NSW Snowsports Talented Athlete Camp 2017

NSW Snowsports started winter with a bang, holding their second ever NSW Talented Athlete Camp (NTAC) at Precision Athletica’s High Performance Centre, Sydney Olympic Park.

The full day program kicked off at 8am and was designed to focus on the physiological, psychological and personal development of the twenty scholarship holders in attendance. Snowsport scholarships from the regions of Cooma and Jindabyne are also supported by the Rob Kneller Youth Foundation.

Scholarship holders from across NSW and the ACT attended the camp. These scholarship holders are representatives from a range of disciplines including Alpine, Cross Country, Freestyle and Snowboarding.

The morning schedule included a introductory welcome by NSW Snowsports Director of Athlete Development Craig Hammond, along with the distribution of the new season uniforms. This was followed by a Sports Psychology presentation by Winning Edge Psychology’s Mark Webster, a Pathways to Excellence in Winter Sports presentation from Precision Athletica and Australian Winter Olympic Team Physio Peter Caine and an inspirational Q&A discussion with Olympians:

  • Sami Kennedy-Sim
  • Scott Kneller
  • Jarryd Hughes.

After a short lunch break the athletes moved into the gym and treatment rooms and were introduced to the elite training environment at Precision Athletica.

The group participated in sessions aimed at educating, analysing and demonstrating high performance. Sessions covered:

  • Activation & Movement Preperation – prehabilitation and warm up
  • Baseline Testing – individual athlete screening. Explosive power testing & strength/endurance testing
  • TABATA Training – high intensity interval training
  • Recovery – practical demonstrations and participation including the use of hot/cold methods, immersion, compression, foam rolling and stretching

There was a great energy with a desire to learn and improve shown by all of the scholarship athletes – signs are certainly promising for a big season ahead.

Following the day at Precision Athletica, Snow Sports NSW will offer the scholarship holders a range of options to support their on-snow training and event programs.

If you’re an athlete, parent or coach interested in knowing more about the High Performance Snowsports program at Precision Athletica, please email the head of the program Peter Caine for more information, or call on 02 9764 5787.