Connections
for Learning (1–12)

Sport Options

We would like to thank our fantastic community partners who have joined with us to provide this excellent learning experience for our students. Through these local partnerships, we are able to provide top-level coaching and a multi-sport experience within our strong Parkland School Division educational programming. This partnership also allows us to respond to the needs of our community, enabling student athletes to pursue their dreams close to home while meeting their educational and athletic needs.  

All PSAA Sports - Green & Gold Sport System

The Green & Gold Sport System represents a coordinated approach to developing athletes from grassroots participation to the elite level of sport. Housed within Golden Bears and Pandas Athletics and the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta, the Green & Gold Sport System is able to draw upon the academic and practical expertise of scholars and coaches across a multitude of disciplines and sports.

The System's programming features age-appropriate opportunities for athletic engagement across a variety of sports, and emphasizes the development of the whole athlete beyond the base physical and athletic needs that sport requires. Supporting the mental wellness of athletes in their programs is critically important, and their approach focuses on teaching methods adapted to the needs of the participants. The Green & Gold Sport System's goal is to prepare their athletes to explore, engage and excel in any sport they choose to pursue.

Sports Offered

Parkland Student Athlete Academy believes in long-term athlete development. As such, PSAA divides the school year into two Seasons of Play (SOPs):

  • SOP 1: September - January
  • SOP 2: February - June

Students are able and encouraged to participate in a different sport of their choice during each season of play, and only specialize in a single discipline when it is developmentally appropriate for them to do so. 

At present, PSAA students may choose from the following sports:

Baseball

Parkland Minor Ball
Association

PSAA Baseball
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Cheerleading

Deep Blue
Athletics

PSAA Cheerleading
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Dance

Excelerate
Dance Academy

PSAA Dance
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Golf*

Parkland
Golf Academy

PSAA Golf
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Gymnastics

Aerials
Gymnastics

PSAA Gymnastics
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Hockey

Parkland
Hockey Group

PSAA Hockey
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Ringette

Cutting Edge
Ringette Academy

PSAA Ringette
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Soccer

Capital-SP
Academy

PSAA Soccer
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Sport Performance

Athlete
Collective

PSAA Sport Performance
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Swimming

Parkland Pirates
Aquatic Club

PSAA Swimming
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*Please note: The Golf sport option is only available for students in Grades 6-9.

Self-Directed Elite Athletics

PSAA Self-Directed Elite Athletics is for student athletes who are training at an elite level in their chosen sport outside of the programming being offered. Students are able to participate in programming for academics five days a week, while still retaining the flexibility they need for competition and training.

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Become a Community Partner

Our goal is to add additional sports programming options in coming years. In order for the program to offer a specific sport, these conditions must be met:

  • A quality community organization that specializes in the sport must be willing to partner with the program
  • A sufficient number of student athletes need to choose to specialize in the sport in order to make it sustainable. 
  • The program must have access to adequate local facilities and equipment appropriate for the sport.
  • The school requires appropriate space and resources to accommodate the growth.

If you are interested in becoming a community partner and joining the PSAA program, please complete the following form, and a staff member will follow up with you.

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