Goals / Vision / Requirements

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Program Requirements
-Students must be registered full time at Glenfir School (full-time program only)
-Students must be accepted into the Glenfir Soccer Academy
-Male or Female
-Grades 7-12

Expectations/Vision
To develop elite soccer players who:
-are technically sound
-are physically fit
-have an excellent knowledge of the game
-are mentally strong and resilient
-are soccer smart

Goals
-To provide Glenfir students with outstanding instruction in the sport of soccer, in an environment that is totally committed to athletic development while matching the academic standards already set by Glenfir.
-To provide technical soccer instruction to athletes committed to high performance goals.
-To provide education in the history of soccer, sport science, psychology, fitness, nutrition, strength training, and all of the technical and tactical aspects of soccer.
-To provide time management, goal setting and leadership skills.
-To provide opportunities to pursue post-secondary athletic and/or academic scholarships, playing professionally, or seeking a career such as coaching or officiating.
-To provide parents and families with the support network and education opportunities using the school and academy as a catalyst.

Objectives
The aim of Glenfir Soccer Academy is to provide elite soccer training for student athletes. Students can combine a strong academic foundation with soccer interests in the context of an established, well-structured and organized school schedule.

Whether your aspiration is to play professionally, earn a university scholarship, or simply improve enough to win a spot on your team, the Glenfir Soccer Academy is the program to meet your needs.

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Benefits
-Attend a private school with an excellent Academic Program
-Low student/teacher ratio
-Offers summer camps for boys and girls
-First aid training
-Superb gym and training facilities including access to an indoor soccer field
-Complete and on-going assessment & evaluation (2 full reports: pre and post)
-Parent-Instructor interviews offered with instructors/teachers
-Annual Year End Recognition & Awards Ceremony
-All students receive Physical Education credits.
-Grades 8 & 9 students receive credits for Health & Career Education
-Grades 10-12 receive credits for locally developed Board Authority Authorized (BAA) courses: Theory & Principles of Soccer
- Receive up to three levels of coaching certification: Community Coach Children (necessary for coaching 6 to 10 year olds, Community Coach Youth (necessary for coaching 10 to 14 year olds), and Community Coaching Senior (necessary for coaching 14 year olds and older).

Academic Credit
-4 credits in Athlete 10, 11, & 12
-Grades 8 & 9 students receive credits for Health & Career Education
-Grades 10-12 receive credits for locally developed Board Authority Authorized (BAA) courses: Theory & Principles of Soccer

Academic Expectations
Students enrolled in the Soccer Academy will receive a solid grounding for university scholarship programs and therefore must maintain the high academic standards of the Glenfir School.
-Good to excellent work habits are expected in each subject area.
-Good to excellent is expected in the area of social responsibility.

The Standard Aptitude Test (SAT) exam is a mandatory requirement for any player or student at the Glenfir School. Glenfir researches different programs each year to confirm SAT entrance and core course requirements to give our graduating students a leg up in potential scholarship opportunities.