Junior Sport Science Symposium III

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Updated 04/02/14 2nd Speaker Announcement:

If our athletes aren’t engaged in our training and practice activities, it really doesn’t matter how much Technical and Tactical knowledge we may have.

With this in mind, we have invited Grant Stephensen to present on research from the teaching world that can support Coach Education and Assessment.

Grant is has a unique perspective of coaching as he is the Head Coach for the Australian Universities Rugby League team, Head Coach of the Marsden Rugby league team and Head of the PE Department at Marsden. In some of these roles he is developing students/athletes and in others he is developing teachers/coaches.

His talk ‘A reflection on current coaching practices and what is needed in the future’ will address the following:

  • Top techniques for quality instruction.
  • Assessing coaches – how do we assess and give quality feedback to developing coaches?
  • The missing link – Quality coach education and assessment.

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Updated 30/01/14 There aren’t too many people in the sports coaching world who haven’t heard of the Queensland University of Technology ‘Hamstring Group’ and we’re fortunate enough to have a member of theirs, Matt Bourne, present some of their research.

Focusing on what we, as ‘practioners’ can do in the trenches that will help reduce the incidence of this frustrating injury, Matt will provide us with the science and the practice.

For more information on the JSSS click here; and to see who else has presented and attended click here for JSSS 1 and here for JSSS 2.

The other speakers will be announced shortly.


23/01/14 The third edition of the JSSS will be hosted by Elite Fitness, in Brisbane (click here for cost, venue, etc details).

Elite Fitness is the one-stop, go-to store when it comes to fitness. Personally, we have used it to kit out an entire National Academy training facility, while they sourced top name brands in strength, power and recovery industries.

They also have the buying power to bargain on their customer’s behalf – an ideal situation whether you’re a school, sports organisation or just need something for the home gym.

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