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    Barwon Sports Academy

    Developing Athletes and Communities

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    Barwon Sports Academy

    Developing Athletes and Communities

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The Barwon Sports Academy in partnership with Netball Victoria are one of 6 regional academies who offer initial talent identification and pathway support for 13/U, 14/U & in 2021 15/U netballers in our region. Due to the impact of COVID and the restricted training and game time for our local girls, in 2021 we are running trials for the first time.

In 2021 the Barwon Sports Academy is partnering with Netball Victoria to deliver a local netball program to a select group of talented girls aged 13 and under. These are girls born specifically in 2007. 

The program will give netballers in the Barwon region the best level of support and education, so that they can given themselves the best opportunity to develop their skills and understandings in order to trial for further opportunities with Geelong Flyers and Netball Victoria zone and state squads.

The Barwon Sports Academy netball program is looking for young athletes who have the potential to develop their fundamental skills through;

  • A series of technical and tactical skill development sessions

  • A 15 session strength and conditioning program

  • A series of wellbeing education session

We are asking local representative coaches, parents and club representatives to promote this opportunity and to encourage girls who fit this category, to register. We are looking for athletes who are talented and aspiring to achieve the higher level with their netball. 

What you can expect in the session?

  • Group warm up
  • Introduction and explanation of what coaches are looking for at this stage.(Program managers Susan Meaney and Meagan Canaway)
  • Overview of BSA Netball program (1st, 2nd and 3rdyr in 2021)
  • Trials
  • Warm down and group message of how squad will be announced.

EVENT DETAILS 

Date: Sunday 21stFebruary, 2021

Time:  10.00 -12.30pm

Location: Kardinia Park Netball stadium - 

Who attends:  Girls born 2007 & reside in the Barwon region

  • Athlete Wellbeing and Sports Psychology

    Athlete Wellbeing and Sports Psychology

    The BSA places a strong emphasis on holistic development and provides a comprehensive wellbeing and Sports Psychology service to athletes. This is done through a series of education workshops, small group workshops and one on one consults with one of the BSA’s wellbeing/Sports Psychology team.
    When speaking about wellbeing there are a range of different factors that can impact on athletic performance, as well as our every day health and wellbeing. Sleep, stress, diet, exercise and mindfulness are just some of the topics we will look at within our wellbeing workshops to ensure you are functioning at your best.

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  • Medical Network

    Medical Network

    The BSA has an extensive Medical Network to provide athletes with benefits such as priority access and discounted rates. 

    The Medical Network includes physiotherapists, myotherapists, sports doctors, sports psychologists, massage therapists, osteopaths, podiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, dieticians and diagnostic imaging. 
  • Sport Specific Skill Development

    Sport Specific Skill Development

    Each BSA partner sport provides sport specific practical training opportunities for their athletes. These sessions are of an elite standard and will most often be conducted by a specialist coach of either State or National level.

    The format for each sport’s practical program will be developed to service the needs of the athletes and compliment the training and competition loads.

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  • Strength & Conditioning

    The aim of the BSA Strength and Conditioning (S&C) program is to educate athletes on the importance of S&C as both a performance enhancing and injury prevention measure.

    Each partner sport is allocated a set S&C schedule. Sessions address the components of fitness specific to that sport and take into consideration the development level of the athlete, current training load and competition period of that sport.

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  • Education Program Schedule

    Education Program Schedule

    The Athlete Education Program provides personal and sporting development opportunities to athletes through a series of workshops relevant to the holistic development of highly talented athletes.

    The aim of the program is  to assist athletes in achieving their full potential through the education and practical application of balance in sport and life. The BSA places a strong emphasis on utilising the highly knowledgeable and experienced pool of expert presenters that exist within the Barwon Region.
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