Accessible Page Links

Page Tools

Main page Content

Aspiring Athletes Program

​AAP at Forest Lake

Forest Lake St​ate High School is happy to announce the Aspiring Athletes Program beginning in 2015. This exciting new program will provide a unique and dynamic sport specialist experience for athletes with great potential.  The AAP supports the athletes holistically by connecting the Schools existing P.R.I.​D.E behaviour philosophy with strategically planned sportin​g specific training. 


Selection into the  Aspiring Athletes Program requires applicants to demonstrate not only a high level physical qualities test​ed through KPI testing (Key Performance Indicators)  but also a high level of commitment to adhering to the schools PRIDE philosophy which underpins reaching academic goals. 

Process for application:

  • Application forms available at the School administration and on the website and need ​​to be returned to the Main administration. 
  • Attend trials: Tuesday, 15 September 2015.
  • Academic results must be brought to the trials day.
  • Selectors will review the applications and trial results and notify parents by: Monday, 12 October 2015. 


 Steve Nance Presentation



Forest Lake State high School has a proud sporting tradition and the Aspiring Athletes Program aims to build on this.
The AAP aims to tra​in the selected athletes through individualised programs with the involvement of the school, parents and local and state run sporting organisations. Individualised training programs relative to the chosen sport for the athlete will be provided along with planned testing sessions using Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). These KPI results are sports specific then recorded and provided to possible “Talent ID” programs with the aim to further the athlete on the pathway to professional and or elite amateur sport.
This program also provides a realistic and holistic approach to the challenges of elite sport. Athletes will be required to show a strong drive to develop a commitment to using the schools PRIDE model to develop the emotional and social maturity necessary to deal with the elite sporting environment.
AAP will include individualised, sports specific strength and conditioning programs with a heavy emphasis on biomechanics. Also included will be psychological skills development, pre event visualisation techniques and relaxation techniques to further develop the intelligent perform
Time management, nutrition, study skills and career planning will also be developed through AAP.

Aspiring Athletes Program consists of: 

  1. Sports Specific Strength and Conditioning Programs
  2. Teamwork and leadership development 
  3. Mentorship
  4. Regular contact with the AAP co-ordinator who will take students for welfare lessons every week.
  5. Students will have access to facilities, specialist tuition and coaching from organisations including:   
  • Runaway Bay Sports excellence Centre
  • QAS Talent Identification and Development program 


  • 2 lessons per week before and or after school. 
  • Participation in specialised clinics
  • Potential to increase the program e.g. more sessions per week etc 
Pathways and Opportunities
Participants in the Sports Excellence Program gain potential pathways to Q.A.S, A.I.S College Programs, and Professional and Amateur sports.

Student Obligations

Students will only retain their position in the program by continuing to meet the requirements of their chosen sport and their school subjects. All students will be required to sign a contract outlining their responsibilities.
Progression from year level to year level in the program is not automatic.

Selection Procedure

Entry into the program is selective and very competitive. Only a limited number of positions are offered. Selection trials are held throughout the year with the first round in August and a second round in September.

Sports Excellence Uniform

Sports Excellence students are required to purchase an applicable aspiring athletes uniform in addition to the cost of the program. 

Program Costs

Students will be required to attend a sports camp at Runaway bay that costs approximately $100 for a 3 day camp. A training shirt for $35 will also be required.​