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Pittsburgh Hockey Academy and Frozen Pond Arena are proud to continue their partnership with International Dryland Academy.

It is very important to PHA and FPA that we partner with a group that has extensive experience in dryland training as well as extensive  playing and coaching experience.  We believe this experience will provide the optimum training for our youth hockey players.

IDA will provide in-season dryland training for the PHA Icemen teams.

IDA will also offer off season dryland training options for all players both inside and outside of PHA Icemen teams.

International Dryland Academy BIOS

BRIAN GIERCZYNSKI: Is a USA Hockey Level 4 coach, and blends his experience playing hockey in Russia with his experience coaching at the AAA level to bring a unique style of training to the group.  Brian specializes in the Russian dryland training aspect of the IDA program, which focuses on balance, flexibility and hand eye coordination.

TOMMY LISOWSKI: A Crossfit instructor by trade, he has already amassed 6 years of training experience including 4 years as an IDA coach.  He has played hockey at the AAA level and was the Captain of his Varsity team. Tommy, a nationally ranked Crossfit competitor, focuses primarily on the implementation of weight training in the IDA program. 


  • Physical Evaluation / Corrective Exercises
    • Athletes will be evaluated and given corrective exercises to help balance their body.  
  • Strength, Power & Dynamic Movements
    • Once the athletes musculature system is better balanced and more mobile, we can start to develop more muscle mass and introduce compound exercises.
  • Speed, Plyometrics, & Advanced Hockey Skills
    • With a stronger frame we now have a platform from which we can start to build explosive speed.  We also introduce more challenging movements, at increased speeds, and under duress to build agility and hand/eye coordination.


Spring sessions begin Monday, March 25, 2019

5 Session package - $95

10 Session package - $180

Brian Gierczynski



Step 1

  • Click on the link above - Login or Register

Step 2

  • From the menu on the left side of the screen select - Book Sessions.  A calendar will come up with all available Dryland training classes.

Step 3

  • Select a session to book in to.

Step 4

  • There will be an option to purchase a package

Step 5

  • You can continue to book in to sessions