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Elite Athlete Development Network Coaches have a diverse range of knowledge that allows them to maximise the development of each athlete. They are Degree qualified or higher and have proven track records in their field.

Damien Villarosa

Relevant Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning)

• Bachelor Degree in Applied Science (Human Movement)

• Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)

• Level 2 Australia Strength & Conditioning Association Coach

• Level 2 AFL Coach

Relevant Positions Held

• Physical Preparation Manager for - Victoria Metropolitan’s U/18 AFL National Championship side 2012

• Head of Strength & Conditioning Calder Cannons FC (2007-08 and 2011)

• Head Coach – SPEED Sports & Conditioning (Singapore) (2009 and 2010)

• Co-ordinator and Coach – Essendon Keilor College Football Programs (2005-2008)

• Development Coach – Calder Cannons FC (2005-2008 and 2011)

• Head Coach & Director of Coaching – Singapore Sharks Junior FC (2009 and 2010)

Damien is a Master of Exercise Science in Strength and Conditioning and has extensive experience developing athletes from a range of sports both in Australia and on the International stage.

During his tenure’s with TAC Cup side Calder Cannons, he has overseen the progression a large number of players into the AFL system.  He has also worked as a development coach and line coach for the club at a variety of age group levels.

Damien has established various programs that effectively provides the athlete with a sequential physical development plan and allows the athlete to develop at their own pace. He is one of the few coaches worldwide to be considered as a Youth Athlete and Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) specialist.

Athlete Testimonials

• Jeremy Laidler

• Addam Maric

• Jake Melksham

• Robert Morris – “A complete transformation of an athlete”

 

Testimonial from Robert Morris - Athletic Training/Conditioning Coach

Robert Morris is an American Football player who lives and goes to high school in Singapore.  American Football requires a high degree of quickness, strength, toughness, agility, and outright speed.  In addition, to play this sport in the tropics, an athlete needs to be well-conditioned and have stamina to play to the end of the game at full power.

Robert has always been strong, but that was mostly due to his physical size, which was about 260 lbs.  Robert wanted to play college football, but his physical condition and athletic skills were at a low level – specifically, he ran the 40 yd dash in over 6 seconds, could only bench 200 lbs, and could not finish his football games without coming out frequently for rests.

 

Robert then made a personal commitment to improve his athletic abilities and physical condition, but needed professional help to accomplish these goals.  Rob began working with Damien Villarosa, who crafted a specially designed program of core muscle strength development, weight training, agility drills, football skills, and nutrition. Robert and Damien formed an amazing partnership, and over the course of two years, Robert worked hard under Damien’s expert guidance.  His weight dropped to 225 lbs, his 40 yard dash improved to 5.0 seconds, bench press to over 300 lbs, and squat to over 400 lbs.  In addition, Rob’s stamina and conditioning drastically improved, allowing him to play full-speed in all of his football games.  In his senior year alone, Robert was team captain, Most-Valuable-Player, All-Conference Inside Linebacker, and co-MVP of Asia Bowl (All-star game with Korea).

 

Robert led his team, the Singapore Oilers to the 2010 SAFL (Singapore American Football League) championship, and the All-star team, the Singapore Falcons, to victory in the 2010 Asia Bowl.  Rob could not have accomplished these feats without being in top physical condition. Robert attributes much of his football success to Damien.  As a result of his athletic improvement, Robert is now being recruited by several universities and colleges in the U.S.A.

Many Thanks, Damien!!

Phil Morris

Father of Robert Morris, #95 Singapore Oilers

Elite Athlete Development Network Coaches have a diverse range of knowledge that allows them to maximise the development of each athlete. They are Degree qualified or higher and have proven track records in their field.

 

Steve Forcone

Relevant qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning)
• Bachelor Degree in Exercise and Sport Science
• Level 2 Australian Strength & Conditioning Association Coach
• Level 1 Sports Powerlifting/Weightlifting Coach

Relevant positions held & experience

• Head of Strength & Conditioning Calder Cannons FC (2012)
• Strength & Conditioning Coach Calder Cannons FC (2008 - 2011)
• Strength and Conditioning assistant Coburg FC (2008)
• Trained with Victorian junior weightlifting team
• Presenter at Level 1 and Level 2 AFL coaching qualifications (Physical Preparation)

Throughout his work with TAC Cup side Calder Cannons Steve has been a part of the staff team that were involved in back to back premierships in 2009 and 2010. During this time he has contributed to the physical development and performance enhancement of over 20 players who have been drafted into the AFL.

With experience and mentoring from elite level Strength and Conditioning Coaches Steve has developed programs that effectively develop younger players. In particular he aims to empower young athletes to control their own physical development by interactively teaching them skills, rather than only instructing them.

Athlete testimonials

• Cameron Guthrie
• Dion Prestia
• Michael Talia
• Brandon Ellis
• Hal Hunter