Amidst the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Central Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS) has put together a program to enable athletes to keep exercising safely within the confines of their homes for the next 10 – 12 weeks.
The interactive program will be delivered to a wide range of athletes across several platforms and includes instructional, interactive, skills based sessions, skills that squads had been working on that can be continued in the current climate.
Fitness components are delivered to squads via online meeting platforms or LIVE platforms and details can be uploaded to the Strava App leader boards to support motivation.
Strength and conditioning components will be delivered via these platforms by qualified professionals and Coast Sport will assist with more specialised programming, utilising the expertise of their Physiotherapy and Exercise and Sports Science professionals.
Clubs NSW Education courses in Sports Psychology, Resilience for Athletes and Social Media, among other things, will also be offered to athletes who will receive a certificate upon completion.
The squads will be encouraged to have regular contact via Zoom with their coaches and squad members where possible, to stay connected as a group.
Robyn Low-Hart, the CCAS Programs and Communications Manager, said of the online program: “CCAS understands the importance of Athlete Wellbeing.
“Regular exercise is key to helping the psychological challenges while maintaining the fitness benefits that the athletes have all worked so hard to achieve,” she said.
The program is structured in a way that the athletes can do most of the program at a time that is convenient to them.
Reporter: Ross Barry