Green & Gold Athlete Academy

The Green & Gold Athlete Academy is a partnership between the University of AlbertaGolden Bears and Pandas Athletics and Vimy Ridge Academy dedicated to developing high school student-athletes with the potential to compete at the post-secondary level and beyond. We are pleased to offer a comprehensive program that maximizes both athletic and academic development. Athlete Academy students will attend Vimy Ridge Academy during the morning to complete core academic courses. Academy training will take place in University of Alberta facilities during the afternoon from Monday to Thursday with Friday afternoon reserved for a teacher-supervised study hall at Vimy Ridge Academy.

The curriculum will include sport-specific training, sport conditioning, mental training and academic sessions. Participants will take part in small training groups in Climbing (male and female), Hockey (female) and Rugby (male and female) designed to build technical and tactical skills through instruction led by experienced coaches. Academic credits will be offered in Physical Education and Career and Technology Studies.


Training Groups


If you are interested in applying to the Green & Gold Athlete Academy, please fill out the Application Form. All completed forms can be sent to sports@ualberta.ca. Applications can be accepted beginning February 3, 2020.  The early registration deadline for the 2020-2021 school year is April 1, 2020.  Applications will be accepted after this date subject to program capacity.

The Green & Gold Athlete Academy enrolls students based on a diverse set of criteria. All applications will be reviewed and successful applicants will be selected based on past playing experience and coach references. Participation in a Shadow Day experience with our Academy will also be considered. Successful applicants will be notified by the Green & Gold Athlete Academy Program Director.