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Teams  >  Target Talent Program  >  2018 TTP  >  2018 TTP Education

This page outlines the education sessions that will be run for NSW athletes enrolled in the 2018 Target Talent Program. This year we will also be running education seminars for both the personal coaches and parents of athletes within the program, to assist them in supporting their athletes to achieve their potential. 

Session 1 - Saturday 16th june

Athletes, Coaches, Parents:
2018 Athletics NSW Target Talent Program Introduction, Meet and Greet with State Coaches


Injury Prevention and Recovery - Presented by Rob Mullard - Sydney Sports Medicine, Athletics Australia physiotherapist for 2018 world U20 championships, track and field physiotherapy coordinator for the New South Wales Institute of Sport

Injury Prevention and Management - Presented by Brent Kirkbride - Sydney Sports Medicine, Athletics Australia head physiotherapist

Sleep and Recovery - Presented by Henry Jones - Sydney Sports Medicine, Physiotherapist for Athletics NSW state teams



session 2 - sunday 22nd july

Athletes, Coaches, Parents:
Mental Health Education - Presented by Tarah Kavanagh

Please see the below link to view the powerpoint slides from the Mental Health education presentation.

session 3 - sunday 19th august

Personal Excellence and Career Education - Presented by Rhian Bird, NSWIS

Strength and Conditioning - Presented by Steve Adams, NSWIS
Load Management - Presented by Steve Adams, NSWIS
Planning, Programming and Periodisation - Presented by Steve Adams, NSWIS

Personal Excellence, Post School Pathways and Sideline Champions - Presented by Rhian Bird, NSWIS

Due to the large number of documents from this session, please contact if you have not received the files and would like them. 

session 4 - sunday 16th september

Athletes & Parents:
Nutrition and Diet - Presented by Rebecca Hay, Athletes Kitchen
ASADA and Drugs in Sport - Presented by Lynda Gusbeth, Athletics Australia


session 5 - saturday 13th october

Sports Psychology  - Presented by Fiona McCarthy
Pilates - Presented by Sol Walkling


session 6 - saturday 10th november

Domestic and International Competition Opportunities - Presented by Imogen Kemp, ANSW and Michael Perry, NSWIS
'What Makes and Elite Athlete' - Panel Discussion - Presented by Michael Perry, NSWIS and guest athletes TBC