Higher Spirits Soccer League

Organization Sponsor: Lakeland District for Sport, Culture & Recreation


Program Description

This after school registration program is offered to the Gr. 4 & 5 classes of each of the 10 schools Monday to Thursday from September to November. The schools all have the opportunity to play outside against each other on the school fields, then move inside for some quality instruction at the Alfred Jenkins Field House on the turf field. The kids learn the rules of the game, conduct, teamwork and confidence during play and while building their soccer skill base. A nutrition component taught by the PAPHR Food For Thought Nutritionist is included for each of the schools involved in this league.

Funding Sources: 

Lakeland District

Strategies For Sustainability: 

Key Partnerships in the following programs exists between:
-Lakeland District Urban Youth Sport Initiative
- 8 Prince Albert Community Schools, WJ Berezowsky School & Muskoday First Nation Community School
-Community School Coordinators, Educational Assistants, Recreation Workers & Parent Volunteers
-Prince Albert Share-A-Meal Food Bank
Prince Albert Northern Bus Lines
-Prince Albert Parkland Health Region (PAPHR) Food For Thought School Nutritionist
-City of Prince Albert (through facilities and Community Grant Program/ Urban Aboriginal Community Grant Program)
- Wesmor Community High School – Leadership/Mentorship Program

Impact Of Program: 

We had 10 schools participate in the after-school soccer league, a program for youth ages 9 - 11 years from the community schools in P.A. The school teams traveled around the city playing on different school soccer pitches and then inside the Margo Fournier Centre from September to November. This program was made possible through the Urban Aboriginal Community Grant program granted through the City of P.A. We would also like to thank P.A. Share-A-Meal Food Bank and P.A. Northern Bus Lines for their continued partnership with the LDSCR.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

The following programs reduce barriers of transportation, nutrition, equipment and provide an introduction to sport and recreation in a safe environment, free of charge to all participants

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