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Last Updated: 18 February 2022

1. Overview

The JSA programme is part of our provision for primary school students with higher abilities in the physical domain. It provides opportunities for these students to participate and learn about various sports while discovering their sporting strength and interests.

With this knowledge and experience, students can make more informed choices and pursue a sport with more targeted support from relevant sports organisations from secondary school onwards.

How it works:

  • Participation in the JSA programme is by selection only.
  • Your child can be nominated for the selection trial by you or their teachers.
  • Nominations must be done through your child’s school.
  • The programme will be conducted from Semester 2 of Primary 4 to Semester 1 of Primary 6, where they will be exposed to a total of 4 different sports during this period.

Who can apply

Primary 4 and Primary 5 students who are generally fit and healthy.

Your child does not need to have specific sports skills or be proficient in any particular sport. The focus of this programme is to expose students who are good movers to a variety of sports.

Programme schedule

Students in the JSA programme will participate in sport modules. Each sport module is conducted on Saturdays over 1 semester. Students also go through sports education modules where they will learn about sports science.


Feb to Mar

Selection trial

Details of the selection trial will be sent to all primary schools in February for nomination. Nominated Primary 4 and Primary 5 students will take part in JSA selection trial that is conducted annually on a Saturday in February or March.

The test items for the selection trial are based on generic motor ability (for example, sprinting, jumping, balancing, hand-eye coordination) and do not require students to have specific sports skills.


Release of selection trial results

Results of the selection trial will be released through your child’s school at the end of April.


Attend parent engagement session

Selected students and their parents will be invited to a briefing. Details of the programme such as sport module selection, scheduling, commitment level expected from students and parents will be shared.

Jul to Nov

Module 1

Students begin their JSA journey with their first sport module.

Sports education topics that will be covered are:

  • Understanding long term athlete development.
  • Strength and conditioning.
  • Sports injury management and prevention.
Jan to May

Module 2

Students continue their journey in Primary 5, Semester 1,  with their second sport module. Sports education topics that will be covered are:

  • Nutrition
  • Hydration
  • Sleep
Jul to Nov

Module 3

In Primary 5, Semester 2, students continue their journey with their third sport module.

Sports education topics that will be covered are:

  • Mental skills training.
  • Balance between sports and studies.
Jan to May

Module 4

In Primary 6, Semester 1, students will participate in their final sport module.

Sports education topics that will be covered are:

  • Sports philosophy and ethics.
  • Sports milestones and achievements.
  • Sports ecology in Singapore.
May or Jun


Students who successfully complete the JSA programme will be invited for the JSA Graduation Ceremony where they will be presented with a Certificate of Completion.