Player Combine/Training Camp/Coach Scouting
Players will take part in various skill-developing drills, with each drill focusing on a unique set of skills. Each coach will be responsible to demonstrate and teach the athletes the proper technique to craft that particular skill.
This is a great chance for our athletes to put their skills on display, as the coaches will be “scouting” their performance, and taking detailed notes of each athlete in preparation for the draft later that day!
The skills competition gives our SportLife athletes the chance to showcase their skills in a fun manner. There will be three skills competition periods throughout the week, and each one will be focused on one particular skill, allowing the athlete to master one skill at a time.
These competitions will keep our young athletes engaged and excited, as the winners will receive meaningful prizes for their team.
Every Monday, the players AND the coaches will participate in the skills competition.
The following is a breakdown of the daily prizes for our winners:
MONDAY Player: Get to draft a teammate / Coach: Receives 1st overall pick
TUESDAY Player: No-trade clause for remainder of week
WEDNESDAY All-Star Weekend Winning Conference: Two minute power play to start next game
The draft will be nearly identical to what is experienced in professional sports, because draft day is one of the most special days in a young athlete’s life. We ensure that everyone will be included in our specifically designed live draft!
All our athletes will get the opportunity to see their name on the big draft board. Each player will get called up to the podium, take a picture with their coach and get the ultimate draft experience!
Team Building/Coach’s Corner
This segment of the week is a team bonding experience, allowing the players to become a more cohesive group. Coaches will run practices throughout the week to allow the team to work together and build chemistry in a fun and productive way.
Coaches will go over game strategy and will develop the athlete’s intuitive understanding of the game. The players will also have the opportunity to be interviewed by the media, which will appear later on in our MediaCentre portion of the week.
At SportLife, we ensure that the game experience is as realistic as possible for our young stars. Our well-coached athletes will get to square off against other teams, with each game having playoff implications. Coaches will be in charge of implementing game strategy taught in practice.
Some exciting features include:
- Video Highlights
- Performance and Sportsmanship Statistics
- ’3 Star’ Selections
- Player Interviews and much more!
Post-Game Dry Land Training
Like a professional athlete, our athletes will get to experience what post-game conditioning is all about, in order to stay in great shape for the duration of the season. Athletes will go through a 15-30 minute training regimen, organized by our coaches, but with a fun twist!
The first team to complete the challenge will get a prize assigned by the Commissioner. The goal of this fun exercise is to build their cardio, stamina and endurance to optimize their potential as athletes! They will train as a team and must accomplish the required team assignments before their competition.
Player Stat Tracker
A huge attraction at SportLife is the amount of detail and precision that goes into each and every activity. We will monitor both performance and sportsmanship statistics of each athlete and of each team during the regular season. These statistics will be on display to the players throughout the program as well as on the website.
We have an incentive-based system set up, where we stress the importance of sportsmanship over performance. Moreover, there will be player progression charts which track the player’s development in both sportsmanship and performance categories.
Money in the Bank
Money in the Bank is a thrilling individual skills competition, where the winner will be crowned, Mr. Money in the Bank, and will earn the SportLife ‘Money in the Bank’ briefcase.
This gold briefcase contains a contract which the athlete can cash in at any time, to be traded to a team of his/her choosing, before the trade deadline! This thrilling new period will add drama and suspense to an already exhilarating week!
Since much of the focus is on the sport of the week, we have a couple of periods each week where athletes will get to play a different sport of their choosing. This gives them an opportunity to try something new and to get to know other staff members and athletes.
We will offer various sport options throughout the summer, including but not limited to: tennis, soccer baseball, handball, kin-ball, dodgeball, badminton, ultimate frisbee, wiffle ball, floor hockey, soccer, football, basketball and much more!
Chalk talk is a new period where coaches get the opportunity to discuss in-game strategy and theory with their team. Coaches can use chalk boards, dry-erase boards or simply use their voice to discuss what needs to be done, in order to improve the team’s cohesiveness.
This is a great opportunity for the athletes to get a better understanding of the intuitive side of team sports.
Trade Rumors/TradeCentre/Trade Deadline
Trade Rumors will be posted at the end of each day. Whether true or not, these rumors will only be confirmed the following morning, leaving the players in anticipation for the following day at SportLife.
In addition, every Thursday we have a trade deadline, where ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN! This is a highly anticipated event where various blockbuster trades may or may not occur. This is one of the most exciting parts of the entire week.
We also have our all-star festivities, where our athletes get to take part in our thrilling version of the “All-Star Break” in the middle of the week.
Our athletes will get to experience all of the thrills of All-Star Weekend, including player introductions, skills challenges and of course, an All-Star Game!
Free swim will take place each week at the beautiful Baie d’Urfe Aquatic Club, off campus. This is a great opportunity for our pro athletes to refresh themselves, by going swimming outdoors in the sun!
The Baie d’Urfe Aquatic Club has a stunning large pool for children aged 6+, as well as a kiddie pool for children aged 5. The pool will be supervised by lifeguards as well as our staff members at all times.
Free Agent Frenzy
This exciting new period will cause even more suspense and anticipation for our athletes! Each week, at least one player will be selected by the Commissioner to become a free agent, and will be dropped from his team.
Coaches can take a gamble and claim the player off waivers, but the player will only be revealed to the coach after he/she is claimed!
Battle for the Cup
Battle for the Cup is the most anticipated part of the week. This is our version of the championship playoffs, after teams have positioned themselves according to their regular season performance. The winning team will get the opportunity to hoist the brand new SportLife Cup!
We truly capture the enthusiasm and energy for this event, by putting together a championship-like atmosphere, from player introductions, fog machines, spot lights, national anthems, stadium music, play by play announcers, and much more!
Award Ceremony & MediaCentre
This segment of the week is the perfect way to finish off an incredible week at SportLife! Parents are invited and encouraged to take part in our Friday afternoon Award Ceremony / MediaCentre segment, to get a sense of what happened over the past five days. During the award ceremonies, we announce our championship winners and give our champions the opportunity to hoist the SportLife cup and pose for a team picture with their squad. We also hand out certificates to players based on their performance, sportsmanship and skill development throughout the week. All coaches will have short speeches prepared about their team as well.
Furthermore, we showcase a ten minute video segment of the week’s top sports highlights as well as player interviews that occurred throughout the week. It’s every player’s dream to capture their amazing goal, or game-winning shot on tape, so we are proud to showcase our SportLife athletes’ top plays and make their every dream come true! All of these videos will also be available for your viewing pleasure on our website, as well as other multimedia.