ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
The Athletic Development Program (ADP) commenced in 2017 and assists talented young sportspeople at the College to balance their sporting goals and academic studies.
Carmel College recognises the demands placed on young, talented athletes. The ADP is our response to ensuring students can develop their sporting talents, as well as succeed in their academic studies. The program, open to students in Years 9 to 12, will provide sport specific curriculum, both practical and theoretical, as well as a range of wellbeing support services and extra-curricular activities.
To assist and empower students to balance their sporting goals and academic studies in a supportive educational environment.
The aim is that after their ADP education, Carmel College ADP students are capable and proficient to operate in a high performance training environment, with an excellent understanding of how to take care of themselves physically, mentally and spiritually, and if they wish to pursue an athletic career, they will have a solid foundation of physical, mental and emotional strength.
Built on the foundation of the Four Pillars of Respect, Resilience, Diligence and Positive Relationships, the ADP invites students to also take on the 'Three Pillars of Performance':
Together we value each other by sharing our successes and setbacks.
We support and motivate each other by displaying pride of our school, our team members, our presentation and uniform and our performance in the classroom and within our chosen sport.
In everything we do; we do this by setting high standards of behaviour, effort, attitude and performance. Our thoughts become words, our words become actions, our actions become habits and our habits define our character.
Work hard to get good, but then work harder to get better.
We strive for individual improvement and progression centred in a strong team-based, hard-working and encouraging learning environment.
In 2018, the Athletic Development Program (ADP) expanded to assist over 50 talented athletes at Carmel to balance their sporting goals and academic studies. In only its second year, the program took significant steps in increasing its capacity to provide wellbeing and mentoring support by engaging additional athlete mentors, introducing regular senior mentoring meetings and offering two junior curriculum classes in Year 9 and Year 10.
The program has supported student athletes from a variety of sporting backgrounds including AFL, Athletics, Baseball, Basketball, BMX, Cricket, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Martial Arts, Netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Skipping, Softball, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis, Triathlon and X-Country.
Unlike many sporting excellence programs, Carmel College's Athletic Development Program does not solely focus on the technical aspects of a specific sport. Instead, the program provides specific curriculum to holistically enhance athletes physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.
Athlete benefits that your son / daughter receives include: