ABOUT THE ACADEMY
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 rate.
We are dedicated to the holistic 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.
OUR PROGRAMS FOCUS ON THE PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF TWO GROUPS
1. ATHLETES ASPIRING TO BE THE BEST, GET RESULTS, MAXIMISE PERFORMANCE AND REDUCE INJURY RATES.
How many high level youth athletes have you seen burn out and not reach their full potential? How many are sitting on the sidelines injured and not able to train or compete?
If you look closely at the world’s best athletes, they are investing in their physical preparation. Athletes cannot expect to perform to their best without the underpinning physical qualities that make up both their development and their sport. Developing these qualities at a young age is of huge importance for maximising athletic potential.
At YAD Academy, we believe athletic development and success is multifaceted in nature, with a focus on the following key areas:
Performance: Making sure each athlete has a strong foundation of motor control (technique and movement competency), strength, speed, power, agility, coordination, mobility, flexibility and stability. Integrating these qualities into a long term plan based on the individual, their stage of development and their sport is crucial.
Recovery: Ensuring each athlete is not only training hard, but also smart. Athletes must respect the recovery process of getting enough sleep, eating right and monitoring training loads to get the most out of their bodies. Without this, the body can’t adapt from training.
Injury Reduction: Creating robust and resilient athletes with reduced injury rates. We believe this to be the most important aspect of training. This allows athletes to play their sport more, at increased intensity, while sitting on the sideline less.
These three strategies, when designed correctly, will have you performing better, enjoying sport more and playing for long term success.
2. STUDENTS LOOKING TO BE HEALTHY, STAY FIT AND MOVE MORE.
We all know the importance of staying active and fit for health and wellbeing. For youth, this is traditionally achieved through sport. However, the reality is that not all students enjoy sport and competition. This causes kids to be physically inactive, lose vital motor skills and be at a higher risk to a whole host of diseases and health problems. That is why we have created an environment for students to enjoy being active, build confidence and stay healthy.
The program is designed to teach students fundamental movement skills, improve fitness and have fun! All classes are targeted towards each students’ level of development and abilities.