Athlete Development - Level 1

Course Description

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AD1 is for students who may already be performing at a high level in their chosen sport(s). Students will continue on with the Athlete Development Programme which has been set up to run from year 9 -13. This programme has an emphasis on building a foundation for athletic performance for our first teams.

This course is by selection. Students selected for this course will be decided by Mr Hyett and Mr Kelly.

This course is made up of five periods a week. Two of these are strength and conditioning and three periods based around NCEA Level One standards.

The strength and conditoning sessions are a compulsory requirement of this course.

- 19 credits offered
- Functional anatomy and biomechanics
- Self management
- Strategies to improve performance
- Factors affecting aprticipation
- Sporting performance

As part of this course students will also take part in workshops on sports nutrition, sports pyschology and drug free sport NZ.

ADP1, ADP2 and ADP3 have a theory and practical content for qualification purposes.
You may not study PHE1, PHE2 or PHE3 in conjunction with ADP1, ADP2 and ADP3.

Course Overview

Term 1
Students are introduced to the requirements of the 1.1 Standard - Actively participate in physical activities and explain factors that influenced participation. This sees the start of an inter-class tournament that runs for the year across a range of different sports. Students spend the majority of the term doing resistance training in the weights room (2 sessions per week), whilst demonstrating self-management as part of the 1.9 standard.

Term 2
Students continue 2 sessions of weights training per week. They also develop their Functional Anatomy (1.2) knowledge in (and out of) the classroom, which culminates in an assessment where students choose a sporting movement to analyse and apply aspects of Anatomy, Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology to this.

Term 3
Students analyse a new sporting skill (traditionally Ten Pin Bowling) and explore strategies to improve performance - with the idea being they can take these strategies and apply them to their sports. Students also finish completing the theory component of the 1.1 standard and gather data to support their grade for "A Quality Performance" (1.3), where students are assessed in a selected sport against set criteria.


Athlete Development - Level 2, Outdoor Education - Level 2, Physical Education - Level 2

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$75 ADP service fee
$40 curriculum fee


This course is by selection only. Selections are made by the Athlete Development staff assited by coaches.
- 10ADP preferred

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90962 v3 Physical Education 1.1 - Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation
A.S. 90963 v3 Physical Education 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the function of the body as it relates to the performance of physical activity
A.S. 90964 v3 Physical Education 1.3 - Demonstrate quality movement in the performance of a physical activity
A.S. 90967 v3 Physical Education 1.6 - Demonstrate strategies to improve the performance of a physical activity and describe the outcomes
A.S. 90970 v3 Physical Education 1.9 - Demonstrate self management strategies and describe the effects on participation in physical activity
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.


It is the policy of Tauranga Boys’ College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.