NURTURING TODAY’S STUDENT ATHLETE FOR TOMORROW’S WORLD
Our aim is to enable student athletes to develop their character and individual potential through exposure to academic studies and hockey development.
Our primary goal is for these athletes to acquire the knowledge, experience, skills and attitudes necessary to become well-adjusted and self-confident students who are readily prepared to succeed in their future academic, hockey, social and life challenges.
The Pacific Coast Hockey Academy staff believes that each child’s unique potential must be challenged and developed. As PCHA is first and foremost a sport school, a commitment to traditional sporting values is the foundation of all learning and teaching.
In educating these students we strive to provide an environment that will:
- Foster each child’s emotional well-being. The staff will promote positive self-concept, pride in accomplishment, self-confidence, and self-discipline.
- Foster each child’s social well-being. The staff will promote respect for self and others with whom the kids will work, play and live with.
- Foster each student’s intellectual development.
- Foster and develop each player’s skill set and help them reach their potential in hockey.
Upon leaving PCHA, these elite student athletes will have developed a sense of social responsibility and a respect for one another and their individual rights.They will possess an improved hockey skill set and understand the value in being a team player as well as accepting their unique role and contribution as an individual within the team dynamic.
The Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (PCHA) located in beautiful Victoria BC, is an officially sanctioned Hockey Canada Sport School, and is the first of its kind on Vancouver Island.
PCHA is a high performance academy with a hockey curriculum focused on individual skill development for today’s elite level player. Our high performance programs – Midget Prep, Elite 15s, and Bantam Prep – provides students with professional coaching, training and skill development, along with a highly competitive path as members of the prestigious Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL).
The program runs from September to June, including both winter and spring seasons. On and off-ice development is equivalent to 5 years of minor hockey in one season at the PCHA.
3 to 5 years of minor hockey
Daily on-ice development – 135+ practice sessions per season
150+ strength and conditioning session – minimum 5 hours per week
40-50+ game schedule – includes regular season, playoffs, tournaments/showcases, exhibition games
Belmont Secondary School
Students enrolled in PCHA attend the newly constructed Belmont Secondary, and will receive all the academic credits required to graduate in British Columbia as well as any post-secondary pre-requisites to meet the athlete’s academic goals.
Our Student athletes are given credit for sport specific courses provided through PCHA, as well as for their competition and training, thereby reducing their academic workload and providing more time for studying, family and recovery.
Students fulfill all core courses to meet NCAA and CIS eligibility requirements
Flexible, individualized learning plans designed to work with the demanding schedule of today’s elite student athlete.
Academic support available four days a week to manage studies
Available SAT test preparation
CSSHL League Mission Statement: “To be National Leaders in Education-Based Hockey”
In 2009, five like-minded Hockey Canada Sport Schools came together to launch the Canadian Sport School Hockey League. Their vision was to establish a league designed specifically for elite level student athletes, give these athletes an opportunity to increase their skills on and off the ice, and provide athletes with a high level of competition as well as exposure.
The inaugural 2009-10 season featured five sport schools and eight total teams spread across two divisions. During the 2017-18 season, the CSSHL features 19 sport schools and 69 teams in deven different divisions.
All programs within the CSSHL are sanctioned Hockey Canada Sport Schools, meeting the regulations of not only Hockey Canada, but BC Hockey, Hockey Alberta, Hockey Manitoba and the Saskatchewan Hockey Association.
The CSSHL continually strives to be a leader in education based hockey in North America with Hockey Canada registered Sport Schools. The objective of the league is to provide a competitive environment for young student athletes that share similar values of Sportsmanship, Citizenship, Academic Excellence and Hockey Development.