Lloydminister Public School Division

780-875-5541 Fax: 780-875-7829

5017 46 Street
Lloydminster, Alberta T9V 1R4

Sports Academy

Interested in Sports Academy? 

Our goal with the LPSD Sports Academy is to enrich the Lloydminster and surrounding communities with new sports educational opportunities not found elsewhere in Saskatchewan/Alberta. The Sports Academy will allow students from Grades 4-6 across the division to participate in an enhanced physical education program focusing on the skills and gameplay associated with Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, and Track & Field. 

  • Sports Academy aims to foster a love of physical activity and sport in our athletes.
  • We hope to build confidence and resiliency through sport.
  • This program will be open to any skill level as athletes will be provided with skill development, mental preparation, and sports for life skills.

With a diligent, well-thought-out, athlete-centred plan, we believe the sports academy will offer an exceptional sport-based program.

The LPSD Sports Academy Program opens registration applications opens March 1.

With limited spots, the program tends to fill up quickly.


For further information, please call (780) 875-5541.

Online Application

Applications for 2024-25 have closed.  Please email if you wish to be added to the Waitlist.


The tuition is $700.00 ( $62.50 payable monthly Sept - April)

A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required with registration.

We anticipate a full Sports Academy Program for the upcoming school year, be sure to apply soon.

Athletes will receive branded LPSD Sports Academy Practice Gear.

Austin Dyer is currently a half-time teacher at ES Laird Middle School. He has been teaching for the LPSD for the past 13 years. Austin is currently the athletic director at the school and teaches predominantly Physical Education. Austin helped create and taught the grade 9 Advance Physical Education option. This was a class that allowed the students to choose to be part of a Physical Education class with a group of like-minded students who wanted to be competitive. While at ES Laird Middle School, Austin has helped coach Badminton, Track & Field, and Golf.

Coach Dyer is an NCCP fully certified level 3 performance and advanced developmental coach.

He holds bachelor degrees in Kinesiology and Education. He also has his Masters of Education in Coaching Studies. He is heading into his 13th year running the Rustlers Women's Volleyball Program. During his tenure with the Rustlers, his teams have qualified for conference championships every year. 


Natalie grew up in Muncie, In and has lived in Lloydminster since 2008. She is married and has two children, Nolan and Elise who attend College Park School and a puppy named Cooper. Natalie played NCAA Division II Softball and had the opportunity to coach at the collegiate level while obtaining her Master's Degree in Education.  Natalie currently teaches PE and Wellness at LCHS.  Some of her favorite things include spending time at the lake with her family, being active and reading.

LPSD Sports Academy is available for students in grades 4-6 from across the division.

  • Sessions run Monday and Wednesday from 12:45 - 1:45pm.

Maximum of 30 students per group.

Other details include:

  • The Sports Academy will conduct all sessions at LCHS Gym.
  • Transportation to and from each school to LCHS will be provided.
  • A Certified Teacher will accompany and support the learning of all student groups. 

Program content

  • Students will be exposed to all curricular outcomes in Physical Education through various Academy activities.
  • The sessions will be directly in line with Canada's LTAD for Grades 5-8.
  • Elite coaches will plan, instruct and assess students on skill development in Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, and Track & Field.
  • The focus for the sessions will be on Movement Skills, Individual Skills, Multiplayer Skills, and the acquisition of creative skills.
  • With two sessions per week, students will receive roughly over 100 hours of on-floor elite coaching and skill development
  • Not all sessions will be strictly tied to the court.  Some training will feature multi-sport cross-over sessions, film study, goal setting, nutrition tips and more.