YALE SECONDARY SPORT ACADEMY MISSION STATEMENT
"We will promote academic and athletic excellence. We will develop self-confident Life Champions who are committed to continuous improvement as scholars, athletes, and community leaders. We will coach positive attitudes, sportsmanship, and teamwork. We will teach career planning, skill development, and community citizenship. Our success will be measured in our students' growth as Life Champions"
ABOUT YALE SECONDARY HIGH SCHOOL
Yale Secondary School, situated in Abbotsford, BC is a semestered school serving about 1240 students. After fourteen years as a junior high, Yale became a full secondary school and graduated its first class of grade 12's in 1988. Recent surveys identified Yale as the top academic public high school in the district and one of the best in the province. In most years, Yale students are awarded significantly more scholarships than any other school in Abbotsford
Yale offers over 250 different courses and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. The range of educational opportunities available at Yale has led to our fine reputation. We offer several Advanced Placement courses and support them with Honours courses throughout the grade levels.
Yale also offers a wide-ranging and intensive program in visual art, theatre and music, which presents students with many opportunities to show their talents. This year, Yale's musical theatre program is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the broadway classic, CATS. This spring, music talent from all corners of the school will emerge to compete in the annual Yale Idol.
Yale Students Leadership program is always working to improve the school with a variety of service projects, in addition to dances, weekly student activities, and student appreciation days. The Leadership Program has facilitated Lion Pride - the culture and belief in student ownership of their school. Leadership classes are offered for students in every grade, culminating each year with Canada Day in May.
Yale students enjoy many extra-curricular options - especially in sports. Yale offers a full range of high school sports including Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling, Rugby, Golf, Water Polo, and Track and Field. Our athletic program is enjoying terrific success with teams ranked provincially in volleyball, swimming, rugby, soccer, wrestling, and basketball. Both our golf and basketball programs have earned provincial team championships. In addition, Yale offers a variety of clubs including Ultimate, Chess, Animae, Photography, Eco, and Robotics.
The school supports learning at all levels by the use of our "vertical teaming," system in which learning outcomes are linked from grade to grade. Teachers see parents as partners in learning and many teachers have adopted on-line posting of marks so parents have immediate access to information on their children's progress. Yale Secondary offers programs of studies to meet the needs of all students.
The Yale Baseball Academy is an elite-skills based program designed to fulfill each students baseball and academic dreams. Our program specializes in high performance training and elite skill development of athletes DURING school hours. This program provides the best coaching, training, and facilities in BC. We operate out of beautiful Delair Park in Abbotsford, BC as well as our 10,000 square foot Abbotsford Recreation Center, and our new facility located at Delair Park which was just recently completed. Our goal at Yale Secondary is to promote academic and athletic excellence. We are open to all players of all abilities; however, we recommend 4 years of playing experience under BC Minor, Little League, or the BC Premier Baseball League.
Students recieve full credit for their on and off field training: (P.E. 9,10, and 11 as well as Strength & Conditioning 9,10, and 11). Yale Secondary has continued to be one of the top academic public instituions in the Fraser Valley. Recent surveys identify Yale as the top academic public high school in the district and one of the best in the province. In most years, Yale students are awarded signifcantly more district and provincial scholarships than any other school in Abbotsford. Yale offers over 250 different courses and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. The range of educational opportunities available at Yale has led to our fine reputation. We offer several advanced placement courses and support them with honor courses throughout the grade levels. Yale also offers a wide-ranging program in visual art, theatre, and music which presents students with many opportunities to show their talents.
All of our instructors here at Yale are recognized nationally for their baseball expertise. Not only will each student recieve top quality instruction, they will have a chance to further their academic success while playing baseball at a post secondary institution. Throughout the course of the year, we will be sending out college resumes and videos for all grade 11 students who wish to pursue their baseball career at the college level. Our valuable classroom sessions will be based around sport nutrition, sport psychology, and SAT preparation. We will have a minor playing schedule against other academies in BC. We have also attended the Arizona Fall Invitational and the Okotoks Fall Invitational.
This program offers physical training, mental training, state of the arc facilities, high-end equipment, and a strong academic course load. Each student athlete will remain a 75% average in all classes to remain in our Sports Academy. If they fail to do so, they will be in academic probation until further notice. Our objective is to train LIFE CHAMPIONS; this will include community involvement and volunteer experience during the 5 training months at the academy.
The Yale Baseball Academy operates from September to the end of January. We engage in 72 training sessions, which are approximately 2 hours in length. They will train every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. They will be in the weight room, and classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost of the program is $2100 payable to Yale Secondary School, which can be financed over the school year. This can be financed by pre-authorized payments or by visa. We do offer a sibling discount for players who have a brother or sister in the program.
SEMESTER 1: SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER
GRADES 11 & 12 - 8:15AM - 10:30AM DAILY
GRADES 9 & 10 - 11:45AM - 2:00PM DAILY
NOVEMBER - JANUARY
MONDAY / WEDNESDAY - GOODLIFE FITNESS
TUESDAY/ THURSDAY - BASEBALL SPECIFIC
FRIDAY - YOGA & BP
Please contact Corey Eckstein if you are not located in Abbotsford and would like to attend our program. Currently, we do not have a billeting program set in place but we do have numerous families who will take players in for the first semester.
The application for 2014/2015 will not open until January for returning players and catchment area players. Applications for cross boundary students will be accepted February 1st. Applications are available on the Yale Baseball Academy Application page.