Q: What exactly is the Bowmark Oilers Academy?
A: The Bowmark Oilers Academy is a program designed specifically for the Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association with the goal of enhancing player growth and development, coach development and parent education. The team program involves the Midget AAA Oilers campus at Foothills Composite High School and Pason Arena where student-athletes achieve daytime practices, additional training, and development and academic credits within the daily academic timetable. The Oilers Academy works alongside the Okotoks Global 10-12 program in all academic related experiences.
Q: Do I have to attend Foothills Composite High School?
A: No. you can attend a school of your choice; however, the programming is designed to occur within the regular daily academic schedule of Foothills Composite High School, and full participation in the Oilers programming is expected
Q: What is an “In-Area” and “Out-of-Area” student-athlete?
A: In-Area” student-athlete means the student is currently attending an FSD (Foothills School Division) public high school. “Out-of-Area” student-athlete means any student not designate to FSD public high schools.
Q: How do the academics work at FCHS?
A: The “Global” block is delivered during the first block of the day Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday and second period of the day Tuesday and Thursday. This includes all CTS-related course work, on-ice practices (in-season) and multi-sport sessions and off-ice training sessions (off-season).
Q: Where do the Oilers players go outside of the Global period?
A: Student-athletes start or return return to FCHS school where they continue with their other academic commitments depending on the days schedule.
Q: What does the team program cost?
A: All pricing is set by the Okotoks Oilers Athletic Board and found on their website at: ooaaoilershockey.ca
Q: What do Oilers players receive in this program?
A: The program includes, and is not limited to: Oilers led practices, off-ice training and off-ice skill integration sessions designed by PEAK Power Development, multi-sport sessions, academic support, coaching and leadership, team and individual video sessions, mental health expertise (Mindful Athletics), mental performance training (Inner Mind), guest speakers, G23 medical access, “Oilers Club”, parent education and development, team mentorship, networking and next step progression plan for players.
Q: Is transportation covered?
A: Oilers players are responsible for their own transportation to FCHS and returning home from school at the end of the day. Global assists in coordinating transportation efforts and solutions during the school day in conjunction with the school division and applicable families.
Q: Does Global pick the Oilers team?
A: No. The team is evaluated and selected by the Bowmark Oilers Coaching Staff
Q: Does Global work with other associations and schools divisions?
A: Yes. Global operates programs in multiple school divisions and with multiple associations. Each program is unique and specifically designed based on the individual association needs.