The Toronto Arrows Academy is committed to the development of the next generation of professional and international Canadian players. The Academy staff will continuously identify high-potential and high-performing athletes between the ages of 16 – 23 and develop these individuals into MLR-ready players through a player-centric, holistic, multi-year program.
The Toronto Arrows Academy is focused on building a nationally and internationally-renowned talent identification and development program that fuels the sustained success of the Toronto Arrows club.
To achieve this, the Academy staff will create a supportive and challenging environment that fosters player and coach development, allowing individuals to develop into elite-level performers. The foundation of this development will be a culture of work ethic, accountability and enjoyment.
The Academy recognizes the importance of being strongly connected to provincial and representative programs, clubs and educational institutions. The Academy staff will strive to foster strong connections and working relationships to ensure that the Academy programming is delivered in a complementary nature with these programs.
The Toronto Arrows Academy is committed to developing physically robust players with a superior work ethic that are able to play a dynamic, highly-skilled brand of rugby. The players will exemplify the Academy’s values of work ethic, accountability and enjoyment.
In order to achieve this, it will be important to maintain aligned coaching styles and support systems, underpinned by our values and terminology, in order to facilitate successful transition between Junior and Senior academies and the Arrows.
Players in our training environment will develop through a thematic framework of coaching that promotes the Academy’s core values and skills development, physical preparedness, and decision making while allowing and encouraging creativity.
Match opportunities will be used to support and review individual player development while ratifying Academy objectives.
Academy Player Pathway
The Toronto Arrows pathway has been simplified in order for players, parents, coaches and stakeholders to understand and assess potential entry points.
The pathway provides opportunities for players across Ontario to enter the pathway at any point throughout their development.
Regional Training Framework
Our non-residential Senior Academy operates in two main training areas in Ontario, with hubs located in Kingston (East) and Guelph (West).
The hubs provide access to top-of-class training facilities and support systems.
Our non-residential Junior Academy trains across three regional sites and is facilitated in partnership with Rugby Ontario.
Please note that as the Academy is non-residential, selectors will focus recruitment on domestic players, rather than international.
Director & Coach, Arrows Academy
Coach, Arrows Academy
For all inquiries related to the Toronto Arrows Academy, please contact [email protected].
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