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Netball Drills For Juniors

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

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 and consistent training. There are netball drills for every aspect of the game, from shooting to conditioning, to help develop those skills. Below are netball drills for juniors that are beginners, followed by some netball drills that are for more advanced juniors. NETBALL DRILLS FOR JUNIORS – BEGINNERS Shooting For juniors just starting out in netball, learning to shoot can be quite challenging. However, it can be made fun and …

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Australian Sports Camps Exciting New Website Design

In Articles by Mackenzie

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

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

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

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

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

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

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 …

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How To Spin Bowl Like Shane Warne

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

Australian cricket legend Shane Warne was undoubtedly the best leg spinner to ever play the game of cricket, some may even say the best bowler full stop. He was the first bowler to ever take 700 test wickets and still stands at number 2 on the all-time test wicket taking list, with 708 wickets from 143 matches, behind Sri Lankan superstar off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. Shane Warne also took 293 wickets in one-day internationals taking his total record of international wickets to 1001. Making him one of only two players to break the 1000 wicket milestone. But it wasn’t just …

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Screen Time: A Guide for Parents

In Articles by Naomi Hardy

In today’s world, the use of electronic media, or ‘screen time’, is practically unavoidable and can provide many benefits.  However, it’s also a big contributor to sedentary behaviour in children.  Sedentary behaviour is categorised by sitting or lying down (except when asleep).  This increase in sedentary behaviour means our kids are less physically active than they should be. Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for children recommend 60 minutes of physical activity daily for kids aged 5 – 12 years old.  Physical activity is defined as any activity that gets kids moving, causes their breathing to become more rapid, …

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Preventing Kids Winter Sports Injuries

In Articles by Naomi Hardy

In Australia, we are fortunate to have quite mild Winters, meaning we can participate in team sports all year round.  Even so, the colder weather makes for increased risk of sports related injuries.  Statistically, sports injuries in Australia peak in May, June and July.  This figure, combined with the harsh Winter chill, can tempt parents to decrease their child’s sports participation in the cooler months. However, it’s vital to keep up physical activity throughout the year, as sports provide numerous health, psychological and social benefits.  Regular physical activity decreases the risk of developing high blood pressure, heart disease, Type 2 …

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ASC Winter Camps 2017 – Sports Talent

In Articles by Ascha Boag

Winter school holidays are nearly here, and places are filling up fast for ASC Winter 2017 programs. Australia wide we offer Basketball, AFL, Hockey, Netball, Soccer, Karate, Rugby Union and Rugby League camps across all the major capital cities. These holiday camps are suitable for 6 to 16 year old boys and girls of any skill level. They run over 3 days from 9am to 3pm each day. We employ specialist coaches with a minimum Level 1 coaching accreditation, alongside guest talent so your kids can learn from the best and meet their sporting heroes too. QLD camps have concluded …

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Top Sports For Girls In Australia

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

Getting your daughter involved in sports at a young age provides many benefits that she will carry with her both now and into adulthood. Some of these benefits include: More confidence Great fitness and cardiovascular health Stronger bones and muscles Better communication and social skills Improved grades at school and often better behaviour More discipline and respect Greater mental health and stronger self-image More friends from many different backgrounds Reduced risk of obesity and the many mental and physical health problems that excessive weight can cause Improved coordination and balance Better leadership skills Of course, the list goes on and …

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How Erin Phillips redefined the WNBA and Women’s AFL

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

Image credit Herald Sun. For most mere mortals, the dream of reaching the elite level in their chosen sport is one of the greatest challenges you can set for yourself. But doing that in two completely unrelated sports might seem near impossible. Unless of course your name is Erin Phillips. Erin Phillips is one of Australia’s most decorated female basketball players of the last 15 years with some of her finest achievements including: Being named to the WNBL (Women’s National Basketball League) All-Star Five in 2005. Being drafted to the WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) in the United States in …

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Justin Langer Summer Cricket Camps at Hale School, Wembley Downs

In Articles by Naomi Hardy

This Summer, Justin Langer is returning once again to coach at our 2018 cricket camps.  For over 20 years, Australian Sports Camps has been fortunate to have Justin Langer present each day at our cricket camps, at Hale School, Wembley Downs. Renowned for his incredible batting skills, Langer is considered one of the most successful top-order batsmen in cricket history.  Representing Australia in 105 test matches, he amassed 7,696 runs at average of 45.27 runs per game, including 23 test centuries over 14 years.  His career achievement totalled 28,382 first class runs at an average of 50.23runs per game including …