ELITE SPORTS PROGRAM (E.S.P)

The Elite Sports Program has been established to nurture and develop the academic and sporting achievements of students from Years 7 to 12. The program aims to build a strong foundation of strength, power and speed in junior athletes and further develop each student’s capacity in their chosen sport in the senior program. The program enhances students’ capacity as an athlete and a student, building leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. Students in the Elite Sports Program have access to elite training and conditioning allowing for a blend of academic development and practical learning.

AIMS OF THE PROGRAM

  • To promote a culture of excellence with a focus on academic, personal and sporting development and performance through a range of programs
  • To provide students with exposure to the requirements of a junior elite athlete by replicating the high expectations of a professional environment.
  • To utilise student interest and passion around sport as a vehicle to engage, to promote lifelong learning and connectedness to the College
  • To assist students to develop advanced skills, knowledge and an understanding of pathways that foster direct connections with the sport industry beyond the College
  • To develop students’ skills such as leadership, communication and teamwork together with enhancing their wider knowledge of the various components of the sporting industry

BENEFITS / OPPORTUNITIES OF THE PROGRAM

  • Students participate in Accelerated Health Physical & Education classes from Years 7-10
  • Access to high performance training with our partner ACE Performance
  • Complete a range of qualifications and accreditations
  • Access to state of the art training facilities
  • Additional playing opportunities
  • Athlete Personal Development Program – tailored mentoring program

HIGH PERFORMANCE TRAINING

Mount Ridley College has recently partnered with ACE Performance to help provide all students within the ESP program with the best strength and conditioning program available. ACE Performance have been at the forefront of youth development for over 20 years in Australia as they specialise in developing athletes throughout a range of sports, such as AFL, Netball, Rugby League, Basketball and Soccer.

With four facilities open in Melbourne, ACE Performance see over 1000 budding young athletes every week and provide tailored support to help these athletes achieve their sporting goals.

The programs include elements of:

  • Performance testing (every term)
  • Functional movement screen (every term)
  • Pre-training protocols
  • Running technique
  • Agility technique
  • Stability development
  • Power development
  • Strength development
  • Recovery protocols

During puberty, teens often experience growth spurts which leave kids with decreased levels of body awareness and postural stability.  By creating and refining correct movement patterns through full ranges of motion, we can create athletes that are injury resilient and efficient movers.

All ACE Performance coaches’ are degree qualified, have recently completed 12 weeks of performance coach development and have years of experience in the industry.

Students complete formalised fitness testing at the beginning of the year and then end of every term to monitor and assess their individual performance needs and to expose students to aspects of the elite training environment.

Students in Years 9 and 10 integrate ‘Strength and Conditioning’ into their mainstream Physical Education sessions and utilise curriculum time to complete additional training. Students will also have a rotation of morning sessions in the Elite Performance Centre, completing their personal strength and conditioning program. The Junior Athlete Development program (Years 7 and 8) utilise their after-school training time to target this aspect of their development.

 

YEAR 7 & 8 JUNIOR ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The Junior Athlete Development program is designed so that students can reach their full athletic potential. The focus is on movement quality which will inevitably create high performing, efficient and injury resilient athletes. The fundamentals of ACE performance sessions are; running, jumping, force absorption, postural stability, flexibility, agility, strength, power, speed, coordination and balance. Students in the Junior development program participate in accelerated Physical Education classes as well 1 x 60-minute-high performance training after-school.

The characteristics of the Junior Athlete Development Program are:

  • The Junior Athlete Development Program will form one mentor class each at Year 7 and Year 8
  • Their Health and Physical Education class will be with like-minded ESP students
  • Students will undertake an accelerated Physical Education class completing tasks of higher standard
  • PE opportunities include; coaching, leadership responsibilities, team management, physical development – functional training
  • Training sessions will require an after-school commitment for 60 minutes, with a time to be scheduled in to best suit coaches and teachers and will run from 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Students will have additional competition opportunities

The Elite Sports Program is not appropriate for all students.  It is both rewarding and demanding, with high expectations of elite behaviours and academic success.

The Junior Athlete Development program (Years 7 & 8) suits students who:

  • might be interested in being part of the Years 9-12 specialised Elite Sports Program (ESP)
  • want to be challenged with like-minded athletic students
  • demonstrate capability to manage the expectations of a specialised program
  • are hardworking and committed to both their training and academic program
  • want to be ambassadors for sport at Mount Ridley P-12 College

Download a copy of our Junior Athlete Develop Program (Year 7 & 8 2021) Handbook here.

APPLICATIONS FOR YEAR 7 2021 HAVE NOW CLOSED.

 

YEARS 9 – 12 SENIOR ELITE SPORTS PROGRAM

The characteristics of the Senior Elite Sports Program are:

  • Students in Year 9 will form will form one mentor class
  • ESP students in Year 10 will have the privilege of a tailored curriculum program; completing accelerated HPE, and an additional HPE sports leadership class (ADVANCE funding)
  • ESP students in Year 10 will have priority placement in either two Year 11 subjects; VET sport and Recreation or Outdoor and Environmental studies.
  • PE opportunities include; coaching, leadership responsibilities, team management, physical development – functional training
  • Students in Year 11 and 12 have the opportunity to take part in one afters-chool or before school training session additional to their regular curriculum program as functional training in the gym (delivered by ACE Performance)
  • Students will have additional competition opportunities

The Elite Sports Program is not appropriate for all students.  It is both rewarding and demanding, with high expectations of elite behaviours and academic success.

Download a copy of our Elite Sports Program 2021 Handbook here: ESP HANDBOOK 2021

STREAM SPECIFIC TRAINING

The stream specific training program is available for students in Years 9-12 that allows students to train in their chosen sport conducted by Accredited Coaches. Stream specific training takes place before school consisting of 2 x 60-minute sessions.

STREAMS OFFERED

Females                                                        Males

Australian Rules Football                               Australian Rules Football

Basketball                                                      Basketball

Netball                                                            Rugby League

Rugby League

Soccer

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Mount Ridley P-12 College utilises a number of community partnerships to deliver a high-quality program. Partners include ACE Performance, NRL Victoria, Craigieburn Eagles Basketball Club and Calder Cannons football club.

 

 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: YEAR 10 – 12 IN 2021

The application process for the Elite Sports Program is designed to identify students for whom this type of program is appropriate. All of the information gathered is used to help select the students who will be best equipped to cope with the rigours of a select-entry specialised sports program.

STEP 1: Students hoping to be selected for a position the Elite Sports Program in Years 10 – 12 at Mount Ridley P-12 College in 2021 are invited to complete an application form. Completion of an application form must be accompanied by copies of the following required documentation. Please do not provide original documents as they cannot be returned.

  • Completed Coaches Reference Form
  • Term 1 2020 interim / progress report (if available and only for external MRC applicants)
  • Semester 2 2019 report (external MRC applicants)

For applications, please download and complete the following documents: 

ESP APPLICATION FORM YEAR 10-12 2021

ESP COACH REFERENCE YEAR 10-12 2021

These forms must be returned via email to specialisedprograms@mountridleycollege.vic.edu.au by 4:00pm on TUESDAY 26th MAY, 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

STEP 2: Information is collected from the student’s current school, including teacher references for both external applicants and applicants currently enrolled at Mount Ridley P-12 College.

STEP 3a: Upon review of applications, references and reports, shortlisted students will be invited to complete an online response to interview prompts using the voice recording software VOCAROO. The date and times of the online response will be provided to each family.

STEP 3b: External applicants will be invited to participate in an online interview. The date and time of the online interview will be provided to each family.

STEP 4: Upon consideration of all components of the application process, all applicants will be notified via email correspondence of the outcome of their application. The decision by the College is final.

YEAR 8 AND 9 INTAKE FOR 2021: APPLICATIONS OPEN IN TERM 3, 2020

CONTACT DETAILS

Hamish Pearce

Elite Sports Program Leader

Pearce.hamish.h@edumail.vic.gov.au

 

Aneil Eishoei

Director of Specialised Programs

eishoei.aneil.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

 

 

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