Junior Blues


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Registration for Winter 2023 will open on December 7th at 7:00a.m.

U of T Sport & Rec is offering Junior Blues programming for Fall 2022. We look forward to seeing your child in our programs!

Explore the Winter 2023 Junior Blues programs using the link below

 

About Junior Blues

U of T Junior Blues offers a variety of classes on land, in water and on ice designed to teach children and youth the physical literacy skills they need to be active and healthy for life.

The Athletic Centre, Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport and Varsity Centre are rich teaching and learning environments, where research and degree programs are conducted alongside our co-curricular programs. This gives Junior Blues participants access to faculty and staff who have the latest knowledge about the science of physical activity.

The Faculty strives to create and maintain a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere that is aligned with University policies and guidelines on equity, diversity and excellence. This commitment is reflected in a variety of targeted strategies and initiatives. Our first priority is to support the student experience at U of T. Our programs and scheduling reflect this priority.

Junior Blues strives to make our programs an enjoyable experience for all participants. If your child requires support, please review and fill out our Inclusion + Support form and e-mail us at junior.blues@utoronto.ca to receive more information.

Explore our programs:
Badminton

Young kids playing badminton

Basketball
Group of young kids in basketball court
Gymnastics

young boy balancing on parellel bars

Junior Blues Badminton program offers children a chance to learn or improve their skills in this fast-paced and strategic game. 
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Ages 9 to 12

Develop fundamental basketball skills through fun drills and weekly scrimmages. 
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Ages 6 to 12

Children will learn a range of gymnastics skills from running, jumping and swinging to advanced training in a competitive program depending on their age and skill level. 
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Ages 4 to 12

Mini-Sport/Multi-Sport
young girl in a gym
Skating
young girl with a black hocket helmet
Track & Field

boy jumping over a hurdle on an outdoor track at Varsity Stadium

Children learn agility, balance and coordination through fun and games with options to further expand on locomotion, balance and object manipulation skills like rolling, throwing, and catching.
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Ages 4 to 8

These classes combine introductory and junior skaters. Skills taught include basic balance, moving forwards and backwards to turning and crossovers.
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Ages 4 to 12

Athletes will be introduced to running, jumping and throwing. Learn the proper techniques and concepts of these essential skills.
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Ages 7 to 12

Swimming

two young girls laughing and splashing in water

 Certifications

C&Y CERT

 

Swimming is an essential life skill for safety, fun and fitness! New Junior Blues Aquatics Swim for Life programs are coming this fall!
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Ages 3 to 17

Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills, water-rescue skills, fitness and first aid skills. 

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Ages 11 to 17

 

Junior Blues Policies & Information

  • We strongly encourage you to create your account and add your dependents ahead of registration days. Learn more about our Sport & Recreation online portal here
  • Follow this step-by-step guide here about the registration process.
  • When registering online, please ensure you receive a transaction confirmation message before exiting your browser.
  • If you would like assistance with reading or accessing the schedules and fees document, please contact us at junior.blues@utoronto.ca or call 416-978-3436.
  • Programs are subject to change. Please check before registering as dates, times, and prices may change.

Supervision Requirements for Children

Parents/guardians are responsible for their children at all times. Children under 12 years of age must be supervised by an adult at all times. Some facilities have specific supervision requirements; please ask if you have any questions.

Unaccompanied minors (17 and under) are not permitted to enter or use the facilities unless formally registered in a program.

Supervision of Children in Change Rooms

  • Children five (5) and under may use any change room under adult supervision.
  • Children six (6) and over must use gender specific change rooms or privacy change rooms.
  • All children under 12 must be supervised by adults in change rooms.

Accessing Facilities - Green Facility Passes

Classes are held at the Athletic Centre, Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport and Varsity Centre. All participants must enter with a GREEN facility access pass. Please ensure that you leave enough time prior to the start of class to pick up your pass on the first day. Remember that if you leave the premise for any reason and wish to re-enter you will need to show your green facility access pass.

If you have forgotten or lost your green pass please ask for a replacement at the Athletic Centre Main Office or at the Varsity Pavilion. An additional pass for both parents may be requested. Please note that there is a $5 charge for the third replacement card in a term. 

For the safety and security of all our members and participants, we enforce a “no card, no entry” policy.

Informed Consent

Remember, only the parent or guardian of the child can complete the informed consent and register them for programs.

Access to Registration

If you require assistance registering due to a disability, please contact us in advance at junior.blues@utoronto.ca.

Transfer Requests

Participants may transfer to another class or time anytime before the 2nd scheduled class. Transfers must be officially completed manually by a customer experience staff and can only be completed if space permits it. Participants may transfer to any Junior Blues or Camp U of T program for which registration is open. Please email sportandrec@utoronto.ca or call 416-978-3436 to make a transfer request. 

Withdrawal Requests & Refund Policy

All Junior Blues program withdrawal requests must by received within two (2) business days after the first class. Program withdrawals can be requested in person, by phone at 416-978-3436, or by email at sportandrec@utoronto.ca before 11:59 p.m.

Please include your name, your child’s name, and the program from which you are requesting to withdraw. Participants will be refunded the full amount less a cancellation fee of 10%.

Withdrawal Deadlines for Junior Blues Programs

Day when the class was scheduled Deadline to request a refund
Monday Wednesday, 11:59 p.m.
Tuesday Thursday, 11:59 p.m.
Wednesday Friday, 11:59 p.m.
Thursday Monday, 11:59 p.m.
Friday Monday, 11:59 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday Tuesday, 11:59 p.m.

Withdrawal Deadline for Clinics/Certification Courses
Withdrawal and refund requests for clinics and certification courses must be requested four (4) days prior to the start date. 

Refunds for Medical Reasons
Participants withdrawing for medical reasons will receive a partial refund for the remainder of the program. A medical note is required. Withdrawal requests with a notes must be received within two (2) weeks of the date of illness.

Age guidelines for Junior Blues programs are based on a child’s developmental stage, the facility in which the program is held and individual program goals. Your child’s safety and enjoyment are important to us. We ask that all parents and guardians adhere to age guidelines.

Children Under 3 Years Old
Programs for children under three are family programs and require an adult to attend and fully participate. One adult per child is required.

Children 3 & 4 Years Old
All children participating in classes for three and four year-olds must be the minimum age specified in the class description by the first day of class.

Children 5+ Years Old
All children participating in classes for those five and over must be the minimum age specified in the class description by the last day of class.

If you would like to enroll your older child in a program that is set for younger children, please contact junior.blues@utoronto.ca.

If you missed the last lesson of the Previous Session, you can pick up your report card from the Main Office of the Athletic Centre (55 Harbord Street).

Your Safety: Inherent Risks

All participants are expected to recognize and accept the risks inherent in their activity. Part of the risk involved in undertaking any activity or program is relative to the participant’s own state of health (physical, mental or emotional) and the awareness, care and skill with which the participant conducts himself or herself in that activity or program. The specific risks vary from one activity to another. All participation in programs and services is voluntary and each participant knowingly assumes all risks associated with his or her own participation.

IN CASE OF PERSONAL INJURY OR ACCIDENT, CONTACT A STAFF PERSON IMMEDIATELY.

For life threatening circumstances contact 911 directly.

The yellow call phones/code blue phones located throughout the facilities will link you directly with U of T police and should be used in the event of threats to personal safety and criminal acts.

Public access AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators) are available at both the Athletic Centre and Varsity Centre in the event of an emergency.

Notice to Participants

Each person entering these areas for the purpose of participating in any athletics program must be a registered participant or an authorized guest. The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education has the authority to revoke or suspend rights and privileges when offending behaviour is exhibited. Offending behaviour includes but is not limited to: disorderly conduct, disruptive behaviour, persistent disregard of facility rules and regulations, default in payment of program fees.

A Teaching Health Centre

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education is a teaching health centre. Health research and academic instruction are conducted alongside our co-curricular programs. Many Junior Blues instructors and staff are also students, putting into practice the theories they learn in the classroom via our academic and co-curricular programs. Junior Blues participants may be asked to participate in our physical education and health research on a voluntary basis. We ask all participants to be respectful of the learning environment.

The University of Toronto respects your privacy. Personal information that you provide to the University is collected pursuant to section 2(14) of the University of Toronto Act, 1971. It is collected for the purpose of administering registration, programs, university-related student and member activities, safety, financial operations, and reporting to governance for statistical purposes. At all times it will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have questions, please refer to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or contact the University Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Coordinator at 416-946-7303, McMurrich Building, room 104, 12 Queen’s Park Crescent West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8.

Questions?

Contact us at 416-978-3436 and press "0" to speak with a customer experience representative or email us at sportandrec@utoronto.ca

Junior Blues: junior.blues@utoronto.ca 

Camp U of T: campuoft@utoronto.ca