2013 Tamworth Services Touch Program
NIAS Touch Program Rescheduled
To fall in line with the needs of the sport and after considerable consultation NIAS has rescheduled the NIAS Touch Program to the second half of 2013. The program ran successfully along this format and timeline some years ago and head Coach Jeff Aldridge and NIAS keen to revert to this timeframe to give all players a chance to be involved without clashing with other winter sports that many athletes play. Touch will now run in line with other key NIAS programs, including hockey, rugby and netball and applications will reopen from the 1st August 2013. To confirm there will be no trials in Tamworth this Saturday 23 or Sunday 24 March. NIAS apologies for any inconvenience caused however believe this decision has been made in the best interest of our athletes and coaches.
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Who is Eligible
Male and female athletes should be aged between 12-16 in 2013, reside in Northern Inland region and be a member of an affiliated club or association or be prepared to join.
Up to 16 players may be offered a place in the Touch Program based on performances selection trials. A selection panel will assess each application based performances and attitude and commitment to Touch.
Scholarship offered is for the period, April to November 2013
The skill program is designed to provide athletes with increased skills and education to better prepare them for selection into Regional and NSW squads.
Athletes will be assessed on the following criteria at selections trials or via Talent Identification processes.
2.I- Intelligence (Touch).
3. P- Physical Attributes
4. S- Skill
5. Endurance- 20m shuttle run
Subjectivity is an unavoidable element in all selections. Athletes who feel the selection criteria has not been adhered to should be aware that NIAS has a formal 'Appeals' process available.
NEW STRUCTURE- 2013 will see the original weekend training structure return for the Touch program. Sessions will be held on Saturday or Sunday Mornings throughout the region once a month overt the program year. The skills program follows a structured approach concentrating on a range of individual skills and development. Fitness and skill sessions will be the major focus as they look to develop the athletes in the game of Touch. In June athletes are to attend the NIAS RACE program. This program covers education sessions on sport psychology, sports medicine, nutrition, public speaking, media training, sun protection and career skills.
♦ Intensive training support by quality regional, guest and state level coaches.
♦ Lifeskills RACE Program-Two 3 hr workshops including dinner for athlete and one parent.
♦ NIAS merchandise- training shirt, polo, shorts, cap and socks. Additional items available for purchase.
♦ Individual home training program and structured satellite training sessions where applicable.
♦ Sport Science fitness testing and support.
♦ 1 Ticket to annual awards night.
♦ Travel Assistance to attend NIAS regional training sessions and camps.
♦ Financial assistance if selected into state team.
♦ Fully Paid Athlete Levy scholarships due to financial hardship available.
♦ Touch is no 1 priority sport while on scholarship.
♦ Be committed to a holistic approach to their development, both on and off th field.
♦ Comply with the training requirements and respond in a positive manner to any suggestion or criticism.
♦ Maintain an appropriate performance standard to continue to receive a scholarship.
♦ Behave and dress in a professional and dignified manner when representing the NIAS and its sponsors.
♦ Wear Academy apparel when representing the Academy at events.
♦ Make yourself available (within reason) to sponsors and the media for promotional purposes.
♦ Adhere to NIAS anti-Doping policy.
♦ Maintain communication with NIAS and coaching staff as required.
A levy of Approximately $250.00 (GST Incl) (Reduced levy for returning athletes) is applicable to successful athletes and assists in covering the costs of clothing, administration, accommodation, sports science support, venue hire, and coaching fees. (Total value of program is $1500 per Athlete.)
♦ Open Date- 1st February 2013
♦ Close Date- 28th February 2013
Sat 24 Mar 13
Trials - CANCELLED
Tamworth- Gipps Street Touch Fields
Sat 6 April 2013
Sat 4 May 2013
Sat 1 Jun 2013
Sat 20 July 2013
Sat 3 Aug 2013
Sat 21 Sep 2013
9am - 1pm
Sat 19 - Sun 20 Oct 2013
9 Nov 2013
NIAS Annual Awards Night/
♦ Attend all program activities.
NIAS Office: 67 662526
PROGRAM SUPPORTED BY
Northern Inland Academy of Sport ABN 59 403 639 063
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