Athlete Pathway

Athlete Academy

The Green & Gold Athlete Academy is dedicated to helping the most promising high school student-athletes excel both athletically and academically. Operated by Golden Bears and Pandas Athletics and the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, our Athlete Academy provides these student-athletes with a quality daily training environment throughout the school year.

This environment features small, sport-specific training groups, which are aimed at student-athletes with the potential to compete at the post-secondary level, and perhaps beyond. Each of these training groups is guided by a comprehensive technical and tactical curriculum developed by the Varsity Head Coach(es) in that sport. They also benefit from the same performance services that are available to our Golden Bears and Pandas varsity athletes, including sport conditioning, physical testing, sport nutrition, athlete health, and mental training.

Beyond enhancing their athletic development, our Athlete Academy is strongly committed to helping our student-athletes find academic success. We do this by working closely with them to build effective study skills, and by exposing them to a wide range of exciting career options in the world of sport (i.e., sport coach, physical trainer, sport psychologist, physical education teacher, and a sport medicine practitioner).