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Science behind Sleep in Recovery. Coach Workshop



Event date: 10/02/2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Export event

In a effort to assist the continued learning of all coaches Queensland Athletics is hosting a series of Professional Development sessions prior to select Shields Meets across our Summer Season. Sessions will be held at QSAC, typically commencing two hours prior to the meet.

These are free sessions, however if you plan on attending please let us know via the below links.



Session #4 - The Importance of Sleep in Recovery

Johnpaul Caia (Brisbane Broncos)

Johnpaul is a performance scientist for the Brisbane Broncos Rugby League Club and is currently completing his PhD at the University of Queensland examining sleep and recovery methods in professional rugby league athletes. Johnpaul has extensive sport science experience across multiple team sports at the professional, collegiate and junior levels and is interested strategies to improve the performance and recovery of athletes.

Date: Saturday 10th February
Location: QSAC
Time: 2:00pm-2:45pm


Session #1 - Introduction to Planning and Programming
Queensland Academy of Sport and Olympic Coach Gary Bourne will host this one hour session into the framework of effective planning. Beginning with the importance of realistic Goal Setting the session with also cover Planning and Programming Procedures, Periodisation within a program, guidelines for Load Management and Peaking for Performance.

Date: Saturday 18th November
Location: QAS Lecture Theatre, Level 1 QSAC
Time: 1pm - 2pm

Session #2 - Introduction to Strength Training Programming

Run by Queensland Academy of Sport Strength & Conditioning Coach for Athletics Chris Gaviglio this session will cover the basics of strength training programming encompassing different periodisation models through to program design. The session is designed for the coach who may have little experience with periodising their athlete's gym programs or for those who may want to further develop their knowledge in this area. Comprising of both theoretical and practical components coach input is heavily encouraged during this talk.

Sunday 3rd December
Location: QSAC
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Session #3 - Interactive Strength Training Programming Workshop - POSTPONED, DATE TBA

This workshop leads on from Chris Gaviglio's first session which looked into the basics of strength programming. The workshop is primarily aimed at coaches who are already programming for their athletes. This is a totally interactive workshop and requires participation from attendees. The aim of the workshop is for coaches to use their own athlete's gym programs as a discussion piece with a view to collaborate with other coaches and improve on their own programming skills. 
Recognition of Current Competence (RCC)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for some courses within the Athletics Australian Coach Accreditation Framework. Applications and enquiries should be directed to the Athletics Australia, Coach Accreditation Coordinator, Blair Taylor on 03 8646 4550 or
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