The Dawson Creek Hockey Academy is a
resounding success. The program is being enjoyed by 49 grade 8 - 12
students this year, who are working hard in the
program and in school in
general. We are getting lots of positive feedback from teachers in the
schools about the positive influence the program is having on
the students as
well. Attendance, academic success, and behavior have all shown an
improvement this year, as a result of the students being engaged in
such a positive experience. The overall success has us optimistic that we may be able to have 3 classes enrolled next year.
Dawson Creek Secondary School is offering a Ministry Approved Hockey Academy for the 2011/2012 school year integrated inside the normal school timetable.
The academy is open to boys and girls in grades 8 through 12 who
are Dawson Creek Secondary students as of the 2011/12 school year. The academy will be a joint venture between Dawson Creek Secondary and
the Pacific Rim Hockey Academy.
The cost of the program is $1,500.00 = $150.00 per month (includes HST) for (10
months). The program includes on ice sessions, off-ice conditioning, nutrition,
special events, sport psychology, tactical, performance testing, guest
speakers, volunteering, work experience and more. The academy will
include 2 - 3 on ice sessions per week from September to March and 2 - 3 off ice sessions per week from April - June
There will be two professional/certified on ice hockey instructors and
one goaltending instructor as well as a trained academic teacher from
Dawson Creek Secondary School on the ice at all times. The hockey academy operates within the normal school timetable and does
not interfere with minor hockey and or school sports.
Students will be given four PE credits upon successful completion of
the program if they are in Grades 10 - 12. For students in Grades 8 and 9 the hockey academy will replace their regular PE class