“For Sporting Parents Who Want To Set Up Their Kids For Success”



Strength Training For Adolescents That Builds a great foundation of athleticism into the future. Our program specialises in safe & progressive training, and works even if you’ve had poor results from coaching in the past.


Emerging athlete

For Sporting Parents Who Want To Set Up Their Kids For Success



In Today's World Where More Is Better, The Right Physical Preparation Can Be The Difference Between Your Child Making It, Or Missing Out.

As kids, it’s obvious to most parents that they should participate in a wide variety of sports — exposing them to as many different opportunities as possible puts them in the best stead for adolescence. The more your young kids can run, jump, hop, swim and enjoy sports, the better.

But things get difficult during adolescence. Growing bodies become susceptible to injury; higher levels of sports demand more from our kids, and the pressure of progress starts to weigh down on our kids shoulders.

This creates an environment where most kids are set up to fail — they are pushed too hard, for too long, until they break. 

One of the best ways to manage the pressures of multiple sports, multiple training sessions, school and a social life, is to optimise their athletic potential… off the field of play. Helping athletes jump, land, run, push, pull and be injury resilient is one of the most valuable tools in a sporting parents arsenal — it can keep them going while the kids around them take time off.

This is our ‘secret weapon’ that our emerging athlete’s parents like to keep close to heart. While most athletes simply do ‘more and more training’, our athletes allocate a percentage of their training week to learning how to move well… because that’s one of the best ways to prevent injuries.
It’s also one of the best ways to set them up for success as an adult athlete wanting to become professional — if they are going to make it, they need every advantage they can find. That’s what our Emerging Athlete Program provides — an opportunity for young athletes to move and perform well… because the most athletic athletes usually have the best chances at success.

What the parents are saying

S Baker
S Baker
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"We have had an outstanding experience at Athletes Authority. The coach to athlete ratio is excellent, there is a focus on injury prevention and programs are continually reviewed to ensure they are suited to the changing needs of each individual. The culture between athletes is supporting and encouraging which creates an inclusive environment among the athletes. Five stars!!!"
P McCormish
P McCormish
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"As a parent of a teenage athlete, I was wary of him being too young to start a strength and conditioning program. On meeting with Karl and the Athletes Authority team, their expertise and science-based approach allayed all of these fears. Athletes Authority caters for all aspects of his fitness - regular performance testing, a tailored app-based training program, high end equipment, health food and supplements, Normatec recovery system, in-house physiotherapy (the list goes on). Athletes Authority as a company operates with an athlete-first ethos. Since he started last year, my son has developed close friendships with his coaches, who provide him with guidance, inspiration and camaraderie. Likewise, he is now part of a network of elite athletes from all walks of life. Not once have I had to convince him to go to the gym, the motivation Athletes Authority generates is undeniable. This is the perfect environment for any athlete, regardless of age or discipline. And the proof is in the output, the year my son joined Athletes Authority has been his most successful year yet, not just in his chosen sport, but academically as well - an unexpected ripple effect."
S Blair
S Blair
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"Wow !!! This place is next level in the world of strength and conditioning. My son has the privilege of training with these guys, the facilities, training and testing and support he is provided is second to none. I could not be more impressed with the programs, their attention to detail and safety of their clients is paramount. The trainers are amazing they have not only improved his strength and conditioning abilities but his confidence has gone through the roof - could not recommend highly enough."
N Kurt
N Kurt
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"Our son is an athletic talent who needed additional strength training for his further development. We believe we found with Athletes Authority the perfect place for it. He works with a very professional team who helps him based on his needs to work on his weak points and ensures that the focus is on the required skills for his sport. Also the support in a recovery phase was awesome. We are really happy with his progress and the professional support as well as he is motivated for the sessions!"

Feature case-study

athlete: billy blair

SPORT: hurdler & sprinter
accomplishments: national hurdles champion

After seeing the X-Ray of Billy’s injury, you would have thought it happened in a car crash. But it happened on a rugby field. A talented 14-year-old preparing for nationals 8 months later where he was hoping to contend for a few gold medals. But in one bad tackle, Billy had snapped his tibia and fibula, and the whole plan of nationals was thrown out the window. The surgeon said: “if you’re able to even run at nationals, you should be happy with that.” 

But Billy, being the ruthless competitor he is, didn’t take no for an answer. Instead, we did everything we could to not just return him, but return him, to win. Billy’s work ethic was tireless. He did everything we asked to a tee. Despite the low % chance, Billy made it to nationals, but what happened next very few people predicted (except the guys close to him). 

Billy walked away with multiple golds, silvers and a bronze. It’s a good reminder that we’ll often underestimate what is possible with the right team around you. We’re so glad to be a part of Billy’s incredible team.. including his incredible parents and stellar track coach But the full credit needs to go to Billy. We only know a couple of people like him… and they are all champions. 

The future is bright for this young superstar.

How it works

Our Emerging Athlete Program (EAP) improves athleticism to support the physical demands of sport as kids grow into teens. The EAP helps 11-16 yr old athletes of all levels bulletproof their weaknesses, decrease injury risk, and build strength, power and speed to set them up for long-term success. This program is one of only a few complete junior athlete development programs in Sydney. Here is how it works:

Our Training Philosophy

1. Assessment & Testing To Showcase Their Results

Every athlete deserves to see the fruits of their hard work. That’s why we test our athletes — we want to be able to make it easy for our emerging athletes to see how their hard work is paying off. We test our athletes across the 5 domains that matter: movement quality, strength, power and speed, fitness and injury risk. As the old saying goes: “What doesn’t get measured, doesn’t get improved.”

2. Movement Coordination For A More Consistent Mover

When junior athletes move well, they are already giving themselves a competitive edge. We believe that the juniors who are the most athletic are also the most likely to produce standout performances. The first thing we focus on is laying rock-solid movement foundations that form the bedrock of strong, powerful and athletic athletes.

3. Strength For Physicality & Injury Protection

We believe that the best ability is availability. Research has already identified that strength training reduces injury risk in adolescents (read the paper here). When junior athletes are weak, it’s only a matter of time until they break. It’s simple laws of biomechanics — when their bodily tissues like their tendons, ligaments, bones and muscles can’t handle the force of sport, they break down. When junior athletes get strong, they protect themselves from injury, and that is the best asset of all. 

4. Plyometrics For Power & Force Development

Most adolescents lack power production so when you see a powerful athlete, they stand out. Plyometrics provides a fantastic way to increase power out on the field of play in a safe and graduated manner for growing athletes.

5. Sprint & Agility Training For Elite Athleticism

Most junior athletes are never taught how to run — it’s just something they do. It’s no surprise that there are huge differences between speed and agility between athletes. While we can’t change your child’s genes, we can change their running efficiency and optimise their mechanics. 

6. Mental Skills Coaching For A Natural Competitor

The right physical preparation isn’t always enough. For a lot of athletes, the mental side of sports performance gets in the way of a natural, confident athlete. Our mental skills coaching helps athletes develop confidence in their ability and feel natural in the moments it counts the most.

Here's WhY THe EAP Helps Produce confident athletes:


Pro athletes coached




5-star google reviews

Meet The head of performance

Lachlan Wilmot

Re: How to help young athletes emerge as champions.

There are two things that every junior athlete desires.The first is to rise up to their expectations and compete with confidence. The second is to win and pursue their childhood dreams.

Most of the time, it’s not because they weren’t good enough or that they didn’t have the right mix of genetics and talent.

It’s because they weren’t prepared physically and mentally.

Whether that shows up as niggling injuries they can’t get over…

Or playing within themselves because they lack confidence…

Or never having the self-belief to fully commit to the life as an aspiring athlete…

No matter what the hurdle ends up becoming, a more effective preparation is the answer. When you’re better prepared, you’re putting yourself in a prime position to succeed.

That’s why our program helps athletes build lasting confidence through a quality mental and physical preparation.

It helps athletes believe that “I am prepared and I am here to win.”

This isn’t an empty promise. I’ve tried and tested our training philosophies over the last twelve years in pro sport and amongst my U12-18’s combined NSW & ACT AFL squads. 

During that time, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the highest-paid athletes in Australia, and the most talented

My job is and has always been, to optimally prepare my athletes to succeed.

If you want a complete system that prepares you for sporting success, the EAP is for you. If you want to rid of the overwhelm that comes with juggling training and all your other commitments, the EAP is for you. And, if you want to put the odds in your favour that you reach higher and achieve more in sport, the EAP is for you.

What's the investment?

When your child joins the Emerging Athlete Program, you’ll have everything you need for them to feel fully prepared.

  • You’ll be able to stop guessing about how to optimise their athletic potential.
  • You’ll see them develop unwavering confidence in their physical and mental ability.
  • You’ll have the confidence knowing you’ve done everything you can to help them avoid unnecessary injuries.
  • And you’ll be able to see their transformation as they stop doubting themselves in the high-pressure moments that it counts the most.

Emerging Athlete Program

Our Flagship Program For Junior Athletes
$ 127
per week
  • 4 x Performance Testing ($2788 value)
  • Unlimited Team Training & Gym Access ($4160 value)
  • Speed/Agility Field Sessions ($2500 value)
  • Individualised Programs ($2500 value)
  • Unlimited NormaTec Recovery Boots ($1300 value)
  • Master Your Mental Game ($997 value)
  • Initial Mental Skills Assessment ($200 Value)

Elite Emerging Athlete Program

For Unmatched Support Including 2 x 1:1 Coaching Per Week
$ 397
per week
  • 4 x Performance Testing ($2788 value)
  • Individualised Programs ($2500 value)
  • Unlimited Team Training & Gym Access ($4160 value)
  • Speed/Agility Field Sessions ($2500 value
  • GPS Unit for running loads and load management ($1000 value)
  • Weekly 1:1 Coaching Session ($11,400)
  • Weekly 1:1 Mental Skills Coaching Session ($5200 Value)

Our guarantee

We Are The Only Performance Facility In Sydney To Put Our Money Where Our Mouth Is…

We stand by our results. If after your first performance re-assessment you haven’t improved, we’ll give you 100% of your money back. We don’t make excuses, we just get results. If you aren’t head over heels thrilled with your training experience with us, then we don’t deserve your money. Simple. There is not a stronger guarantee than this in the market.

View our Schedule

With over 80 sessions offered every week, our programs give you maximum flexibility to train when it’s easiest for you. Click the link below to open a pop-up to see our schedule.

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There is absolutely zero risk of expressing your interest. Worst case scenario you spend quality time with our team to find out this isn’t the right opportunity for your child. Best case scenario you love it and we help you get started straight away.