Students who enroll in Centennial Collegiate’s Soccer Academy have the advantage of earning a physical education credit while playing a sport they enjoy.
Classes take place at the SaskTel Sports Centre, a state-of-the-art turf facility, as well as collegiate facilities.
The program allows students earn their physical education credits and complete their curricular outcomes through a focus on soccer. Students spend five to six hours a week working on soccer-specific skills training and other sports performance topics and there is a high level of engagement and learning within the class as students and teachers/coaches share a common passion within the learning environment. Students learn skills in teamwork and peer coaching as there are a variety of abilities and experience within the same class.
Centennial Soccer Academy is open to all students, both male and female, from grades 9-12 and is a very inclusive program that draws students from all areas of Saskatoon. These students come with a variety of experience in soccer, from someone who is just beginning the sport to those who have played for years. There is no formal application process for the program; students simply choose this course as part of their course selection procedure.
Students are expected to provide their own shin pads, socks, cleats and flats and all new students are provided with an academy shirt and shorts which are included as part of the fees. The program provides balls, nets, and all other necessary equipment. The fee for Grade 9 students is $200, while the fee for Grade 10-12 students is $300 as students receive more instructional time on the turf.