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Sport at Scots

From Rugby and Cross Country to Rowing, Snowsports and Cricket, sport is synonymous with the Scots experience, encouraging boys to discover personal strength born of competition and camaraderie.Athletes from The Scots College

Overview of sports offered at The Scots College:


Athletics  Basketball                     Cricket   
Cross Country Football        Rifle Shooting
Rowing Rugby Sailing
Snowsports Swimming Table Tennis
Tennis Volleyball Water Polo

Athlete Development

At The Scots College we aspire to be a leader in strength and conditioning programs offered to our students. The College's facilities feature an outstanding weights room, spinning room and ergo room.

Athletics

Athletics at Scots is not only about training boys to run faster, jump higher or throw further but to equip young men with well-rounded life skills including resilience, dedication and teamwork. Scots' athletes are encouraged to give their best whether it is at training or in competition.

State, National, Olympic and World Championship experienced coaches have supported The Scots College Athletics team success in the AAGPS competitions in recent years.

Basketball

The Scots College Basketball Club is recognised as one of the premier development Basketball programs in Australia. The Club's 'Athlete Pathway' is a skill development pathway from Years 3 to 12, where athletes have the opportunity to be mentored from current and former NSW, NBL and WNBL coaches and players.

Due to the heavy workload, physical and emotional demands of competitive sport, the Senior programs are structured to include additional study and tutorial support three afternoons per week before training. Athletes are expected to parallel their athletic excellence in the classroom, ensuring a well-rounded balance between physical and academic development and performance.

The Basketball Club travels overseas every two years to Canada and the USA to compete in large, well regarded high school tournaments. Our teams also feature at the Australian National Schools Championship each year.

Cricket

The Scots Cricket program is a Transition to Year 12 skills based program that exposes players to some of the best coaching in the country. As a result, a number of players from the Scots Cricket Program have made Cricket NSW representative sides.

Skills sessions are regularly recorded and players' actions and techniques are analysed. This analytical approach complemented by reports, physical strength and conditioning results, and game day statistics, assists the College in tracking the progress of each player.

The combination of skills sessions with individual and team sessions, make for a strong training program that is second to none in schoolboy cricket.

The College offers an environment designed for the continual improvement and ongoing development of Scots cricketers.

Cross Country

Cross Country running is becoming an increasingly popular sport at Scots, with over 70 competitors from Years 7 to 12.

Competing schools are awarded points throughout the season for individual achievements by runners, as well as team points for the first four runners from each school across the finish line. While the College encourages individual achievement and goal setting, a core value of mateship, camaraderie and the overarching success of the College team is promoted as a core foundation for the boys' success.

Cross Country runners develop skills of endurance, determination and resilience. Each runner has personal goals but gains additional satisfaction in being part of a team.

Football Association

Football is a rapidly growing part of the College and is enjoyed by almost half of all Scots boys during the winter sports terms.

In recent years, the College has employed a great number of highly experienced coaching staff who are passionate and dedicated to improving the standard of Scots Football. Combined with in-house teaching staff (each with considerable expertise in the sport), The Scots College Football Program is leading the way in schoolboy football.

The coaching program focuses on teaching the boys technical skills, developing a strong sense of resilience and determination, teamwork and social responsibility.

Rifle Shooting

Rifle shooting is one of the oldest AAGPS sports still competing today. The Scots College Rifle Shooting team has represented the College at competition level for over 80 years. Rifle shooting is a sport that requires skill, precision, calculations and mental strength.

Utilising the College's on site indoor small bore rifle range, the boys are able to refine their skills during the week to be used on the outdoor range on Saturday mornings and at ANZAC Rifle Range Malabar.

The Scots College Rifle Shooting team is stronger than ever before and is establishing a fresh new approach to the sport with the help of new equipment.

Rowing

Rowing is a big part of The Scots College culture and is enthusiastically embraced by our boys. The Scots College Rowing team is a competitive club, well resourced and positioned on the Parramatta River at Gladesville.

The College is focused on improving its oarsmen with a highly developed sense of resilience and determination, a focus on teamwork, and an honest commitment to strive for excellence.

The programs are written and reviewed by experienced trainers, with reference to AIS standards and the College is committed to seeking continuous improvements in the offering of this outstanding sport.

Rugby

The Scots College delivers one of the leading Rugby programs in the country competing in one of the strongest schoolboy Rugby competitions in the world. The College runs over 40 teams across the Preparatory and Senior schools, with the 1st and 2nd XV competing in the high performance environment of the AAGPS Rugby Competition.

Communication and collaboration between Rugby coaches and academic colleagues ensures that attitudes and achievements are transferrable between the Rugby field and the classroom. Consequently, we have students who are high-achievers in both domains.

In the past five years, a number of Scots players have represented Australian Schoolboys and gone on to professional Super 15 academies.

As Rugby Sevens will soon be an Olympic Sport, the College is proud to have created a platform for all young aspiring Australian Rugby players to work towards an Olympic goal.

Sailing

The Scots College Sailing is based at Woollahra Sailing Club, Rose Bay, where scenic Sydney Harbour provides a perfect venue for sailing. Competition is of a high standard against other schools from around Sydney. The program has extended to the Preparatory School where boys can experience sailing at an early age.

In addition to fleet racing, Scots' sailors partner with the Cruising Yacht Club to sail on larger boats to encourage teamwork and cooperation. The boys have a wonderful opportunity to excel and are given a chance to represent NSW or Australia at a school level in Teams Racing.

Snowsports

Snowsports at the College began in 1980. Since then, regular trips and development programs have catered for students of all skill levels. Overseas trips provide opportunities for students to ski in other countries and experience the cultural diversity of various regions of the world.

The race team is open to all students and gives all boys the opportunity to excel through a program of dry land training, on-snow training, and an established competition schedule.

The TSC Snowsports Academy was established in 2011 to cater for the needs of Snowsports athletes. It allows boys to balance their academic education with Snowsports training. The athletes spend 10 weeks at the Academy during the snow season combining essential access to on-snow training with the school curriculum.

Swimming

The Scots College Swimming team is highly competitive in the AAGPS competition and displays good team spirit and a competitive nature.

Swimming is divided into two groups:

  • The 'Learn to Swim/Stroke Correction'
    Offered to Years 7 to 9 boys who are not strong swimmers, designed to ensure swimming competence and confidence in preparation for their Glengarry experience.
  • Representative Swimming
    A selected group of competent swimmers who represent the College in the AAGPS Competition in Term 1.

Swimming is a sport that allows boys to mix across age groups. This builds a sense of community that is valued by the boys.

Table Tennis

The sport of Table Tennis at The Scots College is a highly skilled, fast paced and tactically challenging Summer Sport. Where players hit the ball at over 100km per hour and spin the serve so acutely that it turns 90 degrees.

The Scots College have been the leaders in offering an outstanding Table Tennis program and have pioneered the Invitational competition. Our impressive results include state representation and the most successful Division 1 side in the 2015/2016 Summer competition.

Tennis

Tennis is continuing to grow as a sport at The Scots College. Programs are offered for boys in Transition to Year 12 in both training and competitive matches.

High Performance Coaching has been a key focus for the College over the past three years. These coaches direct the program, each bringing a variety of playing and coaching experience from junior programs to grand slams.

The world-class facilities at Scots enables the boys to achieve their true potential.

Volleyball

The newest of the winter sports, Volleyball has been a wonderful addition to the sports choices for Senior students.

Volleyball suits a wide variety of boys as the sport demands rapid court movement, considerable hand-eye coordination, prediction of future ball placement and the need for static and running jumps, and power control.

The game is fun, dynamic and exhilarating.

Water Polo

The Scots College introduced Water Polo to its Sports program in 1988. Today Scots is one of the most successful schools in NSW both in competition wins and representative honours.

The College competes in a combined AAGPS/CAS Summer competition during Terms 4 and 1. The College has won this competition eight times.

Water Polo at this level of competition is a physically demanding sport requiring a high level of fitness.

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