Qualifications: Currently completing a Master of Sports and Exercise focusing on change of direction and speed. Graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation, majoring in biomechanics in 2018.
Coaching experience: James been with AD since January 2019, previously worked in youth strength and conditioning and adolescent development at Tauranga Boys’ College.
James’ sporting background is extensive and varied, having dabbled in everything from soccer, touch and sevens rugby to boxing and powerlifting. This range of sports has given him a great understanding of different movement fundamentals and coordination.
For James, the most important aspect of Youth Academy sessions will be the holistic value for each child. While sessions will be based around exploration of movement through play, the self-esteem and personal development benefits will serve young people in all facets of their life as they mature.
When he’s not coaching or training himself, James is usually either working hard on his masters research, getting social with his mates, or generally making the most of each day.
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