Talent Identification and Development
Athletes is not
currently a participant in the National Talent Identification and
Development program run by the Australian Sports Commission.
Basically this program seeks
to place athletes, who have for one reason or another have chosen to
leave their original sport, into another sport that
compliments their abilities. A classic
examples is where gymnasts have become great winter sport aerial skiers.
So what's this got to do
with athletics you ask?
If you are a great
volley ball player, basketball player or rower then you most likely will
be a great Discus or Javelin Thrower. The same combination of
long reach and inherent strength give you a head start in the world of
Now there are thousand of
athletes trying out for Volley ball, Basketball and Rowing and there is
competition for places. These sports tend to attract the bulk of
participation because athletes see those sports as being team sports.
However athletics is both an individual and a team sport, as an
individual you will compete in some of the greatest team events the
world has ever seen.
The Olympics, Commonwealth
Games and World Championships are some of the biggest team events you
will ever hope to be part of. Can you see yourself in the green and
gold competing for your right on the world stage?
So if you have had enough of
Volley ball, Basket ball or Rowing and think you fit the bill then give me a call!
Sure, it will take some time to convert
you over to the new sport but in the world of throws athletes do not
hit their peak until late twenties and early thirties so you will have
plenty of time to learn the skills necessary.