Developing identified talent: Sports Academies
The Academy of Sport Program enables students with an identified talent in a particular sport the opportunity to further develop their skills and their understanding of of their chosen sport. Launched in 2000, the program is offered as an elective within the Key Learning Area of Health/Physical Education to students in Years 9 and 10. Content taught covers all aspects of the chosen sport, such as: skill development, diet, goal-setting, flexibility, training, strength programs, psychology and administration.
Some additional practice sessions may occur outside of the student timetable such as before and after school or during lunchtimes.
The sports offered may vary according to demand and include: Australian Rules Football (Boys), Australian Rules Football (Girls) Basketball, Cricket, Netball, Rowing, Football (Soccer), Swimming/Surf Lifesaving and Tennis.
Academy Elite Program
In addition to the regular academy program, in 2018 Emmanuel College will offer a program for those students who are looking for specialised coaching in strength and conditioning (with a focus on core strength), flexibility, speed/ agility and nutrition.
The College also invites athletes from outside the academy program who are competing at a state level or higher who will benefit significantly from the specialised training sessions.
- Proven ability in the nominated sport
- Proven ability to work successfully within the wider community both behaviourally and academically
- A sound achievement in all subjects.
- Availability for school sporting commitments
- Willingness to promote both their sport and the College in all areas
- Willingness to complete the community service components of the program
The Emmanuel Centre contains:
- Double indoor sports courts and learning areas
- The Jonathan Brown Gym
- Spin Bike Studio
The College currently offers students the opportunity to participate in 45 Sports through the curriculum or co-curricular program:
Clay Target Shooting
Mountain bike riding
Orienteering and map reading
Spin Bike sessions
Ten Pin Bowling
Any enquiries regarding applications for the Academy of Sport should be directed to the program coordinator Mr Michael Clements