Research conducted by ASA examines sport from multiple angles.

The projects undertaken by ASA are part of both pure and applied research.
The dedicated ASA research team has gained an international reputation for producing and publishing high quality academic work. We also have an extensive international network that allows us to call on experts and academics from other fields when needed.

ASA core research areas:

  • Labour market and mobility of players
  • Support, stadiums and violence
  • Sport, gender and social standing
  • Doping and sports performance
  • Manipulation of sports competitions / Sports integrity

ASA research encompasses the following activities:

  • Publications

ASA publishes various articles, collections and books, most of which are available for purchase on the ASA website.

  • Events

ASA holds regular symposiums, workshops and round-tables on topical themes. These events bring together distinguished guests, experts, ASA researchers and other various stakeholders.

  • Documentation Centre

ASA has an in-house documentation centre that is open to the public. Resources are focused on the fields of sports industry. The centre is staffed to provide personalised help with documentary research.

  • ASA Scholarship

The scholarship aims at promoting sports-related scientific research from researchers holding a university degree or equivalent. Each year, a ASA selection committee, specialised in research, evaluates proposals and grants the scholarships.

  • ASA Observatory

As a research team, the ASA Observatory brings together experts in the statistical analysis of all areas of sport. Since its creation, it has rapidly established itself as one of the leading providers of sports questionnaires, athlete and player surveys, data mining, business intelligence reports and research publications. The ASA Observatory regularly undertakes research activities and develops joint projects with a wide array of stakeholders in the international sports industry.

The main areas of the sport high performance are:

  • Focus on the holistic development of elite sport
  • To be officially recognised by their respective national government, Olympic Committee and National or International Sports Federation
  • To be able to provide technical and scientific support services to high performance athletes and coaches
  • To be willing to swap staff personnel with other high performance sports centres to exchange ideas and work methods

The principles of ASA High performance are the following:

  • To generate initiatives that benefit athletes, sport and the wider community

Collaboration with international organisations and associations to assist in promoting the implementation of the principles and objectives pursued by the Australian Sports Academy High Performance Team (ASA-HP)

  • Maintaining an ethical approach

The protection of the rights of high performance athletes, Specifically this should focus on their right to train and compete in a fair, ethical, healthy and safe environment.

  • Enhancing staff development

We are committed to adding value to the training and development of your staff by providing opportunities for staff exchanges

  • Sharing information and knowledge

As far as possible, the ASA-HP Team will share and exchange knowledge and experiences in relation to high performance sport. We will also make information available to enable facilities and services to be promoted to athletes and coaches across the Australia and the world.

  • Identifying best practices

Identifying and sharing best practices is an essential element in the development of learning.
The ASA-HP Team will develop concepts of best practices through sharing experience and knowledge in operation and management.

  • Supporting the Australian and the world forum on elite sport

The ASA-HP Team will support the organisation of forums on elite sport as a means of sharing and developing information and understanding of high performance sport.

Thanks to a combination of expertise in RESEARCH and EDUCATION, ASA-SC is regularly asked to provide CONSULTING services to federations, associations, clubs, public institutions and individuals (athletes).

ASA can respond to a wide range of consultancy requests by accessing its own high quality in-house resources or through its vast international network of experts.

ASA is equipped to provide advice in the following areas:

  • Statistical products for the governance of sports organisations: ASA, through its affiliates, provides services in the areas of questionnaire surveys, databases, data mining, business intelligence and reporting.

ASA is equipped to provide advice in the following areas:

  • Statistical products for the governance of sports organisations: ASA-SC, through its affiliates, provides services in the areas of questionnaire surveys, databases, data mining, business intelligence and reporting.
  • Seminars for professional and continuing education: ASA-SC can create and deliver specific programs in collaboration with its network of Australia and international sports industry experts.
  • Legal advices: ASA-SC services can include, but are not limited to, the drafting of contracts, counseling to individuals and review of statutes and regulations.
  • Research projects: ASA-SC research team works closely with sports organisations, teams and leagues to conduct organised research projects and provide insight and recommendations throughout the process.
  • Organisation of congresses, seminars and conferences: ASC-SC can advise on the content and management of a wide variety of events as well as provide a connection to industry experts suitable for various speaking engagements.

Events are diverse in nature and this unit is relevant to any type of event coordinated in any industry context, including the tourism, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. Sometimes the concept development phase is undertaken in parallel with feasibility analysis or the event bidding process. This course applies to event managers who operate with significant autonomy and who are responsible for making a range of strategic event management decisions. They may work in event management companies, in event venues, or in organisations that organise their own events.

Topics in this course include:

  • Event preparation and planning
  • How to conduct a successful event
  • Environmental and social impacts of the event
  • Crowd safety
  • Risk management
  • Legal compliance

The Australian Sports Academy Talent Identification Program will provide you with the skills and knowledge to implement and evaluate a talent identification system for athletes. The focus is on identifying and developing potential athletes to perform at elite competition level in the relevant sport.

The Talent Identification will provide you with the skills and abilities to:

  • Implement fitness testing and evaluation to determine the suitability of the athlete
  • Develop and apply a criterion to evaluate athlete performance, behaviour and suitability
  • Devise and implement talent development programs using the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD)
  • Analyse and document test results and identify athletes for inclusion into the program
  • Identify and document an action plan in consultation with successful athletes regarding transition to new sport and future sporting goals

The Australian Sports Academy Performance Analysis Program will provide your organisation with the skills and knowledge required to assess and regularly review the technology requirements of a Sporting organisation.

The Australian Sports Academy Performance Analysis Program will provide knowledge on how to:

  • Identify, access and interpret specific technical information on relevant technology
  • Identify ways in which technology can be used to enhance performance
  • Help coaching staff with vital game statistics
  • Interpret data and explain results clearly and concisely to relevant others

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The Australian Sports Academy Group / Team Building Program will provide your coaching staff or team with the skills and knowledge required to establish a functional productive team.

The program will address how to:

  • Plan for the establishment of a group
  • Build group dynamics to understand and respond to group behaviour
  • Establish a group performance plan to meet needs and activity outcomes
  • Develop group commitment and cooperation
  • Understand the stages of group formation, such as forming, norming, storming, performing and adjourning to enable effective and constructive group support
  • Establish and development leadership styles, categories and types

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  • Facilities managers are responsible for the management of services and processes that support the core business of an organisation. They ensure that an organisation has the most suitable working environment for its employees and their activities. The ASA Sports Facility Management Course will provide you with the knowledge and skills involved in both strategic planning and day-to-day operations, particularly in relation to buildings and premises using best business practice to improve efficiency, by reducing operating costs while increasing productivity.


Topics in this course include:

  • Develop a maintenance plan
  • Facility and equipment maintenance needs
  • Monitor on-site maintenance contracts and contractors
  • Supervise the storage of equipment
  • Establish need for the service
  • Stock requirements
  • Stock-control systems

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