Sports Academy

We are delighted to invite students to apply to be part of our Sporting Academy. The College recognises a need to support students that are currently performing and playing high level sport.

The Academy aims to maximise individual student’s sporting potential. The teachers and facilitators involved in the program recognise the need for students to balance their sport and training commitments with their academic studies.

Our Athlete Enhancement Program facilitates student achievement through promoting health, sport and academic excellence. The Athelete Enhancement Program (AEP) aims to develop future leaders and positive role models in their chosen field.

Immersion days:

Grade 5 and Grade 6 Sport Challenge days

Thursday 15th March

9.00am – 2.00pm

Important dates:

Apply now – application deadlines to be confirmed

Structure:

Sports coaching

Fitness training & testing

Sport excursions & challenges

The Academy offers students the opportunity to:

  • Improve physical performance and prepare physically in our strength and conditioning facility.
  • Access weekly morning training sessions.
  • Undertake coaching sessions run by accredited coaches from development programs throughout Victoria.
  • Showcase their potential in school sporting competitions.
  • Analyse personal performance and movement patterns.
  • Compare personal fitness levels with the expected ‘norms’ for high level sport teams.
  • Participate in ‘Activity Challenge Days’ that encourage teamwork and build self confidence.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

What do we do?

In addition to regular Health and Physical education curriculum lessons every week AEP students will receive:

A classwork theory lesson related to sports performance. Areas of study include: goal setting, fitness testing, training regime development, leadership training, and sports nutrition.

A strength & conditioning session with specific fitness training focused on increasing strength and speed for their chosen sport.

A coaching session with specific skills coaching in their chosen sport as well as tournament based coaching focusing on teamwork and communication.

They will undertake the Athlete Enhancement Program (AEP) at Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. Senior students in year 11 and 12 access a modified program to help them manage school and sporting commitments.

ATHLETE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (AEP)

The ‘Athlete Enhancement Program’ aims to give the participating students the tools to perform better at their sport. Students will be proactive in their approach and move towards becoming independent in their learning.

At various times during the year they will be involved in ‘Activity Challenge Days’. Previous challenges have included an MCG Tour & National Sports Museum Visit, Peninsula obstacle course, Beach Team Challenge, Dandenong 1000 Steps Challenge.

Students will also perform ‘Fitness testing Days at both Mount Erin College & Monash University. AEP Students are also able to access to ‘morning training’ at school facilities.

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SELECTION CRITERIA

Our current focus sports are AFL, Cricket, Basketball and Netball. The sports academy will consider ‘other sports’ but preference may be given to students playing our core sports.

Our selection process is based on the following key criteria: Students must maintain this criteria if they wish to remain in the program:

1. Sporting Ability

  • Applicants must be performing at a high level and/or representative level in their chosen sport
  • Potential to play at an elite level
  • Desire to enhance personal and team performance at a representative level
  • Exhibits commitment to development

2. Academic Achievement

  • Consistently achieving satisfactory results in all subject areas.
  • Yr 7-10 applicants must be performing at relevant VELS standard or above across all subject areas (consolidating).

3. Interpersonal Development

  • Attitude to learning and behaviour must be positive across all subjects.
  • Meet Mount Erin College’s acronym ASPIRE.

Adaptability

Social Awareness

Personal Best

Integrity

Responsibility

Excellence

SELECTION PROCESS

Our selection process is based on the following key criteria.

  • Applicants must complete the application form.
  • A copy of your most recent school report is to be included.
  • Two (2) references to be included (1 from school, 1 from coach).
  • A 1 minute video and/or pictures of the athlete in action.
  • Applicants will be interviewed prior to being selected into the program.
  • Students not successful will be placed on a group waiting list. This group list will be reviewed when spaces are available and suitable candidates contacted.

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