PROSPECTUS SPECIALISED BASKETBALL STUDIES YEAR 7 2015

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PROSPECTUS
SPECIALISED
BASKETBALL
STUDIES
YEAR 7
2015
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AIM
To provide a specialised course of study of six year's duration, for students who show
a particular talent and keen interest in basketball and related careers. (Please note:
ALL student enrolments will be reviewed annually and each student will need to be
endorsed by program staff for the following year.)
To provide students the opportunity to graduate with a TAFE
Certificate II in Sport Coaching and a Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
To provide students the opportunity to study basketball as a Tertiary Entrance
Subject
HISTORY
The program has been in existence since 1989 as an officially registered course
(reviewable tri-annually for Quality Assurance) with the Department of Education and
Training.
IMPLEMENTATION
Students who show potential to perform at top level basketball, including playing,
refereeing, coaching and administration, will be given an opportunity to develop their
individual and team skills through intense coaching.
The school has a strong history in basketball and is currently ranked Number One in
Western Australia for both boys and girls. The school has won a total of five national
titles with eight silver and six bronze. Program teams tour China on a tri-annual basis
competing in the Beijing High Schools’ Competition where the standard of play is very
skilful and physical.
The school has helped develop a wealth of talented players, including players, coaches
and referees to the AIS, National Junior Teams, NBL, WNBL and SBL competitions,
USA Colleges and High Schools, NITP, elite national and state squads, and national and
state junior teams.
The program, having the support of BWA and basketball associations throughout WA,
has direct access to specialist coaches.
Most practical sessions take place at the Willetton Basketball Stadium where the
facilities are excellent or in the new school gymnasium which is an elite training facility
with eight baskets and skills’ tracking audio-visual capability including the latest hard
and soft ware.
Positions will be offered to between 25 to 32 students (dependent upon the standard
of applicants) entering Year 7 to attend Willetton Senior High School and study
Specialised Basketball courses.
Country and international students are encouraged to apply. Parents are requested to
make private boarding arrangements where possible. The school may be able to assist
if needed.
FEES
There is a course fee. This fee will cover facilities hire, equipment and uniforms,
nominations and registrations, transportation to school games, specialised expertise, and
assistance with National Course Accreditation Registration. Without this fee, the program
could not operate.
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PROGRAM
Year 7
Practical
&
Theory
Theory 8 – 10
Years 11 & 12
Practical
Theory
Four units per year – average three hours per week in class time
Basic skills, techniques and tactics for basketball and sports where the
skill transference is high
Cross Training and Basketball specific Agility, Speed and Quickness
training
There will be no theory component in year 7
General Coaching Principles
Sports Injury Prevention
Level 1 Referees Accreditation
TAFE competencies – Cert II
Physical Education/Basketball Course of Study
Two to three hours per week in advanced skills, techniques and
strategies. Cross Training and Weight Training
One to two hours per week in anatomy, physiology, coaching, sports
medicine, sports administration, sports psychology and related career
paths.
Coaching Principles Accreditation
TAFE Certificate II in Sport and Recreation and Certificate II in
Sport Coaching/Basketball
(These certificates commence in Year 10 and are completed in Year
12. It is a unique opportunity for students to gain two significant
post-secondary qualifications.)
NB: The program covers the cost of students participating in these
courses but not the official Accreditation fee.
SCHOOL ORGANISATION
Ms Robyn Marler: Program Coordinator and Head Women's Coach
Australian Junior Female Coach Award winner and dual nominee. National Junior Basketball Awards.
WA Female coach of the year. Former Senior, U/20 and U/18 Women's State Coach, and SBL
Coach. WABL Coach of the Year Award winner. NCAS level II, Workplace Assessor IV, WACE
Marking Leader/Basketball. Coach and coordinator since 1989.
Mr Michael Forsyth: Head Men's Coach
Australian Junior Male Coach Nominee, former SBL and current WABL Coach. NCAS Level II,
Workplace Assessor IV, WACE Marker/Basketball. Coach since 1990.
Mr Blair Kearsley: Coach
Current WA Schoolgirls coach. Former Ass/Coach SBL and current WABL coach. NCAS Level II,
Workplace Assessor IV. Coach since 2005. Willetton SHS Specialised Basketball Studies ‘Class of
1996.’
SELECTION
Selection will be on the basis of positive academic and training attitude combined with the necessary skills
and experience in basketball. This information will be provided by the student's current school and
basketball club. (NB: An applicant's lack of access to quality coaching will be taken into consideration.)
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Applications close at Willetton Senior High School at 3.00pm on Monday 19th May 2014.
Students will be required to attend the
WILLETTON BASKETBALL STADIUM as follows:
(The application form lodged at the school entitles you to attend trials. You will be notified by email of our
receipt of your application.)
FRIDAY
23rd May 2014 – WILLETTON BASKETBALL STADIUM
8.00am – 11.00am
GIRLS trialling for Year 7 in 2015
12.00pm – 3.00pm
BOYS trialling for Year 7 in 2015
Country, interstate or international students unable to attend the trial MUST contact the coordinators
prior to the trial date, and provide a video depicting their skills, or make alternative trial
arrangements.
After the selection trials, students will be
interviewed by the school
or
re-trialled
or
informed of their non-success.
Once accepted into the course, and upon signing and agreeing to abide by the terms of a Student Contract, a
successful applicant may be asked to leave the program if any of the following occur:
The applicant requests the opportunity to leave.
The applicant is found to be guilty of misconduct or bringing the school into disrepute.
The applicant fails to make the appropriate academic progress commensurate with their ability.
The applicant fails to attain the basketball standard required or fails to display the willingness to work
intensively and consistently towards the improvement of his/her skills.
The applicant fails to attend 80% of the practical sessions.
The applicant fails to maintain the standards of behaviour and attitude stated on the basketball
contract attached. This contract is to be signed on accepting a place in the program.
CONCLUSION
This program is designed to extend students in basketball whilst providing them with a balanced, high quality
education.
Selected students are expected to remain actively involved with their club, to play at the highest level
possible and to be positive role models in any sporting situation and at Willetton Senior High School. The
program should work for the betterment of the student, school, club and game in general.
ROBYN MARLER (Program Coordinator)
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SPECIALISED BASKETBALL STUDIES
STUDENT CONTRACT
The Willetton Specialised Basketball Program is recognised as one of the best of its type in
Australia and your selection should be viewed as a unique opportunity and a privilege.
As a member of this elite program you will be a role model for your peers and an ambassador
for the school and, as such your conduct must remain exemplary.
Therefore you will be expected and required to adhere to the following:
1. Follow all school rules and all department specific rules
2. Display consideration cooperation and support toward all staff and your peers
3. Strive to achieve to the best of your ability in all your classes
4. Wear correct school attire at all times. Basketball students MUST only wear
uniform acquired from the “Nell Gray” uniform shop at school.
5. Punctually attend all scheduled classes
6. Display socially acceptable behaviour on all occasions – cyber and verbal bullying or
taunting and physical abuse are totally unacceptable whatever the provocation
7. Participate with intensity in all basketball sessions. Only perfect practice makes a
quality player. Strive to play competitive basketball at the highest level possible
8. Attain and maintain a specified fitness level to enable you to participate fully
9. It is a requirement of the program for you to make yourself available for school
basketball teams and competitions
10. Conduct yourself in a sportsmanlike manner whenever you participate in any sporting
competition
I ___________________________ agree to abide by the conditions of
(STUDENT NAME)
this contract in the knowledge that the criteria above will be assessed ANNUALLY to
determine my re-enrolment in the basketball program for each forthcoming year. I am
further aware that repetitive MINOR breaches of this contract indicate inappropriate
self-discipline and will result in my exclusion from the basketball program.
________________________________________________________
(STUDENT SIGNATURE)
(PARENT SIGNATURE)
________________________________________________________
(BASKETBALL COORDINATOR)
(DATE)
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Application Form
Specialised Basketball Program 2015
(Fields with an * must be completed.)
Student Surname:
* __________________________________________
Student Given Name(s):
* __________________________________________
Student Preferred Name:
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Date of Birth: * ____________________
Male
Female
* Height ____cms
Present School:
* __________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Title:
Mr
Parent/Guardian Surname:
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Parent/Guardian Given Name:
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Home Address:
* __________________________________________
Mrs
Ms
(Please tick one or more)
_________________________________Code ______
Home Phone:
* _____________________________
Parent/Guardian Work Phone:
____________________
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Parent/Guardian Mobile Phone:
____________________
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Parent email address
* ____________________________________
The application must be accompanied by a copy of the student's latest school report.
Date: ____________________
Please return to:
Special Programs Coordinator (Basketball)
Willetton Senior High School
Pinetree Gully Road
WILLETTON WA 6155
By Monday 19th May 2014
Phone: (08) 9334 7200
Email: [email protected]
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PERSONAL INFORMATION IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION
For example:
reason for applying
future objectives
current basketball involvement
Student Name:
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Date: ___________________________
Please return to:
Special Program Coordinator (Basketball)
Willetton Senior High School
Pinetree Gully Road
WILLETTON WA 6155
By 19th May 2014
Phone: (08) 9334 7200
Email: [email protected]
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SPORT INVOLVEMENT (other than basketball)
Student Name:
_____________________________
School Name:
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Sport:
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Level of Participation:
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Achievements/Awards:
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Sport:
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Level of Participation:
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Achievements/Awards:
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Sport:
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Level of Participation:
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Achievements/Awards:
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Sport:
__________________________________________________
Level of Participation:
__________________________________________________
Achievements/Awards:
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Please return to:
Special Program Coordinator (Basketball)
Willetton Senior High School
Pinetree Gully Road
WILLETTON WA 6155
By 19th May 2014
Phone: (08) 9334 7200
Email: robyn.m[email protected]
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CONFIDENTIAL REFERENCE FROM SCHOOL
General demeanour within school
Specific behaviour within class
Level of self-responsibility
Student Name:
_____________________________
School Name:
_____________________________
Please indicate the applicant’s position on each of the following continuums taking into consideration
the high athletic and educational expectations of this elite program.
LOW
HIGH
Classroom Behaviour
LOW
HIGH
Listening Skills
LOW
HIGH
Classroom Work Ethic
LOW
HIGH
Self Responsibility
LOW
HIGH
Leadership Qualities
LOW
HIGH
Ability to work effectively with others
LOW
HIGH
Extra-curricula Involvement
LOW
HIGH
Your Recommendation
ANY OTHER COMMENTS:___________________________________________________
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SIGNATURE PRINCIPAL/CLASS TEACHER:
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NAME (Please print):
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PLEASE DO NOT RETURN VIA THE APPLICANT.
DATE:
Please return to:
Special Program Coordinator (Basketball)
Willetton Senior High School
Pinetree Gully Road
WILLETTON WA 6155
By 19th May 2014
Phone: (08) 9334 7200
Email: [email protected]
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CONFIDENTIAL REFERENCE FROM CURRENT COACH
This will be strictly confidential. We would therefore ask for
honest and realistic comments regarding this applicant.
Student Name:
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Current Team:
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Position within Team:
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Playing Strengths:
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Playing Weaknesses:
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Training Commitment:
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Coachability:
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Attitude towards Coaches, Team Mates, Opposition, Referees: _______________________
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General Comments (i.e. Potential for Longevity within the Game):
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SIGNATURE OF COACH:
_____________________________DATE:_______________
NAME:
_____________________________NCAS LEVEL: _________
COACHING EXPERIENCE: _________________________________________________
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PLEASE DO NOT RETURN VIA THE APPLICANT.
Please return to:
Special Program Coordinator (Basketball)
Willetton Senior High School
Pinetree Gully Road
WILLETTON WA 6155
By 19th May 2014
Phone: (08) 9334 7200
Email: [email protected]