End of Season and End of Year Awards
At the conclusion of each season, coaches award an MVP and Most Improved medallion.
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER (MVP)
The MVP award acknowledges outstanding commitment to training and games, as well as good sportsmanship on and off the field/court. MVPs are acknowledged for demonstrating a high level of skill acquisition.
The Most Improved award acknowledges outstanding commitment to training and games, as well as good sportsmanship on and off the field/court. The most improved medal acknowledges a positive attitude towards improving skills and game development.
NICOLE HORTON SPIRIT OF SPORT PIN
This pin is presented to Year 7 students who participate in four terms of sport and embody the true spirit of sport, i.e. commitment, service, effort, sportsmanship, and enjoyment.
At the end of each year, the Sports Department host the annual Sports Dinner and Awards evening. This evening is an opportunity for the School community to celebrate the achievements of our athletes.
During the evening, an athlete from each sport is recognised along with some special awards and an appearance from a guest speaker.
Parents/carers and family members are invited to attend.
There are representative programs for Swimming, Athletics, Tennis, Netball and Volleyball. Representative Squads require students to trial for a place in the program. Girls will be required to attend training sessions and strength and conditioning sessions in order to prepare for tournaments and possible tours. Representative programs are constantly being reviewed with other sports being offered as the need arises.
Students at MLC School are very fortunate to be provided with several opportunities to tour as a sporting group.
In previous years, MLC School has taken students to:
- Tamworth – National Youth Games
- Perisher/Thredbo – Interschools Snow Sports
- Gold Coast – Australian Volleyball Schools’ Cup
The proposed 2022 tour is Canberra for Water Polo.
Our sporting associations select representative teams which provides talented students with an opportunity to trial for representative teams that may then lead to State and National representation. These pathways ensure that students with talent are identified and offered the opportunity to enhance their ability through development camps, further training and competition.
Leadership Opportunities in Sport
APPRENTICE COACH PROGRAM
The Apprentice Coach Program provides girls from Year 10 to Year 12 the opportunity to develop their coaching experience and expertise. This is a voluntary role, working under an experienced, senior coach for training and games with the senior coach acting as a mentor.
Students in this program can use the hours towards their Duke of Edinburgh Award. Once students have completed this program, they are provided with opportunities to gain their coaching qualifications. They can then be promoted to a paid, assistant coach position. Once they have gained experience as an assistant coach, and upon leaving school, these students can then be considered for coaching positions at MLC School.
Information regarding the Apprentice Coach Program will be emailed in Term 1 2022.
TEAM MANAGER/COACHING ROLES
MLC School encourages the active involvement of parents/carers in the School’s sporting life. Parents/carers have an opportunity to be involved in either team manager or coaching positions.
We believe the involvement of parents/carers in these roles contributes to building a positive and collaborative team environment. It promotes the ideals of community and a positive sporting culture.
Parents/carers in these roles assist in communicating information to the team and other parents, impart their knowledge and expertise of their chosen sport, welcome and support other parents, assist families in working together to overcome transport challenges that may arise from time to time and support our coaches in their roles.
Parents/carers can nominate for these roles during the registration process.