Be Your Physical and Psychological Best
Kids used to play for one team with two structured training sessions per week and one game. Some went on to play reps in a week-long tournament. Then the season ended and they picked up another sport.
But things have changed. The demands of youth sport have skyrocketed. Kids are playing in multiple teams at a time, often in more than one sport. Training is constant, schedules are packed and seasons no longer exist
The result? Kids are stressed out, in chronic pain and getting injured at incredible rates.
So what can we do?
The need for an Integrated Approach
Sports aren’t talking to each other. School’s aren’t talking with clubs. Kids are going from one high-intensity session to another in an afternoon, playing 3 games a weekend and accumulating more load in a week than elite athletes.
It’s no wonder they’re over-trained, getting injured and burning out.
Young bodies (and minds) need to be prepared appropriately for the demands of modern-day sport. They also need time to recover, to sleep, to learn and to adapt.
The thing is, the system’s not about to change, so we have to.
We need to take an integrated approach.
ADP’s private coaching arms a young athlete with the knowledge and skills they need to reach their best in the sport that they love, including:
- How to avoid overtraining and burning out;
- How to prevent frustrating injury;
- How to improve speed, strength and balance specific to their sport;
- How to balance chasing a sporting dream with academic and social requirements.
Who is it for?
Private coaching is for youth athletes aged 12-18 years in any sport looking to reach their best but struggling with an injury or managing the physical and/or mental demands of their sport.
This is not only for the “elite”. Every athlete who trains with Athlete Development Project is given individualised training, mentoring and support to meet their specific needs and get the most out of sport.
How does it work?
Sessions are once per week for an hour, with times and location arranged to suit the athlete. Access to our expert coaches to ask questions and receive support is also available 24/7 via phone and direct message.
What are people saying?
WANT TO GET STARTED?
Working with Athlete Development Project is a commitment and takes hard work.
THERE ARE LIMTED PLACES SO ATHLETES NEED TO APPLY.
First, click the link below. You’ll be taken to an application where you’ll be asked a few questions about your son/daughter – nothing too personal, but it’s important we understand their current position as best as we can to help them.
If we decide they’re a good match for the programme, Craig will schedule a call straight away to talk to you about it more. If we don’t think they’re a good match, we’ll let you know politely.
We’re only looking for passionate, dedicated athletes to join the programme.
Meet Your Coach, Craig
Dr Craig Harrison created Athlete Development Project with a single goal: to help young athletes play the game they love without getting injured, overtraining or burning out.
With a PhD in athlete development and over 15 years of experience, Craig teaches youth athletes how to build a strong and healthy body and mind in a fun and engaging way.
Craig is also a researcher at AUT University, host of the popular podcast, The Athlete Development Show, the husband of former Silver Fern and FIVB International Beach Volleyball Player Anna Harrison and a father of 3.