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Eco-Academy

This is an exciting new, cohort-based, semester long academy that explores scientific and social issues alongside skills associated with ecology, entrepreneurship, community, and experiential place-based learning! It is open to all Grade 9 and 10 students. Students will actively participate in a full-day, immersive interdisciplinary program, focused on the central themes of Eco-literacy, Community, Experiential Learning, and Global and Local Food Systems. Learning will be rooted in curricular outcomes, with high standards for extending inquiry, collaboration, and self-direction. Learning programs will be aligned with the seasons and local Indigenous 13 Moons calendar. Students will earn credit for the following courses: Science 9 or 10 (MSC—09ECO or MSC—10ECO, respectively); Social Studies 9 or 10(MSS—09ECO or MSS—10ECO, respectively); Entrepreneurship and Marketing 10(MADEM10ECO); Foods STX 10 (MFOOD10ECO).   Academy Fee: $615, including administrative fee.

Hockey Academy

This is an exciting program which is aimed at enhancing a students’ educational experience by providing an opportunity at school to enjoy a sport they love. With the recent in-school academy initiative of Hockey Canada, we are proud to partner with their development programs and offer the EMCS Hockey Academy in Semester 1, September to end of January. The academy schedule consists of three on-ice sessions per week. Each on ice session includes specific technical and tactical skill instruction in a small group setting as well as small area games. Specific on ice units focus on power skating, puck control, passing, shooting, offensive tactics and developing defensemen. The remaining academy schedule consists of strength training classes, classroom sessions with focus on hockey theory, sports psychology, health living, nutrition etc. Field trips to area training centers are included. The aim of the Academy is to enhance personal skill development through added ice time with quality mentorship and instruction in a safe, fun and enjoyable learning environment. Small group instruction as well as individual attention and ideal ice times help in furthering the development and leadership potential of each participant. With the focus kept on the individual player’s skills, all ages and abilities at the Bantam and Midget level are able to participate together while enjoying the Academy. Both boys and girls have found the program personally challenging, rewarding and fun. If you are a committed student who aspires to the next level, or one who plays for the enjoyment of the game the academy can work for you. Some of the highlights of the program include: The teachers vs. students hockey game with the entire school in attendance; Training sessions at the North Langford Recreation Center at Bear Mountain Resort. Spin, cross-fit, SPARQ training and circuit training; Dry-floor training and ball hockey; Special guest instructors; including Jr. A level coaches; Exciting other activities and trips may include bowling, swimming and golf.
COURSE NOTE: Cost of program is $640 plus $115 registration fee, fees could be 10% higher depending on registration in each Academy program. A screening criteria is used to ensure suitability of students to program (this is not based on hockey skill). Space is limited.

CREDIT: 0   TYPE: Hockey Academy   GRADE: 9
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take YHRA-0BHOC - JUNIOR HOCKEY ATHLETIC TRAINING 9

Hockey 9 is a companion course to PE 9 Hockey. All students in the program must take both. Please see PE 9 Hockey for course description.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Hockey Academy   GRADE: 9
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take MPHE-09HOC - PE 9 HOCKEY

This is an exciting program which is aimed at enhancing a students’ educational experience by providing an opportunity at school to enjoy a sport they love. With the recent in-school academy initiative of Hockey Canada, we are proud to partner with their development programs and offer the EMCS Hockey Academy in Semester 1, September to end of January. The academy schedule consists of three on-ice sessions per week. Each on ice session includes specific technical and tactical skill instruction in a small group setting as well as small area games. Specific on ice units focus on power skating, puck control, passing, shooting, offensive tactics and developing defensemen. The remaining academy schedule consists of strength training classes, classroom sessions with focus on hockey theory, sports psychology, health living, nutrition etc. Field trips to area training centers are included. The aim of the Academy is to enhance personal skill development through added ice time with quality mentorship and instruction in a safe, fun and enjoyable learning environment. Small group instruction as well as individual attention and ideal ice times help in furthering the development and leadership potential of each participant. With the focus kept on the individual player’s skills, all ages and abilities at the Bantam and Midget level are able to participate together while enjoying the Academy. Both boys and girls have found the program personally challenging, rewarding and fun. If you are a committed student who aspires to the next level, or one who plays for the enjoyment of the game the academy can work for you. Some of the highlights of the program include: Teacher vs. student hockey game with the entire school in attendance; Training sessions at the North Langford Recreation Center at Bear Mountain Resort. Spin, cross-fit, SPARQ training and circuit training; Dry-floor training and ball hockey; Special guest instructors; including Jr. A level coaches; Exciting other activities and trips may include bowling, swimming and golf.
COURSE NOTE: Cost of program is $640 plus $115 registration fee, fees could be 10% higher depending on registration in each Academy program. A screening criteria is used to ensure suitability of students to program (this is not based on hockey skill). Space is limited.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Hockey Academy   GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: any Physical & Health Education 9
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take YHRA-0CHOC - HOCKEY 10

Hockey 10 is a companion course to PE 10 Hockey. All students in the program must take both. Please see PE 10 Hockey for course description.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Hockey Academy   GRADE: 10
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take MPHED10HOC - PE 10 HOCKEY

PE 11 Hockey is a class that aims to develop leadership qualities of  Senior level students and at the same allow students the opportunity to advance their own individual ability. Students in these classes will participate as student helpers with the Journey Hockey Academy and will also be provided with Leadership training to assist them while working with younger athletes. It is expected that students will be seen and act as excellent role models and abide by the EMCS Hockey Academy Code of Conduct. These students will be looked on to assume class leadership responsibilities as well. Students in the senior academy will also be given a variety of choice on some field trip activities that provides a greater course diversity from the junior level course. The aim of the Academy is to enhance personal skill development through added ice time with quality mentorship and instruction in a safe, fun and enjoyable learning environment. Small group instruction as well as individual attention and ideal ice times help in furthering the development and leadership potential of each participant. With the focus kept on the individual player’s skills, all ages and abilities at the Bantam and Midget level are able to participate together while enjoying the Academy. Both boys and girls have found the program personally challenging, rewarding and fun. If you are a committed student who aspires to the next level or one who plays for the enjoyment of the game the academy can work for you. Some of the highlights of the program include: Teacher vs. students hockey game with the entire school in attendance; Training sessions at the Mountainside Athletic Club at Bear Mountain Resort. Spin, cross-fit, SPARQ training and circuit training; Dry-floor training and ball hockey at the Eagle Ridge Recreation Center; Special guest instructors; including Jr. A level coaches; Exciting other activities and trips may include bowling, swimming and golf.

COURSE NOTE: Cost of program is $640 plus $115 registration fee. These fees are subject to change. A screening criteria is used to ensure suitability of students to program (this is not based on hockey skill). Space is limited.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Hockey Academy   GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take YHRA-1CHOC - HOCKEY 11

Hockey 11 is a companion course to PE 11 Hockey. All students in the program must take both. Please see PE 11 Hockey for course description.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Hockey Academy   GRADE: 11
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take YHRA-1AHOC - PE 11 HOCKEY

PE 12 Hockey is a class that aims to develop leadership qualities of Senior level students and at the same allow students the opportunity to advance their own individual ability. Students in these classes will participate as student helpers with the Journey Hockey Academy and will also be provided with Leadership training to assist them while working with younger athletes. It is expected that students will be seen and act as excellent role models and abide by the EMCS Hockey Academy Code of Conduct. These students will be looked on to assume class leadership responsibilities as well. Students in the senior academy will also be given a variety of choice on some field trip activities that provides a greater course diversity from the junior level course. The aim of the Academy is to enhance personal skill development through added ice time with quality mentorship and instruction in a safe, fun and enjoyable learning environment. Small group instruction as well as individual attention and ideal ice times help in furthering the development and leadership potential of each participant. With the focus kept on the individual player’s skills, all ages and abilities at the Bantam and Midget level are able to participate together while enjoying the Academy. Both boys and girls have found the program personally challenging, rewarding and fun. If you are a committed student who aspires to the next level or one who plays for the enjoyment of the game the academy can work for you. Some of the highlights of the program include: Teacher vs. students hockey game with the entire school in attendance; Training sessions at the Mountainside Athletic Club at Bear Mountain Resort. Spin, cross-fit, SPARQ/BOOM training and circuit training; Dry-floor training and ball hockey at the Eagle Ridge Recreation Center; Special guest instructors; including Jr. A level coaches; Exciting other activities and trips may include bowling, swimming and golf.

COURSE NOTE: Cost of program is $640 plus $115 registration fee. These fees are subject to change. A screening criteria is used to ensure suitability of students to program (this is not based on hockey skill). Space is limited.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Hockey Academy   GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: any Physical Education 11
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take YHRA-2CHOC - HOCKEY 12

Hockey 12 is a companion course to PE 12 Hockey. All students in the program must take both. Please see PE 12 Hockey for course description.

CREDIT: 4   TYPE: Hockey Academy   GRADE: 12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take YHRA-2AHOC PE 12 HOCKEY

Soccer Academy

The focus of the Soccer Academy is to develop and enhance individual soccer skills, as well as to provide mental and physical training both on and off the field. Students will meet the outcomes of Physical & Health Education 9. Students will learn the basic components of fitness training, nutrition, injury prevention, physiology, anatomy, leadership skills, soccer strategies, time management, goal setting, and coaching philosophies. Students will meet the outcomes for the Health Unit for grade 9 Physical & Health Education 9 which includes healthy living, healthy choices, and good decision making. There will be instruction from credited coaches and semi-professional players. Training sessions will take place on EMCS school fields, Sooke soccer turf field, Bear Mountain Athletic Club, and Seaparc for dry training in the spring. The EMCS Soccer Academy has partnered up with the Victoria FC. Guest coaches, fitness trainers and goalie clinics TBA.
COURSE NOTE: The cost of program, which covers special coaching clinics, videos, keeper jersey, travel costs and other miscellaneous items, is $515 plus $115 registration fee. The fees could be 10% higher depending on registration in each Academy program. A screening criterion is used to ensure suitability of students to the program. Students cannot carry an ‘N’ as an effort mark in any of their classes if they want to be enrolled in the Soccer Academy or remain in the academy.
CREDIT: 0        TYPE: Soccer Academy            GRADE: 9

COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take  - JUNIOR SOCCER ATHLETIC TRAINING 9 (YHRA-0BSOC).

This is a companion course to Physical and Health Education 9 Soccer.

The focus of the Soccer Academy is to develop and enhance individual soccer skills, as well as to provide mental and physical training both on and off the field.  This course emphasizes on-field training where students will excel at various soccer skills including ball control, passing, shooting, crossing, positional play, defensive and offensive principles, game analysis, systems of play and the fundamental rules of the game (FIFA rules). Students will increase their athletic ability with various fitness training techniques which will improve agility, speed, endurance and mental discipline. Students will learn the basic components of fitness training, nutrition, injury prevention, physiology, anatomy, leadership skills, soccer strategies, time management, goal setting, and coaching philosophies. The Soccer Academy will count towards graduation credits. There will be instruction from credited coaches and semi-professional players. Training sessions will take place on EMCS school fields, Sooke soccer turf field, Bear Mountain Athletic Club, and Seaparc for dry training during the spring. The EMCS Soccer Academy has partnered up with the Victoria FC. Guest coaches, fitness trainers and goalie clinics TBA.
COURSE NOTE: The cost of program, which covers special coaching clinics, videos, keeper jersey, travel costs and other miscellaneous items, is $515 plus $115 registration fee, the fees could be 10% higher depending on registration in each Academy program. A screening criterion is used to ensure suitability of students to the program. Students cannot carry an ‘N’ as an effort mark in any of their classes if they want to be enrolled in the Soccer Academy or remain in the academy.
CREDIT: 4        TYPE: Soccer Academy            Grade: 9
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take Physical and Health Education 9 Soccer. (MPHE-09SOC).

The focus of the Soccer Academy is to develop and enhance individual soccer skills, as well as to provide mental and physical training both on and off the field. Students will meet the outcomes of Physical & Health Education 10. Students will learn the basic components of fitness training, nutrition, injury prevention, physiology, anatomy, leadership skills, soccer strategies, time management, goal setting, and coaching philosophies. Students will meet the outcomes for the Health Unit for Physical & Health Education 10 which includes healthy living, healthy choices, and good decision making. There will be instruction from credited coaches and semi-professional players. Training sessions will take place on EMCS school fields, Sooke soccer turf field, Bear Mountain Athletic Club, and Seaparc for dry training in the spring. The EMCS Soccer Academy has partnered up with the Victoria FC. Guest coaches, fitness trainers and goalie clinics TBA.
COURSE NOTE: The cost of program, which covers special coaching clinics, videos, keeper jersey, travel costs and other miscellaneous items, is $515 plus $115 registration fee. The fees could be 10% higher depending on registration in each Academy program. A screening criterion is used to ensure suitability of students to the program. Students cannot carry an ‘N’ as an effort mark in any of their classes if they want to be enrolled in the Soccer Academy or remain in the academy.
CREDIT: 0        TYPE: Soccer Academy            GRADE: 10

COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take YHRA-0BSOC - JUNIOR SOCCER ATHLETIC TRAINING 10

This is a companion course to Physical and Health Education 10: Soccer.

The focus of the Soccer Academy is to develop and enhance individual soccer skills, as well as to provide mental and physical training both on and off the field.  This course emphasizes on-field training where students will excel at various soccer skills including ball control, passing, shooting, crossing, positional play, defensive and offensive principles, game analysis, systems of play and the fundamental rules of the game (FIFA rules). Students will increase their athletic ability with various fitness training techniques which will improve agility, speed, endurance and mental discipline. Students will learn higher components of fitness training, nutrition, injury prevention, physiology, anatomy, leadership skills, soccer strategies, time management, goal setting, and coaching philosophies. The Soccer Academy will count towards graduation credits. There will be instruction from credited coaches and semi-professional players. Training sessions will take place on EMCS school fields, Sooke soccer turf field, Bear Mountain Athletic Club, and Seaparc for dry training during the spring. The EMCS Soccer Academy has partnered up with the Victoria FC. Guest coaches, fitness trainers and goalie clinics TBA.
COURSE NOTE: The cost of program, which covers special coaching clinics, videos, keeper jersey, travel costs and other miscellaneous items, is $515 plus $115 registration fee, the fees could be 10% higher depending on registration in each Academy program. A screening criterion is used to ensure suitability of students to the program. Students cannot carry an ‘N’ as an effort mark in any of their classes if they want to be enrolled in the Soccer Academy or remain in the academy.
CREDIT: 4        TYPE: Soccer Academy            Grade: 10
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take Physical and Health Education 10: Soccer (MPHED10SOC-70)

This is a companion course to Soccer 11 (YLRA-IBSOC).

This course will be offered to students who want to take their soccer career to a higher level. The focus of the Soccer Academy is to develop and enhance individual soccer skills, as well as to provide mental and physical training both on and off the field. Leadership skills will be promoted and expected at the senior level. Students will meet the outcomes of Physical Education 11. Students will learn the basic components of fitness training, nutrition, injury prevention, physiology, anatomy, leadership skills, soccer strategies, time management, goal setting, sport psychology and coaching philosophies. Students will also take a Soccer 11 course that will emphasize on-field training where students will excel at various soccer skills including ball control, passing, shooting, crossing, positional play, defensive and offensive principles, game analysis, systems of play and the fundamental rules of the game (FIFA rules). Students will increase their athletic ability with various fitness training techniques which will improve agility, speed, endurance and mental discipline. There will be instruction from credited coaches and semi-professional players. Training sessions will take place on EMCS school fields, Sooke soccer turf fields, Bear Mountain Athletic Club, and Seaparc for dry training in the spring. The EMCS Soccer Academy has partnered up with the Victoria FC. Guest coaches, fitness trainers and goalie clinics TBA. Exciting field trip activities may include: golfing (both at driving ranges and course), horse-shoeing, tennis, hiking, swimming, curling, bowling, and self-defense.
COURSE NOTE: The cost of program, which covers special coaching clinics, videos, keeper jersey, travel costs and other miscellaneous items, is $515 plus $115 registration fee, the fees could be 10% higher depending on registration in each Academy program. A screening criterion is used to ensure suitability of students to the program. Students cannot carry an ‘N’ as an effort mark in any of their classes if they want to be enrolled in the Soccer Academy or remain in the academy.
CREDIT: 4        TYPE: Soccer Academy            GRADE: 11

PREREQUISITE: any Physical Health and Education 10

COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take YLRA-1BSOC - SOCCER 11

This is a companion course to P.E. 11 Soccer YHRA-1ASOC

This course will be offered to students who want to take their soccer career to a higher level. The focus of the Soccer Academy is to develop and enhance individual soccer skills, as well as to provide mental and physical training both on and off the field. Leadership skills will be promoted and expected at the senior level. Students will learn a higher level of fitness training, nutrition, injury prevention, physiology, anatomy, leadership skills, soccer strategies, time management, goal setting, sport psychology and coaching philosophies. Students will also take P.E. Soccer 11 course that will emphasize on-field training where students will excel at various soccer skills including ball control, passing, shooting, crossing, positional play, defensive and offensive principles, game analysis, systems of play and the fundamental rules of the game (FIFA rules). Students will increase their athletic ability with various fitness training techniques which will improve agility, speed, endurance and mental discipline. There will be instruction from credited coaches and semi-professional players. Training sessions will take place on EMCS school fields, Sooke soccer turf fields, Bear Mountain Athletic Club, and Seaparc for dry training in the spring. The EMCS Soccer Academy has partnered up with the Victoria FC. Guest coaches, fitness trainers and goalie clinics TBA. Exciting field trip activities may include: golfing (both at driving ranges and course), horse-shoeing, tennis, hiking, swimming, curling, bowling, and self-defense.
COURSE NOTE: The cost of program, which covers special coaching clinics, videos, keeper jersey, travel costs and other miscellaneous items, is $515 plus $115 registration fee, the fees could be 10% higher depending on registration in each Academy program. A screening criterion is used to ensure suitability of students to the program. Students cannot carry an ‘N’ as an effort mark in any of their classes if they want to be enrolled in the Soccer Academy or remain in the academy.
CREDIT: 4        TYPE: Soccer Academy            GRADE: 11

PREREQUISITE: any Physical Health and Education 10

COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take P.E. Soccer YHRA-1ASOC

This course is suited for those soccer players who want to take soccer to the next level, whether as a player, coach, or referee.  The focus of the Soccer Academy is to develop and enhance individual soccer skills, as well as to provide mental and physical training both on and off the field. Leadership skills will be promoted and expected at this level. Students will meet the outcomes of Physical Education 12.  Students will learn the basic components of fitness training, nutrition, injury prevention, physiology, anatomy, leadership skills, soccer strategies, time management, goal setting, sport psychology and coaching philosophies. Students will also take a  Soccer 12 course that will emphasize on-field training where students will excel at various soccer skills including ball control, passing, shooting, crossing, positional play, defensive and offensive principles, game analysis, systems of play and the fundamental rules of the game (FIFA rules). Students will increase their athletic ability with various fitness training techniques which will improve agility, speed, endurance and mental discipline. There will be instruction from credited coaches and semi-professional players. Training sessions will take place on EMCS school fields, Sooke soccer turf field, Bear Mountain Athletic Club, and Seaparc for dry training during the spring. The EMCS Soccer Academy has partnered up with the Victoria FC. Guest coaches, fitness trainers and goalie clinics TBA. Exciting field trip activities may include: golfing (both at driving ranges and course), horse-shoeing, tennis, hiking, swimming, curling, bowling, self-defense, and workout trips to Bear Mountain and other gyms in our area.

COURSE NOTE: The cost of program, which covers special coaching clinics, videos, keeper jersey, travel costs and other miscellaneous items, is $515 plus $115 registration fee, the fees could be 10% higher depending on registration in each Academy program. A screening criterion is used to ensure suitability of students to the program. Students cannot carry an ‘N’ as an effort mark in any of their classes if they want to be enrolled in the Soccer Academy or remain in the academy.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Soccer Academy GRADE: 12

PREREQUISITE: any Physical Education 11
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take YLRA-2BSOC - SOCCER 12

This course is suited for those soccer players who want to take soccer to the next level, whether as a player, coach, or referee.  The focus of the Soccer Academy is to develop and enhance individual soccer skills, as well as to provide mental and physical training both on and off the field. Leadership skills will be promoted and expected at this level. Students will learn advanced components of fitness training, nutrition, injury prevention, physiology, anatomy, leadership skills, soccer strategies, time management, goal setting, sport psychology and coaching philosophies. Students will excel at various soccer skills including ball control, passing, shooting, crossing, positional play, defensive and offensive principles, game analysis, systems of play and the fundamental rules of the game (FIFA rules). Students will continue to increase their athletic ability with various fitness training techniques which will improve agility, speed, endurance and mental discipline. There will be instruction from credited coaches and semi-professional players. Training sessions will take place on EMCS school fields, Sooke soccer turf field, Bear Mountain Athletic Club, and Seaparc for dry training during the spring. The EMCS Soccer Academy has partnered up with the Victoria FC. Guest coaches, fitness trainers and goalie clinics TBA. Exciting field trip activities may include: golfing (both at driving ranges and course), horse-shoeing, tennis, hiking, swimming, curling, bowling, self-defense, and workout trips to Bear Mountain and other gyms in our area.

COURSE NOTE: The cost of program, which covers special coaching clinics, videos, keeper jersey, travel costs and other miscellaneous items, is $515 plus $115 registration fee, the fees could be 10% higher depending on registration in each Academy program. A screening criterion is used to ensure suitability of students to the program. Students cannot carry an ‘N’ as an effort mark in any of their classes if they want to be enrolled in the Soccer Academy or remain in the academy.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Soccer Academy GRADE: 12 PREREQUISITE: any Physical Education 11
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PE 12 Soccer YHRA-2ASOC