The Return of Athletics at Mountain

We are planning for a full return to sport for the 2021/22 school year. To assist with set up and organizing communication with our student athletes and guardians, the Athletics department has created a number of forms. These forms are for student athletes to express interest in specific programs, which will allow our coaches to send out important information directly to student-athletes and their guardians. Please note that there are three seasons of play, Fall, Winter and Spring. Head on over to our “teams” tab to see the breakdown of when specific programs are offered.

For more information about the return to sport please see the must recent guidance from BC School Sports below:

Spring Sports Sign Up

We are happy to announce the return of some of our spring sports in a training model. These sports will start in the week of May 3rd to allow for the quarter change over to occur. Please follow to links below to sign up.

Grade 8 and 9 Rugby – Coached by Mr. Richardson

Ultimate – Coached by Mr. Davis, Mr. Ko, Ms. Wilson

Netball – Coached by Ms. Borghesi

Spring Sport Competition Returns for Golf and Track and Field

With the spring athletics season around the corner, the BNWSAA is excited to announce that there will be banners up for grabs once again. The association is proud to announce the approval of the Golf and Track and Field seasons for the 2020/2021 school year. These sports allow for virtual competition, meaning schools can compete against each other while never having to cross paths. While the final details are being ironed out, the athletics department at BMSS would like to start organizing our teams. It should be noted that we are also defending district champions in both of these disciplines #GoLions #DefendTheBanners

Please fill out the following forms if you are interested in competing for one of these teams:

Junior and Senior Basketball Returning for Q3.

The Athletics Department is proud to announce the return of junior (grade 10) and senior (Grade 11/12) basketball in quarter 3. All junior and senior athletes wishing to participate in basketball training must fill out the following form. Please note that if demand exceeds the ability to create safe training groups, priority will be given to athletes who competed on basketball teams in the 2019-2020 season. Masks are mandatory for all participants.

Program details and schedule can be found here:

Summary of the program:
Quarter 3

  • 3:30-5 pm
  • Juniors: Monday and Wednesday
  • Seniors: Tuesday and Thursday

Juniors and Senior athletes will train as boys and girls teams with a maximum of 2 training groups for each team. Priority will be given to athletes who competed on basketball teams in the 2019-2020 season if demand exceeds the ability to create safe training groups. The program will be run in a rotating station manner where the training groups will rotate to 4 stations around the 2 gyms. Recreation leadership students will assist with organizing drills at each of the stations.

Grade 8 & 9 Basketball Returns Jan 4th

Burnaby Mountain Athletic department is proud to announce the return of grade 8 and 9 coed basketball. All grade 8 and 9 students interested in playing Basketball in quarter 2 must fill out the following form.

Specific information surrounding protocol can be found here:

Summary of the program:

Jan 4th- End of Quarter 2

3:30-5 pm

Grade 8’s: Monday and Wednesdays

Grade 9’s: Tuesday and Thursdays

Coed at grade 8 and 9. This will be run in a rotating station manner where 1-2 Rec leadership students will be attached to each Cohort to assist with drills and organizing students. The cohorts will rotate to different stations around the 2 gyms, where 2-3 coaches will instruct, demo, and run the drills.

There will be 5 stations: 

  • Ball Control
  • Passing
  • Shooting
  • Movement patterns
  • Inner-cohort scrimmage (once 9’s have rotated through the 4 stations they will scrimmage on the court where they end.

These stations will become more focused towards the skills of ball control and shooting as we progress.

Volleyball is back at Mountain

That’s right, Volleyball is back at mountain… with some modifications. This quarter Mountain Athletics will be offering CoEd Volleyball for grade 8’s and 9’s. Please find our return to volleyball document here.

Similar to how we have been collecting information about our cross country athletes, all volleyball participants will be required to complete the online form (below) and submit their athlete consent forms before participation is allowed.

Volleyball Form

Cross Country Form

School Athletics in a Pandemic

What will school sport look like this year? Many of our student athletes are wondering just this. BC School Sports has released the following document to help guide this question.

We are currently in stage 2, which means that we are only sanctioned to participate in intra-school sport. A further complication is the restrictions put in place to keep the learning cohorts safe and in as little contact as possible with other cohorts.

With that being said, the Burnaby Mountain Athletics department is working with the administrators, fellow AD’s and coaches to ensure that quality athletics programs will be included in the 2020 school year. Updates will be posted here and on our Instagram account @bmssathletics. Please stay tuned for further details.

Cross-Country Provincial Perennials/ Athletes & Coach of October

We are used to seeing Isabella Brunoro and Kosta Adzic excel in the athletics world. This year is no different. Please see the XC Provincial write up on our two superstars here:

These two are also our October Athletes of the month:

Female Athlete of October: Isabella Brunoro.  

Isabella was a multi-sport athlete in the fall season, competing on the Cross country and swim teams respectively. She finished 2nd, 2nd, and 1st in exhibition cross country races during October.  She followed that up with a 4th place finish at the Zone race leading her Sr Girls team to a District Championship, and a berth to the Provincials meet. On the same day she raced at the Swimming Zone meet and qualified in each of her individual events (100 free fly and 200 I.M.). Isabella is as dedicated to her academics as she is to her athletics. She embodies what it means to be a Student-Athlete. You will see more of Isabella on the track come springtime.

Provincial swimming results:

100 free – 7th

100 fly – 4th

200 I.M. – 5th

Male Athlete of October: Kosta Adzic.

Kosta also was a multi-sport athlete through the Fall season, competing on the Cross country, Sr boys Soccer and the Sr boys Volleyball teams. Kosta finished 2nd in two exhibition races and 2nd at the Zone championship to qualify for the Provincials where he finished 35th. Kosta was a key component to the Sr Boys Volleyball team, adding valuable depth and maturity to a young roster. He also managed the midfield on the soccer pitch, which, as any soccer player knows, is an incredibly important position. Kosta excels in the classroom and is looking to defend his academic athlete award again this year. 

Coach of October: Ms. Der.

Ms. Der is a one of a kind coach! Dedicated to her craft and in it for no other reason than for her joy of the game and the development of her athletes. Ms Der took on the Jr and Sr girls Volleyball teams this fall. If that was not enough, she took a combined Jr/Sr team to Hawaii for a fantastic week of beach and indoor volleyball. Ms. Der works tirelessly and such an important part of the Mountain coaching staff!