Sports Excellence Program

The Girton Grammar Sports Excellence Program has been designed by experts to suit the growing and changing needs of young bodies.

As the human body develops, it follows a relatively predictable unfolding of neuromuscular coordination. When this pattern of development is well understood, appropriate training can be tailored to suit an individual athlete’s body, to promote optimal performance in strength and coordination.

On this basis, the Girton Sports Excellence Program is like no other. It is specifically designed to meet the training needs of individual athletes within any chosen sport. Participants progress through the Foundation Levels (1 – 4) as they attain the strength, mobility, co-ordination and movement patterns to allow them to move safely to the next level.

The Foundation Level of the Girton Sports Excellence Program is informed by the latest study of human locomotion which shows that how well we move is a function of appropriate diaphragm activation, along with the integration of information coming from our eye and inner ear systems.

Important elements of the Girton Grammar Sports Excellence Foundation Program are:

Every child’s body is different, so athlete development is tailored

Both physical fitness and psychological wellbeing are equally important

Primary focus is on motor skill and strength

Physical conditioning is targeted to reduce injury in specific sports

Monitoring and assessment are used for every participant

Progression through the programme is systematic from one level to the next

Entry criteria

Any student in Years 5 to 8 can apply to enter the Girton Sports Excellence Foundation Program. Applicants simply need to have a passion for sport and a desire to be part of a program that is focussed on the acquisition of correct functionality of movement to optimise strength and performance.

Students can join at any stage; however, they will be provided with exercises that are appropriate for their skill set. The progressions that are followed are methodically completed to ensure students increase their understanding of, and competency in, the movements. Students are only prescribed increasingly difficult exercises when deemed capable, and this approach is at the core of the programme.

The cost of the program is $148 per semester. Physical maturation testing will also be undertaken to predict peak height velocity of all our athletes.

To register your child’s interest please complete the application below.

Kind regards,
Ben Furphy

Head of Athletic Development

    Student Contact Information

    We will endeavor to send out information to you relating to your son/ daughters athletic performance as well as any updates to the program that may arise. Please include your primary contact information below, if you require another email address to be included please place that in the additional space.

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