Mini U juniors playing soccer.

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Winter 2022 Programs

  • A beginner hockey player sits on the ice in full mask, hockey gloves, and jersey.

    Bisons Learn to Skate II

    offered in fall AND WINTER
    (Ages 8-11) 

    This program is ideal for beginner hockey players, ringette players and recreational ice skaters. Lessons will focus on the fundamentals of skating: forward skating, stopping, starting, turning and backwards skating. Learn to Skate combines movement-oriented activities and games to encourage fun through learning.

    Children must be able to stand independently on the ice without assistance. 

    CSA-approved helmets are required.

    Full facemasks, thick gloves and pants are strongly recommended.

    Dates: 

    Sundays Jan.9 - Mar. 20, 2022
    (no classes Jan. 16, Feb. 6, Feb. 20)

    Wednesdays Jan. 12 - Mar. 16, 2022
    (no classes Feb. 23, Mar. 2)

    Days:
    Sundays 4:45-5:30 p.m.
    or
    Wednesdays 6:45-7:30 p.m.

    Price: $150

     

  •  children playing basketball

    Junior Bisons Mini-Basketball II

    OFFERED IN FALL AND WINTER
    (AGES 8-11)

    Designed by our Bisons head coaches, the Mini-Basket program to allows children to play the game in a focused environment suited to the development of their physical, mental and basketball skills by instituting long-term athlete development (LTAD) modifications to the adult game. With high repetitions and touches, it is player-oriented with the emphasis is on skill development in combination with the teaching and loading of actions. 

    Instructor: Bisons coaching staff and Bisons student-athletes

    Dates:
    Sundays Jan. 9 - Mar. 6, 2022
    (no class on Feb. 20)

    Days offered:
    Sundays 4-4:50 p.m.

    Price: $160

     


  • A junior program participant runs through soccer practice drills.

    Junior Bisons Soccer Academy

    offered in fall AND WINTER
    (ages 8-11)

    This program uses a holistic approach towards player development integrates the pillars of soccer including technical, tactical, physical and psycho-social components.

    The Junior Bisons Soccer Academy will be overseen by the Bisons women’s soccer varsity coaches Vanessa Martinez Lagunas (UEFA Pro License) and William Rosales (CSA A License Candidate). Current and former Bisons athletes and assistant coaches will also be involved in leading training sessions.

    Dates:
    Sundays Jan. 9 - Apr. 29, 2022
    (no classes Jan. 16, Jan. 30, Feb. 13)

    Days:
    2-3:00 p.m.

    Price: $390 per athlete

  •  girl playing volleyball

    Junior Bisons Mini Volleyball II

    OFFERED IN FALL AND WINTER
    (AGES 8-11)

    Mini-Volley is an approach of initiating people to the game of volleyball. The traditional game is adapted to the specific needs and abilities of the participants. These adaptations include varying the number of players, altering the court size, adjusting the height of the net and using bigger and lighter balls. The objective of these adaptations is to encourage learning, promote success and increase the enjoyment for the participants. When the game is properly adapted for the age and abilities of the participants, they experience more success and enjoy the activity.

    Instructors: Bisons coaching staff and student-athletes

    Dates: 
    Sundays Jan. 9 - Mar. 6, 2022
    (no classes Feb. 20) 

    Days: Sundays 4-6:00pm

    Price: $240

     

  • Opposing teams playing a game of soccer.

    Sport Sampler II

    OFFERED IN FALL AND WINTER
    (Ages 8-11)

    Are you a sports enthusiast who loves being active, having fun, and trying new things? You will participate in sports like basketball, soccer, track and field, floor hockey, archery* and more! You’ll also receive a daily dose of our classic Mini U recreational games and activities for 2 hours per day.

    *Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, we will not be able to offer archery as part of Sport Sampler for 2021.

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leaders

    Dates: Coming soon!

    Days: TBD

    Price: $150

     

  • A child scales the climbing wall.

    Wall Climbing II

    offered in fall And winter
    (ages 8-11)

    Tackle a 1,500 square-foot climbing wall located in the Active Living Centre. It's 50 feet long and 40 feet high! Learn safety procedures, knot-tying techniques, bouldering and climbing communication in a fun and safe indoor environment.

    Dates: 
    Saturdays Jan. 8 - Mar. 19, 2022
    (no classes Feb. 19)

    Wednesdays Jan. 12 - Mar. 23, 2022
    (no classes Feb. 23)

    Days:
    Saturdays, 10:15-11:45 a.m.
    Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.

    Price: $300

Summer programs

  • Two Mini U juniors play a video game with their leader.

    Active Gamers

    OFFERED IN SUMMER ONLY
    (Ages 8-11)

    Join this action-packed week of fun physical activities, video games and the strategy board game chess. Learn how strategies acquired in video games can be applied to the physical activities you play throughout the day. Get ready to get your game on with the latest systems from Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo.

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader (typically from the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management)  

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

     

  • A Mini U junior dribbles a basketball during a game.

    Badminton/Basketball Combo

    OFFERED IN SUMMER ONLY
    (Ages 8-11)

    In a recreational environment, through daily drills, scrimmages and game play, participants will develop their shooting, passing, dribbling, serving, and rallying skills while building agility and endurance. Instruction will focus on the fundamentals of badminton and basketball and incorporate the opportunity to learn new organizational and team-building skills. All equipment will be provided but you may also bring your own.

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leaders

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

     

  • Three Mini U participants on stage during a group performance.

    Bring it on Broadway (Two-week camp)

    OFFERED IN SUMMER ONLY
    (Ages 8-11)

    Step onto the big stage if you have a flair for the performing arts!  Learn about dance, movement, acting and choreography.  Discover how our bodies work to create sound and expression.  

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader (typically from the Department of English, Film and Theatre)  

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

  • A group of junior cheerleaders stretch before practice.

    Cheerleading

    offered in summer only
    (Ages 8-11)

    This camp is an introduction to the sport of cheerleading. Learn basic tumbling, pyramids and stunts combined with gymnastics and dance techniques. 

    Instructor: Local cheer coaches and athletes

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

     

  • Players rush to grab the dodgeballs during a dodgeball game.

    Dodgeball

    offered in summer only
    (Ages 8-11)

    We've added an exciting twist on an old favourite! Join us for glow-in-the-dark dodgeball combined with the classic games you love. You will also learn throwing, catching and dodging techniques while getting to know the official rules of the game.

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leaders

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

     

  • A child colouring at a desk.

    Draw, Paint, Create

    offered in summer only
    (Ages 8-11)

    Explore your creativity and express yourself. Learn about art mediums like drawing, painting and more! Smocks may not be available so please bring a large shirt to protect your clothes.

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader (typically from the School of Art) 

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

     

  • Four Mini U juniors pose together for a photo.

    GirlZone: Educate, Empower, Express

    offered in summer only
    (Ages 8-11)

    In a safe and supportive environment, develop and grow into an expressive, confident mover and thinker. Learn about topics like leadership, healthy living, yoga and more! This program is designed for participants who identify as female.

    Instructor: Female, qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader 

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

  • A group of Mini U juniors and their leaders posing for a group photo in a dark room with neon glowing t-shirts.

    Glow in the Dark

    offered in summer only
    (Ages 8-11)

    Black lights, neon decals and glow-in-the-dark paint will light the way in this exciting new camp. Join us for a week filled with fun games and activities all played under our black lights! 

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs leaders

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

     

  • Teams playing basketball in a gymnasium.

    Mini Bisons Basketball II

    offered in summer only
    (Ages 8-11)

    Mini Bisons Basketball II is designed to build on skills learned in Mini Bisons Basketball I (but previous basketball experience is not necessary).  

    With program development and coaching by Bisons student-athletes, participants will engage in fun, high-quality and developmentally appropriate training, programming and coaching as part of a holistic approach to long-term athlete development.

    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

     

  • A group of five hockey players stand at the net.

    Mini Bisons Hockey II

    offered in summer only
    (Ages 8-11)

    Mini Bisons Hockey II is designed to build on skills learned in Mini Bisons Hockey I.  Participants must have a good understanding of the rules of hockey, good foundations in skating and have experience playing on a team.  

    With program development and coaching by Bisons student-athletes, participants will engage in fun, high quality and developmentally appropriate training, programming and coaching as part of a holistic approach to long-term athlete development. 

    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

     

  • children and coach pictured outdoors on soccer field

    Mini Bisons Soccer II

    offered in summer only
    (Ages 8-11)

    Mini Bisons Soccer II is designed to build on skills learnt in Mini Bisons Soccer I (but previous soccer experience is not necessary).  

    With program development and coaching by Bisons student-athletes, participants will engage in fun, high quality and developmentally appropriate training, programming and coaching as part of a holistic approach to long-term athlete development.

    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

  • A junior volleyball player serves the ball.

    Mini Bisons Volleyball II

    OFFERED IN SUMMER ONLY
    (Ages 9-11)

    Mini Bisons Volleyball II is designed to build on skills learnt in Mini Bisons Volleyball I (but previous volleyball experience is not necessary).  

    With program development and coaching by Bisons student-athletes, participants will engage in fun, high quality and developmentally appropriate training, programming and coaching as part of a holistic approach to long-term athlete development.

    Instructor: Bisons student-athletes

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

     

  • A group of junior science program participants talking.

    Junior Scientists

    offered in summer only
    (Ages 8-11)

    Come explore the exciting world of science through fun and interactive hands-on experiments. Learn about various themes in chemistry and physics with an emphasis on exploration and scientific discovery. All experiments and activities will take place in a university science lab!

    Instructor: Qualified Mini U Programs classroom leader (typically from the Faculty Science) 

    Registration has now closed for summer 2021

Recreation

 **Due to Covid-19 restrictions, some of our loved recreation games and activities (indicated with **) will not be available for Summer 2021. We look forward to a full return of our camp menu and games for Summer 2022!

  • 2Beez Leadership**
  • 9 Square in the Air **
  • Adaptives**
  • Archery**
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bounce Blast 
  • Broomball
  • Clash of the Camps**
  • Co-operative games **
  • Cricket
  • Disc Golf
  • DiscBonk
  • Dodgeball
  • Drive N Dunk
  • Fencing**
  • Field hockey
  • Flag football**
  • Floor hockey
  • Floor ringette
  • Handball
  • Hungry Hippos**
  • Junior Bouncer**
  • Junior leadership**
  • Kan Jam
  • Lacrosse
  • Omnikin
  • Paddle Zlam
  • Pinguard
  • Poull Ball
  • Racquetball
  • Scatterball
  • Scoops
  • Scooter hockey
  • Soccer baseball
  • Spikeball and Spikeball Rookie
  • Sport Showdown**
  • Swimming**
  • Swamp Thang
  • Tchoukball
  • Topple Tubes
  • Touch Rugby**
  • Track Pack
  • Trashketball
  • Triple Ball Blitz 
  • Tug-o-War**
  • Ultimate Frisbee

 

Leadership

  • Forming meaningful relationships 
  • Helping to build successful teams 
  • Collecting leadership cards 
  • Being creative 
  • Helping to lead Minis through activities 
  • Assisting leaders in providing leadership during games and activities