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Advanced Athlete Development Program

The Advanced Athlete Development Program is designed for emerging athletes in Years 9-11 who have demonstrated the talent and commitment necessary to compete at the elite level.

The program goes beyond traditional physical education to equip eligible students with the skills and knowledge to grow as high-functioning athletes and – if they so wish -– pursue a lifelong career in the sports industry.

To be eligible for the program, students must already be competing at a district, state or national level and consistently maintaining their academic studies. Application is via interview and written submission, which includes references from a coach and classroom teacher.

As part of the program, Tatachilla’s student-athletes are equipped with crucial skills in physical conditioning, mental preparation, nutrition, leadership, time management, adaptability, rehabilitation, sportsmanship, sports psychology and umpiring.

All graduates of the program also attain introductory level accreditation in coaching.

They have the opportunity to apply these skills to their chosen athletic discipline, which may include (but is not limited to) athletics; Australian Rules football; basketball; cricket; cycling; gymnastics; hockey; netball; soccer; surf lifesaving; swimming; table tennis; triathlon; and volleyball.

Crucially, students gain vital industry experience through collaborations with international sporting experts from Flinders University, the South Australian Sports Medicine Association, the Olympics Unleashed program, the AFL MAX Education program and HP Consulting and Coaching.

Further information about the Advanced Athlete Development Program can be obtained by reaching out to the college's Health and Physical Education Learning Leader (Year 7-12):

James (Jimmy) Grant
(08) 8323 9588

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