Youth Athletic Development Webinar

Youth Athletic Development Webinar

Youth Athletic Development Webinar 

This is part of a three-part series for Sports Scientists.
Youth Athletic Development Webinar: Wednesday, 20 September 2023
Practical Approaches to Improve Recovery Webinar: Wednesday, 4 October 2023
Communication with Stakeholders and Athletes Webinar: Wednesday, 18 October 2023

Establishing good health and physical activity habits during the early stages of life may drive children and adolescents to continue to have an active lifestyle during adulthood. Through increased physical activity, specific muscular adaptations and enhancement in motor skill development will occur. Exercise also plays a role in skeletal health, prevention of excess body fat accumulation, and improvements in psychological health and well-being. This helps prevent osteoporosis, obesity, and other comorbidities that may develop later in life. Furthermore, regular participation in aerobic physical activity improves mood, self-appraisal, mental discipline, and socialisation. 

Much of the activities that young children engage in should have an emphasis in enjoyment, peer-to-peer interaction, safety, age-appropriateness, and effectiveness. The fun factor promotes exercise adherence which is especially important for girls because they are more inclined to significantly decrease their level of activity after they reach puberty. Children and adolescents also enjoy the social interaction during training sessions, games, and competitions, which is another important factor that encourages physical activity participation. Training programs for children must be safe and guided by an expert so that under or overtraining does not occur, and injuries can be prevented. Exposing children to multiple physical activities and sports is far more beneficial in encouraging exercise and sport adherence. Specialising in one sport at an early age (<15 years) may result in overtraining, burnout, and a less positive psychosocial development. 

Presented by Dr Sacha Fulton, ASpS2

Dr Sacha Fulton is a highly respected and qualified consultant, trainer, coach, workshop facilitator and author about Peak Preparation and Performance. As the owner of Peak Preparation and an Australian leader in sports science, Sacha offers over 15 years’ experience in the field of scientific training and preparation techniques for individuals, organisations, community groups and schools. She is driven by her purpose to unlock possibility and cultivate greatness achieving full potential with an elite mindset to enable high performance. in any situation. Sacha is a Keynote speaker on subjects ranging from leadership, team performance and motivation, to health, nutrition, and wellbeing. As an Accredited Sports Scientist Sacha is sought for her expertise as a coach consultant, and as an athlete and team preparation specialist at local, state, national and Olympic levels. Sacha has been interviewed on numerous Podcasts, at Conferences and Panel events. She designs bespoke content and transformational workshops tailored to meet the needs of teams and groups to achieve the outcomes desired. Sacha collaborates with corporate, business associations, education and community groups, teams, and individuals to prepare for and achieve their goals.


Wednesday, 20 September 2023
12:00pm - 1:30pm AEST
Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time. 
Your local time will be: 
 ACT:          12:00pm - 1:30pm 
 NSW:    12:00pm - 1:30pm 
 NT:    11:30am - 1:00pm
 QLD:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 SA:    11:30pm - 2:00pm
 TAS:    12:00pm - 1:30pm 
 VIC:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 WA:    10:00am - 11:30pm
Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as an online activity and can be purchased within the following month.

Rates per person

 ESSA Member          $30.00
 Non-Member    $50.00
 ESSA Student Member    $15.00
 Student Non-Member    $25.00
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Access to Webinar

You will be emailed a link to access the webinar approximately one hour prior to the scheduled start time.

Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 1, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2 and/or Accredited High Performance Manager  



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