Golden Bears Football

Academy - Summer

PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY Based on the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model adopted by Football Canada. Integrated preparation over an entire year while carefully considering long-term holistic development of the individual. Learn to train and prepare to become an elite athlete to maximize the level at which you play. From minor, to high school, to junior, to university, and to professional.

PROGRAM DETAILS Participants will receive instruction at the University of Alberta Football Facility from elite CIS coaches and players, as well as Edmonton Eskimo players. The Program will begin in January and continue until March (to prepare for Spring Camps). Development of fundamental movements, techniques, and tactics as they apply to football. Feedback and assessment of skills in drills and competition.

Dates: July & August - Dates TBD. 8 Total Practices

Grades: For grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 students as of September 2017

Positions: All Positions: QB, REC, OL, RB, DL, LB and DB 
We are limiting the amount for each position: QBs (20), Recs (20), OL (20), RBs (20), DL (20), LBs (20), DBs (20)

Register Early - Our academy has turned away athletes due to lack of space so do not delay.

Cost: $300

Where: Foote Field, University of Alberta South Campus - 11601 68 Avenue

Equipment: Participants are required to provide and wear certified Helmets, Shoulder Pads, Pants, Thigh Pads, Knee Pads, Girdle and Mouth Guards.

Practice Jerseys will be provided for athletes to keep.

Contact: Athletes will be tackling during the academy. Please be aware that we will be teaching safe contact ahead of time. Consent forms are required.

Consent Form

Registration All registrations can be done through the Activity Registration Zone (ARZ) website (, or by calling 780-492-2231 Please note on-line registration requires an Account PIN and Client Barcode.  If you have an account or need to request the creation of an account, please go the MY ACCOUNT tab.  Account creation requests take 2-4 business days to process. On-line payment methods include VISA or MASTERCARD In person payment methods include cash, cheque, debit, VISA, or MASTERCARD.

Darryl Szafranski
Program Coordinator/ Assistant Coach 
Football Office 780-248-5691