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Programmes and Competitions

Pre-Singapore Sports School Programmes

SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL-SINGAPORE ATHLETICS PRIMARY SCHOOLS INVITATIONAL MEET

The Singapore Sports School-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 (JSA) for the Ministry of Education. Primary School students have the privilege of receiving coaching under Sports 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
LITTLE ATHLETICS WESTERN AUSTRALIA PERTH STATE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Sports School sends its student-athletes to the Little Athletics Western Australia (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.

LITTLE ATHLETICS WESTERN AUSTRALIA/MAJLIS SUKAN SEKOLAH MALAYSIA/SINGAPORE SCHOOLS SPORTS COUNCIL 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

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.