Character Development

(Grades 4-12)

What makes us unique?

Character, most would agree, is a discipline that is best learned through experience rather than lecture, especially for today’s generation which is experience-based and participatory.

Through modeling, integration into on-ice and off-ice instruction as opportunity arises, and
deliberate methods which include group discussion, true-to-life projects, and the use of
a modified "Habitudes" program, students will acquire skills in:

  • Leadership
  • Self-discipline
  • Planning and time-management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Values and ethics
  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills
  • Self-esteem

What is involved with the character development program?

Habitudes is a unique program that uses images, experiences, and conversation (not traditional lecture and testing) to introduce students to different principles--leadership, teamwork, self-esteem, ethics, etc. The program can be modified and/or applied to fit the needs of students of all ages. Each lesson includes an image, summary, stories, supporting material, discussion questions, a personal evaluation and an exercise to apply the Habitude. In addition, students will be given “challenges” (hands-on, practical projects students can do to reinforce and apply the principles they have learned.)

Contact Info


Rolston Hockey Academy
13950 Oak Park Blvd.
Oak Park, MI 48237
(248) 450-5300