The Academy is excited to announce the launch of the AFL girls’ talented athlete development program in 2018. The program will be for girls aged 14-16 years who reside in the Academy’s catchment. The program will have a strong focus on technical skills development but will also provide a holistic framework for the development of the young athletes.
The Academy’s Freestyle Canoe athletes have spent the last week in San Juan, Argentina competing in the 2017 ICF Freestyle World Championships. The four Western Sydney athletes have competed in a variety of races with some finals qualifications as highlights!
Over 50 talented young athletes from the Western Sydney Academy of Sport gathered at Sydney West Sport Medicine’s (SWSM) state of the art facility in Rooty Hill for their Fitness Testing & Functional Movement Screening Day.
Young athletes from across the state will undergo an intensive education program covering everything from the dangers of drugs in sport to financial literacy, thanks to a new scheme funded by the NSW registered club industry to be distributed by the Regional Academies of Sport (RASi).
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.
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.
On 21 October the 2017/18 athletes gathered at Western Sydney University’s Kingswood Campus for the annual Athlete Induction Day. New and returning athletes gathered in the morning ready for a day full of information, preparation and learning.
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.
Josh Gadd is not your typical year 12 student studying for his HSC. On top of the stress of upcoming exams, Josh puts a lot of hours into training and practicing his golf! Training that has paid off once again.
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!