To help keep the talented athletes from around the area active, the Southern Sports Academy (SSA) have put together a program to help all current athletes to exercise in the safety of their home.
The program will run for the next 10-12 weeks as the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be monitored and reviewed with the program being interactive and delivered to athletes across multiple platforms allowing all athletes to access the service.
The programs includes instructional, interactive skills-based sessions - skills that the squads had been working on, that can easily be continued in the current climate. Strength and conditioning components will continue to be delivered to the athletes remotely, however with a revised focus to an at home bodyweight program with motivating challenge competitions engaged through social media channels.
Southern Sports Academy CEO Mark Calverley hoped the programs would help to keep the athletes fit during a challenging time.
"This is a challenging time for everyone," he said.
"SSA understands the importance of athletes wellbeing. Regular exercise is key to helping the psychological challenges while maintaining the fitness benefits that the athletes have all worked so hard to achieve.
"The program has progression and will see athletes develop further strength, skill and fitness gains over the upcoming period as we continue to monitor the situation."
Clubs NSW Education sessions are also available to athletes, where they receive certifications upon completion. Some of the subject available in the program include Sports Psychology, Resilience for Athletes and Social Media which are all relevant subjects to assist the current situation.