Our elite training program at CIH Academy uses the latest techniques to develop players’ skills. Our intensive training regimen includes on-ice practices four to five times per week (depending on the schedule of games), along with off-ice workouts that focus on conditioning and improving both body and mind.

On-Ice Training

Under the guidance of our 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
  • 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
  • video analysis for individual skills and team play
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    Off-Ice Training

    At our beautiful outdoor campus and in our state-of-the-art fitness centre, players participate in complete off-ice training using the latest techniques to maximize their physical and mental strength.

    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.

    This comprehensive training program delivers premier hockey development to serious players, preparing them for success in life as well as on the ice.

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      What an amazing level of improvement I see in our son's overall practice, game, skills and strength. Having on and off ice sessions every day is paying huge dividends.
      Ian and Sharon Pound, UK