Strength and conditioning
Strength and conditioning forms an integral part of the development of all AIS athletes. The Strength and Conditioning discipline provides services in the areas of speed, agility, endurance, strength, stability, flexibility, injury prevention, management and rehabilitation for the purposes of enhanced athletic performance during competition.
Each athlete's program is individually tailored to meet their specific needs. These programs are designed by the AIS Strength and Conditioning staff, in consultation with sports medicine practitioners and sport coaches, to allow each athlete to progressively achieve their optimal performance. Athlete development is constantly monitored by the Strength and Conditioning staff throughout their scholarship.
The aims of the AIS Strength and Conditioning program are to:
- develop correct exercise skill or drill technique
- improve the strength base of all athletes
- individualise programs to address athlete specific strengths and weaknesses
- improve athletes' sports specific movements and techniques through agility and speed sessions
- improve athletes' physical conditioning through sport specific conditioning sessions.
Each athlete is required to fill in a training diary for each weight training session. This enables the Strength & Conditioning staff to monitor each athlete's progress and adjust programs to enhance their development. Abdominal/core stability, injury prevention/rehabilitation, proprioception and agility programs are also performed as part of their overall strength and conditioning program.
Technology also plays an important role in providing athletes and sports coaches with feedback on the athlete's performance and progress.
The AIS Strength and Conditioning staff currently develop and deliver training programs for all Canberra based AIS scholarship holders. The department also oversees and monitors the delivery of strength and conditioning services for each of the out of Canberra (decentralised) AIS sports.
Any enquiries about the Strength & Conditioning Program can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.