Sport and Specialist Programs

SPORT AT ENCOUNTER

At Encounter Lutheran College, students have the opportunity of participating in a number of sports through our involvement with SAPSASA, SSSA and other school-based competitions.

In addition, Encounter has three Specialist Sporting Programs consisting of an Intensive and a Development Basketball Program , a Netball SA endorsed Specialist Netball Program and an Intensive Dance Program.

INTENSIVE & DEVELOPMENT BASKETBALL PROGRAM YEAR 7-12

The Intensive Basketball Program has been established to assist talented basketball players to achieve at the highest levels of performance in their sport and to help develop their educational, emotional and social wellbeing. The program also provides structures and processes to support students accessing a range of post school options, including overseas Colleges.

The aims of the program are to provide players access to:

  • A flexible, supportive and “athlete friendly” academic environment. The academic program covers essential learning in the MYP and SACE, along with individualised education pathway plans.
  • Quality coaching from Southern Tigers and SA Country in the College gym and at other stadiums.
  • Competition & individualised and team training opportunities matched to the athlete‟s development and potential.
  • Sport Science services such as fitness testing, performance analysis, sports psychology, nutrition and physiotherapy.
  • Work Experience and Career Education support and planning.
  • An extensive Personal Development program specific to the student.

Support will be provided through the Intensive Basketball Planning to assist student-athletes to balance their demanding schedules and achieve success at school as well as in their personal and sporting lives.

Due to the amazing excitement around the program which has led to a strong influx of applicants, Encounter has now expanded the program to include a Development Squad. The new program will be structured as follows;

Name                                    Abbreviation                 Target Age Group

Intensive Training Squad      (ITS)                                Year 8 – 12 students

Development Squad              (DS)                                Year 5 – 7

 

The Development Squad (DS) will participate in a  90-minute practical session  every Thursday afternoon from 2:30 pm, finishing at 4:00 pm.

We are very excited about the development and future of our Encounter Basketball programs and we thank our community for their ongoing support and involvement.

 

NETBALL SA SPECIALIST NETBALL PROGRAM YEAR 7 - 12

ELC Netball Program Application RenewThe Netball SA Specialist Netball Program has been established to assist talented netball players to achieve at the highest levels of performance in their sport and to help develop their educational, emotional and social wellbeing. The program also provides structures and processes to support students accessing a range of post school options including high performance netball programs.

The aims of the program are to provide players access to:

  • A flexible, supportive and “athlete friendly” academic environment. The academic program covers essential learning in the MYP and SACE, along with individualised education pathway plans.
  • Quality coaching from accredited Netball coaches including Netball SA specialists in the College gym and at other stadiums.
  • Competition & individualised and team training opportunities matched to the athlete’s development and potential.
  • Sport Science services such as fitness testing, performance analysis, sports psychology, nutrition and physiotherapy.
  • Work Experience and Career Education support and planning.
  • An extensive Personal Development program specific to the student.

Support will be provided through the Netball SA Specialist Netball Program to assist student-athletes to balance their demanding schedules and achieve success at school as well as in their personal and sporting lives.

ELITE DANCE PROGRAM YEAR 7 - 12

The Elite Dance Program is based on a training schedule supporting a whole year development model. As there is no off-season in Dance, physical conditioning is incorporated into all technique lessons. Students study contemporary, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and funk techniques, composition, choreography, performance, and critical analysis.
Through the analysis of dance theatre performance students learn about the choreography of local and international dance artists. Students also develop creative, technical and physical understanding and an appreciation of dance as an art form. They have the opportunity to explore a range of global dance traditions,
influences, and perspectives. The focus capabilities for this program are communication, citizenship, and learning.

The Elite Dance Program consists of four areas of study:

  • Technique
  • Composition
  • Performance or Presentation
  • Analytical Response

The Elite Dance Program will be given the opportunity to represent the school in both performances and competitions held locally.

Participation in this program is by invitation only.