Long Term Sport Development Plan
- A Growth Strategy
To create a pre-eminent educational community of globally minded learners and leaders through sport and education.
To challenge and inspire athletes to love learning and to shape a better world within a sporting context.
We embrace the values of the IB learner profile. As learners we strive to be:
By increasing participation in playing, coaching and officiating through a CAS enrichment program, will grow the potential talent.
Our strategy embraces four pillars or formula. They are:
1. Best Resources – To cater for all ages and abilities
2. Best Delivery – To developing Physical Literacy through the four corners of sport and the LTAD program
3. Best Opportunity - To play at all levels and support the community through creativity, action and service
4. Best Use of Time – To recruit, develop and retain life-long learning
It is our intention to be the pre-eminent educational community of globally minded leaders and learners through our co-curricular and academy athletics program. Therefore, co-curricular sports have been selected for the following purpose:
- To challenge and inspire girls to love learning and to shape a better world through athletics
- To increase the participation in an academy sport, developing a talent pool school wide
- To build life-long learning with the whole family
- To provide a range of individual and team sports – ranging in physical and mental intensity
- To maximize the use of world class resources and facilities
- To stand apart from other international schools
The co-curricular athletics program runs parallel to the academic curriculum. It provides value and balance to a student's life and gives opportunity to find an interest and grow potential talent that can be enhanced through our Long Term Sport and Athletic Development Plan. Ensuring experts and skilled staff deliver the program, it embraces the key messages required to develop the four corners of sport (technical/ tactical, game understanding, fundamental movement/ Physical Literacy and Physical Social Mental Emotional Behaviors). Growing elite habits early (vision and awareness/ pro-active passing/ turning efficiency/ recognizing transitions between attack and defend) can also embed game understanding ready for the next step. The co-curricular athletics program is inclusive. It provides the base to grow the talent that can lead onto local, national and global success
The co-curricular athletics program also aims to match the energy of our students by providing the tools to keep children active through sport. It is built on enjoyable sessions that, from the outset, are guided by a student centered development framework. It provides the IB Learner with the right program for every age group and level of ability.
At its heart, sport is simple. The basic premise can be easily understood, experiencing games that can quickly be adopted and enjoyed. There are skills, tactics and strategies that can be learned and explored over time, but the fundamentals do not change and it is where we see sport appeal at its purest.
The following sports have been chosen as an academy focus for a Long Term Sport and Athlete Development Plan:
As co-curricular athletics inspires students to find an interest, it encourages new experiences and talents that can be adopted and developed, once identified, through the Academy Program. Therefore, to be classified as an academy, the sport must achieve the following criteria:
· The chosen sport must be developed school wide (JK – Grade 12)
· The chosen sport must be developed during co-curricular in at least two or three terms throughout one academic year
· The chosen sport must have the opportunity to compete locally and national on a regular basis
· The chosen sport must be In line with Sport Exchange opportunities overseas
· The chosen sport must provide opportunity for university scholarships world-wide
· The chosen sport must always be in the interest of students and will be up for review every three years
Our Competitive Advantage
Our Long Term Athlete Plan develops all stages of leaning from Active Starts to Active for Life – (JK – Adulthood), embracing the four corners of sport and implementing disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdiciplinary approach to learning.
LTSD Plan Formula
Best Resources +
Best Delivery through a Disciplinary, Transdisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Approach, Essential Elements and IB learner profile +
Best Opportunity Best v Best +
Best Use of Time =
Long Term Sport Development Success
Strive to provide world class sporting facilities and coaches from grass roots to high performance All academy teams are expected to participate in SAQ (Speed Agility and Quickness) and Fitness Program, Sport Nutrition and Technical Analysis is also incorporated into the academy programs.
2. Best Delivery - Embracing the 7 Stages of Development
Through a co-curricular program, students will have the opportunity to work with our faculty team and professional coaches across a range of sporting codes. They will develop the four corners of sport (Fundamental Movement, Technical/Tactical, Game Understanding, PSME) through a transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach, whilst embracing the essential elements and IB learner profiles. Each academy program has been designed to recognize the different stages of development, through a player centered approach according to the sport focus. The 7 stages of development are:
- Stage 1: Active Start (JK – Gr 2
- Stage 2: FUN-damental (Gr 3 – 4)
- Stage 3 Learn to Train (Gr 5 – 6)
- Stage 4 Train to Train (Gr 6 – 8)
- Stage 5 Train to Compete (Gr 9 – 12)
- Stage 6 Train to Win (Gr 12+)
- Stage 7: Active for Life (Everyone)
· Disciplinary – when an athlete understands a given topic/problem/issue/event through one Discipline.
· Transdisciplinary - when athletes understand a given topic/problem/issue/event by moving through the four corners of sport
(perhaps more than one at a time) without realizing it.
· Interdisciplinary - when two or more disciplines are utilized to make connections to the learning. Athletes understand
given topic/problem/issue/event in terms of the four corners of sport.
3. Best Opportunity Best v Best Balanced Competition
Students should have the opportunity to trial out via a Talent ID program and join a range of sports academies and activities. Through a co-curricular and academy program, students can find an interest and develop a talent. Competing in the residence sport program, inter house events, social clan days, sports exchanges, sport festivals, local leagues and national conferences, competition and social participations is well balanced in all its diversity. Community service and interaction also plays a part in player development and vital to life-long learning.
4. Best Use of Time
Invest time to recruit, develop and retain students within sport to create life-long learners. Time to invest in people, talent and a project .