Sask. DLC adds baseball and football skill courses

Saskatchewan’s Distance Learning Centre (Sask DLC) has signed a partnership agreement with Saskatoon Minor Football and Going Yard Baseball Academy to support the creation of new online learning courses for Baseball and Football Skills in Grades 10-12.

The new courses will be available to athletes of all levels around the province and include resources and videos.

Through the agreements, Sask DLC will also support Saskatoon Minor Football in providing in-person and online learning options to athletes selected for their new Saskatchewan Institute of Football.

The program is set to select 100 athletes through a rigorous process, ensuring the most dedicated and talented individuals are chosen. The selected athletes will participate in the program during the second semester of the upcoming school year (February to June).

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Sask DLC, pioneering a groundbreaking blend of academic rigor and athletic excellence in football,” Saskatoon Minor Football Executive Director Brian Guebert said. “The Institute of Saskatchewan Football offers an innovative approach, integrating daily strength and conditioning with immersive football experiences while providing holistic development while upholding academic excellence.”

The new high school courses created with Saskatoon Minor Football and Going Yard Baseball Academy will help athletes improve their skills, learn about nutrition and conditioning, and learn the essential values of teamwork, leadership, communication, and sportsmanship.

“We are thrilled to partner with Sask DLC to be able to provide these new baseball courses to our athletes, supporting their education while having the flexibility to train at a high level,” Going Yard Baseball Academy Coach Andrew Albers said. “Through our academy, student-athletes will have access to our incredible coaching and training staff, as well as support from Sask DLC, who is able to collaborate with their local schools to support their education.”

The Baseball Skills 10 and 20-level courses will be available provincially starting in Semester 1 of the 2024-25 school year, and the 30-level course will be available in Semester 2. The Football Skills 10 course, available for tackle and flag football athletes, will be available provincially in Semester 2 of 2024-25, with the 20 and 30 levels being available the following school year. 

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