Surf Coast Secondary College Academy Programs
How does the Sports Academy Work?
Sports Academy participation is a year commitment and a specialist program where students apply, and limited numbers are offered, in each year group. Behaviour and attendance standards are set in place to maintain your place in the Academy. In 2021, the SCSC Sports Academy will be run as a progressive pathway for Year 5-9 students, with separate programs for each year group.
Sports Academy consists of five areas:
1) Athlete Development: One morning per week before school, the student’s complete an athlete development/strength and conditioning session. Our Athlete Development sessions have a different focus for each year group and are geared to the individuals needs
2) Specialist Sports Coaching: One morning per week before school, for the students who are selected for the sports of Basketball, Netball, AFL and Soccer
3) Athlete Education Days: Consists of one day each term, where the students will be involved
in workshops at school with the SSA staff, or attend an excursion.
4) Sports Academy Camp: Occurs in December and in 2021, we are preparing for the Year 7/8
students to head to the Gold Coast Performance Centre and the Year 9 students to the Sports
Hub Sunshine Coast (all camps COVID restrictions pending)
5) Parent Workshops: Sports Academy parents are offered four workshops (one per term) each
year in areas such as balancing school and sport, common injury concerns for youth athletes,
wellbeing, and sports nutrition.
Can I still be involved if my sport is not listed above?
If your sport is not one of the ones we do in Sports Academy, you can still be involved as an ‘Individual’ athlete. This means you do one athlete development session per week and are eligible for fitness testings, athlete education days and the Term 4 Camp. In 2019, we had Tennis, Running and Surfing athletes take up this option.
How do I apply for Sports Academy?
Admission to the Sports Academy is by selection only. Applications for new athletes and in-coming 2020 Year 7’s will occur in November 2019. Participants will be expected to complete an application form, provide a letter of referee from a teacher or coach and attend a try-out day during November 2019 for acceptance into the 2020 program.
What is the cost of Sports Academy and do Health Care Card holders receive a discount?
Involvement in Sports Academy incurs an Annual Fee of $200. This covers:
Current Health Care Card Holders receive a discount of 50% off all fees (copy of valid card needs to be provided)
Sports Academy Camp
Academy athletes who meet behaviour standards through the year and attend 80%+ of required sessions are eligible to attend the Term 4 Sports Academy Camp. The 2019 Camp is due to be held in November 2019 at the BLK Performance Centre on the Gold Coast.
Thursday After-School Social Sports
In addition to the Sports Academy Program, Team Hemley conducts an after-school social sports competition directly after school on a Thursday. This session is open to any SCSC student (they don’t have to be selected) and includes fun team-based activities such as Ultimate Frisbee, Futsal, Indoor Hockey, 3 on 3 Basketball and Chookball.
How do I find out more?
You can contact the team at Team Hemley Training at:
SCSC’s Surf Academy has been specifically tailored to broaden knowledge & enhance an array of surf skills.
There has been a large focus on the academic aspects of surfing, including the bio-mechanics, board shaping, diet and film making.
Our vision is to be recognised as an exclusive sporting development program within the Surf Coast community & wider Victoria, providing students with a pathway towards sporting excellence & career opportunities.
The Surf Coast Secondary College Art Academy program offers a diverse range of industry-based experiences designed to enrich and challenge students.
The program provides a platform for students to further their understanding and appreciation of visual art, and to extend their art making practice.
Each fortnight students engage in specialist workshops, artist talks and extended investigations. Twice a term students will partake in an immersive experience of gallery visits, artist talks and studio visits.
A highlight of the program is an overnight visit to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania.