Developing Young Athletes
The Girls Sports Academy focuses on developing young females as athletes within society. Our aim is to build their sporting abilities in a range of sports as well as focusing on their physical fitness, commitment and health.
The program is for the elite sporting girls of the school to compete amongst each other and other schools in the region in a selection of competitions specialising in Netball, Touch Football and a variety of other sports.
Selected students participate in a structured program which focuses heavily on skill development. This program operates within the boundaries of the school timetable, lunchtimes and before and after school hours.
The program consists of three levels which affords advanced students the opportunity to work in higher levels during sporting competitions.
Junior class - students in year 7-8
Students work within the Australian Curriculum to attain knowledge of health and fitness while also competing physically at a school level where the focus is on skill development and game play.
Development class - students in year 9-10
Students work within the Australian Curriculum to achieve high sporting results as well as preparing them academically for Senior Physical Education and Health. Students will compete in a range of school based competitions and begin specialising in their chosen sports.
Senior class - students in year 10—12
As well as competing at school and regional level in Touch Football and Netball students undertake a program to develop the skills listed below whilst completing a Cert II in Sports Coaching.
- Game Tactics
- Strength and Conditioning
- Refereeing and Qualification
- Media Presentation
- Sports Psychology
- Sports Injuries
- Goal Setting