The Sunraysia Academy of Sport¬†works in accordance with the State Sporting Organisations development programs. It also works in partnership with the Local Sporting Organisation to decide on the major personnel appointments of the program and the appointment of a Sports Liaison Officer. This person acts as an important link between SAS and the¬†Local Sporting Club/Association.¬†Each program¬†has a Technical Director of Coaching (TDC) who oversees the program content and delivery.
The Academies three foundation sports¬†were; golf, volleyball and basketball.¬†These programs commenced in October 2005¬†with 120 athletes initially selected into the three foundation programs.
What We Do
The Sunraysia Academy of Sports offers talented Sunraysia athletes the opportunity to reach their full potential in their chosen sport and life by providing services such as advanced technical coaching and sport science programs covering strength & conditioning, psychology, nutrition & hydration and a personal development sessions.
Services are provided on three levels ‚Äď Full Sport Programs, Service Delivery Programs and Individual Athlete Programs.
Full Sports Programs
Programs are developed in consultation and agreement with an Advisory Panel made up of representatives from the relevant State Sporting Association, local members of the specific sport, and the Sunraysia Academy Sports Executive Officer.
This level provides athletes the full complement of services, regular technical coaching expertise, sport science components and personal development.
Service Delivery Program
This level of service provides athletes with sport science components and personal development in consultation and agreement with an Advisory Panel made up of representatives from the relevant State Sporting Association, local members of the specific sport, and the Sunraysia Academy of Sport Executive Officer.
Individual Athlete Program
There is also an opportunity for talented athletes who are not catered for in the above sports programs¬†to be a part of the Individual Athlete Support Program.¬† Athletes selected into this program¬†participate in¬†a variety of sports such as; AFL, archery, basketball, BMX, cricket, cycling, water ski racing, tournament water skiing, table tennis,¬†touch football¬†and triathlon.