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Athlete Development Program

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Our Athlete Development Program is aimed at providing young athletes with coaching and experiences in all facets of skill acquisition as well as strength and conditioning, to progress their sporting capability in any context.​

In the Athlete Development Program, athletes will:
  • Learn from high quality coaches, take part in running training and analysis sessions
  • Have access to physiotherapy and mobility training
  • Take part in nutrition and wellbeing seminars
If your student is interested in being enrolled into the Athlete Development Program for Year 7 in 2023, they are required to attend the compulsory Athlete Development Testing Day. The afternoon will consist of a range of Physical Fitness tests that will determine their suitability for the program and guidance on any issues that may be of a concern.

In accordance with our School’s mission statement and core values, there are several requirements in the entry process that need to be met by the applicant to be admitted into the Athletes Development Program.

The minimum requirements for prospective students wishing to trial for the Athlete Development Program are outlined in the dot points below:
  • Must be currently registered with a sporting club in their chosen sport
  • Demonstrated ability to follow the behavioural expectations of theschool
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm and desire to be part of the program
  • A desire to further advance their techniques, skills and personal ​fitness
  • Provide one reference from their current sporting coach

To be considered for the ADP Program students must apply, provide one reference from a current Coach or Manager, and participate in thcompulsorphysical testing day.


Physical Testing Day for 2023 Enrolments
Location: SDSHS Sports Hall
Date: Wednesday 20 July, 2022
Time: 3:00pm – 3.15pm Registration | 3.15pm – 5.30pm Physical Testing
Equipment: Athletes are required to wear suitable training clothes, shoes and to bring a water bottle.

To apply for the Athlete Development Program, please complete an ADP Application Form.​





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Last reviewed 17 May 2022
Last updated 17 May 2022