St Monica’s College, Epping

The Athlete Development Program (ADP) encompasses a high performance element to the College’s sport program. The ADP is a preparatory program run by the College’s High Performance Unit for selected elite level student athletes. This program is offered to Year 7-11 students.
Using a modified student timetable, the program provides these students additional high performance physical preparation for their respective sport activity, for both College representation and external non-College sport. The high performance support includes:
• Strength and physical conditioning preparation, including tutorials on safe lifting techniques, incremental physical loading based on age and experience and sport specific strength and conditioning.
• Nutritional advice and programming in order to maximise performance, including opportunities for individual food monitoring, education on the value of nutrition and hydration for optimal performance.
• Performance psychology support, including general advice on time management, goal setting, visualisation techniques, resilience training and anxiety management. Students will have access to the College’s network of Consultant Psychologists.
• Specialist, elite technical coaching within the College’s Academy programs, namely Football, Basketball, Netball, Australian Rules Football and Tennis.
• Sport Science and physical testing analysis, whereby students will be progressively measured in a number of general and sport specific physical parameters, such as strength, speed, power, agility and endurance.
• Injury rehabilitation and recovery techniques, with students provided access to the College’s network of allied health providers.
Students selected as part of the ADP are included as Academy athletes within the respective College Sport Academies or as part of an Individual Athlete Program for students competing in non-Academy sports.