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Sports Academies

Qualified International Students can participate in Abbotsford School District Sports Academies

Sports Academies allow students to train in a particular sport in addition to studying academics, and are a great way to meet Canadian and other International Students. Time spent participating in academy training counts for PE and elective credits.   

**Please note that Academies take place during the regular school day and count as one of the daily classes.  

Soccer at Abbotsford Secondary  

  • Male and female Students in Grades 9 - 12 can participate in the soccer academy.  
  • Previous playing experience is an asset.
  • Very popular with our International Students, past participants have come from Germany, Mexico, Columbia, Brasil and Japan.
  • Space can be limited, please dave.ryder [at] (contact our office) before applying.
  • Students must submit the application with their online application to the International Program - please send to dave.ryder [at] (subject: Soccer%20Academy%20Application)
  • Fees for the Soccer Academy will be invoiced with and must be paid at the same time as regular International Program fees.  $750/year or $450 for one semester, includes coaching and kit.

Watch our Soccer Academy Videos on YouTube

Soccer Academy Application

Soccer Academy Details PDF



Golf at Robert Bateman Secondary

  • Alumni include PGA Pro Adam Hadwin 
  • Students compete in tournaments locally, around the province and as far away as Palm Springs
  • Approximately 40% of the program held at Ledgeview Golf Course and Fraserglen Driving Range, where students will be instructed by certified CPGA professionals.  
  • Approximately 60% of the program will involve golf specific athletic performance training, mental training, rules, ettiquette, anatomy, and nutrition by certified instructors and trainers.
  • Golf Room at the school is equipped with a putting green, two hitting bays and a FlightScope for up to date swing data.
  • $2500 / year for coaching fees, driving range usage, transport to golf course, program equipment upgrades.  Additional $500/year for Ledgeview Golf Course Membership
  • Space is limited, please contact dave.ryder@abbyschools to confirm availability.  

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Download Golf Academy Details

Download Golf Academy Application

Visit Golf Academy Website


Elite Hockey at Yale Secondary

  • Consistently ranked one of the top performing high school hockey academies
  • Graduates have gone on to receive hockey scholarships across Canada and the US
  • Alumni play on NHL and National Teams
  • International Students interested in applying must submit comprehensive GAME video in order to be considered.  
  • Space is limited, applicants MAY be required to attend team tryouts

Baseball (male), and Softball (female) at Yale Secondary

  • Extremely competitive and successful programs resulting in numerous college scholarships across and Canada and the US

Athlete Performance Academy at Rick Hansen Secondary

The Athlete Performance Academy (APA) is an athlete development academy where athletes from all sports can work towards a holistic development that encompasses all aspects of what it takes to be a high-level performer. The APA is designed around current research and methods. The participants in APA will get unparalleled expertise from the academy staff and from local experts from the fields of physiotherapy, chiropractic, nutrition, sport psychology, exercise physiology and university level coaching. This academy is a 40-week program that runs Mondays and Wednesday's at 7am. The total cost to the athletes is $850 + GST and includes a Polar H10 Heart Rate Monitor. 

Basketball Skills Development at Robert Bateman

The Basketball Skills Development program provides athletes the opportunity to continue to train and develop their skills outside of the regular basketball season.  Sessions run before and after the season, and are scheduled before early mornings before school hours or in the evenings.  There are no games played, rather the focus is on identifying and improving individual ability, as well as team play and strategy.  This is a great way to stay sharp and be more than game ready when the new season begins.  There are no additional costs for this program.  

Download Basketball Skills Development Details