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The BSA netballers have been kept busy over their weekends recently, learning and training with some of the best over four Sunday sessions.
The aim of these sessions is to share experiences, resources and information with the athletes, in a team based environment tailored to the needs and demands of netball.

July 21st was the first session, where Susan Meaney coached the girls through some practical activites. With a strong focus on movement techniques, the netballers went through a range of skills and drills based around footwork, ball handling, positioning and agility.

The second part to day included an education session around a netball related topic. Corio Bay Health Group Physio Bernadette Downey was in charge of all things injury prevention. The main message from the session being 'Keeping us out of the moon boot'.

Netball Sun Sess 1

The second session was set for July 28th, with local champion Renee Garing taking lead as head coach but not without some assistance from Kaitlin Amor & Hannah Kennedy. This week’s session focus was on defensive skills and the physical requirements of being a netball athlete. The question being posed 'what does it take to really stand up?'.

The aim of the second education session included the idea of what does an elite athlete look like in “action”. Psychologist Stephanie Rice led the conversation, exploring the factors around mental toughness in the form of injuries and the benefits of goal setting. The idea of resilience was also a topic of the session, looking at strategies to use when dealing with injury and setbacks.

 

Stay tuned for more details from sesion 3 & 4 soon!

 

 

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    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

    The BSA has an extensive Medical Network coordinated by Justin Edwards from Corio Bay Health Group. Athletes are provided with benefits such as priority access and a discounted consult rate. 

    The Medical Network includes physiotherapists, 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

    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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