Sport Science Resources

The Australian Institute of Sport website should be the first point of call for Australian coaches looking for information on sport science, particularly Nutrition and Performance Psychology. The Nutrition page in particular has plenty of FAQ sheets and a comprehensive overview of supplements.

Other Sport Science/Coaching links:

AIS General Coaching Resources

The AIS website also has a really good section on general coaching resources, with fact sheets and sections on topics including Safety and Ethics, High Performance Coaching, Coaching Children. Some of the material is covered in the AIS online Community Coaching General Principles, which is a requirement for all registered SSA coaches, while other parts are handy reading for teachers, parents or even athletes.

AUSXC Coach Articles and Links

This members only section is available only to accredited AUSXC coaches and includes links and articles relevant to cross country ski coaching.

Clearinghouse for Sport

The Clearinghouse is an Australian Sports Commission led information and knowledge sharing initiative. Anyone can sign up as a member, although some services and resources are restricted due to licensing arrangements. Basically it’s a good place to find the latest information and research on a wide range of sport related topics.