Coaches Breakfast

The latest in the regular series of coaches’ breakfasts run by the Mid West Coaches
Network was held on a beautiful sunny Friday morning May 1 at Skeetas
restaurant. The speaker this time was new MWAS CEO Martin FitzSimons, who spoke
about he importance of understanding the athlete pathway for all parties to do
the best they can in the development of young athletes. Martin recounted some
situations from his experience working at the WA Institute of Sport. He
encouraged the coaches present to consider how we can ensure young athletes in
the regions are not disadvantaged by geography early in a potential career in
sport. Issues for discussion included the value of playing multiple sports when
young and how to replicate the challenge and learning of regular tough
competition when the environment doesn’t automatically present that.