Soccer Academy

École Charlie Killam School is pleased to announce that we are planning to add an additional sports academy for students wishing to pursue sport-specific skill development and physical training alongside their academic achievement. 

​Battle River Soccer Academy (BRSA) will be a partnership between École Charlie Killam School and Tom McManus Soccer Development. Coach McManus brings a wealth of high-level coaching experience, including Canada's National Women's Soccer team, numerous Canadian university teams and Canadian professional teams. Tom is currently the head coach of both the men's and women's soccer teams at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus.  

To a certain extent, final numbers will dictate the structure of the program. However, the intent is for BRSA to operate very much like our established hockey program, where BRSA training sessions will take the place of regular physical education classes. Every week during the second semester (February-June), students in BRSA can expect to receive 2-3 hours of skill development and instruction from Tom McManus and his assistants, as well as two classes devoted to strength and conditioning training. BRSA classes will be scheduled to start before the regular school day and immediately after lunch to facilitate adequate training sessions and transportation, when necessary, while still enabling students to attend their other regularly scheduled classes.

Interest from at least 30 students in Grades 6-8 is needed in order to make the program viable. ​​​With the sport-specific training opportunities that will be available through BRSA, there is an additional cost for students participating in the program. ​Please expect a fee of approximately $600-$650 for the full 5-month program. 

Students possessing a love for soccer and a desire to improve their sport-specific skills are encouraged to fill out an intent form and drop it off at the École Charlie Killam School office or email it to 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact:

Reid Lansing

​Assistant Principal


Intent Form For NEW Students Google Docs