The Churchill High School Hockey Academy is a licensed Hockey Canada Skills Academy.
What are the benefits of a Hockey Canada Skills Academy?
- increase in training time by maximizing arena availability during school hours, allowing for more after school activities
- enhancement of individual technical and tactical skill development
- enhancement of academic achievement through the motivation of establishing a balance of both academics and athletics within the school system
- supplements, but does not replace, the club team system
The desired outcome of a Hockey Canada Skills Academy is not to develop future professional or international calibre athletes, or Rhodes scholars. Instead, students are encouraged to maintain a healthy balance of academics and sports. The outcome is to enhance a student-player’s confidence, individual playing skills, self-esteem and opportunities in both academics and athletics all while making efficient use of arena facilities during school hours.