Thought-about the primary of its variety in Australia, NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) has unveiled a diet training program for rising and creating athletes.
“This on-line program is designed to develop basis diet abilities and broaden the data of rising athletes,” NSWIS Sports activities Dietitian Rebecca Haslam stated.
“The course teaches them how diet generally is a car to enhance their efficiency.”
This system delves into the fundamentals of the 5 meals teams, macronutrients similar to carbohydrates and protein and micronutrients like iron and calcium. It then focuses on diet for pre and publish coaching and diet for competitors.
“It’s very participating with video, infographics, flip playing cards, downloadable work sheets, and animations, that are a enjoyable technique to get throughout ideas that is perhaps a bit difficult to know,” Rebecca stated.
Comprised of 4 modules, this system is aimed 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 diet practices.”
This system additionally helps athletes as they begin to journey for his or her competitors.
“It offers data on methods to make higher diet selections when travelling, methods to sync diet 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 similar to – what I must be consuming when I’m competing?”
The content material is easy sufficient for youthful athletes to know and older athletes might additionally profit from the data.
“It’s self-paced and every module has a studying exercise and reflection that reinforces discovered data and asks the athletes to exhibit 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 abilities they require to reinforce their sport efficiency.”
During the last 18 months NSWIS has launched into a digital transformation journey with the purpose of enhancing the switch and impression of studying experiences for athletes. A key precedence is supply of a curriculum that helps a balanced athlete life-style and improves sport efficiency. The foundations of diet for sport efficiency course is step one on this course of.
“Lots of thought and care has gone into the educational design of this course to form good diet habits and practices,” Mike Girven, NSWIS Senior Coordinator, Individuals Improvement stated.