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Supporting Pre-Elite Athletes

In conjunction with the Your Local Club Academy Games, the Office of Sport hosted a workshop for parents of pre-elite athletes, providing practical tips for supporting athletes during their sporting journey.

The presentation by Dr Juanita Weissensteiner provides an outline of the FTEM (Foundation, Talent, Elite, Mastery) model and explains the role of parents and support networks in providing a positive environment for their athletes.


Tips for parents of pre-elite athletes workshop
22 April 2018

Duration: 56:07 minutes | Transcript 

The Office of Sport partnered with the Regional Academies of Sport to present a workshop on the best way to support developing athletes. Dr Juanita Weissensteiner from Australian Institute of Sport covers issues concerning young athletes including:

  • Athlete burnout and over-training
  • Selection and non-selection
  • Time management

Provided by: Oasis Media

FTEM Model

FTEM, is representative of the ‘whole of sport’ pathway which includes active lifestyle activities, recreational and high performance sport.

Foundation Talent Elite Mastery (FTEM) Framework

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