Thought-about the primary of its type in Australia, NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) has unveiled a vitamin schooling program for rising and growing athletes.
“This on-line program is designed to develop basis vitamin expertise and broaden the data of rising athletes,” NSWIS Sports activities Dietitian Rebecca Haslam mentioned.
“The course teaches them how vitamin generally is a car to enhance their efficiency.”
This system delves into the fundamentals of the 5 meals teams, macronutrients equivalent to carbohydrates and protein and micronutrients like iron and calcium. It then focuses on vitamin for pre and publish coaching and vitamin for competitors.
“It’s very participating with video, infographics, flip playing cards, downloadable work sheets, and animations, that are a enjoyable strategy to get throughout ideas that is perhaps a bit difficult to know,” Rebecca mentioned.
Comprised of 4 modules, this system is geared toward 14 – 17-year-old athletes and encourages dad and mom to take part within the studying journey.
“If the dad and mom are on the identical web page, it’s a lot simpler for the athletes to implement higher vitamin practices.”
This system additionally helps athletes as they begin to journey for his or her competitors.
“It offers data on methods to make higher vitamin selections when travelling, methods to sync vitamin with their competitors timeline and methods to eat on a price range.
“The athletes can refresh and are available again to the important thing elements when they should and search for data equivalent to – what I must be consuming when I’m competing?”
The content material is easy sufficient for youthful athletes to know and older athletes may additionally profit from the data.
“It’s self-paced and every module has a studying exercise and reflection that reinforces realized data and asks the athletes to reveal they know methods to implement the abilities and data they’ve acquired.”
This system facilitates self-directed studying and is on the market on demand. It’s comprised of 4 modules, every taking roughly half-hour to finish.
“Finally this course will put together our rising athletes with the data and expertise they require to boost their sport efficiency.”
During the last 18 months NSWIS has launched into a digital transformation journey with the aim of enhancing the switch and influence of studying experiences for athletes. A key precedence is supply of a curriculum that helps a balanced athlete way of life and improves sport efficiency. The foundations of vitamin for sport efficiency course is step one on this course of.
“Lots of thought and care has gone into the training design of this course to form good vitamin habits and practices,” Mike Girven, NSWIS Senior Coordinator, Folks Growth mentioned.