Westfield Sports High boasts a high performance facility capable of training a variety of fitness parameters.
Athletes across a range of sporting disciplines offered within the school are encouraged to partake in regular use of the facility.
The scope of the strength and conditioning program is to promote top end performance whilst enhancing career longevity of each individual
athlete. Athletes progress through the necessary training stages in accordance with long term athlete development industry guidelines.
This ensures every athlete is physically competent prior to moving onto the next stage of their training.
Athletes partake in sport specific training movements adopting a ground up approach. In this instance progression from core stability
exercises to linear, lateral, and multi-directional movements performed in a variety of planes are implemented.
A large emphasis is also placed on the transition from bi-lateral to uni-lateral movement ability.
By adopting these practices ensures our athletes are educated on training processes, and adequately prepared for the high demands of the
sporting arena, whilst minimising the incidence of injury.
Nathan Parnham (BExSc, Dip.Ed)
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Photo Core; Core stability training is essential to ensure every athlete is physically capable of progressing to the next stage of their
training, minimising the risk of injury.
Photo Squat; Correct technique is always emphasised when handling any external load within the gym. Maximal lifts are not implemented, and
participation across genders is encouraged.
Photo LB Power; Lower body power is important in a variety of sports. In this instance the athlete is provided with a light resistance to
ensure maximal power output during the counter movement jump. This exercise targets the stretch-shorten cycle and bi-lateral landing
Photo Agility; Reactive agility is essential in a variety of sports within the school. Here athletes use the latest technology to reduce
response time and in doing so enhance agility/peripheral awareness.
Photo SL Balance; uni-lateral stability is important when landing and changing directions within sports. In this instance athletes execute
uni-lateral movement/landing whilst being executed in a multi-directional setting.