Senior High Performance Programme
Senior High Performance Programme for talented athletes.
(Years 11, 12, 13)
HPP is a course offered at Taupo-nui-a-Tia College, for senior students who show athletic talent. Entry into this subject is limited, to ensure that the standard of performance remains high. Students from a range of sporting endeavours make up the class, with this course complementing what they do in their respective sports. Assessment is not the focus of this class, as personal learning and development are what matter the most in HPP.
Practical components of HPP include Pilates and gym strength training. Pilates is used by the class to strengthen their core and to develop correct posture. Gym sessions, provided by Bodyworx Gym, are used to strengthen their bodies and to target sport specific muscles required by the individual.
Frequent open discussions are a strength of the class where students learn from each other and can share sports related problems or concerns. International athletes and sports professionals are regular guest speakers who reinforce learning and provide further motivation for the students. Having role models to aspire to aids in their quest for excellence.
Junior High Performance Programme for students who are talented athletes.
(Years 9 and 10 by invitation only)
Aim of Junior HPP
· Develop the juniors in the school, so as to help them achieve more in their sport
· Help young athletes adapt to life in secondary school, by mentoring them
· Help identify potential 12 and 13HPP students
How it will work
· Students will come out of class every 3 weeks or so for period 4 and their lunchtime.
· A different day of the week and line will be targeted each time, so it will avoid impacting on the same subject.
Examples Of Topics To Be Studied
Goal Setting/Working on Weaknesses
Physical/Mental/Technical/Tactical. Then talk about
Motivation/Confidence and Concentration
Balancing life/school/social and time management
Exercise for a purpose/Recovery from training
RICED and injury prevention
Relaxation exercise and positive self talk
Pilates and gym sessions
Nutrition for sport