VRAS Academies provide talented regional athletes with access to coaching and education programs, assisting them in their sporting pathway as they strive for State and National representation. They assist in the identification and nurturing of young athletes.
By providing these programs and services, athletes are given the opportunity to bridge the gap between club and elite levels. Considerable effort is focused on overcoming possible disadvantages faced by regional athletes, such as a smaller quantity of local resources and greater travelling time/distances.
What do they do?
Identify talented athletes and provide opportunities for them to achieve excellence in sport
Promote, enhance and encourage the personal and educational development of talented young athletes
Enhance the quality of administering, officiating and coaching sport in regional Victoria
Promote competition and events that develop the skills and experience of talented athletes in the region
Support access to top level coaching, training, medical and sport science to give athletes the best chance of reaching their potential
Conduct programs which support and compliment club coaching.
By bridging the gap between club and elite training methods, we support athletes to develop their level of performance and overall success in sport and life. We achieve this through the pooling of resources, delivery of expert coaching and training that is complemented by sports science and support services.
SWAS is one of six (6) regional academies within VRAS, the other academies in the network include: