Newbridge Academy Welcomes JP MacCallum as Director of Athletic Performance
Newbridge Academy is proud to announce JP MacCallum as Director of Athletic Performance!
JP has been involved in the off-season training of hockey players since he was a 10 year- old demonstrator at a top Atlantic Canadian summer hockey school. Every summer for a decade JP worked with hockey players of all ages at this school as he rose up the ranks to senior instructor. Along the way he also became heavily involved in strength training as a means to further his own on-ice performance. While playing for the Saint Mary’s University Huskies he also began training some of his teammates in the off-season and sharpening his knowledge base as the world of strength and conditioning became more and more prominent in hockey.
JP now has well-over two decades of training knowledge and he is constantly and consistently applying it to produce more powerful hockey players at all levels. JP’s athletes have won The Stanley Cup, Calder Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, IIHF World Championship, World Cup, Memorial Cup Championship, QMJHL Championship, IIHF World U18’s, CIS championship, AUS championships, Hungarian Cup, Asia League Championship, and many others. JP has been Brad Marchand’s, of the Boston Bruins, Strength and Conditioning Coach since Brad was 13 years old and they still work together every off-season. This summer will mark their 17th year together. JP has also worked for many years with Andrew Bodnarchuk (defense, Texas Stars –AHL, former Mooseheads Captain), Stephen MacAulay (forward, ECHL/AHL, two time Memorial Cup Champion), Cam Lee (defense, Western Michigan – NCAA), Kevin Gagne (defense, Mora –SHL), Noah Bauld (forward, Cornell University – NCAA), Morgan Barron (forward, Cornell University – NCAA, New York Rangers draft pick), Chase Marchand (goalie, St FX University – CIS), and Roman Bengert (goalie, Lake Superior State – NCAA).
JP has the advantage of coaching both the off-season and in-season elements of the game. Most recently JP has spent the past two seasons as a Head Coach in the top Danish League. He began his professional coaching career after three seasons as an Assistant Coach with the Saint Mary’s University Huskies. JP has worked professionally in Denmark, Scotland, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Romania, and China. He has also been an Assistant Coach for three Division 1 Men’s IIHF World Championships with Team Hungary and also one IIHF Division 2 World U20 Championship as Head Coach.
JP uses all of his hockey experience to put together the most complete hockey-training program in Atlantic Canada.
Welcome to Newbridge Academy JP, we are hounored to have you!