The Tiger Softball Academy at Tommy Douglas Collegiate is open to all female/male Grade 10, 11 and 12 students in Saskatoon. Participants will have the opportunity to earn high school credits, two of which will be as part of the academy in Physical Education (Wellness 10/S.P.E 20/30), Career Work Exploration 10 and Life Transitions 30.
Students will take part in on-field softball activities for half of the semester utilizing both outdoor and indoor facilities. In the alternate half of the semester, students will be involved in Career Work Education classes or Life Transitions 30, which will include National Coaching Certification training and sport-related volunteer hours.
There is a $400 fee for students taking this course, which will cover facility rentals, offsite transportation and course materials (Please Note: for students in their second year in the softball academy, their fee will be $250). Payment is due when the students begin the program. Students will be supplied with a Softball Academy sweat suit, T-shirts and shorts. Participants will be required to supply their own glove, helmet and bat (if possible). Acceptance into this program is not based on the ability to pay. If cost is a deterrent, please contact the principal of Tommy Douglas at 306-683-7911.
Interested students should contact the Student Services secretary at Tommy Douglas Collegiate for more information (306-683-7916). This program requires an application to be completed and returned to Student Services by Thursday, April 6th, 3:00pm and enrolment will be limited. The softball academy instructors are Mr. Don Bates, former head coach of Canadian men’s national team, and Trevor Ethier, a former pitcher on the national team.
This Softball Academy is intended to be a broad-based program geared toward softball enthusiasts with a range of skill levels and a passion for the game. This program will give students the opportunity to earn high school credits, develop softball skills, provide volunteer service to their community and create lasting friendships.