Junior Sports Academy

MOE takes a long-term perspective towards developing children’s sporting talent as part of holistic education. All students are provided with opportunities to develop their fundamental motor skills and knowledge through Physical Education lessons in schools. Those who are more interested and talented, can pursue their interest in sports through school sports co-curricular activities and other community-based programmes.

The Junior Sports Academy (JSA) programme is part of MOE’s provision for primary school students with higher abilities in the physical domain. Through a broad-based physical sports programme, these students can discover their sporting strengths and passion, and subsequently commit to a sport with more targeted support from schools and relevant sports organisations at the secondary education level and beyond.

JSA programme

Students in the JSA programme are offered the opportunity to participate in four sport modules. Each sport module is conducted once a week, over one semester, on Saturdays. Students will also attend Sports Education Modules (Sport-related workshops) at the end of each module (See table below for more details).

Time Frame Programme
Primary 4 Semester I (Mar) JSA Selection Trial
Primary 4 Semester I (May) Parents Engagement Session
  • Briefing for selected students and their parents
Primary 4 Semester II (Jul-Nov)
  • Sport Module 1*
  • Sport-related Workshop 1
    • A Guide to Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)
    • Strength & Conditioning
    • Sports Injury Management & Prevention
Primary 5 Semester 1 (Jan-May)
  • Sport Module 2*
  • Sport-related Workshop 2
    • Nutrition, Hydration & Sleep
Primary 5 Semester 2 (Jul-Nov)
  • Sport Module 3*
  • Sport-related Workshop 3
    • Mental Skills Training
    • Balance between Sports & Studies
Primary 6 Semester 1 (Jan-May)
  • Sport Module 4*
  • Sport-related Workshop 4
    • Sports Philosophy & Ethics
    • Sports Milestone Achievements in Singapore
    • Sports Ecology in Singapore

*Sport modules will be based on student’s choice of sports

Contact Information

For queries on JSA, please contact:
Physical, Sports & Outdoor Education Branch
Email: MOE_PSOE_Branch@moe.gov.sg
Tel: (+65) 6468 4293

JSA Sport Modules

Students will choose one sport module per category based on the following 19 sports modules currently offered:

General Territorial- Invasion Net-Barrier / Wall Striking-Fielding / Target
Track and Field
Table Tennis
Tenpin bowling

JSA Sports Education Modules (Sport-related workshops)

Title Students will be able to:
A Guide to Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)
  • Understand the importance of LTAD and its application to their sports development
Strength & Conditioning
  • Understand the importance of systematic training and body preparation for sports
Sports Injury Management & Prevention
  • Identify common type of sports injuries, prevention and treatment, and apply where appropriate
Nutrition, Hydration & Sleep
  • Understand and apply nutritional knowledge in relation to sports training, competition and recovery

  • Understand the importance of sleep to sports performance and apply the pre-sleep strategies in routine
Balance Between Sports & Studies
  • Learn and apply essential skills to manage schoolwork and their commitment to sporting pursuits
Mental Skills Training
  • Learn to develop and adopt positive belief in their capacity to overcome obstacles and pursue goals
Sports Philosophy & Ethics
  • Understand the importance of sports values and display them in their sporting journey
Sports Milestone Achievements
  • Discover Singapore’s sporting milestone and learn from inspiring athletes
Sports Ecology in Spore
  • Be aware of the support for sports in Singapore and career opportunities related to sports

JSA Hosting Schools

The JSA programme is conducted at 13 JSA hosting schools spread across Singapore. These schools are located near MRT stations to facilitate access via public transport. Sports which require specialised facilities, such as water sports, will be conducted at specialised venues# and shuttle bus services will be provided to facilitate access, where necessary.

The 13 JSA hosting schools are:

#MOE(Evans Road) and Singapore Sports School

JSA Selection Trial

The JSA selection trial is conducted annually on a Saturday in February/ March. Details of the selection trial will be sent to all primary schools in early February for nomination and dissemination. All primary schools will nominate suitable Primary 4 and 5 students for the trial. Parents could also nominate their children through the schools.

The test items for the selection trial is based on generic motor ability (e.g., running, jumping, balancing, ball throw & catch). The test items do not require students to have specific sports skills, so that students without access to early sports training are not disadvantaged. Students therefore do not need to do any specific preparation or have any additional training. Students attending the trial should however, be generally healthy and fit.

Students are not required to bring any sports equipment to the selection trial. Students will only need to attend the trial dressed in PE attire with shoes.