TPH Detroit Center of Excellence student-athlete a young entrepreneur
In the fall of 2016, Adam House Jr. moved from Florida to Michigan.
His reasoning? To enroll at the Total Package Hockey Center of Excellence in Metro Detroit.
The House family was intrigued by the Center of Excellence’s mantra of ‘study, train, play’ – helping student-athletes reach their full potential both on and off the ice.
House wasn’t the typical player enrolling in the TPH CoE, starting two years younger than most of the enrollees at the school. He also had plenty of work to do with his hockey skills, as he arrived with the experience of only playing ‘A’ level hockey in the state of Florida.
Brandon Naurato decided to take a chance on House, seeing potential in the ’06 birth-year player.
“When I first met Adam and the House family, I couldn’t help but notice the passion and determination to excel,” Naurato said. “He was a special kid; we felt he could handle coming into the Center of Excellence at a young age and grow quickly as both a hockey player and a young man.”
Two years later, House is preparing to suit up for the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies AAA ’06 squad; a testament to his work ethic and drive.
House is excelling off the ice, as well. Following in the footsteps of his father, Adam House Sr., House is has started his own business. The young entrepreneur is the owner and founder of “Jr’s House of Hockey,” a company selling hockey tape on Amazon (see the company’s Instagram page here). At just 12 years old, House is curating a brand following through social media and his passion for videography; see examples embedded below. He is using his education and experiences at the CoE to get real-world business experience before he even reaches high school.
“Being a student-athlete at the CoE has taught me a lot, both about hockey and about my education and life away from the rink,” House said. “Between watching my dad grow his own businesses, and the confidence I think I have gotten from my experiences at the school, I really wanted to try to start my own business. Hockey, obviously, is where I want to be, either as a player or a businessman, and I’m having a blast doing this.
“The CoE helps me improve as a hockey player and as a person; I’m learning a lot and trying to grow a business at the same time.”
TPH is proud to have House as a member of the #TPHFamily, as he continues to be a posterchild for the CoE both on and off the ice.
“We couldn’t be more proud of Adam and what he is doing,” said TPH CEO Nathan Bowen. “Watching him thrive in our CoE environment has been wonderful; he’s a perfect example of how we’re trying to help these student-athletes not only improve on the ice, but pursue their passions away from the rink. He is certainly setting himself up for success in whatever he pursues in the future. We can’t wait to see where he goes from here, and we wish him the best of luck with Jr’s House of Hockey.”
Check out Jr’s House of Hockey on Amazon here or by clicking on the image below.
Check out one of House’s video edits, as well.
ABOUT TPH: Founded in 2001, Total Package Hockey is a hockey service provider with the vision to become the world leader in positively impacting the lives of student-athletes through the game of hockey. TPH prides itself on operating at a standard that exceeds expectations of players, families, coaches, advisors and all other entities of the hockey world, one choice at a time. Our staff is committed to providing positive, energetic, hands-on instruction and mentorship, in an effort to develop each individual on and off the ice. If each individual develops as a player, athlete and person, he or she will be better prepared to advance to the highest levels of junior, collegiate and professional hockey, while learning the skills necessary for success in the ultimate game: the game of life.
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