ASAD Parasport: Variety Village

The Academy for Student Athlete Development program is focused on removing barriers and creating equitable access for athletes looking to pursue aspirations for competitive and high performance sport. 

 Our model is intended to make high-performance sport training more equitable to aspiring young athletes from a variety of backgrounds with a focus on serving those who face the greatest social and economic barriers to pursuing athletic and academic achievement.  


Utilizing an innovative partnership-based framework, ASAD leverages nationally and globally recognized experts in the delivery of the program, ensuring optimal academic, athletic and psychosocial benefits for participating athletes.  

Through support from the Sport Canada: Innovation Initiative, ASAD is collaborating with Provincial and National Sport Organizations to build a pathway for Para Athletes to pursue their athletic goals. 


Registration open through 6/28/2024 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Sessions will be offered one Saturday each month from 9am to 3pm at Variety Village with a scheduled lunch break from 12-1pm.

Each session will include:

Strength & conditioning
Sports Psychology/Mental Performance
Sport Nutrition

The first session will be hosted Saturday September 30, 2023

Session dates:

Saturday September 30, 2023; 9am-2pm

Saturday October 28 , 2023; 9am-2pm

Saturday November 25, 2023; 9am-2pm

Saturday December 16, 2023; 9am-2pm

Saturday January 27, 2024; 9am-2pm

Saturday February 24, 2024; 9am-2pm

Saturday March 30, 2024; 9am-2pm

Saturday April 27, 2024; 9am-2pm

Saturday May 25, 2024; 9am-2pm

Saturday June 29, 2024; 9am-2pm


The cost for this program is $360.00.


Payment can be made online by clicking the 'Register Now' button above. It is a one time payment.


Registration fees include a program t-shirt and take home resources for continued engagement.


ASAD Para Sport Variety Village instructors include:

Program Supervisor- Steve Bialowas

Strength & Conditioning coach - Jill Moreash

Sport psychology / Mental Performance- coming soon

Sport Nutrition- Jill Moreash

Variety Village Lead: Archie Allison

Abilities Centre Program Lead: Josh Kirkpatrick & Kelly Kasper


Variety Village

Athletics Centre

3701 Danforth Ave
Scarborough, ON M1N2G2

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