The Gladiator Athletics program is an integral part of the educational experience at our school. A healthy body/mind balance is one of The York School’s core values across curricular and co-curricular life. Our athletes in middle school fall into the “Train to Compete” stage of athletic development aligning with Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development Plan.
We are committed to helping students achieve excellence and balance as student-athletes. And we also “play big". Our commitment to sports is reflected in our diverse offerings, widespread participation and level of competitive success (38 CISAA championships since 2014). Many of our teams play in CISAA divisions that are above our school’s designation (e.g. Varsity Boys Division 1B CISAA champions 2014 and 2015, Varsity Girls Volleyball Division 1 participants since 2015, Varsity Girls Basketball OFSAA qualifier 2018 OFSAA Boys Skiing 2024, OFSAA Boys Basketball 2023, OFSAA Girls Volleyball 2024).
All of our student-athletes have access to outstanding facilities that include a double gymnasium, a small turf soccer pitch, an indoor 100-metre track and a newly opened Gladiator Fitness Centre with a certified strength and conditioning coach. We also make generous use of the ravines and parks in our neighbourhood for everything from cross-country running to ultimate frisbee.
Our Senior School program offers a balance of competitive and recreational opportunities. Our students from grades 9-12 are in the “Training to Compete” phase of the long-term athlete development. All of our teams train 3 times a week and have an appropriate competitive schedule. Athletes can choose from cross-country, soccer, basketball, volleyball, curling, badminton, softball, track and field for their athletic pursuits.
Senior School Athletes also have the opportunity to enjoy sport travel as our Varsity Boys and Girls basketball teams participate in CAIS National tournament along with many other tournaments in Ontario.
Director of Athletics
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