The University of Alberta – Soccer Centre of Excellence confirms its commitment to the continued growth and further development of the Green & Gold Soccer Academy at Vimy Ridge Academy for youth players in grades 7-12.
We believe strongly in giving back to our community and that's manifested in our unique partnership with Vimy Ridge Academy where a year-round, academic and soccer program has been developed to help young student athletes focus on both developing their soccer skills and on scholastic achievement.
The Green & Gold Soccer Academy at Vimy Ridge Academy offers an ideal educational environment for students in grades 7 through 12 looking to balance the demands of an academic program with a passion for soccer.
Vimy Ridge Academy Sports Alternative Programs provide a supportive learning environment and flexible timetabling so that students who enrol in the program are able to focus on both academics and athletics. Students attend core academic classes in the mornings and train at their soccer development with three (3) on field training sessions per week that take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, students participate in Physical Education classes.
The academy provides youth soccer players a solid enhancement program that is sports science-driven and supported by the University of Alberta. Players are placed in a challenging and enriching soccer training environment, under the guidance of professional, experienced coaches, utilizing the best outdoor and indoor soccer facilities in the City of Edmonton.
Shadow Days are an opportunity for a prospective student-athlete to see what our program has to offer. Students spend the morning in the academic classes and participate in the soccer training in the afternoon. To book a shadow day, please visit the Vimy Ridge Academy School Website.
The Fee for the 10 month or full year program is $2,250.
The fees collected are used principally to cover coaching, equipment, facility rental and transportation to the training facilities from the school.
A non-refundable registration deposit of $750 is required once confirmation of acceptance is received and will be placed towards the Academy fees.
Applications can be accepted beginning February 1, 2019. Application Packages can be found on the Vimy Ridge Academy website.
For more information about the Vimy Soccer program please contact:
780.465.5461 ext. 2431