St Patrick's College Sport has a focus on providing opportunities for the student athlete to develop their athletic capabilities. The following athlete development initiatives are implemented throughout the sporting programs and are designed to improve the movement competency, coordination and athletic performance of an individual.
“SPC Strength and Conditioning Programs”
The College gymnasium is open to all college students where they can undertake either sports specific or individual strength or conditioning programs. Students work with the Athlete Development Coordinator and perform these programs at designated times within sports specific squads or during open gym operating times.
The College has a full gymnasium to complement the sporting program and help support the health and fitness of students and staff. The Sports Assistant/Gymnasium Coordinator oversees the running of the gymnasium and provides both individual and sports specific gym programs. Students are able to take advantage of these professionally developed strength and conditioning programs related to the sports they participate in at the College.
Phone: (07) 3631 9000
“Physical Development Program” – Year 5 and 6
The Year 5 and 6 Physical Development Program has been designed to develop the fine motor skills of a student and also improve overall physical activity levels. By improving the movement efficiency and fitness levels of students we are aiming to promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the resulting physical, psychological and social health benefits.
“Athlete Profiling and Screening” – Year 7, 8 and 9 Students
We coordinate the athlete profiling and testing of all Year 7, 8 and 9 students twice a year during designated PE lessons. Students will be tested on speed, aerobic, lower body power and upper body power capacities. The data captured will be utilised to track our student athlete’s development through these key age groups and also to identify students for specific sports.
“Athlete Development Program” – Year 8, 9 and 10
The Sports Athlete Development Program is offered to student athletes in Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 through the current Physical Education curriculum. The program has been created to offer further assistance and development to identified student athletes and ensure they are given every opportunity to excel both on and off the sporting arena. Students will attend an ADP session in place of a practical HPE lesson once a fortnight and will learn about strength and conditioning techniques.