Elite Sports Performers Program
Finding the balance.
St Paul’s has been building relationships with the Australian Institute of Sport to offer further support and development of the students enrolled in the ESP Program and is the first school in Australia to launch ‘myAISbasecamp’ as a part of the School’s ESP Program.
An online program based on best-practice specific to maximising athlete development, myAISbasecamp aims to prepare pre-elite athletes for high performance sport through educational and physical sessions that are fun and challenging in the five key areas of athlete development: Strength Training Technique; Postural Strength; Ball Skills; Running Technique; and Athlete Lifestyle and Skills.
myAISbasecamp will also provide the students with educational courses on psychology, nutrition, recovery, physical preparation, personal excellence and video analysis.
The program is currently being used by several National Sporting Organisations.
St Paul’s ESP students are supported by the Smartabase Athlete Management System. The Smartabase software allows the School to better support and track the wellness of each student. It also assists students to manage time and commitments through the shared calendar function. Students are able to easily and quickly access the software through an app on their phone.
The Smartabase software is used extensively in professional sport all around the world to monitor athlete performance and wellness. St Paul’s will become the first school in Victoria to use Smartabase as a tool to monitor the wellness of our student athletes.
AIS Elite Athlete Camp
This unique Elite Athlete Camp involves staying and eating with the AIS athletes in the village as well as being lectured by many of the Nation’s top coaches in areas such as Sport Psychology, Nutrition, Recovery Procedures, Strength and Conditioning and Athlete Career Education. The students are also taken for practical sessions conducted by the AIS staff. The AIS Camp is held every two years and is for ESP students only.
ESP Program Supporters
St Paul’s has been building relationships with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) to offer further support and development of the students enrolled in the ESP Program. In 2017 Ash Synott from the AIS visited students to launch ‘myAISbasecamp’ – an online program based on best-practice specific to maximising athlete development which was developed by highly experienced practitioners at the AIS. St Paul’s is the first school in Australia to launch ‘myAISbasecamp’ as a part of the School’s ESP Program.
Local business, Voyage Fitness, are proudly sponsoring students from Years 9 to 12 in the Elite Sports Performers Program (ESP) at St Paul’s. These students receive a generous 12 month gym membership at Voyage which includes assistance from Voyage staff to help maintain their fitness levels safely.
A pivotal component of the program is hearing from guest speakers explaining how they managed to balance their sporting commitments with school work or other commitments.
Some of those speakers have been: