MAC Soccer Academy
Mount Alexander College and Victoria University have developed a partnership to promote the elite soccer talent at MAC. This course is also a great opportunity for students to develop a pathway in sports, recreation and fitness. Students who have ambitions in a career within sport or fitness are encouraged to choose this subject, which costs $200.
The MAC Soccer Academy is available to students in Entry and Above Entry (Years 7-9). These students will compete in interschool sports, arranged friendly matches and a variety of tournaments throughout the course of the year.
The MAC Soccer Academy students will receive opportunities to participate in tertiary level education days at Victoria University Footscray Park, which include:
- leadership seminars
- sports recreational training
- exercise science labs
- elite coaching programs
- developmental pathway programs to tertiary education.
The MAC Soccer Academy requires students to commit to two training sessions outside the school timetable with and a training session within Clubs and Societies on Fridays:
- Mondays 3:40-4:30pm Skills and Fitness at Debney Park
- Thursdays 7:30-8:20am, Strength and Conditioning Fitness at School Gym
- Fridays Period 3 12:00-1:20pm in the classroom, Gym or the Futsal Court.
All students are required to complete an application form and sign a code of conduct committing to the positive behaviour expectations of the school. These documents outline that it is considered an honour to participate in this program and to represent the school.
The cost of $200 covers:
- soccer uniforms/training kit
- external coaches
- costs of transport
- VU Sport associations
- tournament entry
In 2019 the MAC Soccer Academy has teamed up with Brendan Cassar an experienced strength and conditioning coach to enhance the performance of our young student soccer athletes. Brendan has an abundance of experience having worked with Northern Knights TAC Football Club, Box Hill Senior Secondary College Sports Academy and Diamond Valley College Sports Academy. We are privileged and more than happy to have Brendan on board.