Strength and Conditioning
The QAS Strength and Conditioning Unit (S&C) forms one of the cornerstone QAS support services, alongside sport science, Athlete Career and Education (ACE) and sport medicine. Incorporating five full time coaches, S&C provide specialist services in planning, monitoring and delivery of individualised training programs for QAS and Queensland-based AIS athletes.
All coaches are university graduates with a combined experience exceeding 30 years in the practical delivery of strength and conditioning to elite athletes. This experience has been recognised throughout the National Institute Network with the regular appointment of QAS S&C coaches to travelling national teams.
QAS S&C have access to the latest technology and training modalities to ensure they are able to maximise the development of the required physical capacities of each athlete. This is achieved through a systematic approach to conditioning, which allows athletes to express their full technical and tactical potential in their chosen sport.
Specifically, QAS S&C provide services in the areas of speed, agility, endurance, strength, flexibility, injury prevention, management and rehabilitation. A thorough understanding of periodisation and the needs analysis of international competition enables the members of the QAS S&C to produce programs that not only maximise long-term athlete development, but also prepare athletes for the rigours associated with national and international demands. This work is performed through consultation with QAS head coaches, sport scientists, sport medicine practitioners and ACE advisors, ensuring a coordinated approach to the development of every athlete.