If you are interested in this program, please complete the Student Information Form.  The Academy Office will contact you to complete the registration process.

The Premier Rugby Academy is another example of West Vancouver Schools’ commitment to facilitating increased access to athlete development through pathways in education. Sport is a viable pathway to reach numerous educational, societal, and personal goals.

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All Skill Levels Accepted

West Vancouver Schools accepts students of all skill levels. Athletes have access to excellent instruction, coaching, training and facilities. The program strives to provide the best possible rugby experience for all participants, with development training sessions taking place during the school day.

Goals

  • To develop athletes’ knowledge, skills and abilities in the sport of rugby
  • To give each student-athlete the opportunity to reach full potential as both a player and a student
  • To provide students with access to skill development and tactical instruction by outstanding Rugby coaches
  • To refer to the Rugby Canada Long-Term Rugby Development structure which facilitates development of rugby players at all levels of participation and experience and to ensure that the experience of training is always appropriate for the developmental stage of the student-athlete
  • To promote a philosophy of sound practice and long-term participation, performance and enjoyment of the sport of rugby
  • To emphasize the importance of sportsmanship, fair play, and respect for fellow players, coaches and officials
  • To provide opportunities for increased self-esteem and self-confidence
  • To encourage students to have life-long involvement in rugby, albeit as a player, coach or official
  • To provide awareness of the global opportunities in the sport of rugby
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The Program Concept

This program offers young rugby players the opportunity to complete their academic requirements in the mornings and participate in rugby skill development training on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 2:20 p.m.

The Premier Rugby Academy is a choice program offered to both boys and girls, Grades 8-12, who are registered at any one of the West Vancouver Schools’ three secondary schools: Rockridge Secondary, École Sentinel or West Vancouver Secondary.

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Fact Sheet

This program is:

  • Designed for boys, girls and others, Grades 8-12, who are registered as full time students at Rockridge Secondary, École Sentinel or West Vancouver Secondary School
  • Conducive to scheduling students’ full academic requirements in the mornings in order to allow students the ability to participate in rugby skill development training during afternoon sessions
  • Students receive course credits in Physical & Health Education 8, 9 & 10 and Physical Education 11 & 12.
  • Focused on academic achievement, individual skill improvement, physical fitness and overall character development
  • Provides student-athletes with Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) curriculum
  • Curriculum provides an integrated framework to facilitate the development of rugby players at all skill levels and experiences
  • Lots of fun for students as they experience a variety of ‘game type’ opportunities

Tuition: $2750 per year. The fee is divided into 10 equal payments @ $275 per month x 10 months (September – June)
Clothing Kit: Approximately $150

Requirements & Registration

The Premier Academy is a wonderful program for students who want to develop their  potential as a high performance athlete or for the student who simply wants to learn and enjoy playing the game. Students registered full time at Rockridge, Ecole Sentinel or West Vancouver Secondary have the opportunity to pursue their interest in playing rugby while continuing to receive an excellent education. So, for the ‘rugby passionate’ student, we are very excited to offer this very unique program.

A student selected to participate in the Premier Rugby Academy must provide a copy of the student’s most recent report card that indicates very good progress in academic subject areas, as well as evidence of socially responsible behaviour, an excellent work ethic and an overall positive attitude.

Contact Information

Students interested in the Premier Rugby Academy must complete a Student Information Form.