Mission Statement 

Promoting student's healthy lifestyle through active participation in all components of sports development and training.


Ochapowace program's principle goal is to develop well rounded athletes. This goal is achieved by intergrating the skills neccessary for long term athlete development in their specific sport while recognizing and supporting the development of multi-sport cross-trained athletes 


The purpose is to promote the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle through participation in sports. Exposure to the various activities will provide the opportunity for on-going development of the students athletic, fitness, and leadership skills. The hope is that students will develop specific sports skills, understand the factors affecting human performance and the value of choosing to be "active for life".

Sports Academy Students Benifits

  • Course approved for credit by Saskatchewan Learning (grade 10–12)
  • Achieve a degree of excellence, according to the players interest and potential
  • Provide an opportunity for achievement and enjoyable and self-fulfilling environment
  • Provide an opportunity to progress to a higher level of competition through participation in the Sports Academy program
  • Stimulate development both from an individual and overall sports point of view
  • Provide a program to fit the needs of the participants
  • Allow players equal training time
  • Assist in an individual's physical development
  • Create a sociable environment
  • Stimulate interest in athletics and a desire to continue participation
  • Develop advanced skills
  • Obtain a sense of achievement
  • Promote physical fitness
  • Introduce players in the concept of co-operation, sportsmanship, and leadership
  • Encourage initiative
  • On-site Academy - School Liaison (full-time)
  • All participants receive workout gear
  • All participants receive a backpack
  • Nutritious hot lunch program

Sports Academy Specific Benefits

Hockey Academy - Grade 6-12

54 hours of on ice instruction - 36 hours off ice training
1 Head Instructor and 2 Assistants
Strength and conditioning program
Specialized coaching
Special events programs
Leadership program
Off and on ice testing
Cultural events
Lifestyle programs
Hockey related field trips
Noon lunches

Volleyball Academy - Grade 6-12

100 hours of gym time
1 Head Instructor 2 Assistant Instructors
Strength and conditioning program
Specialized coaching
Leadership program
Fitness testing
Cultural events
Lifestyle programs
Volleyball related field trips
Noon lunches

Softball Academy (Grades 6 – 12)

16 hours of field time
1 Head Instructor and 2 Assistants
Noon lunches

Athletics Academy - Grade 6-12

16 hours of field time
1 Head instructor and 2 Assistants
Noon lunches


Time Frame And Calender

Equity Program

Male and female participation  
Hockey: 17 Skaters and 3 goalies (2016-2017)
Volleyball: 28 athletes (2016-2017)


  •   September: Orientation; Power Skating; Fitness Testing; Strength and Conditioning
  •   October: Power Skating; Attend Junior Hockey Game and/or Practice
  •   November: Hockey Skill Coaches attend Academy; Fitness Festival (Grades 1 – 5)
  •   December: Field trip to Peak Hockey in Regina; Swimming Field Trip
  •   January: Post-Christmas Field Trip (Calgary, AB in 2017)
  •   February: Martin Academy visits Ochapowace Academy
  •   March: Fitness Testing; Hockey Skill Coaches attend Academy
  •   April: Field trip to Serious Academy (Saskatoon, SK)
  •   May: Switch from Hockey and Volleyball to Softball and Athletics; Registration and Interviews for Academy
  •   June: Academy year end activity 

Daily Schedule

12:05PM - Arrive at Chief Denton Memorial Multiplex
12:15PM - Lunch
1:00PM - Hockey Workout; Volleyball Group Practice
1:45PM - Hockey Dress; Junior Volleyball Workout; Senior Volleyball Practice
2:00PM - Hockey On-Ice
2:30PM - Junior Volleyball Practice; Senior Volleyball Workout
3:15PM - Academy Ends; Post Activity Snack
3:20PM - Back to School

Meals and Partnering Programs



  • Sandwich, sub or wrap(chicken, trukey, beef and ham)
  • Fruits and vegetables(assorted)
  • Water and sports drink(Gatorade)

Meals are light and nutritious so athletes can perform at a high-level while getting proper fuel. White bread is used for carbohydrates for quicker digestion.

Post Activity Snack

  • Chocolate milk
  • Granola Bar, muffin and/or cookies

Chocolate milk gives the right amount of protein and carbohydrates to fuel the athlete after their workout. Refueling after a workout is important so the athletes can compete at a high-level the following day without feeling fatigued.


Partnering Programs

The sports Academy will be using a select group of outside resources to assist in our programming.

  1. Competitive Will: Kyle McDonald is very active with a number of organizations in Western Canada promoting leadership and self confidence within athletes.
  2. Peak Performance Hockey: Dale Derkatch – Provide skilled development don't on ice and off ice in their facility in Regina SK.
  3. Brent Bobyck Power Skating: Brent Bobyck – Provides are on ice power skating program.
  4. Dream Catchers Goaltending: Alfie Michuad – official goaltending coach of our Academy.
  5. Rise Sport Testing: Sport testing two times per season.
  6. Trench Fitness: Official Strength and Conditioning coach of our Academy
  7. Dallas Soonias: Former Team Canada Volleyball player who assists with our Volleyball program
  8. WalkingBeast Volleyball (Savana Walkingbear): University Volleyball athlete who assists with our Volleyball program