Mike Sgroi is a dynamic and personable athlete with a professional hockey career spanning over 16 years.
Mike started hockey in his home town of Toronto, Canada at age four and has played in over 50 cities at the junior, collegiate and international professional level. Upon retiring from hockey Mike immediately transitioned to develop athletes at all ages and skill levels. Mike has coached and mentored hundreds of students over the last decade who are now finding success on and off the ice.
As one of the rare coaches that combines old school mentality with modern positive reinforcement, Mike implements a unique coaching method that delivers fundamental development skills.
"Coach Mike has been coaching, training and developing my boys throughout all of their athletic endeavors, starting at the early ages of 5 and 6 and has continued for a solid 7 years and going! Focusing mainly on hockey, he has developed my oldest son into a very serious, dedicated player. He’s taught him respect for the game, his coaches, his teammates but most importantly the skills, focus and dedication that is needed to be a serious athlete. He’s honest, reliable and extremely dedicated in the development of each and every future athlete he trains. I consider myself extremely lucky to have Mike in our corner training my boys. He’s been the rock that they’ve both needed on and off the ice and we are ever grateful for him! "
"Coach Mike is a tireless, hard working coach who is a “student of the game.” His philosophy and practice training preparation (on ice & off ice) are what separates him from other coaches. Coach Mike is tough, but fair, and emphasizes “positive and proper training techniques” to help his players improve in every phase of the game.He stresses fundamentals and learning how to play the game the right way, and as a result his players all improve! "
"Coach Mike’s skills and contact training has been fantastic for the development of our son's hockey game. His ability to break down every single technical aspect of the game is amazing. He truly cares about the development of every one of his students. Our son looks forward to Mike’s on ice and off ice training."
"Austin has been taking lessons from Coach Mike for about 5 years now and has looked forward to each and every hour; sometimes 4-5 hours per week. Coach Mike teaches the game right, and passes his knowledge and experiences from his Pro career down to Austin and the rest of his students. He reinforces his training with a positive attitude, and is honest with his student’s performance at the same time. Austin has learned a great deal from Coach and looks up to him not only as a Coach but as a mentor as well. Wherever Austin’s hockey takes him, we will always be grateful to have had Coach Mike to learn from. Thanks Coach!"