Children + Youth Junior Blues
 
JUNIOR BLUES
 
 

Junior Blues



The Junior Blues program offers countless ways for young people to learn new skills, make friends and stay active in a supportive and inclusive environment. Whether your child is jumping into the pool for the first time or training for a regional gymnastics competition, there really is something for everyone.



UPCOMING CHANGES - CLASSES NOT SCHEDULED

A reminder that Junior Blues classes are not scheduled on the following dates due to events and holidays:



SKATING – Intro & Junior, Private & Semi-Private:  Classes are cancelled Tuesday April 19.



PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH - children 10 to 13


Kelly Arbour-Nicitopoulos, an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and an Adjunct Scientist from Bloorview Research Institute is part of a research team at the Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and at the University of Toronto that is exploring children and parents’ experiences of the role of a coach in inclusive physical activity environments for children aged 10 to 13 years with and without physical disabilities. We would like to invite you and your child to take part in a research study to help us understand your experiences participating in inclusive physical activity environments, and to understand what you think the role of a coach is in these environments.  Learn more.



NEW SESSION  - IGNITING FITNESS POSSIBILITIES FOR YOUTH, GRADES 8 -12

March 23 - June 23, Wednesdays 4:30 - 6pm

Barcode:  39629, $50, financial assistance is available.



Igniting Fitness Possibilities (IFP) is designed to encourage a passion for physical activity in youth of all abilities. Youth will develop new activity skills, lead co-operative games and receive personalized mentorship to help them achieve their goals. Sign up with a friend and have some fun with us! 



This program is for youth in grades 8 to 12 with and without a disability who are not involved in organized sports programs. 

 

Contact us with questions or for more information.





UPCOMING REGISTRATION DATES

Registration for the Spring + Summer 2016 Junior Blues programs will begin Thursday April 7 at 8 a.m. 

 

 


PROGRAMS OFFERED



U CAN MOVE (Physical literacy + multisport)



IGNITING FITNESS POSSIBILITIES (Youth in grades nine to 12, with and without a physical disability)



AQUATICS



CERTIFICATIONS + WORKSHOPS



DANCE + MOVEMENT



GYMNASTICS



SKATING



SPORTS (Basketball + volleyball*)

*Volleyball includes weekly sessions with skills, drills and games as well as a team t-shirt and a pizza party at the February 20th Varsity Blues game.  



TRACK + FIELD



PA DAY PROGRAM INFORMATION

We regret that we will not be offering programs on the newly announced PA day in April since it coincides with the final exam period for University students.



INTAKE + SUPPORT

Junior Blues strives to make our programs an enjoyable experience for all participants.  If your child has an exceptionality that you would like to share some information with our staff about we ask that you complete the brief Intake questionnaire.



Parents may supply an inclusion aide or support worker to facilitate their child's experience in the program.  The caregiver must sign a code of conduct agreement prior to starting the program.  Please contact the program for more details.  Ratios in the Junior Blues program range from 1:4 to 1:12 depending on age, ability, sport and facility.



RED CROSS - SWIM ADAPTED

Every child deserves a safe, fun water experience

Registration in this learn to swim program is open to children with physical, developmental, emotional and mental exceptionalities. Please email us or call Mandy D'Arcy at 416-978-5505 for full details.



Thank you to RBC Learn to Play grants for providing assistance to implement this program in 2015.



WAITLISTING ONLINE (Important!)

If you would like to register for one course and waitlist for another you MUST complete the transactions in the following order:



1. Complete all registrations

2. Waitlist for preferred days/times/programs



Completing the transactions in the alternate order will REMOVE you from the waitlist for your preferred programs. You can verify if an individual remains on the waitlist by logging into your account, viewing your account and clicking on history for the individual.

 

POLICIES


Please review the Junior Blues Policies regarding supervision, refunds and receipts prior to registering as information is subject to change. 



FAQ's

Responses to Frequently Asked Questions regarding parent viewing areas, how to enter the facility, what to wear, etc. are posted in the FAQ section.



If you would like to register for a Junior Blues program and you require accommodations due to a disability, please email us at junior.blues@utoronto.ca and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.