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PGSS Hockey Courses


Hockey 8-12 High Performance
Transportation fee: $300.00

PGSS Polars High Performance hockey courses are by invitation. Students selecting Hockey 8/9 and BA Hockey 10/11/12 will be screened for the High Performance classes. Students must exhibit above average hockey skills, exceptional attendance and motivation.  These attributes are mandatory requirements needed to participate and excel in the rigorous on ice and dry land training activities.  Successful applicants will be placed in one of four High Performance classes or High Performance 2.  This program is yearlong and is offered in conjunction with the students' appropriate grade level PE class.  

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Hockey 8-12 High Performance 2
Transportation fee: $200.00

All PGSS HP hockey courses are by invitation.  Students selecting Hockey 8/9 or BA Hockey 10/11/12 will be screened for suitability in the HP or HP 2 classes. The HP 2 program is semester long and is offered in conjunction with the students' appropriate skill level.  This course is an excellent option for students that attend other high schools in Prince George, but would like the opportunity to be involved in the PGSS High Performance Hockey Program.  Students can cross enroll between their home school and PGSS.  
If interested, please contact Renzo Berra at 
rberra@sd57.bc.ca  


Hockey 8/9
Transportation fee: $30.00

Hockey 8/9 is an entry level course - No hockey or skating experience is necessary!   Students selecting this course will receive in depth instruction on the technique of skating.  Students will learn balance, edge control, striding, and basic skating stance.  Once students have established skating proficiency the basic skills of hockey will be introduced.   Skills in puck control, stick handling, passing, shooting, and general hockey rules will be taught.  Students will participate in non-contact hockey games to refine their basic hockey skills.  Students who do not have hockey equipment may borrow PGSS gear for the semester. Please contact your counselor if you require equipment as PGSS has limited quantities available for student use.


​BA Hockey 10
Transportation fee: $30.00

Hockey 10 is an entry level course - No hockey or skating experience is necessary!   Students selecting this course will receive in depth instruction on the technique of skating.  Students will learn balance, edge control, striding, and basic skating stance.  Once students have established skating proficiency the basic skills of hockey will be introduced.   Skills in puck control, stick handling, passing, shooting, and general hockey rules will be taught.  Students will participate in non-contact hockey games to refine their basic hockey skills.  Students who do not have hockey equipment may borrow PGSS gear for the semester. Please contact your counselor if you require equipment as PGSS has limited quantities available for student use.


BA Hockey 11
Transportation fee: $30.00

Hockey 11 is a course offered to any student who is a proficient skater.  Hockey 11 offers the opportunity to enhance the basic skills of skating, stick handling, passing, shooting, and game play.  Hockey 11 drills have been designed to be primarily individual and fast paced in nature.  The drills have been selected to challenge each student to perform individual skills, as quickly as possible, so that he/she can perform hockey skills at a higher level with success, and confidence.  Non-contact hockey games will also be used to enhance, and refine skill proficiency.  Students will learn to analyze a component of 'game play', as well as learn and demonstrate knowledge in running a practice.  A complete set of hockey equipment is required for this course.  Please contact your counselor if you require equipment as PGSS has limited quantities available for student use. 



BA Hockey 12
Transportation fee: $30.00

Hockey 12 is an extension of Hockey 11 above.  The main difference is the strong leadership component that is the focus of Hockey 12.  Students are expected to be leaders in the community facilities, in their class, and in mentoring junior students.  Volunteering and/or coaching in the hockey community is not a requirement but may be a possibility upon request.  

High Performance Hockey Enrollment

How to apply for the Polars High Performance Hockey Program:

If your child is enrolled at Prince George Secondary School or is living in the PGSS catchment area:

  • Email Renzo Berra at rberra@sd57.bc.ca expressing interest;
  • State your child's current grade; position played; current hockey level being played (Peewee house, Bantam Tier 1 rep, etc.);
  • Once you receive the registration package have your child select the appropriate grade level hockey class. (Grade 8 selects Hockey 8/9, grade 10 selects Hockey 10, etc.);
  • Your son/daughter will be programmed into an appropriate skill based class.

 

If your child is NOT enrolled at Prince George Secondary School or is NOT living in the PGSS catchment area:

  • Email Renzo Berra at rberra@sd57.bc.ca expressing interest and obtain information;
  • Complete the School District 57 online transfer process located on the SD57 web-site;
  • Online transfer process typically takes place from first week of February and continuing for the remainder of the month and the beginning of March;
  • Email Renzo Berra stating online transfer has been completed.  State your child's current grade, position played, level of hockey this year (Peewee house, Bantam Tier 1 rep, etc.);
  • Once you receive the registration package have your child select the appropriate grade level hockey class.  (Grade 8 selects Hockey 8/9, grade 10 selects Hockey 10, etc.);
  • Your son/daughter will be programmed into an appropriate skill based class.

FAQs

How much on ice 
instruction per week?

- 3 ice times per week  
  (first semester) 
- 2 ice times per week  
  (second semester)
- 1 dry land session 
   per week



What courses are offered in conjunction with the Hockey Class?

- A junior Sports Nutrition
- Senior Sports Nutrition
- Personal Fitness 11/12
- Appropriate PE grade 
   level  (PE 8-12)
- Each High Performance 
  class is a cohort that stays 
  together as a group for 
  the entire year. 
- Students starting in Gr. 8
  will have the potential to 
  have 16 extra course 
  credits by the end of Gr.12


Why is the program so inexpensive?

We are fortunate to have a joint user agreement between the City of Prince George & School District 57.  Ice costs are reduced.  

We also have incredible sponsors that are listed on our website.


SAT Information

For complete SAT registration and information visit:        www.collegeboard.org


PGSS SAT Exam Dates:

  • May 2, 2020
  • June 6, 2020
  • September 26, 2020
  • October 3, 2020
  • December 5, 2020
  • March 13, 2021
  • May 8, 2021
  • June 5, 2021

Test Centre name:   PGSS

Test Centre #:          94449


If you have difficulty registering for an SAT exam at PGSS call 1-800-323-7155 to register in person.

* IMPORTANT NOTE * Remember to register for your SAT at least one month prior to writing it. 


SAT Study & Prep

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