Creating healthy mental and physical habits for players across the South East Juniors is the main focus point for the SEJ’s newest support partner – Infinite Fitness Peninsula (IFP).
IFP is the official Gymnasium/Fitness partner of SEJ and has also engaged as support partner of the SEJ Junior Development Program – which culminates in participation in the AFL South East Regional Junior Championships in early June.
Co-owned by two people that know that being strong and confident – mentally and physically – can lead to sustained success both on and off the field, IFP aims to pass that knowledge and experience on to participants across the region.
Ben Tallis and Steve Roberts combined for eight premierships with the all-conquering Frankston YCW Football Club, where dedication and commitment – and self-improvement from all levels of players – lead to a decade of dominance.
Steve (left) and Ben, and their specialised team of strength and conditioning coaches, are now passionate about creating a learning space for juniors athletes and non-athletes to develop strong habits that will help them excel at their chosen sports – or simply improve their quality of life.
IFP’s Junior Athletic Development Program (JADP) is the key pillar in turning Ben and Steve’s passion into reality.
“There’s a modern trend of increased injuries in young athletes and a lot of this is due to poor technique and mechanics,” Ben said.
“Our vision is to educate young athletes, and their coaches, to better prepare the players for the demands of sport through adolescence. And the mental health and well-being side of things is huge for us as well – we want to build a positive and supportive environment for every single person or club that engages with us.”
The JADP is designed to give parents of the South-East region the confidence of having their child in the best-structured and most professional program in the region, run by highly-qualified trainers that take great pride in building confidence and technique in the youth of today.
Steve, the current High-Performance Manager of Frankston Dolphins in the VFL and strength and conditioning coach of the Karingal Football Netball Club, is also excited by the outcomes that will be achieved.
“This is what Ben and I have been striving for, to share the experiences we have had, and the knowledge we have learnt,” he said.
“We are passionate about creating healthy communities instead of healthy children being part of a minority. The Junior Athletic Development Program is something we and the team are very excited about delivering to players of all fitness levels and skill sets.”
IFP’s state-of-the-art 900-square-metre facility can be found at 22 Remount Way, Cranbourne West.
Clubs, teams, parents, and participants can take the first steps to a fitter, healthier version of themselves today.
Visit the IFP website at https://www.ifp.com.au/ to find more details, or to learn more about the Junior Athletic Development Program (JADP) contact Travis on 0429 143 972 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to IFP for becoming a proud support partner of the South East Juniors.