Sports Academy Curriculum

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In designing a student’s program careful attention is paid to ensuring that students select from a variety of subjects and specialist areas including the particular sport they are interested in. While the sport specialist areas are an integral part of a student’s program we need to ensure that pathways options are maintained to best suit the individual student.

Hallam Secondary College is a very large provider of subjects at years 10, 11 and 12. The annual Programs and Pathways Guide outlines the complete range of opportunities available to the student athlete to complement their passion for sport.

In the Hallam Secondary College Sports Academy, the majority of students undertake Certificate III Sport and Recreation with two weekly skills and game style training sessions. In addition the weekly program includes rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and or physiotherapy, skills practice and match play and community links.

What else does the course offer me?

Students are provided with high performance coaching, where students are taught match-play, tactics and skills required to perform at an elite level, employed by the school and in consultation with each elite sporting body (Melbourne Storm, Dandenong Stingrays and the relevant state sporting associations).

  • Match-play: Students are given the opportunity of regular match-play against some of the best schools across the state in both state and national championships
  • Referees Course: Depending on the sport, students participating in the program obtain qualifications to referee and umpire in their chosen field.
  • Coaching Course: Most programs deliver a junior licence coaching course or equivalent and/ or
  • Junior Development Programs: Depending on your sport students are trained as one of the many junior development leaders in such programs as Goal Kick, AusKick, Mod League and Aussie Hoops.
  • Strength and Conditioning: Students undertake fitness testing, analysis and development of individual strength and conditioning programs specific to their sport.
  • Level Two First Aid: Students also receive their Level Two First Aid qualification, mandatory before undertaking structured workplace learning.

General aims of the program for each sport are to:

  • Develop advanced skills, knowledge and understanding of a particular sport
  • Allow students to participate in competency based learning that will contribute to an ATAR score
  • Promote and enhance self discipline, goal setting, time management and leadership through teams and individual pursuits
  • Increase the employability skills of students connected to the sports and recreation industry.