We are dedicated to the holistic athletic and physical development of young people. Our passion is making champions in the gym, in sport, and in life; while building 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.
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
Youth Athletic Development 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.
Our 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.
Youth Athletic Development 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.
Following specific training principles designed to reduce the risk of common injuries specific to the youth athlete.
Improving the physical development of youth athletes, specific to their age and stage of development.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
Changing attitudes, behaviours and beliefs amongst youth regarding their health and wellbeing by helping them find passion in being active and enjoying movement.
Optimising the physical qualities that underpin excellent sport performance, including areas such as strength, speed, agility, endurance, power, flexibility and coordination.
ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
Our athletic development training programs focus on the development of the physical qualities that underpin all sports and are essential for optimising sports performance while reducing injury rates. Students develop qualities such as speed, strength, mobility/stability, endurance, agility and coordination. Our programs are run through St. Andrew’s Anglican College and Outside The Box Gym and are open to all students throughout the Sunshine Coast. Classes run from Monday through Friday during term — both before and after school — as well as specialised programs throughout the school holidays.
SPORTING CLUBS AND TEAMS
The world’s best sporting teams and the most successful sporting organisations all invest in the physical development, athleticism and injury prevention of their athletes through utilising qualified strength and conditioning experts and performance coaches. Here at the Youth Athletic Development Academy, we bring years of experience in the development of youth athletes and teams — focusing on bringing their performance to the next level. From swimming, soccer and tennis to rugby, netball and basketball; our dedication, experience and qualification makes us the number one authority in youth athletic development.
This program has been brilliant for my three high school aged kids! They are not only fitter but happier and more focused at school. Harry is an excellent mentor for all of them and they have a lot of respect for him.
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!
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].
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.
The Youth Athletic Development 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 Kidfit 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!