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Emerging Athlete Program Nominations Open

Emerging Athlete Program Nominations Open

Author: waadmin/Friday, 21 September 2018/Categories: News, Featured


The Emerging Athlete Program has been reviewed and Athletics WA have now developed a plan that will better suit the athletes (born in 2001 or older) through greater facility access for their strength & conditioning and recovery. This has been achieved by forming a partnership with Rugby WA. Rugby WA have offered Athletics WA world class gymnasium and recovery centre access that will provide the athletes with the greatest opportunity to succeed.

Strength & Conditioning 
Access to the Rugby WA High Performance Centre will be available to the athletes on the following days and times:
  • Tuesday 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Thursday 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Saturday 10:00am to 12:00pm

The athletes during the opening times will have access to the gymnasium and the recovery centre, (the recovery centre includes an ice bath, hot water bath and a water treadmill) Athletics WA will appoint a Strength & Conditioning Coach who will be able to assist in programming for the athletes or the athletes can conduct their own Strength & Conditioning programs. 

This year we will introduce Yoga classes to be held in the Fred Napier Room from 6:15pm to 7:15pm on Wednesdays. The focus of the classes will be on strengthening the core and 'prehab'.

Education Seminars
Those athletes that are included in the Emerging Athlete Program will have access to education seminars that will be conducted over 8 sessions throughout the year. The seminars will include information on:

  • Sport Nutrition
  • Nutrition (Cooking Class)
  • Sports Psychology (Mindset and Grit)
  • Sports Psychology (Performance Anxiety)
  • Mindful meditation
  • ASADA – Drugs in sport
  • Injury Prevention and Recovery
  • Social media and Self-Promotion

Key Dates

  • Nominations are now open (Monday 8 October 2018) - CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE
  • Orientation/Facility Tour (Rugby WA) – TBC
  • Commence – Tuesday 4th October 2018

For further information please contact Athletics WA Development Officer Shane Ellis via


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