Skill Development for High Performance Youth Athletes

Time: 17 April 2018 (Tuesday), 9.30am to 11.30am

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'Skill Development for High Performance Youth Athletes' by National Youth Sports Institute (NYSI)

(For All NROC Coaches)


This is the 3rd of the 3 workshops conducted by Dr. Richard Shuttleworth.

In this workshop, Dr. Richard Shuttleworth will look into how today’s generation of youth athletes are often told what to do and not accustomed to making their own decisions. Here, Dr. Richard is proposing for players to be given the opportunities instead to find the solutions. Expression and creativity is valued over conforming to a model. Allowing athletes to make mistakes provide essential learning opportunities.

Topics discussed will include:

  • What are skill, technique, learning and performance?
  • Investigating high performance environments, and athletes learning to perform
  • What does the research tell us, using experiential knowledge and considering implications for coaches and practitioners?

Participants are to bring sports attire so they can be involved in the practical part.

About the Presenter

This workshop will be conducted by Dr. Richard Shuttleworth. He has experience working with elite and development coach, athlete and team performance, education and support. Previously at the Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Sports Commission working as Skills Acquisition Specialist supporting Olympic coaches and athletes, World Cup sports, Super Rugby Franchises, National Rugby League, Football Federation Australia, Australian Rules Clubs and number of National Sport Organisations.

Recently working as Professional Coach Development Manager and Head for the Rugby Football Union (RFU) he was responsible for provision of world class leading professional coach development in coaching, leadership and management support alongside performance planning and program delivery.

Dr. Richard now consults across a range of Olympic and World Cup individual and team sports within high performance and development. He has a BSc (Coaching Science), MSc (Sport Psychology) and PhD (Skill Acquisition).

Date and Time

17 April 2018 (Tuesday), 9.30am to 11.30am


Multi-Purpose Hall (Level 5)

Singapore Sports School

1 Champions Way

Singapore 737913



CCE Hours

2 hours


  • Maximum 50 pax
  • Registration is on first-come-first-served basis. For further queries, please e-mail
  • Please click on this link to register


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