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Soccer Clubs For Kids In Melbourne

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

Soccer is the most popular club based sport to play in Australia and it seems that kids can’t get enough of it. It’s a common sight these days all over Australia to see boys and girls kicking a soccer ball around the oval at school or in the park on the weekend. Soccer is a safe, accessible and inclusive sport which is why so many parents are keen to get their kids involved in a team at a local club; however, choosing which club to sign your child up with can be a confusing decision. Here we’ve given you an …

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How To Find The Best Deals On Kids Sports Equipment

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

As parents we all know how beneficial it is, both physically and socially, for our kids to get involved in sports. However it is not always beneficial to our hip pocket. The costs of getting our kids started in sport can sometimes put a lot of added pressure onto families, especially if you have more than one child. We don’t want to let our kids down and want them to be able to take advantage of all the opportunities presented to them. Here we will share some suggestions on how to find the best deals on sports equipment for your …

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How Hard Should You Push Your Child In Sport?

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

I think all parents would agree that getting children into playing sport has many positive benefits. It keeps them fit and active; encourages social interaction and teamwork; builds confidence; and promotes independence. Studies also show that kids who play sport are less likely to become obese, abuse drugs and alcohol and perform poorly in school. Learning to compete at a young age helps prepare kids for the demands of adult life including the ability to cope with both success and failure. Above all else playing sport as a kid is heaps of fun! So what if your daughter or son …

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How To Get Your Children Aged 5-12 Into Soccer

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

Soccer is played in in more than 200 countries around the world and is now officially the most played sport in Australia. According to a survey conducted by the the Australian Sports Commission, 1,104,815 Australians participated in soccer in 2016, that’s over 400,000 more participants than AFL (665,470 participants) and four times as many as Rugby League (236,593 participants). Soccer is also the perfect game for kids. It’s all inclusive and can be played by both boys and girls of any height, strength or speed. Soccer is an easy sport to learn and play, and involves continuous action and running, …

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Parents Guide To Youth Field Hockey

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Youth field hockey is a sport that has become more and more popular and is being introduced to kids in many Australian schools. Field Hockey may not be a sport many parents are familiar with, so if your child comes home and informs you that they want to start playing field hockey, you may be at a loss as to what to do next, what equipment will they need, and how do you even play field hockey? In this article we will help relieve your concerns by outlining exactly what’s needed to get your child started in field hockey and …

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What Equipment Does My Child Need To Play Soccer

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

It’s an exciting time when your child gets to the age where they’re ready to start participating in a team sport. Your child’s enthusiasm will be infectious but it can also be a little daunting for parents, especially if your child chooses a sport that you are not familiar with. Of course, as parents we want our kids to be fully prepared and ready with all the equipment they need for their first big match. Fortunately, it will relieve the minds and hip pockets of many parents to know that soccer is a sport that doesn’t require a lot of …

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Parents’ Guide to AFL Camps at Brighton Grammar School, Melbourne

In Articles by Naomi Hardy

These holidays, Australian Sports Camps will once again run their AFL camp at Brighton Grammar School.  These camps run four times a year for kids aged 6 – 16 and cater to all skill levels. We employ coaches with a minimum Level 1 Coaching qualification and ensure a 1:10 coach to child ratio so that your child receives the individual attention required to maximise their skill development. Our coaching panels are joined by talented guest stars: elite athletes that work with the kids and pass on their knowledge gained at the highest level of the game. We’ve assembled this guide …

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Netball Drills For Juniors

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As a junior netballer it’s important to remember that practise makes perfect. In order to improve your game, it’s essential that you master the basic skills of netball through regular, consistent training. There are netball drills for every aspect of the game, from shooting to conditioning, to help develop those skills. The first section of netballs drills listed below are for the beginner junior netballer to help them grasp the basic techniques of the game. This is followed by drills for the more advanced junior netballer to really help take their game to the next level. Beginner Junior Netball Drills …

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Australian Sports Camps Exciting New Website Design

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The redesigned ASC website now offers customers more information and easier access to the company’s ever-growing list of camps around Australia. Australian Sports Camps are delighted to announce our have an exciting new web design! It will provide our customers with faster access to information about our products and company and a new, easy to use, camp search function for fast access and bookings. We have been running our sports camps for over 30 years and have always continuously improving our service for key stakeholders. The bright and uncluttered design displays the various camps we offer with easy to navigate …

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Basketball Tips For Improving Your 3 Point Shooting

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I want to start this article by saying there are NO shortcuts to improving your 3 point shooting. If you really want to become a great basketball player and play at the highest level, or even if you just want to be a valued 3 point shooter on your current team and help win the next championship, it’s gonna take work. But when you can consistently hit shots from anywhere beyond the 3 point arc, it’ll well and truly be worth bit of blood sweat and tears you put into your practice. In this article we’ll give you the expert …

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Parents’ Guide to Netball Camps at Hibiscus Sports Complex, Upper Mount Gravatt

In Articles by Naomi Hardy

These holidays, Australian Sports Camps will once again run their Netball camp at Hibiscus Sports Complex.  We’ve assembled this guide to give parents an idea of what to expect from our camps, and what your child can gain from attending. Our sports camps run four times a year for kids aged 6 – 16 and cater to all skill levels. We employ netball coaches with a minimum Level 1 coaching qualification and ensure a 1:10 coach to participant ratio so that your child receives the individual attention required to maximise their skill development. Our coaching panels are also joined by …

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How Parents Can Teach Kids To Kick An AFL Footy

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If your child has started playing AFL, or wants to start playing, then as a parent there a many ways you can help to develop their game. After all, no child wants to be left behind or not have the basic skills to participate properly. And I know that no parent wants to see their kid getting upset or frustrated because they are struggling to kick, or mark, or handball when the ball comes their way in a game or practice drill. So in this article we explain: How parents can teach kids to kick an afl footy Some simple …

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6 Things You Need to Become an Elite Athlete in Australian Sport

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We’ve all spent hours as kids, (and perhaps as adults as well) daydreaming about our favourite sporting heroes and wanting to be just like them. We watch as they kick the perfect goal or break world records and follow their every move, watching the glamorous lives that they lead. However, behind every elite athlete at the top of their chosen sport are years of blood, sweat and tears to get there. So, if you have the dream to become an elite athlete here are 6 Things You Need to Become an Elite Athlete in Australian Sport 1. A Deep Unwavering …

ASC 2017 Winter Wrap Up

In Articles by Naomi Hardy

School’s back and Australian Sports Camps have just concluded another successful school holidays!  This Winter, we ran over 50 camps with thousands of happy participants across the country.  It was great to see everyone having fun, while challenging themselves and showing dedication and improvement. We would like to thank everyone for coming along to join us, including children, coaches and guest talent.  Our Coaching Directors and Heroes have elite level playing experience behind them, which always proves to be valuable for our participants. Tom Fields was our Coaching Director for the three-day AFL camp in Marion.  He is a former …

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Nutrition Tips for Active Kids in Winter

In Articles by Naomi Hardy

Short, dark and cold Winter days often mean busy parents are less motivated to wake up early and prepare kids lunches, or to spend as much time after work preparing dinner.  This makes forward planning and meal preparation even more essential.  Eating healthy, well balanced meals, will help your child athlete perform at their peak. So, we’ve prepared you this guide to providing warming and nutritious meals and snacks during the cooler months. All kids need to consume a variety of healthy foods, including: Protein: found in lean meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, beans, nuts and dairy foods. Kids do NOT …