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Abbotsford Middle School offers a world class education as an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program school. 

For over 10 years we have offered a Soccer Academy for students in Grade 6,7 and 8. This is a skill development program for athletes who already play on a soccer team and are looking to improve their individual skill level as well as their understanding of the game.  Soccer academy students typically receive over 70 sessions of academy per school year. Academy students also become small sided games referees in their Grade 7 year, included in their fees.

Students receive training from high level coaches on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons during their regularly scheduled PE blocks. Our instructors are coaches from the UFV Men's and Women's soccer programs. The coach to player ratio is kept at 1 coach to maximum 15 players. The academy takes place on the brand new state of the art facility, Panther Field. Students miss no academic classes as their courses are scheduled around the academy.

This is an excellent opportunity for soccer players regardless of their skill level. Players are grouped according to ability/skill level in order to tailor specific training for the individual player.

Academically soccer academy students are in the same class throughout the day. This builds leadership and camaraderie amongst our student-athletes. Our soccer academy students typically perform at a high academic level in the classroom and are consistently recognized as well-rounded students in the school.

In order to join our soccer academy:

  • Please fill out a soccer academy registration form as well as a payment form. Registration is open from Feb. 1 - May 1.  Space is limited to 20 students/grade. All applications are time and date stamped.  Fees are $60/month.  Accepted students will be notified in early May.
  • All applicants must have soccer experience on a local soccer association team in both of the two previous years
  • All applicants must be registered to participate on a league team in the upcoming fall season.

Please note that because participation in the soccer academy is considered to be part of the curriculum, fees are not eligible for tax purposes.

For more information, contact the school or download the application form below.