Athlete Development Program

Elizabeth College currently runs the largest Athlete Development Program (ADP) in the state. Two of our sport specific programs (Netball and AFLW) run as evening classes and students in Year 9 or above from all government schools are eligible to apply to be included. As part of their regular timetable for Year 11 and 12 students, Elizabeth College also offers Athlete Development Programs for Soccer, Basketball along with a general class for athletes from any other sports (team or individual).

Students interested in participating in ADP must play in an organised sporting competition in the year they undertake the course and have access to a coach who can report on their progress. ADP enrollment is open to students regardless of ability or experience as long as they are passionate about improving their performance.

The ADP provides students with an opportunity to develop their sport specific skills and their all round fitness which will ultimately lead to improved sport performance. ADP’s holistic approach to developing athletes also includes sports tutorials sessions that enable participants to develop knowledge around a number of key areas such as sports nutrition, methods of training, components of fitness, physiology, sport psychology and competition preparation.

The course is delivered by highly qualified and experienced HPE Staff who work closely with coaches and strength and conditioning coaches from various sports to deliver a comprehensive program for students.

For further information please contact:

Rebecca Thomas on +61 3 6235 6519
rebecca.thomas@education.tas.gov.au