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 6 Sport Challenge day – Thursday 7th March

*Please contact the school office for further information.

Applications open for year all 7, 8 & 9 Sports Academy Classes.

Candidates are welcome to apply/reapply for positions available in current AEP classes.

Important 2019 dates:

  • Accepting applications now for 2020
  • Submission date for 1st round applications: Monday 20th May 2019
  • First round Interviews: Term 2 by appointment & offers Term 4
  • First round offer date as per department guidelines: August 2019

Program 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.
  • Increase their theoretical knowledge and understanding of what it takes to become a top athlete.
  • Access weekly morning training sessions.
  • Undertake coaching sessions run by accredited coaches from development programs throughout Victoria.
  • Showcase their potential at inter school sporting competitions and carnivals.
  • 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.


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 and 9. Senior students will have the opportunity to access a modified program and maintain their involvement.


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.




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. We encourage all to apply.

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

Candidates are welcome to apply for places in current AEP classes.

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 7-9 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.


Social Awareness

Personal Best





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).
  • Pictures of the athlete in action (or a 30 sec video clip)
  • 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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