The Gold Coast Academy of Sport (GCAS) is proud to be associated with school programs that help to develop the ‘whole’ athlete. The school ‘Future Stars’ sporting program commenced at Upper Coomera State College in 2016 to bring an outside influence to the elite sporting group within the College. The UCSC Future Stars program, exists to provide future development opportunities and support for aspiring athletes within the school. An additional program begun in 2019 at Pimpama State Secondary College.
The school and sports teachers encourage athletes from years 7 to 12 to apply to be part of this program. The GCAS is proud to support the education of these athletes by offering core sessions conducted by professionals to help to develop the ‘all round’ athlete.
In addition to the various skill development sessions conducted within the school, the athletes are 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.
On completion of the yearly program, all athletes will be recognised at the ‘End of year graduation’ ceremony conducted at the RACV.