High Performance Updates

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  1. jak

    jak Juniors

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    when is euan Aitken due back?
     
  2. WardyRedV

    WardyRedV Juniors

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    2 weeks but he was named on the extended bench this week so who knows.
     
  3. Bests Golden Boots

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    We have high performances? When did that start?
     
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  4. dragonssamy61

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    This week if not next.
    He has been selected in the 22
     
  5. getsmarty

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    SMAI High Performance Update: Round 17
    Tue 27th June, 02:00PM
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    St George Illawarra Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth has provided another SMAI High Performance Update ahead of the Dragons' Round 17 clash against the Gold Coast Titans at cBUS Super Stadium on Friday.

    Pickworth provides an update on Euan Aitken who is fit for selection this week, as well as Paul Vaughan, Tyson Frizell and Shaun Nona who all had scans this week.

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    http://www.dragons.com.au/news/2017/06/27/_smai_high_performan.af_news.html
     
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  6. getsmarty

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    SMAI High Performance Update: Round 19
    Thu 13th July, 01:00PM
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    St George Illawarra Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth has provided another SMAI High Performance Update ahead of the Dragons' Round 19 clash with the Canberra Raiders on Friday night.

    Pickworth discusses how Tyson Frizell and Josh Dugan pulled up after Wednesday's Origin clash, as well as Paul Vaughan's possible early return, and an update on Euan Aitken.

    http://www.dragons.com.au/news/2017/07/13/smai_high_performanc.html
     
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    SMAI High Performance Update: Round 20
    Thu 20th July, 03:00PM
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    St George Illawarra Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth has provided another SMAI High Performance Update ahead of the Dragons' Round 20 clash against the Sea Eagles at WIN Stadium, Wollongong.

    Pickworth rates the chances of Russell Packer (hip) and Jason Nightingale (corked thigh) and explains why Euan Aikten (hamstring) missed last weekend's golden point loss to the Raiders.

    There's also some positive news for Drew Hutchison in his rehabilitation from an ACL injury suffered late last year.

    http://www.dragons.com.au/news/2017/07/20/smai_high_performanc.html
     
  8. Drag Queen

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    Gun player and I hope he comes back.
     
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  9. getsmarty

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    SMAI High Performance Update: Round 21
    Wed 26th July, 04:00PM
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    St George Illawarra Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth has provided another SMAI High Performance Update ahead of the Dragons' Round 21 clash against the Newcastle Knights at McDonald Jones Stadium this weekend.

    Pickworth provides an update on injured Dragons duo Joel Thompson (ankle) and Josh Dugan (hamstring) and their prospects of facing the Knights.

    An explanation on Euan Aitken (shoulder) is also provided by Pickworth.

    http://www.dragons.com.au/news/2017/07/26/smai_high_performanc.html
     
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  10. Uplifting

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    Does anyone know why Zac Lomax isn't playing for u20s for second week in a row?
     
  11. dragonssamy61

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    I think he may have hurt his hammy.
    So hopefully back next week
     
  12. Uplifting

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    Thanks Samy.
     
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    SMAI High Performance Update: Round 22
    Wed 2nd August, 12:00PM
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    St George Illawarra Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth has provided another SMAI High Performance Update ahead of the Dragons' Round 22 clash against South Sydney at the SCG.

    Pickworth clarifies the health of Tyson Frizell with ongoing speculation rife that he is playing injured, and also updates Dragons members and fans on Euan Aikten's (shoulder) recovery.

    There is also some good news in store for Drew Hutchison, with him all but set to return in the Intrust Super Premiership next weekend.

    http://www.dragons.com.au/news/2017/08/02/smai_high_performanc.html
     
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    SMAI High Performance Update: Round 23
    Thu 10th August, 01:00PM
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    St George Illawarra Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth has provided another SMAI High Performance Update ahead of the Dragons' Round 23 clash against the Gold Coast Titans.

    Pickworth provides updates on Josh Dugan (ankle), Russell Packer (knee) and Euan Aitken (shoulder) and how they're recovering from their respective injuries.

    There's also some good news in regards to Siliva Havili (pec) and Blake Lawrie (oblique strain).

    http://www.dragons.com.au/news/2017/08/10/smai_high_performanc.html
     
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    SMAI High Performance Update: Round 24
    Wed 16th August, 11:00AM
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    St George Illawarra Dragons Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth has provided another SMAI High Performance Update ahead of the Dragons’ Round 24 clash with the Brisbane Broncos on Friday night.

    Pickworth discusses how Euan Aitken’s shoulder is tracking, Russell Packer’s knee injury and Siliva Havili Havili's return for Illawarra this weekend.

    http://www.dragons.com.au/news/2017/08/16/smai_high_performanc.html
     
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    SMAI High Performance Update: Round 25
    Fri 25th August, 09:00AM
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    St George Illawarra Dragons Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth has provided another SMAI High Performance Update ahead of the Dragons’ Round 25 clash against the Penrith Panthers on Sunday afternoon.

    Pickworth discusses the flu that swept through the team last week, Euan Aitken's shoulder, Nene Macdonald's knee and Tyson Frizell's ankle.

    http://www.dragons.com.au/news/2017/08/25/smai_high_performanc.html
     
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    SMAI High Performance Update: Round 26
    Thu 31st August, 03:00PM
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    St George Illawarra Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth has provided another SMAI High Performance Update ahead of Members Appreciation Round against the Bulldogs this weekend at ANZ Stadium.

    Pickworth delievers some unfortunate news about the health of Russell Packer and Drew Hutchison (both have knee issues).

    However there is some upside in regards to Euan Aitken's recent shoulder reconstruction and Nene Macdonald overcoming his recent knee complaint.

    http://www.dragons.com.au/news/2017/08/31/smai_high_performanc.html
     
  18. 1st & 10

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    Key to high performance is gradual pathways and grading, like it was

    Kid starts at club, school. Buckley Shield etc

    Matthews Cup U15
    SG Ball U17
    Jersey Flegg U19
    Pres Cup u21
    ------ graded or back to local grade ----
    3rd - u23s
    Reserves
    1st grade

    All grades to have the same jersey, to develop pride and culture. It was a gradual and slow process which would generally result in a higher performance

    You cannot have 1st grade sides picked from "park footy" (sorry, but NSW Cup or whatever now called is simply high grade park footy). U20 grade is a myth just stick in the middle, which shows. Poor quality, no defence. Once you hit 21, back to park footy. Forwards especially are not ready to advance from 20s to 1st grade.
     
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  19. 1st & 10

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    Look at NFL. No reserve grade, they have a practice squad that can be raided by other teams

    Kid starts out -

    Pee Wee football
    Pop Warner football
    Junior Varsity
    Varsity/high school - which is huge
    College football
    Then NFL. If good enough drafted or undrafted rookie free agent (aka Hayne's path)
     
  20. Smack

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    They have the CFL which is like reserve grade lol


     

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