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Parents Guide To Youth Field Hockey

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

So, in this article, a Parents Guide To Youth Field Hockey, we’ll outline exactly what you’ll need to get your child started in field hockey.  And, what the game is all about. Youth field hockey is a sport that has become more and more popular.  And, many Australian schools are introducing it to kids. However, 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.  Also, what equipment will …

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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.  So, what equipment does my child need to play soccer? Of course, as parents we want our kids to be fully prepared.  Plus, be 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 …

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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 Brighton Kids AFL camp at Brighton Grammar School.  Moreover, these camps run four times a year.  And are suited for kids aged 6 – 16, of all skill levels. In addition, 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. Plus, our coaching panels are joined by talented guest stars: elite athletes that work with the kid.  Also, passing on their knowledge gained at the highest level of …

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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

New ASC Website The redesigned Australian Sports Camps website now offers customers more information.  As well as, easier access to the company’s ever-growing list of camps around Australia. So, Australian Sports Camps are delighted to announce our exciting new web design!  As, it will provide our customers with faster access to information about our products and company.  In addition, to a new, easy to use, camp search function.  Allowing, fast access and bookings. Also, we’ve been running our sports camps for over 30 years.  Plus, we’re always continuously improving our service for key stakeholders. The bright and uncluttered design displays the …

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Children’s Basketball Tips – Improving Your 3 Point Shooting

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

We’ve put together these useful Children’s Basketball Tips on Improving Your Child’s’ 3 point shooting.  However, I want to start this article by saying there are NO shortcuts to improving your 3 point shooting.  So, if you really want to become a great basketball player.  As well as, 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 …

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Kids Netball Camps in Upper Mount Gravatt – Hibiscus Sports Complex – A Parent’s Guide

In Articles by Naomi Hardy

These holidays, Australian Sports Camps (ASC) will once again run their kids netball camps in Upper Mount Gravatt.  They’re held at Hibiscus Sports Complex.  So, we’ve assembled this guide to give parents an idea of what to expect from our camps.  As well as, what your child can gain from attending. ASC sports camps run four times a year, for kids aged 6 – 16.  In addition, we cater to all skill levels. Plus, ASC employs netball coaches with a minimum Level 1 coaching qualification.  Thus, ensuring a 1:10 coach to participant ratio.  So, that your child receives the individual …

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Teaching Kids To Kick An AFL Footy

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

Teaching kids to kick a footy is a fundamental skill of the game.  So, 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.  Just because they’re are struggling to kick, or mark, or handball when the ball comes their way in a game or practice drill. So in this …

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

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

What does it take to become an elite athlete in Australian sport?  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 …

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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Technology in Sports

In Articles by Naomi Hardy

Over many years, technology has been advancing at a rapid pace.  The world of sport is ever evolving, so it’s no surprise that technology has had an impact. The use of different technologies in sport has enabled coaches to better analyse their players and provide higher quality feedback.  It can also provide fans of the game with a better viewing of sport performance, and can help umpires make fair and consistent calls.  Australia is one of the leading countries in the development of sports science and technology. Let’s take a look at some of the technology used in three popular …

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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 if you want your kids eating healthy, well balanced meals.  Also, these nutrition tips for active kids in Winter will help your child athlete perform at their peak. This is why we’ve prepared this guide to providing warming and nutritious meals and snacks during the cooler months. To begin, all kids need to consume a variety of healthy foods, …

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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.  So, it’s no wonder that cricketers, young and old, want to learn how to spin bowl like Shane Warne. 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.  Just behind Sri Lankan superstar off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. Also, Shane Warne took 293 wickets in one-day internationals, taking his total record of international …

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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.  We categorise sedentary behaviour as sitting or lying down (except when asleep).  This increase in sedentary behaviour means our kids are less physically active than they should be. Guidelines Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for children, recommend 60 minutes of physical activity daily for kids aged 5 – 12 years old.  They define physical activity as, any activity that gets kids moving, causes their breathing to become more …

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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, preventing kids winter sports injuries, is relatively easy, if you follow the guidelines below. Also, it’s vital to keep up physical activity throughout the year, as sports provide numerous health, psychological and social benefits.  …