Academy of Sporting Excellence (ASE)

Welcome to the ASE

The Mernda Central College Academy of Sporting Excellence (ASE) has been developed to provide a high-performance environment for talented and emerging athletes within their sports. 

The ASE aims to promote a culture of excellence. The holistic approach of the Academy focuses upon building the academic, athletic and personal capabilities of all       students to enhance the opportunities of pursuing a further career in sport, education, and to achieve their ultimate sporting goals.


The ASE provides student athletes with two programs:

 Athlete Development Program: Students receive an individualised program with a focus on each individuals readiness, specific needs and potential for growth to develop the mental and physical qualities which underpin all sports. 

Sport Specific Focus Program: Students are provided with high level technical coaching sessions within either AFL, Basketball, Rugby, Netball or Soccer. These sessions take place during a 10 week intensive program , scheduled at a point in the season to maximise students readiness for competition. 

Students will be exposed to an elite sport environment, with guest speakers, incursions and excursions to enhance and prepare students for pathway opportunities. A specialised ASE camp will take place annually.

Strength & Conditioning

Tactical Development

Performance Psychology

Technical Development


To find out more, please click on the link to download our Academy of Sporting Excellence Handbook