- Alpine Skiing - * Senior and Junior (Level 1 and Level 2) - Co-Ed - VASK1C
Alpine Skiing - * Senior and Junior (Level 1 and Level 2) - Co-Ed - VASK1C
Boys’ and girls’ teams compete at OFSAA-designated Levels 1 or 2. At each level there are up to two teams, determined by the ranking of the skiers. The program is appropriate for intermediate to expert skiers. Racing experience is not a requirement. During the pre-Christmas season, the team works on fitness in a dry-land training program. Through January and February, skiers train on gates on Monday evenings and non-racing Wednesdays. Friday is reserved for fitness training and review of video footage of the training and races. On Wednesday race days, the team travels to a variety of ski resorts to compete in CISAA competition. Students are able to qualify for OFSAA through their standings at OFSAA qualification race.
- Basketball Boys- * U14, Junior Division 1 and Division 2, * Senior Team - VABB1M
Basketball Boys- * U14, Junior Division 1 and Division 2, * Senior Team - VABB1M
Individual skills development and learning team strategies are emphasized at all levels with increasing complexity. All three teams compete in the CISAA league with other area independent schools. Tournament play is offered with the CISAA league at the Senior Team level. The school tries to maintain three to four practices and one to two games a week at the U14 through Junior level. These teams have a minimum 12-game schedule against other CISAA schools and through tournament play.
- Fitness Training - Co-Ed - VAFTOC
Fitness Training - Co-Ed - VAFTOC
Students taking Fitness Training will learn about making informed, healthy lifestyle choices. By working on their endurance and strength in the Appleby fitness centre, students will improve their level of fitness. Exercise equipment includes treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes and weight machines. Sound nutritional information will be discussed as it relates to students' level of fitness. Many students use this co-curricular to improve or maintain conditioning for an upcoming sport.
- Hockey - Boys- * U14, Junior, * Senior Team - VAHK1M
Hockey - Boys- * U14, Junior, * Senior Team - VAHK1M
Boy’s Hockey is a core sport at Appleby and has enjoyed a history of success through several decades. The development emphasis of Appleby’s program begins with the Under 14 team, a team comprised of Middle One and Middle Two (grades 7,8) students. Skill development is the primary focus at this level. Appleby’s program strength lies in our devotion to player development. The Junior team is seen as key preparation for the Senior program, and maintains a regimen of practices and games which typically amounts to five ice times weekly. Practices are strongly influenced by the Varsity Head Coach such that there is consistency in development and expectation. The Junior team participates in the CISAA league and augments their schedule with tournament play. The Senior program will have the athletes on the ice 5-6 times weekly. The program is intended for the dedicated player with ambition to raise his game to higher levels. Off-season training requirements and a fall pre-season program underscore the dedication to total development.
- Hockey - Girls - * Senior Team - VAHK1F
Hockey - Girls - * Senior Team - VAHK1F
Girls’ Hockey is a core sport at Appleby, and has been since inception in 1998. The program maintains a high emphasis on individual skill development with a healthy practice to game ratio, in place. A number of graduating players have moved on to play hockey at the college/university level, with some participants also playing in the Provincial and National Programs. The Women’s Varsity team competes in both the CISAA and North American Prep Hockey League, allowing competition against the best of Canadian and U.S. Schools while also promoting visibility for our players with NCAA or CIS potential. The team is typically on the ice 5-6 times weekly at the newly refurbished on-campus arena, complete with a dedicated professional-style dressing room including laundry service. This program is appropriate for girls from Middle One to Senior Two who are serious about their hockey, and who would also like to advance to higher levels of play.
- Indoor Soccer - Co-Ed - VAIROC
Indoor Soccer - Co-Ed - VAIROC
Instructional Soccer provides numerous opportunities for students to pursue lifelong sports, fitness activities and recreational pursuits. Coaches emphasize the components of fun, fair play and positive attitudes while the participant learns to play the game of soccer.
- Squash - Co-Ed- * U14, Junior, * Senior Team - VASQ1C
Squash - Co-Ed- * U14, Junior, * Senior Team - VASQ1C
Squash begins at the U14 level with a basic introduction to the game, concentrating on developing strokes and continuing rallies. The program continues with more competitive play at the Junior level, with games against other CISAA schools. Coaching at this level introduces strategy and fitness training. At the Senior Team level, competition is offered against CISAA schools. Squash is played in the boys’ league but girls are welcome on the team.
- Swimming - Co-Ed - * U14, Junior, and * Senior Team - VASW1C
Swimming - Co-Ed - * U14, Junior, and * Senior Team - VASW1C
Swimming is one of Appleby’s core sports. The Swimming program is highly respected and well known in the independent school community. The program begins at the U14 level where emphasis is on stroke development, fun and fitness. Students of all ability levels are encouraged to participate and competition in the CISAA is encouraged as well. Junior team swimming provides an opportunity for athletes to compete at a higher level and to continue their development of technique and fitness. Senior Team swimmers and Junior participants have the opportunity to compete in CISAA and OFSAA competitions. Individuals are encouraged to strive for personal best performances and many Appleby athletes have qualified for the OFSAA. In recent years, Appleby has won several CISAA championships. Although swimming is largely an individual sport, team spirit is an integral part of the Appleby swimming experience and swimmers are able to combine dry-land training with their regular practice schedule to achieve individual and team goals.
- Volleyball - Girls- * U14, Junior Division 1 and Division 2, * Senior Team - VAVB1F
Volleyball - Girls- * U14, Junior Division 1 and Division 2, * Senior Team - VAVB1F
The U14 team is the introductory level of the sport. Students learn the basics of bumping, setting, spiking and serving. Minimal emphasis is placed on the attack, as positional play and skill development are considered very important. At the Junior level, the majority of students have a sense of the game and some skills. Emphasis is on team tactics, be it offence or defence. A system is introduced and the athletes begin to develop their positions. At the Senior Team level, athletes are molded into a competitive team. Well-developed skills are fine-tuned by placing the students in different systems. This level is very competitive. Emphasis is on team play and the ability to use acquired skills effectively. Very few athletes have been trained outside the school at this level. All three levels compete against rival CISAA teams.