OUR TEAM & COACHES
Born in Edmonton, Alberta Canada in 1981, Jamie was a standout player with Team Canada. He played in the Junior World Championships twice, where he earned bronze medals in 1999 and 2000. Jamie was also named to the 1998-1999 Canadian Hockey League All-Rookie team and was a two time Western hockey League All Star. As the 9th overall pick in the 1999 NHL Draft, he exploded onto the professional hockey scene. Jamie began his NHL career with the New York Rangers. Posting 300 NHL career games, he has played for the New York Rangers, Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Los Angeles Kings. Jamie also has played hundreds of professional games overseas in the Swedish Elite League, KHL and The Austrian Hockey league. For the last 6 years of his career, he played with the Ec KAC, where he won a Championship and was named MVP of the league in 2013. After almost 20 years of professional hockey, he retired in April of 2018. Jamie and his wife Erica have three children and have made their permanent home in Chester County where Erica was born and raised.
Throughout his playing career Jamie has played for many different high profile coaches including Wayne Gretzky, Mike Keenen, Darrel Sutter, and Mark Crawford to name a few. He has also played alongside and skated with players, Mark Messier, Eric Lindros, Pavel Bure, Jarome Iginla, Alex Ovechkin, Phil Kessel, and many more of the world’s best hockey players. He has learned numerous skills from a variety of respected players and an abundance of hockey knowledge from a wide variety of coaches.
Jamie has made his life hockey for the last 35 years. There is not a situation on or off the ice that he has not been through during his career. After playing over 1000 professional games, Jamie is excited to share his skills and knowledge with the world’s “next” great hockey players!
Austin White, CSCS, USAW
Austin White serves as the Program Director for High Performance. He is a Strength and Conditioning Coach who has worked with some of the best athletes in the area ranging from high school to the collegiate level.
Austin arrived at High Performance after serving as an Intern strength and conditioning coach underneath Rick Court at The University of Maryland. Before Maryland, Austin was a volunteer strength and conditioning coach for the Spring-Ford Rams high school football team for the 2014 season.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from Kutztown University along with a minor in Health Promotion and Fitness Administration in 2016. He is pursuing his master’s degree in the near future.
Jimmy Law, M.S
Jimmy Law serves as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the boys Jr. Flyers. He is a native of the West Chester area. Growing up he played ice hockey for the Quakers and Malvern Prep. After high school, Jimmy studied Exercise Science while playing Division I ACHA hockey at the University of Pittsburgh.
Jimmy was a team captain his senior year and was awarded the 2015 Coaches Award for one who best exemplifies what a coach looks for in his players.
Jimmy interned with Pitt Football Strength and Conditioning during the 2015 season. Shortly after, he was hired as a Speed and Strength Coach for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, a USL professional soccer team.
Jimmy then worked in a physical therapy office while earning his Master’s in Health and Fitness. As of September 2017, he has received his Master’s degree and is assistant coaching the 15U and 16U National Jr flyer youth teams.
Jimmy looks forward to combining athletic performance with injury prevention to create elite athletes.
While obtaining her bachelor’s degree at Providence College, she played for their, NCAA Division 1, Ice Hockey team for 4 years. In 2010-2011 was named the Team Captain, and presented with the Hockey East Sportsmanship Award as well as the Providence College Women’s Hockey “Captains’ Award”. In 2009-2010 she was named the team’s Assistant Captain. In addition to receiving team recognition, she has received repeated recognition from the Hockey East league: she was named Hockey East Player of the Week two times, Hockey East Player of the Month, and a Hockey East Second-Team All-Star. She was awarded the 2010 Providence College Women’s Hockey “Coaches Award”.Jean is currently working towards her Strength and Conditioning Certification.
Jean applies all of her experience in collegiate level coaching and as a top tier athlete to help build our clients both physically and mentally. Jean is a huge asset to Method Hockey, with her knowledge of the game of hockey both on-ice and off-ice.
Jean serves as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Girls Jr. Flyers program. She currently serves as Head Coach of the 14UAAA Jr Flyers Girls team and Assistant Coach of the 16UAAA Girls Jr Flyers team for the 2018-2019 season. She previously served as the Head Assistant Coach of the 14U AAA Jr Flyers Girls team in the2017-2018 season and helped lead the team to a Bronze medal finish at USA Hockey Nationals. She was Assistant Coach of the 14UAAA Jr Flyers Girls team in the 2015-2016 season, Head Coach of the Quakers girls’ 14U Tier 1 team in the 2013-2014 season, as well as the assistant Coach of the Quakers girls’ 19U Tier 1 team in the 2012-2013 season.
Zach Torres, USAW
Zach holds a BS in Kinesiology from West Chester University. While studying Kinesiology, he also minored in Health Sciences and Coaching. He is a certified USA Weightlifting Performance Coach, and has worked in the sports performance industry since 2005.
Since then, he has directed the Strength and Conditioning of various elite level teams and over 2,000 High School, College, and Professional athletes.
Zach’s unique and highly motivational training techniques are beneficial to athletes of all levels.
Dave Bauer brings more than 25 years of playing and coaching at the youth and collegiate levels to Method Hockey. Coach Dave has merged his Bauer Hockey Training Center with his partners, into Method Hockey.
Growing up in Lancaster PA, Coach Dave played both in Lancaster and in Hershey. After High School, he played and coached at Millersville University. In 1995, he founded and operated the Central Penn Panthers Tier 1 youth program. In 1996, he coached their Junior Team to the 2nd place finish in the USA Hockey National Championship.
Coach Dave then moved into the collegiate level. He has over 7 years of collegiate coaching experience, including coaching at University of Maine and Penn State University. During his tenure as an Assistant Coach at University of Maine, the Black Bears won the 2000 Hockey East tournament, advancing to the Frozen Four, before falling to the University of North Dakota. After University of Maine, he moved onto coach at Penn State University, where they captured the 2001 ACHA National Championship.
Deciding to step back from collegiate coaching, Coach Dave moved back to the area to focus on his kids academic and athletic pursuits. His daughter Lauren, graduated from Shippensburg University in 2012, where she was captain of the Women’s volleyball team. Bauer’s son, Ben, is a 2016 graduate of Castleton University, and is currently playing minor league hockey for the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs in the SPHL.
During this time, Coach Dave founded The Dave Bauer Hockey Training Center, where he spent the last 10 years, coaching youth and collegiate level players, in an individualized environment. His training focused on personalized skill development and he introduced his hockey treadmill training program to the region. His clientele includes players from over 30 regional rinks, throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland.
- 2016-Present Head Coach of 16U and co-coach of 15U
- 2014-2016 Asst. Coach Jr. Flyers 18U Midgets.
- Played Junior Hockey for the Springfield Falcons & Green Mountain Glades (EJHL)
- Played at American International College (NCAA DIv-1- Atlantic Hockey)
- Only two time Captain in the division 1 era
- Captain at the Midget, High School, College and Professional level
- 3 year Professional Career (Central Hockey League & Southern Professional Hockey
- 2000-2004 Malvern Prep Ice Hockey Varsity AAA
- 2000-2004 Flyers Cup Champion/2004 PA State Champion
- 5 year private lesson instructor
- Instructor at Top Marks Hockey Academy and various other camps
- Guest practice coach for different Jr Flyer and Quaker teams.