We are very excited to announce that CIHA will now be offering a Development Day Program for student athletes in grades 5 to 8.

For the past 9 years The Canadian International Hockey Academy has successfully provided an elite hockey development program completely integrated with a private school education for students from grade 9-12. This NEW development program will allow students in grades 5 to 8 to now gain access to every young hockey player's dream. 

The program will feature:
  • A 5 day week schedule
  • 1 hour of on ice training run by our professional coaches 4-5 days a week 
  • 1 hour 15 minutes of off ice training in our purpose built gym provided by Fitquest
  • Regular player/coach meetings for video analysis and evaluation
  • 3 academic periods throughout the school day delivered by Blyth Academy
  • Small class sizes with enhanced cleaning and safety protocols approved in collaboration with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.
  • Daily bus transportation provided with pick-up and drop-off locations in various parts of the city

With the uncertainty of when minor hockey will start, CIHA’s elite development day program will provide your child with top level training 5 days a week paired with a private school education.

 At CIHA we challenge our students in the classroom and on the ice, developing young athletes’ minds, bodies, and spirits. We prepare them for the next steps in their education and beyond.
These are formative years of self-discovery and personal growth for your child. We know that finding the best fit—academically, athletically and socially—is hugely important for parents in choosing a school. We honour the trust you place in us. We’re proud to help your child meet the challenges of the complex world in which we live.

Program Details

On-Ice Training
With twin NHL-size rinks just steps away from the classrooms, we have the flexibility to schedule practices around classes. Under the guidance and support of our professional coaches and trainers, players at CIH Academy develop the following skills and techniques:

  • Individual offensive skills
  • Team play and systems
  • Passing and variations
  • Stick-handling in a range of directions
  • Puck Protection
  • Shooting with a focus on each type of shots 
  • Speed and agility
  • Attacking the defensive player, triangle attacks, faking, and speed shifts
  • Power-skating using acceleration skating techniques and edge control
  • Receiving and giving body checks
  • Position-specific training
  • Creative thinking using small-area games
  • STEVA video analysis for individual skills and team play

Off-Ice Training
At our beautiful outdoor facilities and in our state-of-the-art fitness center, players participate in a full off-ice training program using the latest techniques to maximize their physical and mental strength. This comprehensive training program delivers premier hockey development to serious players, preparing them for future success in life as well as on the ice. 

Our off-ice training integrates:
  • specific acceleration/deceleration and power systems to promote maximum speed and efficiency on and off the ice
  • performance fundamentals such as strength and stability, agility and mobility training, stick handling, body awareness training and video analysis feedback
  • instruction on forming sound nutrition habits
  • presentations from consultants and guest speakers on the importance of such topics as: food and supplementation; motivation; mental skills training; college vs. junior programs; agent selection; etc

Academic Program
CIHA has had Blyth Academy as our education partner for 5 years now. This collaboration has united CIH Academy’s elite hockey training and state of the art facilities with Blyth Academy’s exceptional reputation for educating elite athletes.
Blyth Academy offers a private-school education focused on personalized and experiential learning. Their approach fully engages students in the academic process with a learning experience founded on curiosity, creativity and innovative thinking.
Blyth’s Academic Program offers:
  • Small class sizes
  • Experienced, passionate and empathetic teachers and support staff
  • Enriched curriculum model going above and beyond the Ontario Ministry of Education standards
  • Experiential and engaging educational approach
  • Personalized academic support and care
  • Differentiated approach so each student’s academic needs are met 
  • Open and regular communication with parents

Venue and Facilities
The CIH Academy Athletics and Events Centre is the cornerstone of our state-of-the-art facilities. Our campus set-up maximizes the amount of time student-athletes spend learning and playing hockey.
The Athletics and Events Centre includes:
  • twin NHL-size rinks, one of which seats 2,000 spectators
  • 10 dressing rooms, dry rooms and plenty of storage for students' gear
  • pro-style fitness centre exclusively for CIH Academy use
  • a 200-metre indoor running track
  • a fully-equipped therapy room to provide top-level injury prevention and treatment
  • video-enabled meeting rooms and coaches' offices
  • classrooms
  • a pro shop

Our campus offers an extensive outdoor facility that includes three soccer fields, two beach volleyball courts, two tennis courts, and an outdoor rink.

For more information on this NEW program please contact Joey Clare jclare@cihacademy.com
   I loved my time at CIH Academy and I am very grateful for the coaches and the hard work ethic I learned there. The development and time spent working on my individual skills has allowed me to reach my goals.

Jasper Weatherby, Alum and NHL Draft Pick