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February 27, 2020

Harry Weatherstone

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The sled push is a lower body exercise that develops the posterior chain [glutes, hamstrings, calves], and acceleration technique. The sled is a versatile piece of equipment that can be used to improve athleticism in a number of ways. In this post, we'll stick to discussing the sled push in specific, which in and of [...]

The Youth Athletic Development Academy is a sport performance, physical literacy and fitness institute for youth throughout the specific stages of their growth and development. We work with ages 5 through 18, and our programs predominantly service Sunshine Coast based students.   The three pillars of our program are: 1. Youth athletes looking to optimise […]

January 13, 2020

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We’ve written about the importance of performance testing for youth athletes before.   The TL;DR version of that post is this: Performance testing involves running athletes through a series of movements and assessing their performance. Periodical performance testing plays an important role in the development of any athlete. The tests that are undertaken as part […]

December 14, 2019

Harry Weatherstone

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Typically, when I ask a youth athlete about their previous gym training, I get one of the following responses: • I do HIIT (high intensity interval training) a couple of times per week, or • Monday is chest and arms, Wednesday is abs and cardio, etc Now, I am not here to bash either of [...]

December 14, 2019

Harry Weatherstone

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Speed is such a crucial component to your athletic development. Aside from the skill of your sport, it is probably the biggest indicator of your performance and success for 90% of sports, especially those that are field and court based. Alongside from the obvious benefits that come along with being faster than your opponents, speed is [...]

December 14, 2019

Todd Davidson

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We’re excited to have Strength & Conditioning Coach Todd Davidson guest posting on the #YADacademy blog today, utilising his extensive knowledge base to chat with you guys about the importance of mobility training for youth athletes. Thanks, Todd! We’ll have to get you back again to share more of your expertise with us all soon! [...]

November 15, 2019

Harry Weatherstone

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Performance testing involves running athletes through a series of movements and assessing their performance. Periodical performance testing plays an important role in the development of any athlete. The tests that are undertaken as part of a performance testing session are designed to measure and assess specific physical qualities underpinning an athletes development and their sporting [...]
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