The Youth Athletic Development Academy provides the best practice in youth athletic development, educating students, parents and coaches on how to develop the foundation for athletic success; ensuring safety, effectiveness and life long movement.
We train athletes and students to perform better, reach higher and achieve their sporting dreams.
All programs are targeted towards increasing the athletic qualities that lead to improved athleticism, health, sporting performance and reduced injury rates.
The Youth Athletic Development Academy provides the best practice in youth athletic development; educating students, parents and coaches on foundational development for athletic success. We pride ourselves on prioritising safety and effectiveness while training our athletes to perform better, reach higher and achieve their sporting dreams.
All of our programs are targeted towards increasing the qualities that lead to improved athleticism, health, sporting performance and reduced injury rates.
“THERE MAY BE PEOPLE THAT HAVE MORE TALENT THAN YOU, BUT THERE’S NO EXCUSE FOR ANYONE TO WORK HARDER THAN YOU DO”
– Derek Jeter
YAD Academy athletes are committed to character development, resilience in the face of adversity, and showing respect to all. They take responsibility in the management of their own discipline in regards to health and performance — including recovery, training, nutrition and mindset.
YAD Academy athletes understand that results come from intrinsic motivation, consistency, long-term commitment, and a love of the process. Their best effort and attitude is always put forward.
YAD Academy athletes are committed to upholding this culture within their community; striving to positively contribute to this environment while also supporting other athletes in their journey towards becoming their best.
We are dedicated to the holistic development of young people. Our passion is building champions in the gym, in sport, and in life; while also cultivating an environment for all youth — both athletes and non-athletes alike — to aim higher, work harder and be better.
We utilise the highest quality coaching with exercise science principles specific to youth and their progressing stages of development to optimise physical development and sport performance, while also reducing the chance of injuries.
LITRES OF SWEAT
SPORT SPEED & AGILITY
Youth athletes will be sprinting, accelerating, changing direction and moving faster, all while reducing chances of injury in our program specifically designed for all field and court based sports.
Using sport and exercise science principles tailored to each organisations specific needs; we provide your athletes with the knowledge, skills and practical experience needed to optimise their performance, reduce risk of injury, excel in sport and develop successful sporting careers.
YAD LVL 1 + 2
Small group training for youth athletes. Students learn the fundamentals of gym training, improving their health and fitness while also developing their sporting performance and reducing risk of injury.
Performance testing is a great tool for coaches to gain an understanding of the physical strengths and weakness their athletes have. Coaches can use this information to give direction to their programming in order to develop their athletes weaknesses, whilst continuing to facilitate their strengths.
Our online training is periodised and individualised for youth athletes across the globe, tailored to each athlete’s needs, goals and environment. Progress, smash those goals and remain accountable through one-on-one sessions with our head coach.
SEMI PRIVATE TRAINING
Specifically designed for high-level athletes, those needing to rehabilitate from injury, or anyone looking for a more personalised approach. Track your progress, monitor training loads and get the specialised training you need to maximise results.
Scarlett loves participating in your classes, whether online or face-to-face! Thank you for keeping her fit and excited to exercise, especially during these times. We are so lucky she has a coach who really knows what's important for the kids to be doing in exercise, but most importantly someone who coaches with such positivity and patience. Thanks Harry!
Cait Wedd Parent
Thank you so much for all you have done for Jae this term. We have really noticed the difference as he has been injury-free (which is a first, as he usually over extends and gets sore hips and knees).
Tracy Evans Parent
Our two boys attend Harry's fitness program as part of their tennis development and they thoroughly enjoy it. Harry connects very well with the children and they always look forward to his sessions.
Veronika Vesela Parent
YAD Academy was recommended to us by my son's physiotherapist when he started complaining of sore knees after running. After a few sessions, we started to see a massive improvement in his form and decided to enrol our daughter in the Kid Fit program too. I have been absolutely blown away at the progress she has made, and the fact that she absolutely loves her gym sessions too. It's a true testimony to Harry's skills as a coach that he can challenge and engage both my active, athletic son and my 'not so fond of sport in general' daughter at the same time. They both love their sessions and making progress at their own pace. I can't recommend Harry highly enough!
Judith Tappenden Parent
Thank you Harry. You helped my 12 year old son recover from his hip fracture, both physically and mentally. His confidence has improved and his knowledge regarding training his body, mental strength, recovery and nutrition. As his mother, I feel, what a fantastic opportunity he has been given to train with you twice a week at St. Andrew's. Fantastic news is that he is back on the football field doing what he loves. Without your help, his recovery could have been longer. I totally recommend you and I thank you so much.
I can't believe the physical results of training for both my boys - they are already developing strong defined muscles! I think it is awesome that they are learning to appreciate their own physical capacity and the power of the human body! On top of this, going to two of Harry's classes twice a week has really improved my teenage boys mood, sleep, food choices, overall happiness and attitude to learning and completing school work. They are more motivated to do homework and complain less. When a mum has twin boys in Grade 7, this is gold! Thanks again, Harry - you must be an awesome trainer to be able to inspire my boys to get out of bed at 5:30am on a cold dark winter morning!