Wildcats' Athletic Academy Information!

March 1, 2017


Hello parents,


I would like to share with you some information regarding the Wildcats Athletics Academy that will begin in April 2017. As this is a new program I will need some basic information now so that I can begin the process of organizing and planning the academy.


The Athletics Academy is ideal for athletes who want a fun and positive environment to learn the fundamentals of track and field once per week during period 8 (however the total number of students registering will determine the number of practice sessions during period 8). Participating students will develop their running, jumping and throwing techniques through training in the fitness room, gymnasium and outside on the track and field. Participants are expected to attend the Yellowknife Track and Field Meet and the Hay River Track and Field Championships. These sessions will jump start our practices and support our after school practice times in May and June.


Those students participating in the Athletics Academy will be travelling to Hay River to compete at the NWT Track and Field Championship June 7-8-9. The school has booked 2 buses for this trip and all team members will be travelling as a team on the bus to this event.


There will be a fee to cover off the cost of travel, team uniform and the meal plan in Hay River. Last years cost to participate (plus meal plan) was $60.00 per student, the team uniform will cost $25.00 (of which the student will keep) and the cost for the seat on the bus will be between $50.00 and $60.00 per student. So the grand total per student will be approximately $135.00 to $150.00. This cost is based on the number of students attending.


Please email darren.wicks@yk1.nt.ca to confirm and hold a spot for your son or daughter by Friday, March 3rd. Once I gather the numbers I will send send out additional information and the cost to participate. Remember those students registering in the Wildcats Athletics Academy will be signing up for the additional training and both the Yellowknife and Hay River Track and Field Meets.


Thank you,

Darren Wicks