Athletics

Fall Sports Update

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students of James Fowler

The Calgary Senior High School Sports Association (CSHSAA) in conjunction with the Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Catholic School District have authorized the formation of practice cohorts for fall sports.  

All practice cohorts must adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Government of Alberta as outlined in the document Guidance for Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation-Stage 2.  Additionally, the CSHSAA has set forth regulations that all schools must adhere to. 

While student interest is important it is not the only factor that will affect our school’s decision to run a sport cohort.  Community Transmission rates, Availability of Staff, Sanitization requirements, and limiting the number of cohorts and cohort sizes will also factor into our school’s decision.  

Athletes and Families must also make informed decisions regarding their decision to participate in a school sport cohort.  Information that may factor into your decision might include:

  • School cohorts are prohibited from interschool competition at any level – there will be no interschool competitions for fall sports.  
  • Participation in a school sport cohort could increase an athlete’s chances at exposure and may be disruptive to their academics.
  • Alberta Health Services have asked families to limit the number of cohorts an individual is part of.  Some community programs may prohibit participation in additional cohorts.  
  • Cohorts by necessity will be structured differently than typical High School Athletics teams and will focus on skill development rather than competitive game play.  
  • Tryouts may be necessary to adhere to cohort size restrictions.

 

We will be running the following athletic clubs:

Girls Soccer – Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 3:45 in the Back Field

Girls Volleyball – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays @ 7:15 in the Main Gym

Boys Volleyball – Wednesdays and Thursdays @ 3:45 in the Main Gym 

 Thank you for your support during these unprecedented times. 



All involved in the James Fowler Falcons High School athletics program are committed to success on the court/field. In the process of achieving that parameter of success, we also acknowledge that the world outside the athletics is where true success and fulfillment can be found. Our goal is to develop student/athletes as well rounded people with strength of character.

Program Philosophy

In reaching our goals we turn to the three legs of our “Success Triangle”:

Playing Hard – We are competitors without equal. We, as players and coaches, are striving to make sure that no one prepares more thoroughly or works more diligently to become a successful team than us. It also means giving our all in being students and staff at James Fowler.

Playing Smart – Being a player or coach who is prepared for practice and games, who understands what is needed to be successful, and is willing to do what it takes to achieve our goal. Our team will execute all phases of the game at all times.

Playing Together – means accepting our teammates and coaches as they are molding ourselves to do whatever we can to make the TEAM successful. As a group, we are also remembering to enjoy each other and have fun while we participate in this great game. In our off-the-court/field-lives, it means contributing our time to others, to good and worthwhile causes and to the welfare of our families and loved ones.

Team / TeacherStart DateSeasonPlayoffs and Championships/ Provincial

Football

Joint team with John G. Diefenbaker. Please contact Brady Parnell at Diefenbaker OR Michelle Bjolverud, Athletic Director at James Fowler


Aug 26 at John G. Diefenbaker

Aug 26 - Oct 28
  • Playoffs TBA
  • Jr. Team City Championship Nov 8
  • Sr. Team City Championship Nov 9
  • ASAA Provincial Quarterfinal Nov 9
  • ASAA Provincial Championship Nov 22-23

Girls Soccer

Please contact Michelle Bjolverud, Athletic Director at James Fowler

Aug 28

Aug 28 – Oct 9

  • Playoffs TBA
  • City Championships Oct 18


Cross Country

Janene Astra

Aug 28

Aug 28 -Oct 8

  • Meet #1 Sept 18
  • Meet #2 Sept 25
  • Meet #3 Oct 2
  • City Championship Oct 9
  • Provincials in Dunmore, AB Oct 19

Girls Volleyball

Brian Armistead

Aug 28

Aug 28 – Nov 7

  • Playoffs TBA
  • City Championship Nov 15 - 16

Boys Volleyball

Marie-Helen Robin
Pamela Bockus

Aug 28

Aug 28 – Nov 7

  • Playoffs TBA
  • City Championship Nov 15 - 16

Swim Team 

Nancy Blevin

Oct 7

Oct 7- Dec 3

  • City Championship Swim Meet Dec 3

Wrestling 

Joint team with John G. Diefenbaker. Please contact Michelle Bjolverud, Athletic Director at James Fowler

Nov 12

Nov 12 – Feb 27

  • Rookie Meet Dec 4
  • Meet #2 Dec 11
  • Meet #3 Dec 18
  • Meet #4 Jan 8
  • Meet #5 Feb 5
  • Meet #6 Feb 12
  • Meet #7 Feb 19
  • City Championship Feb 25 & 26
  • Provincial Championship March 13 - 14

Boys Basketball 

Tim Ng

Nov 18

Nov 18 – Feb 28

  • Sr. Tip off tournament Dec 2-3
  • Playoffs TBA
  • City Championships March 6-7

Girls Basketball 

Michelle Bjolverud

Nov 18

Nov 18 – Feb 28

  • Sr. Tip off tournament Dec 2-3
  • Playoffs TBA
  • City Championships March 6-7

Badminton

Don Wing

Feb 3

Feb 3 – April 5

  • Divisional Meets:
    • Singles April 6
    • Doubles April 7
    • Mixed Doubles: April 9
  • City’s
    • Singles April 20
    • Doubles April 21
    • Mixed Doubles April 22
  • Zone Challenge April 24
  • Provincials May 1-2 in Medicine Hat

Boys Soccer 

Simo Zarkovic
Don Rogowski

Mar 9

Mar 9 – May 14

  • Playoffs TBA
  • City Championships May 27-28

Girls/Boy Rugby

Joint Teams: Boys play with John G Diefenbaker
Girls play with Crescent Heights

Mar 9

Mar 9 - May 20

  • Playoffs TBA
  • City Championships May 28

Field Hockey

Please contact Michelle Bjolverud, Athletic Director at James Fowler

Mar 9

Mar 9 - May 14

  • Playoffs TBA
    City Championships June 1-2

Track and Field

Travis Bevan

Mar 9

Mar 9 - May 13

  • Blue Meet May 15
  • City Championships May 23
  • Provincials June 5-6 In Lloydminster
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