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Youth Academy Director

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Director of Marketing and Partnerships

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Special Events Coordinator

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Community Relations Coordinator

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OUR MISSION IS TO PREPARE YOUTH TO BE CITIZEN-LEADERS. WE DO THIS THROUGH OUR COMMITMENT TO PROVIDING ACCESS INTO OUR GROWING NETWORK AND PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES RESULTING IN SCHOLARSHIPS AND EXCELLENCE.

OUR VISION IS TO ACHIEVE WHOLE PERSON DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE SCHOLASTIC, PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL CAPACITIES OF OUR STUDENT ATHLETES.

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FOUNDED IN AUGUST 2007 IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO BY VAUGHAN DALEY, MARTIN VAILLANCOURT AND DWAYNE WASHINGTON FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING A POSITIVE PROGRESSIVE PLATFORM FOR SELECTED BOYS FROM GRADES 7-12. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A GIRL’S PROGRAM (GRADES 7-12) SUBSEQUENTLY FOLLOWED IN APRIL 2018 WITH IDENTICAL PRINCIPLES. THOSE PRINCIPLES ARE BUILT AROUND LEADERSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP AND EXCELLENCE.

UPLAY IS AN ACRONYM FOR UNITED PUBLIC LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FOR YOUTH. THE OVERARCHING GOAL OF THE PROGRAM IS TO HELP DEVELOP LIFELONG LEADERS THROUGH ACADEMICS, COMMUNITY SERVICE AND ATHLETICS. WE ASSIST YOUNG ASPIRING STUDENT-ATHLETES ACHIEVE THEIR GOAL OF OBTAINING AN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP TO A POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION. WE EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF PERSONAL GOAL SETTING, ACCOUNTABILITY, DISCIPLINE, MENTAL TOUGHNESS, TEAMWORK, CITIZENSHIP, HARD WORK, SMART WORK, FOCUS AND SELF-CONFIDENCE IN REALIZING SUCCESS AND REACHING NEW HEIGHTS.


FOLLOWING ARE SOME FIGURES HIGHLIGHTING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS:

70%-PLAYING AT THE POST-SECONDARY LEVEL SINCE 2007
99%-PLAYING AT THE POST-SECONDARY LEVEL SINCE 2015
99%-ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS SINCE 2015
92%-FULL ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP TO NCAA DIVISION 1 SCHOOLS SINCE 2015
50%-REPRESENTATION ON CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAMS (U16-U19) SINCE 2016
60%-REPRESENTATION ON ONTARIO PROVINCIAL TEAMS (U15 & U17) SINCE 2016 


WE ARE A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM THAT OFFERS ASSISTANCE TO OUR PARTICIPANTS AT EACH STAGE OF THEIR
JOURNEY; INCLUDING PRIVATE PREP SCHOOL PLACEMENT, INDIVIDUAL TRAINING CONSULTING AND RECRUITMENT IF DESIRED. OUR TRACK RECORD AND SUCCESS RATE IS WELL DOCUMENTED. IN FALL 2019, WE WILL BE LAUNCHING A SKILLS ACADEMY (GRADES 3-8) FOCUSED ON PROVIDING AN EARLY ADVANTAGE IN AN EVOLVING COMPETITIVE SPACE.

WE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE MR. TRISTAN THOMPSON, MR. SHAI GILGEOUS-ALEXANDER AND NIKE BASKETBALL FOR PROVIDING THE RESOURCES AND SUPPORT NECESSARY FOR OUR PROGRAM TO FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY!

 
 
 
 

“Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.”

Victor Hugo

 
 
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