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The Developing Athlete

The Developing Athlete

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When:

  • Wed 18 Aug, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where:

Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore St, Wanaka

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $19.96

The Fit Collective is proud to announce that Dr Craig Harrison, internationally recognised expert in youth athlete development and host of the popular podcast “The Athlete Development Show", is coming to our community with his talk - The Developing Athlete.

A thought-provoking evening with youth athlete development educator and coach, Dr Craig Harrison. A ‘must see’ for parents/caregivers with kids who love their sport, and professionals working with youth athletes.

Door open 6:30 pm – Interactive presentation 7 pm

In our hyper-competitive world of youth sport, great tension between winning and development is affecting the young athlete's experience. There are many ways we can help them achieve, enjoy their sport more and reach their potential by having a better understanding of growth and development and how young people learn best.

Between the ages of 11 and 16 years, a unique stage in physical and psychological growth plays a crucial role in how a young athlete engages in sport. Drawing from the latest research on athlete development, Craig uses real-life stories to make this fascinating subject easy to understand with practical tips to help your child build resilience, prevent injury and achieve more in the sports that they love.

About Craig:
Craig works with parents and coaches to develop more creative, confident and physically robust youth athletes. He holds a PhD in athlete development and supervisors a number of PhD and Masters students at AUT University. He is the husband of International Netball and Beach Volleyball player Anna Harrison and dad to Isaac, Georgia and Benjamin.

What people are saying about Craig's talk:
"We were fortunate to host Craig for two days at New Plymouth Boys' High School. During the evening he presented to over 100 parents in our community and it was exceptionally well-received by all. Craig comes with extensive knowledge and experience in the Youth Sport and Athlete Development space and provided a powerful, insightful and thought-provoking seminar to our parent community. We will certainly be getting him back early next year." - Matt Cleaver, Assistant Headmaster

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