From Head of PDHPE, Patrick Darvill
Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Excursion
On Thursday 18 May, Waverley College Year 11 Sports, Lifestyle and Recreation Students attended a Sports Coaching and Training excursion at Allianz Arena with the NSW Waratahs Rugby Union team. The students meet the Waratah support and coaching staff, asked questions about the coaching process, and engaged with and meet Waratahs players and staff.
The students also completed an Allianz Stadium tour and viewed the Waratahs training academy. Finally, the students watched and engaged in a NSW Waratahs training session, listening to coach’s instructions and player’s feedback.
On Friday the 19th May, Year 12 PDHPE students attended a PDHPE seminar at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation. The excursion was both theory and practical in nature and reinforced components of the PDHPE syllabus, specifically ‘Sports Medicine’ and ‘Factors Affecting performance’. Students participated in a number of fitness testing and resistance training exercises and completed a VO2 Max and Lactate Threshold test. The head of Strength and Conditioning from the Australian men’s Rugby sevens team discussed with the students a typical ‘In’ Season daily training program. Students were also put through a number of different forms of ‘Recovery Procedures’, such as, hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, ice baths, and pool rehabilitation.