Forest Hill Sport & Performing Arts Academy
The Sport and Performing Arts Academy at Forest Hill College offers prospective enrolments access to a full time high performance training module whilst participating in a rigorous and comprehensive academic program that opens up pathways into VCE/VET.
Students at all year levels are eligible to apply for the program and places are limited. In the Sport and Performing Arts Academy students have access to elite training facilities, expert coaches and industry leaders.
Time spent training and practicing as part of the school day contributes to the hours required to achieve expertise. Students are encouraged to also maintain playing commitments in a local club as this will assist them in maximising the hours of practice that will see them achieve optimal results in the overall performance that is required of high performing student/athletes.
Why enrol in the Sports & Performing Arts Academy at Forest Hill College?
Research on gifted and talented practitioners in sport and other environments has acknowledged the correlation between frequency of deliberate practice and the achievement of expertise. The notion of 10,000 hours of practice being required to develop expertise is now widely understood and accepted as a valid model from which to gauge the progression of potential elite players.
In the FHC Sports & Performing Arts Academy, students have access to elite training facilities, expert coaches and industry leaders. Time spent training and practicing as part of the school day contributes to the hours required to achieve expertise. Students are encouraged to maintain playing commitments in their existing club structures.
High Performance Training Module
Our Applied practical component includes:
- Movement screening and athlete recovery and management
- Football match Program/Futsal
- Tennis or Football specific sessions based on age and ability
- Match play and tactical development in chosen sport
- Skill Development and goalkeeper specific training, strength and conditioning use of visual coaching pro
Not only will the student athlete receive elite training and development in the areas of recovery and performance, fitness profiling and conditioning along with the fundamental concepts of football or tennis, they will also have legitimate access to a high quality academic program that is themed around sport, health, fitness and leadership development such as coaching and sport specific skills.
We are very excited to have Back In Motion Blackburn providing weekly physiotherapy services for our athletes. Back In Motion are one of the largest physiotherapy providers in the Eastern Suburbs with a wealth of experience working with sporting teams in both injury management and prevention. Back In Motion will be working closely with our coaches in order to assess any injuries, determine the best course of treatment and advise time frames for return to full activity where required. They will also be providing pre season injury screening tools and educational sessions.