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

UniSA Exercise Sports Science Program
The UniSA Exercise & Sports Science Program has been specifically developed for high school students who have an interest in high performance sport from either a personal experience or career pathways perspective.
The Program has been developed to expose students to the fundamentals of Exercise & Sports Science through processes including data collection, through to interpretation of results and how these activities might translate into career paths and specific job roles.

Topics covered in the Program include:
• Heart rate analysis
• Body composition
• Biomechanics
• Motor control
• GPS & Match performance analysis
• Vo2 Max & Power tests
• Energy systems

The Program will run for 4 x 1 week blocks over the 4 school terms, 3 of which will take place in Whyalla. The other one week will be held at the UniSA City East Campus in Adelaide and will allow high school students to experience the teaching facilities that are provided for UniSA students undertaking the Bachelor in Exercise & Sport Science degree.

Activities will be facilitated by UniSA students who are completing their final year of the Exercise & Sport Science degree, which will provide opportunities for them to share their experiences and engage with the high school students who are thinking of undertaking tertiary studies in this field. The Program will also facilitate engagement with other allied health students who are undertaking placement in the UniSA Allied Health clinic in Whyalla. The aim of these interactions is to provide rural students an insight into tertiary study options in the Allied Health and Human Performance fields and equip them to make informed decisions about their futures.