Contact: (08) 8645 7677 Student Services: (08) 8645 5729
Contact: (08) 8645 7677 Student Services: (08) 8645 5729

WASP

WHYALLA ALLIANCE SPORTS PROGRAM
(WASP)

 

The Whyalla Alliance Sports Program (WASP) is designed for students who have a passion for sport, are heavily involved in the sporting community and have a desired Health Science/Sports Industry career pathway.
It is open to students across the Whyalla Alliance from Year 9 to 12.

The WASP Flyer can be viewed and downloaded here.

The Whyalla Alliance Sports Program (WASP) is designed for students who have a passion for sport and have a desired Health Science/Sports Industry career pathway. It is open to students across the Whyalla Alliance from Year 9 to 12.
The WASP Flyer can be viewed and downloaded here.

The eligibility selection criteria are as follows:
• 80% or above actual attendance at their host school
• Successful achievement in Year 10 Mathematics, English and PLP
• Grade Point Average of 3 or above (C average or better)
• Successful and positive interaction within school and the community
• Written applications/enrolment forms
• Referee checks
• Community involvement of sport – playing/coaching/umpiring.

Each of the following key components are linked to the students chosen sport:
• Training methods and principles
• Fitness Components
• Skill analysis/acquisition
• Diet and Nutrition
• Sports Psychology
• Sports Injuries, prevention and rehabilitation
• Stretching
• Game understanding and tactical awareness.
• Biomechanics
• Exercise Physiology
• Coaching Principles and Stages of Learning

 

All practical lessons that focus on skill development, progression and game sense and tactical knowledge are delivered by Specialised Coaches within the local community. Their expertise within the relevant sport are utilised to deliver these practical lessons for our WASP students.

The WASP Program will utilise Local sporting industries and community facilities, such as the Whyalla Basketball Stadium, Whyalla Netball Courts and Whyalla Recreation and Leisure Centre.

Overview and Specialised Coaches:
The WASP program provides an excellent opportunity for students to engage in a program that meets both their sporting and educational needs. The program is engaging, stimulates and caters for all learners through high intensity training sessions and understanding of theoretical components relevant to their chosen sport and connects students to Career Pathway opportunities.

Specialist Coaches are avaliable 3 times per term.

In 2020, the sports on offer include:

  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Boxing
  • Hockey
  • Personal Training and Fitness

Academic Recognition:
The WASP program is set up to support a SACE completion and ATAR University pathway.

The accreditation and attainment is as follows:
Achievement Standards in HPE – Australian Curriculum (Year 9)
20 SACE Credits – Stage 1 Cross Disciplinary (Year 10 and 11)
20 SACE Credits – Stage 2 Cross Disciplinary (Year 12)

Potential Health Science/Sports Industry career pathways include:

  • Dietician
  • Health and Physical Education Teacher
  • Nutritionist
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractor
  • Occupational Therapist

 

  • Sports Trainer
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Admin
  • High performance sports manager
  • Biomechanist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

From 2021 the new Health Science subject will be offered to students.