MAC Sports Extension

Mount Alexander College Sport Extension (MACSE) is an advanced Health and Physical Education program with a focus on excelling students in Health, Physical Education, sport and leads into employment opportunities within the industry. The program is targeted to students who play competitive sports outside of MAC. Sport extension consists of two electives: Soccer Academy (Years 7-10) and Sport Strength and Conditioning (Years 8-10). The two electives are made up of three components:

1. Strength and Conditioning

The Strength and Conditioning Component is an elite level weight training, running and movement pattern screening program which caters to the individual sport. At MAC we believe that to become a more efficient athlete, strength and movement patterns play an important part of one’s success in sport. 

2. Sport Skill Development

The Sport skills development component comprises of elite training and coaching by external coaches. Students will not only learn new skills to develop their chosen sport but also will learn coaching, teaching and other employability skills in order to obtain a career within the Sport and Recreation industry. 

3. Certificate in Sports and Recreation II & III

This is the theory component of the MACSE program. It is derived from the iVET institute. This course is completed over three years. The course entails the following: sport pathways program Cert II, Sport and Recreation Cert II & III. Find out more about this theoretical course outline via the iVET website:

Fees: $200

The fees include:

  • leadership seminars
  • sports recreational training
  • exercise science labs
  • elite coaching programs
  • developmental pathway programs to tertiary education
  • soccer jersey/MACSE jersey/recovery equipment/end of year awards
  • external coaches 
  • VU sport associations
  • tournament entry/referees.

The Sport and Conditioning elective will be a timetabled class and will run for two semesters; 3 periods per week.

The Soccer Academy will require students to commit to two training sessions outside the school timetable with and optional additional training session within Clubs and Societies. 

Training Schedules held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (dependent on timetable) 3:30-4:30pm

Football training skills, Strength and Conditioning and Rehabilitation and Prehabilitation 3:30-4:30pm

Football IQ Theory+Sports & Recreation Cert I & II  (Fridays during Clubs and Societies)

All students will be required to sign a document committing to the expectations of positive behaviour. 

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