Peak Performance Program (PPP) – Catherine McAuley College Bendigo

A new and exciting opportunity exclusive for students from Catherine McAuley College Bendigo. Delivered by Healthy Mates Physiotherapy and Performance.

Peak Performance Program (PPP) – Catherine McAuley College Bendigo

Peak Performance Program (PPP) – Catherine McAuley College Bendigo

A new and exciting opportunity exclusive for students from Catherine McAuley College Bendigo. Delivered by Healthy Mates Physiotherapy and Performance.

What is the purpose of the program?

The Peak Performance Program is designed to introduce youth participants to training in a way that sets the foundation for more advanced training. The program exposes participants to aspects of strength training, conditioning and high level performance and, through this exposure, develops key motor skills that are required in later stages of training at any level – school sport, community-level sport or high-performance sport.


We know that with peak periods of growth, come increases in limb length which can result in decrements in motor control performance and decreased coordination. With this, comes reduced neuromuscular control, which can result in increased risk of injury.

Recent trends suggest that junior athletes display substandard levels of movement competency and ability to complete basic movement skills. Earlier interventions such as exposure to strength and conditioning and movement training will result in better movement mechanics, enhanced sporting performance and reduced risk of injury.


The Peak Performance Program has been designed utilising both research and experience with training youth in athletic settings. The PPP is based on a movement curriculum that adopts and exposes budding athletes to the athletic movement skills competency. These are the foundational movements that underpin all athletic movements. This is not only important in the development of athletic skill and competency but also underpins the development of healthy habits throughout life, regardless of athletic/sporting endeavours. PPP is a learning program that progresses to a strength and conditioning training program as students show that they can move competently. It is designed to teach participants critical skills in movement, to be confident and competent to move through phases of training.

Who can complete the program?

The program is open to both new and returning students.
The Peak Performance Program is open to year 7, 8 and 9 students exclusively to Catherine McAuley College students. The program is designed for both beginner students who have never completed the program and more experienced students with a higher degree of training or who have already completed the program. Our coaches have numerous years experience working with junior athletes and hence can monitor, adapt and modify the program to suit athletes of all experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

The program will be delivered Monday and Wednesday morning from 7:25-8:30am at Mercy Junortoun Sporting Precinct

Students can be dropped off at the Mercy Junortoun Sporting Precinct from 7:15am. 

Students will not need to be picked up after the sessions. 

Registration will be limited to people who register on the Healthy Mates Website. There will be limited spaces available in this program.

You can register via a link which will appear at the top of this page. The link will go live on Thursday 6th June. If you register and are within the allocated spaces available, you will receive an email with further instructions to complete and confirm your place in the program.

If you do not receive an email within 5 days of registering, this means we are not able to offer you a place for this program.

Registration into the program is processed strictly in order of registration submissions, with the program limited to a set amount of participants



  1. Complete the registration form below. 
  2. If you are within the allocated places to register after the form going live (Thursday June 6th), you will receive an email to complete further forms. There will be two additional forms: Healthy Mates Medical Screening and Information Form and PPP Waiver and Consent Form. This process will also include payment. 
  3. Once you have completed the above forms and paid, your place will be confirmed in the program via email.

The cost of the program for Term 3 is $400.

Once registration has been confirmed for the first 30 registrations, a confirmation email will be sent to you with a link to make a secure payment online*

*Please not there may be a small surcharge with online payment method*

This program is open to all Years 7, 8 and 9 students who attend Catherine McAuley College. There is no other criteria. 

This program is suitable for all students. This is a foundational program that exposes participants to exercises targeted at developing competence in movement. 

Participants are not required to wear CMCB school uniform, however clothing suitable for exercise is encouraged. Students are required to be in full school uniform post the conclusion of each session. 

For more information please send all enquiries to Cooper McLean:

Register Here!

Please use the form below to register for the program. A reminder that the program is open to limited applicants who fill in this form once it goes live on Thursday June 6th at 9am. Once you have filled in this form and are within the limited applicants to register, you will receive an email within 2-3 days, with further instructions on how to pay and sign appropriate forms to have your place in the program finalised and confirmed. 

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