ADSB F.I.T. Academy
Algoma District School Board is excited to introduce, new for the 2023/2024 school year, the F.I.T. (Focused. Individualized. Training.) Academy for students interested or experienced in individual sports which include swimming, gymnastics, dancing or cross-country skiing.
Building on the success of ADSB's Hockey Canada Skills Academy (HCSA), this is the next phase of ADSB Sports Academies, providing learning environments in which students can thrive academically, socially and physically. The ultimate goal of ADSB’s F.I.T. Academy is to develop life skills and produce confident, well-rounded students who make a lasting commitment to healthy, active living and lifelong learning. The approach involves placing equal emphasis on both academics and athletics so that students, regardless of their level of ability, learn more about the sport they love and develop their skills in a truly inspiring atmosphere.
This unique opportunity will be introduced for the 23/24 school year and is accessible to any Grade 7 or 8 student enrolled at the White Pines Intermediate Program. The F.I.T. Academy will provide engaging learning experiences with highly skilled, sport-specific trained staff, fitness equipment and training facilities.
F.I.T. Academy students will be prepared to give back to the community as leaders and coaches as the program will enhance their own leadership, mentoring and teaching/coaching skills. They will also have opportunities to showcase their skills during performance and demonstration-based events.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
CLICK HERE to go to the White Pines Intermediate Registration Form, including F.I.T. Academy Registration
Registration for the 23/24 F.I.T. Academy will be on a first come first serve basis. The fee for the program is $500 with a $100 deposit required at time of registration. The remaining $400 is due on or before September 8, 2023. Preference will be given to students working to the best of their academic ability and earning a "good" or "excellent" in their learning skills and work habits. School principals will review applications and give final approval of acceptance into the program.
Scholarships are available and those who require more information are encouraged to speak to your child's school principal or Mendy Snider.
What Will It Look Like?
The F.I.T. Academy is unique to Algoma District. While the program is housed at White Pines and students will be engaged in the White Pines school community, F.I.T. Academy will access sport-specific venues including the John Rhodes Community Centre for gymnastics, dance and swimming and Hiawatha Highlands for cross-country skiing.
Students in this specialized program will engage in four weekly practices. Two of these practices will be focused on the skill development in their chosen individual sport at the venue specific to each sport (pool/studio/gym at John Rhodes and Hiawatha Highlands for skilling). All F.I.T. Academy students will come together for the other two practices at John Rhodes for fitness training, theory, health and nutrition classes facilitated by qualified ADSB teachers and community skills experts.
Contact Information / Learn More
ADSB’s Mendy Snider is the System Administrator supporting and overseeing the F.I.T. Academy.
705-945-7111 ext 10338
At A Glance
The F.I.T. Sport Academy is unique to Algoma District. While housed at White Pines, F.I.T. Academy students will be engaged in:
- Four weekly, purposeful practices in their chosen sport led by highly trained staff
- strength and conditioning designed to maximize physical attributes, and
- a focus on nutrition, character values and leadership.
- Skill development in their chosen individual sport (swimming, dance, gymnastics, cross-country skiing) at sport-specific venues (pool/studio/gym/trails), 2 times per week
o Cross Country Skiers will be at Hiawatha Highlands 2 times per week.
o Swimmers, gymnasts and dancers will study and practice at the John Rhodes Community Centre 2 times per week
- Theory & training at John Rhodes (fitness training, theory, health and nutrition), 2 times per week
- Instruction from qualified ADSB teachers and community skills experts
- Transportation one way from John Rhodes or Hiawatha to White Pines C&VS at lunch
- Performance/demonstration-based opportunities to showcase skills
- Students will also enhance their own leadership, mentoring and teaching/coaching skills. F.I.T. Academy students from this program will be prepared to give back to the community as leaders and coaches.
The ultimate goal of Algoma District School Board's F.I.T. Academy is to develop life skills and produce confident, complete, well-rounded, students who make a lasting commitment to healthy, active living and lifelong learning. Our approach involves placing equal emphasis on both academics and athletics so that students, regardless of their level of ability, learn more about the sport they love and develop their skills in a truly inspiring atmosphere.