The Young Athlete Podcast is for parents of young athletes, coaches and young athletes themselves. This fortnightly podcast is designed to provide great information on keeping young athletes injury free and on the playing field - whether they are an elite athlete or not!
Who's journey is it? - A parents perspective
Who's journey is it? In this episode we interview a parent about their experiences raising 2 children over their sporting lives. Both children are now 17 & 19 years of age - we look back at their sporting journey so far, as a family, parent and young athlete.
In particular, we talk about how this parent has managed the landscape of when your young athlete shows some promise. Tune in for a great episode full of interesting insights and experiences.
Sports Concussion in Young Athletes - Dr Andrew Gardner
Associate Professor Andrew Gardner is a clinical neuropsychologist, he has researched sports related concussion for over a decade and serves as consultant for a number of national sporting organisations and bodies.
In this episode, Andrew talks through sports concussion in young athletes. Tune in for an amazing episode with great thoughts and insights.
Reflections on a career. Mark Renshaw - Professional Cyclist
Mark Renshaw was a professional cyclist for over 16 years and has ridden for some of the best teams on the planet. He is widely regarded as one of the best lead out men ever in pro cycling and formed an almost unbeatable partnership with Mark Cavendish when he was at HTC Highroad.
In this episode we cover an amazing career, high points and low. Tune in for a great episode full of tips and insights!
Tips to Keep Active & Engaged During COVID-19. Dr Loretta O'Sullivan-Pippia
Dr Loretta O'Sullivan-Pippia is a Specialist Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist. Loretta established Twelve9teen Sports Physiotherapy in 2009 - a practice dedicated to young athletes.
In this episode, Loretta outlines the S.E.E.D.S. principle and a range of other great tips to keep your young athlete active & engaged. Tune in for an amazing episode with great thoughts and insights.
Strength & Conditioning for Young Athletes - Dr. Stephen Bird
Dr Stephen Bird is a High Peformance Consultant & Director of Strength & Conditioning at the University of Wollongong. He has has worked for numerous sporting bodies, including the Indonesian Olympic Committee, and Basketball Scotland. He is currently the Performance Consultant for Coaching & Athlete Development at Basketball NSW
In this episode, Stephen explains the importance of Strength & Conditioning for young athletes. Tune in for an amazing episode with great thoughts and insights.
Athlete availability, health & performance - Dr Paula Charlton
Dr Paula Charlton is the Performance Health Manager for Triathlon Australia. Her role focuses on the development of systems and processes for ensuring availability and optimal health for elite Australian Triathletes.
In this episode, Paula explains the importance of keeping young athletes healthy, injury free and available to complete training and perform at their best in competition. Tune in for an amazing episode with great thoughts and insights.
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Fantastic Podcast - Great to have a podcast who gets the experts in their fields providing practical information and tips that you don’t need to be a health professional to understand & that you can apply immediately with young athletes! Can’t wait for the next instalment!!
This is a wonderful resource for anyone involved in junior sport and in particular where there is a high physical load. I have coached junior teams in basketball, AFL football and rowing. I also have 2 teenage kids that have played multiple sports at a high level. I have found, throughout my journey that many coaches and parents lack the understanding and knowledge to know what is best for their athletes. This podcast has such a wide range of guests that offer both physical and mental wisdom and guidance. Brilliant!!
As a private practice physiotherapist and exercise physiologists for over 25 years this is a tremendous and invaluable resource for both parents and coaches alike.Love it Scott. One of my favourite podcasts to listen too! Can’t wait for the next episode!