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UniSC HPS Youth Academy

UniSC HPS Youth Academy

Future Student Athlete Pathway

UniSC High Performance Sport (HPS) aspires to be an international exemplar for performance enhancement, talent identification, sports inclusion, and elite athlete education. With a strong track record in developing the sporting and academic performance of athletes across a number of Olympic, Paralympic and professional sports we aim to deliver an enduring and valued legacy from the 2032 Games by becoming a renowned Regional Centre of Excellence in Sport.

The UniSC HPS Youth Academy provides a platform to foster the development of school-aged athletes along their sports and education pathways and is essential to the continued growth of HPS at UniSC. It extends UniSC HPS to the secondary education sector, demonstrating the University’s commitment to its communities and imperative to build capacity within its regions.

The HPS Youth Academy Schools’ Program aims to:


Athletes in Year 10, 11 and 12 who are competing at a national level, selected through recognised state and national sport organisation pathways in a sport recognised by Sport Australia.

Para athletes

All students in Years Year 10, 11 and 12 who have a disability and are playing sport.

Prospective student-athletes must be recommended by their school or sporting club. Athletes must be a minimum of 15 years to be eligible for the program.


The HPS youth program offers strength and conditioning programming and support from Level 3 ASCA coaches, education sessions and access to mentors and experts. It aims to support talented athletes as they transition from age group competitors to high performance environments.



More Information

Tania Stevenson
Coordinator, High Performance Student Program
Tel: +61 7 5430 1210 or +61 411 399 490
Email: tstevens@usc.edu.au

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