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Youth Strength Training in Sport

Youth strength training is a topic of interest for many researchers, clinicians, practitioners and coaches. When to start, how much is enough or too much, and what to prescribe is constantly debated and put under scrutiny. However, at present, a compelling body of scientific evidence supports participation in appropriately designed youth resistance training programmes that are supervised and instructed by qualified professionals. Click here to read more...

Are you a TEEN ATHLETE looking for an EDGE?

Practical tips and links to better eating habits needed for teen athletes to obtain that competitive edge in their sport. Click here for more information

Tips for being a Vegan Athlete

Practical applications of a vegan based diet for athletes. Click here for more information

Simple Tips to "Be Well"

It's not just about eating well and training hard - take a look at these simple tips you can do to improve your overall health. Click here. 

Are you getting the most out of your fitness training?

Read THIS ARTICLE for information about heart rate during training.

Making time for school study and SWSAS!!

Become a better athlete, student and citizen by best using your time. 
Time management skills are imperative for your future in a time sensitive world! 
For a wealth of valuable information click here

Nutritional Preparation for Tournaments and Competions

Pre-nutrition is one of the most important practices that an athlete can do to boost their performance. 
NSWIS has some great hints, tips and lists of foods that will help you put what you read into practice!

Sports Psychology: Stopping the nerves

Having trouble with controlling your nerves and the anxieties before any sort of competition? 
Take a look at this fantastic article with tips and tricks to control those crazy feelings! 

Supporting your child through a non- selection process

Not being selected for a team, or making the next progression can sometimes be really hard to process for young people. 
For a parent, sometimes you just don't know what to say! This resource will give you some fantastic hints and tips to get through the hard times.
For more information, click here

Why athletes shouldn't fear carbohydrates!

Thought carbs were bad? Well, carbohydrates are actually the best fuel source for maximum energy. 
Click here to read more about the benefits of carbohydrates for training athletes.

What to consider when approaching weight loss as an athlete

To lose weight you need to consume slightly less energy than what your body is using each day to live and train. Each person reacts differently to foods, so it's important you do your research before going on a diet. the NSWIS website is a great place to start!

20 food suggestions to target your protein intake

When considering protein for recovery, the timing, frequency and amount all play a pivotal role for optimal results. Find out more by visiting the NSWIS website

6 tips for athletes to achieve 'mindful eating'

We have all heard about mindfulness, but have you heard about mindful eating? 
Read more here

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