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Nurturing a child's sporting development

Here are our collated top 10 tips to nurture and support a child's sporting development.

When considering these tips or recommendations, it is important to match your expectations with a child's developmental status and their motivation for participating in sport. Children often play sport for fun and social reasons, competitive and performance-orientated reasons or a combination of all these factors. Nurturing a love of playing sport at any level has many benefits. Remember this is just the start of their lifelong journey enjoying sport. 

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UNDERSTANDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NUTRITION & SLEEP

Have you ever felt so exhausted that you feel the only way to get through the day is with some high energy food like chocolate? Maybe you need an afternoon sugar hit? Or do you wake up feeling like you barely slept, even though you were actually in bed for over nine hours?

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5 EXERCISES FOR ANKLE INJURY PREVENTION

The past few months have affected the way many of us exercise, meaning our bodies are not exposed to the same sport-specific movements as usual. Therefore, it's important our ankles have adequate strength and endurance to ensure a safe return to sport. Here are our top five exercises to help maintain the health of your ankles, which require strength and control in landing.

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45-MINUTE FIELD SESSION FOR STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Below is a 45-minute field-based session to assist and complement your current training schedule to ensure you maintain your fitness levels and enjoy a safe return to sport.

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5 WAYS TO BE MENTALLY FIT FOR YOUR RETURN TO SPORT

As things are slowly getting back to a 'new normal', on many people's minds is returning to the sport that they love. Along with the excitement of starting to train again it's common to experience feelings of apprehension and nervousness.

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11 TIPS FOR ATHLETES TO LIMIT THE PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF COVID-19

The measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 have undoubtedly had a significant impact on your sport and life. Here are 11 things you can do to limit the psychological impact and maximise the opportunity in front of you.

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NEW ROUTINE MEANS NEW EATING HABITS FOR ATHLETES

Our day-to-day routines and schedules play a huge role in determining what and when to eat. So when training schedules & energy demands change, it's important for athletes to check in with their dietitian to reassess if current intake is appropriate and to apply nutrition strategies to suit the new demands.

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NUTRITION FAQ | CAN I HAVE A CHEAT DAY?

In the same way that you won't achieve all your goals in sport after one training session, one meal won't undo all your hard work. However, when these habits become regular, perhaps each week, you might find it harder to reach your performance or physical goals.

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9 Vegetarian Combinations to Help Achieve Protein Targets

We have previously covered the importance of regular protein in an athlete's diet to assist in training recovery. However, a common misconception around vegetarian eating is that it is impossible to consume adequate quantities of protein to support training demands.

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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 

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Are you a TEEN ATHLETE looking for an EDGE?

Nutrition is a weapon! Most young athletes don't realize this. They put in the hard workthey lift, they run, they practice. But the reality is everyone does these things. Sure, some do them better or more frequently than others, but pretty much any kid with hopes of playing at the next level is going to be lifting, running and practicing. But eating well? Not so much.

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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.

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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.

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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? Mindful eating is a way of eating that is based on the philosophies of mindfulness. Essentially, mindfulness involves deliberate focus on your internal and external environments.

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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.

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Are you getting the most out of your fitness training?

You have your runners on, your FitBit is charged, but now what? When you exercise, your heart and breathing rates increase, delivering greater quantities of oxygen from the lungs to the blood, then to exercising muscles. Determining an optimal heart rate for exercise depends on your exercise goal, age, and current fitness level.

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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!
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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. 

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Tips for being a Vegan Athlete

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

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