The Athletics squad will meet regularly and participate in all scheduled training sessions. In addition to training, athletes and coaches involved in the program have access to professional presenters and resources across a range of educational and personal development topics such as performance testing, financial fitness, media relations and injury prevention.
The CCAS Athletics Program will open applications on 14 June 2016. People accepted to the program will enjoy a program that runs from July to January 2017.
Each applicant is reviewed by a selected panel of CCAS coaches, administrators and invited representatives. The CCAS decision/s regarding athlete selection is based on objective and subjective measures and the CCAS hold final responsibility for the selection of athletes.
To be eligible for a CCAS Athletics Scholarship, athletes must be:
– 14 -17 years of age as of 1st January in the current calendar year;
– Currently residing in the Central Coast Council LGA (formally Gosford & Wyong Council regions).
– A current registered member of Athletics NSW or willing to join Athletics NSW for the next season;
– Committed to progressing to higher representation within track or field;
– Provide a list of athletic achievements over the past 12 months.
Scholarship athletes are selected from local Central Coast athletics clubs and receive the associated benefits of being a scholarship holder through the CCAS in the anticipation of progressing further through to state and national selection. The Athletics program follows the FTEM Model of pathway development, from Foundation, Talent, Elite and Mastery of the sport.
Development Scholarship holders:
Scholarship athletes receive over twenty (20) hours of on track / field training, skill development, education and personal development and a family ticket (4 people) to the CCAS annual awards evening.
The levy also covers the cost of the CCAS merchandise kit (RRP of $250) consisting of a CCAS backpack, CCAS polo shirt, CCAS training singlet and CCAS shorts, it will also include a pair of 2XU co-branded training shorts and singlet. The 2XU uniform must be worn by athletes at CCAS training sessions, education sessions and at media opportunities.
Athletes (pending age) may receive a six-month Mingara One gym membership and a six-month track pass to the Regional Athletics Track at Mingara. (Please note, for athletes to receive gym membership/Track passes etc. selected squad will be required to show commitment and active involvement to the program). This can be done by regularly attending sessions, assisting with training warm up, mentoring younger athlete etc.)
Scholarship holders also receive media exposure through CCAS media channels.
Applications are currently closed. Please contact CCAS office for more details.