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 Athletics

As a Branksome student, you are encouraged to get involved in our Athletics program, at whatever level you can, and to be on a sports team every term.

Check out our Athletics and Wellness Centre to see all our wonderful spaces.

What better way can there be to develop physical fitness, sportsmanship, teamwork, commitment and an appreciation for active living?

We provide an exciting athletics experience to as many students as possible through intramural activities as well as competitive teams.

There is No 'I" in Team

Healthy Living and active lifestyles are key focal points in the Junior School's Physical Education program. Through participation in fitness activities, cooperative games, movement and dance, swimming, and sport-specific skill development, girls learn the value of sportsmanship, team spirit and balance.

Junior School athletics teams are an important part of student life at Branksome Hall and all girls are encouraged to participate. Students can play soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton and softball, or do track and field.
Sports
Branksome offers the following teams and co-curricular sports:

 

 Fall Term Teams

 
Be sure to try out during the first two weeks of September :

  • Basketball Team (U12, U13, U14, Junior, Senior)
  • Cross Country Running Team (U12, Intermediate, Senior)
  • Field Hockey (U14, Senior)
  • Senior Field Hockey Team (Grades 9-12)
  • Swim Team (Tadpole, Junior, Intermediate, Senior)

 

 Winter Term Teams

 
Try-outs for these teams are held in mid-November:

  • Alpine Ski Team
  • Badminton Team (U12, U13, U14, Junior, Senior)
  • Hockey Team (Grades 7-12)
  • Swim Team (Tadpole, Junior, Senior)
  • Volleyball (U12, U13, U14, Junior, Senior)

 

 Spring Term Teams

 
Try-outs for these teams are held at the end of March:

  • Rowing Team (Grades 9-12)
  • Softball Team (U12, U13, U14, Junior)
  • Tennis Team (U13, U14, Junior)
  • Track and Field Team (Junior, Intermediate, Senior)

 

 CISAA

 
Branksome is a member of the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Associations (CISAA), in association with OFSAA, and we are able to send qualifying athletes to the Ontario High School Championships across the province. CISAA membership also allows the school's teams to compete against 28 independent schools.

Athletes must try out for their age-level teams and may be moved up one level only by the Athletics Director.


 

 CISAA Classification

 
CISAA age classifications are based on your year of birth:

  • Senior Athlete – Under 20 years of age as of midnight of Dec 31st of the school year.
  • Junior Athlete – Under 16 years of age as of midnight Dec 31st of the school year.
  • Midget Athlete – Under 15 years of age as of midnight Dec 31st of the school year.
  • Under 14 Athlete – Under 14 years of age as of midnight Dec 31st of the school year.
  • Under 13 Athlete – Under 13 years of age as of midnight Dec 31st of the school year.

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