This Wednesday, Basketball WA will host Dr. Stephen Bird, Coordinator of the Strength and Conditioning Program for the Western Region Academy of Sport who will be conducting an interactive lecture on ‘Developing Movement Athleticism’.
This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of the leading authorities on S&C in Australia.
For more information and to register click here.
Abstract: While many coaches and elite youth athletes recognise the importance strength and conditioning in enhancing sport performance, does your training develop movement athleticism for sport readiness? This presentation shall overview how to develop movement athleticism through training progressions and provides examples from the International award winning ‘Athlete Development Model’ employed by the Western Region Academy of Sport. Coaches will be exposed to ‘current practice’ and develop greater practical understanding of the importance of the movement competency screening, functional progression, athlete individualisation, and proactive recovery strategies to enhance sports performance. The end result is an athlete who is sport ready.
Biography: Dr Stephen Bird
Dr. Stephen Bird is a well-known author, speaker, and researcher with expertise in elite athlete preparation and nutritional supplementation. He has been an elite performance consultant to professional sports teams and International sporting organisations since 2000, attending the 2008 Beijing Olympics as part of the Indonesian Olympic Team. Dr Bird has prepared elite athletes for World Championships in 8 different sports, 3x South East Asian Games, 2x Asian Games and has conducted international sports science research collaborations in 4 countries. Professional appointments currently occupied by Dr Bird include Coordinator of the WRAS/SHMS Strength and Conditioning Internship Program, Associate Editor Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, research consultant with Musashi & PowerBar, Nestle Performance Nutrition and High Performance consultant to Basketball WA.