Open four days per week, Monday to Thursday, from 9:AM – 2:30PM. This is what a typical day looks like:
We do approximately 90 minutes of skills-based football each day.
2. Strength & Conditioning
We do 30-45 minutes in the gym each day. You will have your own personalised strength and conditioning program.
After hitting the gym, you will undergo a recovery session which includes things like stretching and swimming.
You will shower, change, and have a lunch break.
You will have an hour lecture on the subjects that you are studying in your current trimester.
The academy employs full-time tutors and like all universities, students find the extra assistance from tutors on top of their lectures to be very important.
Our tutors and coaches finish up with students at around 2:30pm each day.
Please note that the above is subject to change depending on which academy you attend and other factors and serves only as a guide of what a day at the Simon Black Academy may look like.
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REQUEST AN INFORMATION PACK What will I do at the Simon Black Academy? Elite coaching
You will receive elite level coaching by current and past Australian Rules players on a weekly basis as you take your game to a new level.
Diploma of sports development
Students will be enrolled in a Diploma of Sports Development (Elite) delivered by Torrens University Australia in the first year of study.
Bachelor of business (sports management)
Upon graduation of the first year Diploma of Sports Development (Elite), you will be able to continue with a Bachelor of Business (Sports Management) with an advanced standing.
Personal development program
On top of our football, strength & conditioning and education programs, students will also participate in personal development workshops that focus on leadership, goal-setting and resilience.
Exercise Physiology, Strength & Conditioning
You will be guided by an exercise physiology team dedicated to ensuring your body reaches its maximum athletic potential.
Level 1 Coaching & Umpiring Accreditation
You will undertake a Level 1 Coaching and Umpiring course, providing you with knowledge and skills required to umpire AFL at a community level.
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