Blyth Academy Burlington Athletics

Hockey, Figure Skating, Soccer, Baseball, Tennis and more!

Full-time students at Blyth Academy Burlington have the ability to take part in several athletic training programs while taking advantage of our flexible school schedule. In partnership with the Wave Sports Academy, students in Grades 5 to 12 have the opportunity to participate in an Advanced Hockey Program, try out for the Prep Hockey Program, or select a custom training option based on their sport of choice.   

The Wave Sports facilities include an indoor ice rink, 2 indoor soccer and lacrosse fields, an indoor baseball training facility, and 3 fully equipped weight rooms. 

Our partner, Wave Sports Academy (formerly Conacher Athletics)is an elite sports training company dedicated to excellence and to the development of self-confident individuals of exemplary character and skill.  Wave Sports Academy aims to create a learning environment that is challenging, diverse and supportive, where talented, dedicated instructors, coaches, and students interact in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. Athletes are prepared for future athletic endeavors in a manner that enables them to discover both the joy of learning and the importance of training and commitment. 

ATHLETIC DELIVERY MODEL 

  • Students participate in sport-specific training 5 days a week 
  • Additional fitness and dry land training sessions to complement sport-specific training through Twist Sport Conditioning.   
  • Professional instruction by experienced trainers and coaches 
  • Students receive assessment and evaluations to track their progress 
  • Every athlete receives consultation about the NCAA and its student athlete process 

LEARN MORE 

To learn more about how flexible academic scheduling can take your sports training to the next level, email Michael Vlajkov, Recruiter and Athletic Program Director at michael.vlajkov@blytheducation.com or contact the campus at burlington@blytheducation.com or 905-637-0346.  

BURLINGTON ATHLETICS

Blyth Academy Burlington offers Advanced Sports Training students, grades 6 to 12 opportunities to train and learn on a daily basis. In Burlington, our students have access to the Wave Athletic Centre indoor ice rink as well as 2 indoor soccer and lacrosse fields, an indoor baseball training facilities, and 3 fully equipped weight rooms.

With access to top athletic facilities in the GTA, Blyth Academy Burlington campus is designed to accommodate all types of athletes.

In partnership with Conacher Athletics, student-athletes receive the best academic opportunities and access to an established athletic program through advanced training in the student’s chosen sport each and every day, in combination with Blyth Academy’s focus on university preparation and academic success.

We provide 5 days a week of training in ice and field sports, as well as fitness. Gym time and conditioning are part of the program.

• Hockey
• Figure Skating
• Lacrosse
• Soccer
• Baseball
• Fitness
 
SOCCER TRAINING
Our aim is to provide players with soccer training experiences comparable to those in leading soccer nations. We achieve this by providing a positive educational and training environment where young players follow a proven and progressive coaching curriculum.
 
BASEBALL TRAINING
We take pride in teaching players the fundamentals of baseball to allow you to succeed on the field. By providing a clear goal at the beginning of each training session your instructor will help you maintain your focus, develop strong work habits and work to become a smart player, while also having fun. These elements are a proven combination of success on and off of the field.

You will be training in the best baseball training facility in the Golden Horseshoe. With over 9,500 sq. feet, two hitting tunnels, multiple hitting stations, two indoor mounds, all the training equipment you will require, and enough room for an entire infield.

Train with a personal trainer on a daily basis, train for your health and individual fitness. Create a program that meets your training needs with the Athletic Director.

 
PROVIDING A BALANCE BETWEEN ATHLETICS AND ACADEMICS
The benefits of participating in the Sports program during the school day is that it allows the students the time to focus on their academics and balance the time spent between home, school, and the community.

Our aim is to create a challenging and supportive learning environment where instructors, coaches and students work together with the goal of achieving academic and athletic excellence.

BURLINGTON ADVANCED SPORTS TRAINING PROGRAM

Conacher Athletics, an elite sports training company founded in 2006, is dedicated to excellence and to the development of self-confident individuals of exemplary character and skill. Athletes are prepared through experience and training in the sports that they love.

Conacher Athletics aims to create a learning environment that is challenging, diverse and supportive, where talented, dedicated instructors, coaches, and students are encouraged to interact in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. Athletes are prepared for future athletic endeavors in a manner that enables them to discover both the joys of learning and the importance of training and commitment.

Coaches at Conacher seek to discover and nurture the special gifts that each athlete possesses, help athletes to deepen an understanding of the complexities of their sport, and to inspire each to realize his or her full potential.

An objective of the Blyth Academy Advanced Sports Training Program is to provide a first-class education that meets the diverse needs of our students, including student-athletes whose focus is academics but who want to participate in a sports program that allows them to train with professional coaches and improve their skills as part of their academic programming.

As with all Blyth Academy programming, this program is centred on giving our students the opportunity for experiential learning that is geared toward their individual interests.

The benefit of participating in the Advanced Sports Training Program is that it allows the students the time to focus on their academics and balance the time spent between home, school and the community.

 
ATHLETIC DELIVERY MODEL

  • Students participate in Sport specific training 5 days a week, as well as participate in fitness and dry land training
  • Students are assessed and receive evaluations to track their progress
  • Professional instruction by experienced trainers and coaches.
  • Twist Sport Conditioning training program is delivered every school day. The Twist Sport Conditioning program is one that is focused on training the secondary fitness characteristics such as strength, speed, agility, balance etc. which are ultimately the deciding factors to an athlete’s increased performance.
  • Students have flexibility to train privately, semi-privately or in small groups, full-year or per term also available.
  • Every athlete receives consultation about the NCAA and its student athlete process.
  • Four term approach
  • Enriched curriculum
  • Inspired teachers
  • Strong guidance support

PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION

  • Every student has a front row seat!
  • Teachers have more time to monitor each student’s performance and provide specific feedback and coaching
  • Accommodation of individual learning styles is our best practice
  • Individual recognition leads to increased self esteem

STUDENTS ENGAGED IN LEARNING

  • Experiential curriculum invokes a high level of interest
  • Interdisciplinary learning becomes a reality
  • Enables a high level of interaction among peers
  • Life skills are intrinsically connected to day to day learning

STRONG GUIDANCE SUPPORT

  • Close and regular contact with Guidance heads
  • Course Selection: Based on individual aspirations and potential
  • Ongoing support: Regular workshops on study skills, exam preparation, career days
  • University Selection: Evaluation and short listing, application preparation, scholarship solicitation, volunteer opportunities and ongoing mentoring

BURLINGTON HOCKEY

For all information on our Burlington Hockey School, please click the button below.
 

Though our physical doors remain temporarily closed, the minds of our students stay open. Summer classes are continuing to meet on their regular daily schedules, in virtual classrooms with face-to-face instruction and peer interaction.  The Blyth Academy model of small class sizes, flexible scheduling and individualized approach have enabled us to remain faithful to our standards. Our commitment to ongoing and meaningful communication between school, teachers, students and families has been critical to this effort.

Although our students have transitioned into summer mode and COVID-19 restrictions have begun to loosen, we are looking ahead to what September will hold for our campuses and families.
We want to be clear - our preference and our priority is to get students back to our campuses, but we must ensure this is done in a safe and effective way. While we await official guidance from Public Health and the Ministry of Education, a "return to school" task force has been hard at work putting concrete operational plans in place for all likely scenarios. This includes a full return to campus with safeguards, a blended model of virtual and in-campus learning and the continuation of fully virtual classrooms. All scenarios will provide robust learning and live, daily instruction and interaction with teachers and peers. 
With ten campuses across Ontario, we realize that each one of our schools is a unique space and community. We will be implementing across-the-board policies on hand washing, facility cleaning and social distancing measures. Each school is also prepared to pivot individually based on the guidance of local health authorities and to best serve students and families. 
Our recent survey showed that over 80 per cent of Blyth Academy families are eager to return to campuses, and we are hard at work to prepare for this day. As September's scenario becomes clearer and more information becomes available, we will continue to communicate. 

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