Year 10 Athlete Development Program

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Anderson


Students who take these courses are expected to be some of our accomplished sportsmen in one of these codes. They may have already have been identified as experienced athletes/riders and would have the potential to become future Nelson College Senior participants or top individual sportsmen. The course involves many of the important factors about succeeding in their chosen sport: technical and tactical awareness, nutritional information, sports psychology, coaching and leadership potential, video analysis and the fitness requirements and technical abilities of the sport.

25% of periods – generic sport science sessions/ plus endorsed coaching/leadership qualifications

75% of periods – practical small group skills sessions with resource coaches specific to the boy's needs.

This course leads onto Year 11 Physical Education as well as towards Year 12 and 13 Physical Education where there is a pathway for athletes to follow their individual sporting code of choice through NC co-curricular teams. These courses are available dependent on sufficient numbers of students enrolled in the course. 

Please note that these are half year courses.

Recommended Prior Learning

Enrolment by application and selection. 

Academy Application Form