High Performance Program outline:
The High Performance Program consists of 3 x 50-minute sessions per week in year 7 and 5 x 50 minute sessions per week in year 8 and 9 in addition to Health and Physical Education classes.
The High Performance Program curriculum involves strength and conditioning activities, recovery sessions, personal development, leadership and relevant consultancy sessions (e.g. nutrition, guest speakers, massage, physiotherapy and sports psychology may be among the opportunities provided).
Technical Coaching Program outline:
Technical sports specialist coaching sessions are in addition to the High Performance Program and are conducted before school in Australian Rules, Basketball, Football (soccer), Netball, Athletics, and Tennis. These sessions are conducted by accredited sport coaches in each sport and will run for one 60-minute session per week. Sessions are be conducted at Mernda Central utilizing the state of the art gymnasium facilities.
2019 Technical Coaching Timetable
Monday 12:45pm – 1:30pm: – Netball
Tuesday 7:30am – 8:30am: Basketball
Wednesday 7:30am – 8:30am: AFL / Soccer
Wednesday 3:30pm – 4:30pm: Netball
Thursday 7:30am – 8:30am: Basketball
Thursday 12:45pm – 1:30pm: Tennis
Friday 7:30am – 8:30am: Athletics / AFL
Friday 12:45pm – 1:30pm: Soccer
Please note – Not all student athletes are involved in the technical coaching programs. It is possible for students selected in sports other than Australian Football, Basketball and Soccer to be included in ADP and they are known as Associate athletes. They will participate in the High Performance Program only. Tennis and Athletics programs are offered in term one and four.