Australian Rugby Union. Elite Player Development. Assistant strength and conditioning coach, Wider Wallaroos Training Squad - Western Region. 2010 iRB Womens Rugby World Cup, London, UK, Aug 20- Sept 5. www.rwcwomens.com
Service provided: Conduct physical training and testings sessions. Position provides professional mentorship for one (1) final year Bachelor of Exercise Science student in the many facets of strength and conditioning. <<read more>>
Will Stuart. Bachelor of Exercise Science (Rehab), Charles Sturt University.
2009 Feb - Dec:
Kementerian Negara Pemuda dan Olahraga Republik Indonesia. Senior Advisor, Sports Science Division, Program Atlet Andalan, Indonesian Elite Athlete High Performance Program, Gd. PP-ITKON Lantai 2, Jl. Gerbang Pemuda No. 3 Senayan Jakarta 10270 Indonesia.
Service provided: Expert advice to the Ministry of Youth and Sport Affairs, Republic of Indonesia Elite Athlete High Performance Program. This involved five (5) short-term (7-10 day) placements in Jakarta overseeing professional development and staff training for members of the Sport Science Division. Primary role was elite athlete preparation for Indonesian National Squad members for all scheduled events by the Olympic Council of Asia including the 2009 Southeast Asian Games, Laos, Vientiane, Dec 9-18, 2009. Other international events that my staff were response for athlete preparation included;
International Boxing Association, World Cup, Milan.
Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), Track Cycling World Cup, Melbourne, Australia.
International Archery Federation, World Cup Stage 4, China.
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championship, Berlin.
World Tenpin Bowling Association, Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong.
International Weightlifting Federation, Kejuaraan Dunia Senior, Goyang City Korea.
World Rowing Championships, Poznan Polandia.
World Taekwondo Championship, Copenhagen.
Major competition: 25th Southeast Asian Games, Vientiane, Laos, Dec 9- 18, 2009. Result: Indonesia Rank 3/11, 43 Gold, 53 Silver, 74 Bronze.
2008 Feb - Dec:
Komite Olympiade Indonesia. Department Head, Strength and Conditioning, National Olympic Committee of Indonesia. Jl. Pintu I Senayan, Senayan Jakarta 10270 Indonesia.
Service provided: Expert advice to Komite Olympiade Indonesia, National Olympic Committee of Indonesia. This involved seven (7) short-term (7-10 day) placements in Jakarta overseeing professional development and staff training for 5 members of the Strength and Conditioning Department. Primary role was elite athlete preparation for Indonesian National Squad members for all scheduled events by the Olympic Council of Asia with the major preparation focus the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing, China, Aug 8 -24, 2008. Other international events that my staff were response for athlete preparation included;
17th PON Games, Kalimantan, Timur, July 6 -18, 2008.
Bird, S.P. (2011). Implementation of recovery strategies: 100-point weekly recovery checklist. Int J Athletic Therapy Training, 16(2), 16-19.
Major competition: Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing, China, Aug 8 -24, 2008. Result: Indonesia Rank 43/87, 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze.
2007 Feb - Dec:
Komite Olahraga Nasional Indonesia. National Sports Committee of Indonesia. Head Team Management, Strength and Conditioning. Jl. Pintu I Senayan, Senayan Jakarta 10270 Indonesia.
Service provided: Oversee strength and conditioning program development and implementation for Indonesian National Squad members for all scheduled events by the Olympic Council of Asia. This involved four (4) short-term (10-14 day) placements in Jakarta overseeing professional development and staff training for 3 members of Team Management. International events that my staff were response for athlete preparation included;
2nd Asian Indoor Games, Macau, China, Oct 26- Nov 3, 2007.
24th Southeast Asian Games, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, Dec 6- 16, 2007. <read more >
Major competition: 24th Southeast Asian Games, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, Dec 6- 16, 2007. Result: Indonesia Rank 4/10, 56 Gold, 64 Silver, 82 Bronze.
2007 Feb - 2012 Dec: Strength and Conditioning Internship (SCI) Program.
Western Region Academy of Sport. Coordinator, School of Human Movement Studies Strength and Conditioning Internship (SCI) Program. Cliff Blake Auditorium (Gymnasium), Corner Village Drive and Wiradjuri Road, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst NSW 2795. <<read more>>
Service provided: Provide final year Bachelor of Exercise Science students professional mentorship in the many facets of strength and conditioning. The SHMS/WRAS SCI program provides students with proficiency skills and knowledge required as early career strength and conditioning professional. Interns complete 450 hours of professional placement, during which, they develop advanced planning and coaching of skills such as program design, lifting technique, conditioning and prehabilitation exercises. Interns are eligible for recognition under the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) Professional Coaching Structure at the Intern PSI Level.
SHMS/WRAS Strength and Conditioning Interns:
2011/12 Norm Moore, Alex Kertesz, Craig McNulty and Sarah Trifogli.
2010/11 Will Stuart, Adam Safaric, Kelsea Burden and Angelina Church.
2009/10 Amie Partridge and Sheree Bilney.
2008/09 Sarah Feebrey and Ryan Nelson.
2007/08 Nathan Carroll and Ashleigh Dunleavy.
2006/07 Geoff Minett and Ryan Drew.
SHMS/WRAS Strength and Conditioning Publications:
Bird, S. P., & Stuart, W. (2012). Integrating balance and postural stability exercises into the functional warm up for youth athletes. Strength and Conditioning Journal, (in press).
Burden, K., & Bird, S. P. (2012). Assessment of functional movement in pre-elite youth netball players. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, (in review).
Safaric, A. J., & Bird, S. P. (2011). Agility drills for basketball: Review and practical applications. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 19(4), 24-32.
Moore, N., & Bird, S. P. (2011). Turkish get up: A functionally integrated exercise. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 19(3), 47-51.
SHMS/WRAS Strength and Conditioning Awards:
2011 Strength of America Award: National Strength and Conditioning Association in conjunction with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition.
2007 NSW Sports Safety Award for ‘Injury prevention’
2007 April - June:
Wests Tigers Rugby League Football Club. Performance nutrition consultant, PO Box 169, Nth Strathfield NSW Australia.
Service provided: Applied performance nutrition services including establishment of current nutritional knowledge, delivery of performance nutritional education series, applied nutrition research, development of nutritional supplementation protocols and recovery strategies, perform individual consult for players, coaches and other duly appointed staff, liaise with team dietitian. <<read more>>
2007 Feb - 2010 Dec:
Exercise Physiology and Functional Rehabilitation Clinic. Clinical exercise physiologist. Cliff Blake Auditorium (Gymnasium), Corner Village Drive and Wiradjuri Road, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst NSW 2795.
Service provided: Clinical exercise physiology services for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) patients. A CDM item is one that has been or is likely to be present for at least six months, including but not limited to asthma, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, musculoskeletal and other chronic medical conditions. Patients referred following a General Practitioner Management Plan (GPMP) and/or a Team Care Arrangement (TCA) (MBS Items 721 and 723), are eligible to receive a Medicare rebate for exercise physiology services. Exercise Physiologists provide services within the area of exercise science and specialise in health, fitness and exercise rehabilitation and are university qualified health care professionals who hold accreditation with the peak professional body, Exercise and Sports Science Australia, and are registered allied health providers of Exercise Physiology services under Medicare.