Physical Literacy and Talent Development Workshop
This workshop will explore various facets that influence the development of physical literacy and in turn sporting talent. Dr Lisa Barnett will commence the workshop with a snapshot of the fundamental motor skill levels of our primary school children and the implications associated with their current level of competence. Dr Machar Reid will then discuss the junior sports pathway from Tennis Australia’s perspective, in particular, focusing on the Super 10s initiative. Mr Brent Vallance from Maribyrnong Sports Academy will then detail the athlete development program he oversees with a secondary school cohort of student-athletes. Rounding out the stimulus presentations, Dr Juanita Weissensteiner will discuss the role of parents and significant others in the development of talent. A facilitated discussion will then ensue between panellists and attendees.
Prof Damian Farrow, VU / AIS