The Gold Coast Academy of Sport (GCAS) is proud to announce that we will be continuing to offer a Future Stars Sporting program in 2017. The GCAS Future stars program, exists to provide future development opportunities and support for aspiring athletes from within the Gold Coast region who are participating in a chosen sport that sits outside one of the academy programs offered by the GCAS or if the athlete does not fit within the GCAS scholarship criteria that relates to their specific sport (eg. age). Athletes must meet the eligibility and requirements in order to be accepted into a future stars program.
We would like to encourage athletes from ANY sport to apply to be part of this program (sports such as Gymnastics, Track and Field, Volleyball, Surfing, Touch, Tennis, Cycling, Swimming to name a few).
The program will cater for basic fitness elements of athletes and build on their awareness of important issues/aspects that are essential in the development as an elite performance athlete. We understand that all sports have individual skill needs which the athlete has to target, but the underlying strength and basic movement patterns are general areas that can be worked on, regardless of the competition sport.
In addition to these skill development sessions, athletes will be involved in a number of core educational sessions to help them develop and grow to become a ‘student of their own event and sport’. These sessions will include nutrition, psychology and time-management to name a few. With links to one of our major partners, Griffith University, these educational sessions will help the athletes develop into an all round athlete on and off the field of play. This high performance development program provides physical and mental skill which will benefit the athlete outside of normal club and association trainings.
It is understood and accepted that once an athlete is accepted into the program that they will attend all compulsory training and educational sessions as set down by the coordinator that are scheduled. If, for some reason, the athlete is unable to attend due to sickness/other commitments, it is expected that the coordinator / GCAS is advised. On completion of the program, all athletes will be recognised at the ‘End of year graduation’ ceremony conducted at the RACV.