Athletes that qualify for the program according to the Athletics NSW matrix and are selected for the associate scholarship program will have access to special training sessions, 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 is now accepting applications. The program will run from October 2017 to April 2018.
Each applicant is reviewed by a selected panel of CCAS coaches, administrators and invited representatives. The entry matrix for Regional Academy athletes set by Athletics NSW can be found here: 2017 REGIONAL ACADEMY ENTRY MATRIX
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 Associate Scholarship, athletes must be:
– 12 – 19 years of age as of 31st December 2017;
– Currently residing in the Central Coast Council LGA;
– 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.
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.
Associate Scholarship holders:
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 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.