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Track And Field

OVERVIEW

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Singapore Sports School’s Track and Field Academy strives to create a premier environment for excellence in youth-athlete development where student-athletes can benefit from world-class facilities and coaching accompanied by ample competition opportunities.

The Academy develops training programmes based on Long-Term Athlete Development model to support each student-athlete. The LTAD model provides broad-based training to maximise the sporting potential of the student-athlete by avoiding early specialisation. This is achieved through focusing on training via the multi-events programme when they enter the Sports School in Secondary 1. The multi-event training approach enables student-athletes to achieve highest technical level upon maturity and helps to reduce the risk of burnout and injuries.

Track and Field Academy student-athletes had the opportunity to hone their skills from the numerous overseas training camps and competition opportunities arranged by the Academy. In addition, Sports School coaches raised their competencies through attending coaching conferences and courses overseas and locally.


Admissions
Interested applicants may find out more about admission into the Track and Field Academy at our Open House or at:

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES


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Calvin Kang Li Loong is the only Singapore athlete to have competed at four major competitions – Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games and 2007 Southeast Asian Games, all before he turned 20.







Our Track and Field Academy has produced 18 national representatives for Singapore Athletics.

2018 Year of Induction Ismi Zakiah Kashful Anwar

2015 Year of Induction Dylan Wong U Fai 

2014 Year of Induction Habibah Najihahbi Ahmad, Kugapriya d/o Chandran

2013 Year of Induction Eugenia Tan Yan Ning, Loh Guo Pei, Muhammad Naqib Asmin, Tyra Summer Ree

2012 Year of Induction Veronica Shanti Pereira 

2011 Year of Induction Wendy Enn

2010 Year of Induction Dipna Lim-Prasad, T Piriyah

2009 Year of Induction Matthew Goh Yujie

2007 Year of Induction Balpreet Kaur Purba, Calvin Kang Li Loong, Muhammad Yusof Azhari, Stefan Tseng Ke Chen, Valerie Seema Pereira

MAJOR GAMES REPRESENTATION


2015 – 28th Southeast Asian Games (Singapore): Calvin Kang Li Loong (Silver Medal – Men's 4x100m Relay; National Record), Dipna Lim Prasad (Silver Medal – Women's 400m Hurdles; National Records – Women's 400m Hurdles, Women's 4x100m Relay, Women's 4x400m Relay), Dylan Wong U Fai, Eugenia Tan Yan Ning (National Record – Women's Long Jump), Kugapriya d/o Chandran, Lynette Goh Hui Yu, Muhammad Naqib Asmin, Nur Izlyn Zaini, Nuruljannah Mohamed Zulkifli, Stefan Tseng Ke Chen, T Piriyah (National Record – Women's 4x400m Relay), Veronica Shanti Pereira (Gold Medal – Women's 200m; Bronze Medal – Women's 100m; National Records – Women's 200m, Women's 4x100m Relay, Women's 4x400m Relay), Wendy Enn (National Record – Women's 4x100m Relay)

2014 – 17th Asian Games (Incheon, South Korea): Calvin Kang Li Loong , Dipna Lim Prasad , Muhammad Naqib Asmin , T Piriyah , Tyra Summer Ree , Veronica Shanti Pereira , Wendy Enn

2014 – 20th Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, Scotland): Calvin Kang Li Loong , Eugenia Tan Yan Ning , Habibah Najihahbi Ahmad , Kugapriya d/o Chandran , Muhammad Naqib Asmin , Tyra Summer Ree , Veronica Shanti Pereira , Wendy Enn

2014 – IAAF World Junior Championships (Eugene, Oregon, USA): Veronica Shanti Pereira

2014 – 2nd Youth Olympic Games (Nanjing, China): Nur Izlyn Zaini

2013 – 27th Southeast Asian Games (Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar): Calvin Kang Li Loong (Silver Medal – Men's 4 x 100m Relay), Dipna Lim Prasad (Bronze Medal and National Record – Women’s 400m Hurdles), Veronica Shanti Pereira (National Record – Women’s 200m), Loh Guo Pei , Muhammad Naqib Asmin , T Piriyah , Tyra Summer Ree , Wendy Enn

2013 – IAAF World Youth Championships (Donetsk, Ukraine): Veronica Shanti Pereira  (National Record – Women’s 100m, 11.89s)

2013 – 2nd Asian Youth Games (Nanjing, China): Raja Afiqah Qistina Mohamad Aris , Gary Wee Wei Zong , Jay Choo Zhan Xian , Keith Yong Sheng Wei , Kerstin Ong Jing Rong , Kugapriya d/o Chandran , Muhammad Adnan Hakim , Muhammad Afiq Hasan , Muhammad Syazani Abdul Wahid , Nur Izlyn Zaini

2012 – 30th Olympic Games (London, United Kingdom): Dipna Lim Prasad

2011 – 26th Southeast Asian Games (Jakarta, Indonesia): Calvin Kang Li Loong (Silver Medal – Men's 4x100m Relay), Dipna Lim Prasad , Stefan Tseng Ke Chen , T Piriyah , Valerie Seema Pereira , Wendy Enn

2010 – 16th Asian Games (Guangzhou, China): Calvin Kang Li Loong

2010 – 19th Commonwealth Games (Delhi, India): Calvin Kang Li Loong

2010 – 1st Youth Olympic Games (Singapore): Goh Wei Ning , Liang Wei Wei , Wendy Enn

2008 – 29th Olympic Games (Beijing, China): Calvin Kang Li Loong

2009 – 25th Southeast Asian Games (Vientiane, Laos): Matthew Goh Yujie , Stefan Tseng Ke Chen

2009 – 1st Asian Youth Games (Singapore): Shahrir Mohd Anuar (Bronze Medal – Boys 100m), Jared Lim Jun Ting , Liang Wei , Nuraishireen Mohd Rahim

2007 – 24th Southeast Asian Games (Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand): Balpreet Kaur Purba , Calvin Kang Li Loong , Stefan Tseng Ke Chen , Valerie Seema Pereira

 

PROGRAMMES AND COMPETITIONS

PRE-SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

Singapore Sports School-Singapore Athletics Primary Schools Invitational Meet

The SSP-SA Invitational Meet is an annual meet that the academy organises each year for student athletes in the primary schools. The carnival-style meet, which introduces competition in a fun environment, gives primary schools athletes an additional opportunity to pit their skills against their competitors from other schools before they meet again at the National Inter-Primary Schools Championships. Events are age-appropriate and adapted to make them child friendly.

MOE Junior Sports Academy

The Sports School’s Track and Field Academy conducts the Junior Sports Academy for the Ministry of Education. Primary School students have the privilege of receiving coaching under Sport School’s coaches who design the training curriculum for the programme. The training curriculum is planned and written by Head Coach Pedro Acuna. Coaching sessions are conducted by Sports School coaches, as well as Sports School alumni who are qualified coaches and accomplished athletes.

This programme exposes 10 year-old athletes to a wide variety of movement experiences via the multi-event concept in Track and Field. Fundamental bio-motor abilities such as agility, balance, coordination and speed are developed through fun-filled activities involving sprints, jumps, hurdles and throws. Taking into consideration the physical, cognitive and physiological development of the participants, this programme aims to build a broad skill foundation for them by avoiding early specialisation.

LOCAL AND OVERSEAS COMPETITIONS

International Children’s Games

Thailand Sports School Games

LAWA Perth State Track and Field Championships

The Sports School sends its student-athletes to the LAWA Perth State Track and Field Championships. The LAWA Perth State Meet is an annual event that sees up to 3,000 athletes between 10 and 17 years old participating in the local meet. The carnival-style meet is a good platform for our athletes to hone their skills in different events. The Sports School sends up to 10 student-athletes each year to compete in the age-group competition, while other top performing student-athletes may also be selected by the Combined Schools Team to represent Singapore Schools.

WALA/MSSM/SSSC Track and Field Championships

Multi-Event Competitions

Western Australian Little Athletics State Multi-Event Championships

Bukit Jalil Sports School International Combined Events Championships (BJSSICE)

The Track and Field Academy participate in multi-event competitions to achieve its aim of long-term athlete development. Student-athletes take part in multi-event competitions where participants are required to compete in sprints, jumps, hurdles and throws events. Two such meets, where student-athletes are able to test their abilities against competitors from Australia, Malaysia and Thailand, are the Western Australian Little Athletics State Multi Event Championships and the Bukit Jalil Sports School International Combined Events Championships.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMES

Ulsan Sports Science Secondary School Training Exchange

Overseas Training Camps

Singapore Sports School Track and Field Academy student-athletes have opportunities to train overseas and learn from physically and technically stronger athletes.

The variety in training environments and training partners have shown to add value to our training programme.

Student-athletes have gained motivation from training alongside elite Thai athletes at Thammassat University as well as youth athletes from Taoyuan Senior High School in Taiwan.

Taoyuan Senior High School is a powerhouse in the Middle Schools Track and Field in Taiwan.

A varied training programme was introduced to take advantage of the different terrain and facilities. The overseas training camps have contributed to a change not only in training attitude, but an improvement in performance.