Elite Athletics at Blyth Academy Downsview Park

Full-time students at Blyth Academy Downsview Park have the ability to take part in several athletic training programs while taking advantage of our flexible school schedule.  Students in Grades 5 to 12 have the opportunity to participate in an Advanced Hockey Program, an Advanced Soccer Program (in partnership with the Toronto FC), or select a custom training option based on their sport of choice.

ATHLETIC DELIVERY MODEL 

  • Students participate in sport-specific training 4 days a week 
  • Additional fitness and dry land training sessions to complement sport-specific training 
  • Professional instruction by experienced trainers and coaches, including former professional and Olympic level athletes  
  • 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 at Blyth Academy Downsview Park, email downsview@blytheducation.com or call 416-631-0123 to reach Principal, Adam Hurley.

Advanced Sports Training Program

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 in all Blyth Academy programming, it 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 community.
 
ATHLETIC DELIVERY MODEL

  • Students participate in Sport specific training 4 days a week, as well as participate in fitness and dry land training
  • Students receive assessment and evaluations to track their progress
  • Professional instruction by experienced trainers and coaches.
  • 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
  • Accommodations 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

HOCKEY PROGRAM

For more information on our Downsview Park Hockey Program, 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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