposing players weaknesses, fostering their talents and has helped me to achieve success in my own hockey career. I have enjoyed working with Coach Bud and am excited to continue working with Impact Hockey.
Granite City Lumberjacks, NA3HL
Impact Hockey Academy has been a foundation of development for our daughter Emma, it will continue to do so throughout her hockey career. Like all parents I was looking at multiple hockey programs/camps/schools in Canada and the U.S. to find the right fit for our daughter. As a current NHL Alumni I was able to relate to the elite hockey development Impact Hockey Academy provides along with Military blend in St. Johns Military Academy. We are very fortunate and in gratitude for Emma to have access to a great environment that Bud and his staff are providing in Impact Hockey Academy
San Jose Sharks
Being on the ice as an Impact Instructor never fails to challenge and improve my skills and creativity. Additionally, there's nothing more rewarding than being able to share my skill and knowledge of the game with young athletes and watching them make drastic improvements in a short period of time.
Lawrence University, NCAA D3- Graduate
Coach Bud, I appreciate everything you have done for me over the years. People always notice my skating ability before anything else on the ice. I thank you so much for being such a great coach and being a part of my continued development.
Brooks Bandits of the AJHL
Arizona State University Commit, NCAA Division 1
I started working with Coach Bud and Impact Hockey my sophomore year of high school. I had previously played in the Jr. Admirals AAA program and can confidentially say I saw myself develop further as a player with Impact Hockey Skills/Skating camps, than I did in any other AAA program I worked with. This is mainly because of the high intensity practices that they run. Furthermore, Coach Bud values high repetitions during practice so you are rarely just sitting around waiting for your turn. Overall, My experience at impact has been nothing short of game changing.
Granite City Lumberjacks- NA3HL
Impact Hockey Academy has been there for me for the last 7 years and has helped me develop all sorts of new skillsets. I believe Impact and Coach Bud and Coach Jake have taught me how to push myself to wider boundaries and how to get your body ready for the season both on and off the ice.
Alexandria Blizzard NA3HL
Working with Coach Bud and several other elite athletes during the summer helped me earn a roster spot on the Austin Bruins of the NAHL. Through Impact I was able to hone in on my shooting skills, shot placement and ultimately finishing to the net. I look forward to Coach Bud and Impact being a part of my current and future development.
Austin Grizzlies, NAHL
IHA has helped 1000's of kids fulfill their dreams over the years. One of the main difference makers that IHA provides is a proven skating model. This gives the athletes a solid foundation that will help accel their game to higher levels. As a Junior hockey player, I can tell who has done the level of skating that IHA offers and ones that haven't. IHA has helped me personally get to the level I am playing at and will help me fulfill my dreams of playing collegiate hockey.
University of Arizona, ACHA D1