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Athlete Development Academy

Our Vision

The Hazel Glen College Athlete Development Academy (ADA) has been established to identify and develop highly talented and emerging student athletes within their focus sport. The Academy’s holistic approach aims to enhance, develop and prepare the whole athlete for pathways into an elite setting by supporting them to balance their academics and develop their physical and mental strength to achieve their ultimate sporting goals.


Strength & Conditioning

  • Injury prevention
  • Rehabilitation and recovery
  • Core Strength
  • Technique and gym safety


  • Developing skills and movement patterns
  • Biomechanics, gameplay and sports IQ
  • Strategic thinking
  • Tactical and video analysis

Sports IQ

  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Professional high performance guest speakers
  • School/life/sport balance
  • Mindset and gratitude
  • Psychology of an athlete

Ricky L - AFL

  • AFL Level 3 Coach
  • Assistant Coach – Yarra Valley Grammar (current)
  • Interim Coach – Northern Knights Boys/Girls U/17 (2022)
  • NFNL Junior Rep Program Coordinator (current)
  • AFL Victoria Coach Developer (current)

Monty S - AFL

  • AFL Level 3 Coach
  • Current Northern Knights Development/Line Coach U/18
  • Previous Head Coach for Northern Knights Futures Program
  • Previous Squad Coach for Northern Knights U/16
  • Previous Victorian Metro Coach
  • Previous Wesley College Coach

Chloe G - Netball

  • Aus Sports Camp – Netball Coach (2017-2019)
  • Diamond Creek Rep Netball Coach U/11 + U/13 (2018-2019)
  • Casey Demons VNL Division 1 (2019)
  • NVL Best + Fairest (2019)
  • Vic Mens + Women’s Open Netball Team (2021)

Debbie C - Basketball

  • Current Assistant Coach – Australia Geckos (Women’s Deaf National Basketball Team)
  • Current Victorian State Developer – U/16’s Girls Team
  • Current Diamond Valley Woman’s NBL1 Coach
  • Current RMIT National Women’s Head Coach