Training plays a vital part in optimising athletic performance. It must be of adequate volume and high enough quality to not only improve performance, but also to keep the athlete injury free. Over the past few years, scientific research has tried to better understand the relationship between training load and injury.Details
It is exciting times for the Western Sydney Academy of Sport as they welcome their Official Vocational Education Partner BCA National.
As a highly regarded registered training organisation and consulting company, BCA National offer quality vocational education in a number of areas. Of particular interest to the Academy is BCA National’s focus on providing educational opportunities for aspiring, current and former athletes – through participation in their Sport Development Diploma that is being rolled out in western Sydney.
Basketball NSW is the principal program partner in the inaugural Western Sydney Academy of Sport’s basketball program. Both the Academy and Basketball NSW have worked collaboratively to develop and implement the 2017/18 program. The program is designed to replicate Basketball NSW’s Developing Athlete Program (DAP) with the added value of education components.Details
Sports strapping (or taping) is extremely common in the sporting world and the everyday clinic. Very rarely will you attend a sports match and not see someone running around with one part or another strapped up. In fact, most competitive sports teams allocate time before each training session and game purely to allow their athletes to be strapped!Details
Each year at the Academy’s annual Athlete Dinner & Awards Night our Major Scholarship Partner, Woolworths present the highest achieving male and female athlete from the program year with a generous scholarship to utilise on sporting costs and equipment with an added component that goes towards education expenses.Details
On Tuesday 19 September, two long-standing athletes Joshua Gadd and Lauren Woods made their way to NSW Parliament House for a leadership forum followed by a parliamentary reception. The leadership forum saw special guest speakers including Nathan Hindmarsh (NRL Ambassador), Anne Fitzgerald (ClubsNSW) and Samantha Poolman (Giants Netball). These special guests spoke to athletes on what it takes to become a good leader and how they made it to where they are today.Details