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The Developing Athlete with Dr Craig Harrison – Tuesday 6th July

Tairawhiti Area and Secondary School Principals Association (TASSPA) is proud to announce that Dr Craig Harrison, internationally recognised expert in youth athlete development and host of the popular podcast “The Athlete Development Show, is coming to our community with his talk – The Developing Athlete.

  • When: Tuesday 6th July 2021
  • Where: Campion College Gymnasium, Campion Road
  • Registration: Free – register at the following link…

A thought-provoking evening with youth athlete development educator and coach, Dr Craig Harrison. A ‘must see’ for parents/caregivers with kids who love their sport, and professionals working with youth athletes.

Doors open 6 pm – interaction presentation 6.15 pm

The Developing Athlete:
In our hyper-competitive world of youth sport, great tension between playing to win and having fun is affecting the young athlete’s experiences in sport. There are many ways we can do better by simply having a better understanding of growth and development.

Between the ages of 11-16 years, a unique stage in physical and psychological growth plays a crucial role in how a youth athlete engages in sport. Drawing from the latest research, Craig uses real-life stories to make this fascinating subjects easy to understand with practical tips to support your child to take on challenge and find their potential.

About Craig:
Craig works with parents and coaches to develop more creative, confident and physically robust youth athletes. He holds a PhD in athlete development and supervisors a number of PhD and Masters students at AUT University. He is the husband of International Netball and Beach Volleyball player Anna Harrison and dad to Isaac, Georgia and Benjamin.