School Based Programs

For information about applications

Central Memorial High
  Baseball, FlexSports,
  Hockey, Lacrosse,

Senator Patrick Burns
  Baseball, Hockey

RT Alderman
  Hockey, Soccer

Please contact
Roger Wolfe at

To request an application,
please send an email,
with school and sport you
are looking for, to:

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How do you make the National Sport Academy Soccer Program your Favorite class of the day?


What is...
     the National Sport Academy Soccer Program?

An opportunity for committed soccer enthusiasts to combine athletics and academics by participating in the National Sport Academy Soccer Program as a regular school class each day. The National Sport Academy coaches work with athletes to help them understand exactly what it takes to “achieve their dreams” by teaching what is required to live the lifestyle of a successful high performance student athlete.

Who should...
     consider the National Sport Academy Soccer Program?

The soccer program is for competitive female and male soccer athletes in grades 5 to 12. The goal is to have athletes on the pitch with common skills that require similar time and space to execute technical and tactical skills. Typically, soccer athletes in the top 20-30% of their age group are accepted into the National Sport Academy Soccer Program. Athletic assessments are part of the application process.

Why should
     I attend the National Sport Academy Soccer Program?

What are
    the components of the National Sport Academy Soccer Program?

Training activities are designed at the optimum time of the school year to compliment the various phases of the indoor and outdoor playing seasons with your club team. National Sport Academy training sessions are scheduled Monday - Friday during the regular school day and incude the following components:

Sport Specific Training

Technical development focuses on establishing composure, confidence and creativity on and off the ball. The following themes are targeted in personal and competitive settings:

  • Ball Mastery
  • Turning, Cuts, Fakes, Feints
  • Passing & Receiving
  • Aerial play
  • Finishing
  • Shooting & Heading
  • One-on-One Attacking & Defending Principles

Tactical themes are established to increase an athlete's understanding and passion for the game, translating to a more effective and imaginative presence on the pitch:


  • Small Group Attacking & Defending
  • Combination Play


  • ‘Macro’ Tactical Analysis
  • Systems of Play


  • Tactical Assessments of Professional Play

Sport training sessions are innovative and focus on individual needs. Athletes are challenged in a positive and competitive environment.

Strength & Conditioning Training

Coaching & Leadership

Coaching & Leadership is a National Sport Academy course designed to connect the student athlete’s experiences in sport while highlighting qualities that prepare them for success. Coaching & Leadership projects showcase student athletes’ development, experiences and successes in sport and in life!

Some Coaching & Leadership components are:

  • Dreams & Destinations
  • Routes, Scholarships & Choices
  • Goal Setting
  • Student of the Game: Video Analysis
  • Student Athlete: Video Analysis
  • Lifestyle of a High Performance Soccer Athlete
  • Foundations for Training: Indoor, Outdoor and Strength & Conditioning
  • High Performance Nutrition
  • Leadership

Central Memorial High School, 5111 21 Street SW
Grades 10-12

RT Alderman School, 725 Mapleton Drive SE
Grades 5-9
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The National Sport Academy was the first school based program in Calgary. Over the past 20 years, hundreds of young men and women have graduated from the National Sport Academy and have gone on to play NCAA, CIS, ACAD and NAIA.

For more information on the National Sport Academy Soccer program: