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Juanita R Weissensteiner

Juanita R Weissensteiner
NSW Government · Pathways

PhD The University of QLD

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Introduction
I'm currently working with the Athlete Development & Pathways team at the AIS and utilising FTEM as a framework for reviewing the current developmental practices and provision of Australian National Sporting Organisations and examining in detail the developmental experiences, environmental and system catalysts and attributes of elite and mastery athletes. I am also a Partner Investigator on a current Australian Research Linkage project critiquing current TID & D practice.
Additional affiliations
February 2013 - present
Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)
Position
  • Consultant

Publications

Publications (53)
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Objective Surveillance of health problems at the 2019 17/U & 19/U Australian Netball National Championships (ANNC) and compare this data with the 2018 17/U & 19/U ANNC. Determine the rate for risk of low energy availability and poor sleep quality in athletes competing at the 2019 ANNC. Design Prospective observational cohort study. Method One hun...
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Background Success at the elite level in sport is often attributed to physical prowess, technical skill, and mental attitude. However, underpinning these factors are various lifestyle, support and social factors that may contribute to successful performance, but which may be absent from athlete development programs. Methods An online survey was us...
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Background Netball Australia is Australia’s governing netball body, and introduced the ‘Knee injury prevention for Netballers and Enhance performance and Extend play’ (KNEE) program in 2015. Ankle sprains and ACL rupture are the most frequent and costly injuries in 17U & 19U athletes competing at the Australian Netball Championships (ANC). Thirty-e...
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Background Pre-elite athletes are at increased risk of injury/illness due to rapid increases in training load, insufficient rest and recovery, growth and a lack of support services compared to elite athletes. Objective Surveillance of incidence, site, nature and mechanisms of injury/illness at the 2018 & 2019 17/U & 19/U Australian Netball Nationa...
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Background Success at the elite level in sport is often attributed to physical prowess, technical skill, and mental attitude. However, underpinning these factors are various lifestyle and social influences that further contribute to successful performance, but which may be absent from athlete development programs. Methods An online survey was used...
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Objectives To assess whether ankle tape applied by a Sport and Exercise Physiotherapist (SEP) or self-applied by the athlete results in a change in proprioception and whether it is maintained during a netball session. Design Randomised controlled trial. Setting Australian Institute of Sport. Participants 53 pre-elite netball athletes. Main outc...
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Objective To identify challenges for implementing Netball Australia’s ‘Knee injury prevention for Netballers and Enhance performance and Extend play’ (KNEE) program for 17/U & 19/U State (i.e. regional/provincial representative) teams. Design Concept mapping, a mixed-methods approach incorporating qualitative and quantitative data collection and a...
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Objectives To explore the different types of support (e.g., financial, informational) and support providers (e.g., fathers, siblings) in the development of male cricket players across different levels of skill expertise. Methods A quantitative questionnaire (developed as a part of a broader Australian Research Council Linkage project) assessing su...
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The aim of this research was to explore at what age professional tennis players at different ranking levels (top 10, 11-20, 21–50, 51–100, 101–200, 201–300) started playing tennis and had achieved their career ranking milestones, and to explore the viability of using age and ranking to predict a player’s future success. 373 top 300 ranked professio...
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Objectives To explore the different types of support and different support providers in female cricket players (n = 101), and to understand whether these support types or providers differ relative to level of skill expertise. Method A quantitative questionnaire (developed as a part of a broader Australian Research Council Linkage project) was dist...
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Objective: To investigate the incidence, site, nature and cause of injuries sustained during and four weeks following the 2018 Australian National Netball Championships (ANNC's) using medical attention and self-report surveillance tools. Design: Prospective cohort study. Method: Injuries were recorded prospectively using medical attention and...
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Purpose: The development of a physical literacy definition and standards framework suitable for implementation in Australia. Method:Modified Delphi methodology. Results: Consensus was established on four defining statements: Core-Physical literacy is lifelong holistic learning acquired and applied in movement and physical activity contexts; Composi...
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Objectives: To describe and evaluate injury prevention interventions for pre-elite athletes who compete in an Olympic or professional sport. Design: Systematic review. Methods: This review was prospectively registered (PROSPERO CRD42017065083) and a systematic electronic search was conducted in May 2017. The following inclusion criteria were a...
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The present study was designed to explore the skill of recruiting in the professional Australian Football League, with a particular interest in the approach to decision making and information processing. The research design utilised semi-structured interviews and a survey instrument. A total of 12 participants comprised of 11 active head recruiters...
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Objectives The holy grail of any nation in the global sporting race is to better understand, replicate and sustain podium winning performances on the world stage. International sporting bodies advocate a holistic approach to the athletic profile and environmental and system-level factors required for world-class sporting performance, yet key lifest...
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Learning from the career trajectories of the most successful elite players is central to informing effective strategies and long-term career planning to maximise player development and performance. This article examined the junior competition results and the performing age at major career milestones of top-level professional tennis players, utilisi...
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This study aimed to assess the validity and reliability of jump assessments using the MyJump2 application. Eleven junior athletes (15 ± 1.4 years) performed five countermovement (CMJ) and drop jumps (DJ) measured simultaneously by a force platform and MyJump2. Additionally, intra- and inter-day reliability was assessed over two sessions, 7 days apa...
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Introduction Movement competencies form the foundations in the development and training of young aspiring athletes. Yet formal assessment of such capabilities can be overlooked within early athlete programs, arising from the wide range of assessments varying in length, difficulty, and reliability in the current literature. The aim of this study was...
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Currently in the literature, there is a dearth of empirical research that confirms whether international junior success is a reliable predictor for future international senior success. Despite the uncertainty of the junior–senior relationship, federations and coaches still tend to use junior success as a predictor for long-term senior success. A ra...
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Effective sport talent identification and development (TID) programmes are integral to a nation’s success in international sport. Using a transdisciplinary approach that involved sport practitioners and researchers with diverse theoretical perspectives, we investigated TID factors in four Australian sports (Australian rules football, cricket, kayak...
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The health, fitness and other advantages of youth sports participation are well recognised. However, there are considerable challenges for all stakeholders involved-especially youth athletes-in trying to maintain inclusive, sustainable and enjoyable participation and success for all levels of individual athletic achievement. In an effort to advance...
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The ‘voice’ or perspective of the athlete is commonly unheard in research and practice relating to athlete development. This is seemingly ironic, given that ‘the athlete’ is purportedly the central focus and they have lived the experience, making them a truly qualified ‘knowledge expert’. Gary Hall Jr, a five-time Olympic gold medallist and advocat...
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Abstract The Foundations, Talent, Elite and Mastery (FTEM) framework was designed through the lens of a world leading high-performance sport agency to assist sporting stakeholders operationalise and research their whole of sport development pathways (Gulbin, J. P., Croser, M. J., Morley, E. J., & Weissensteiner, J. R. (2013). An integrated framewor...
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Abstract This investigation sought to contrast generalised models of athlete development with the specific pathway trajectories and transitions experienced by 256 elite athletes across 27 different sports. All participants completed the National Athlete Development Survey and within it, the Athlete Development Triangle featuring the differentiation...
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Abstract This paper introduces a new sport and athlete development framework that has been generated by multidisciplinary sport practitioners. By combining current theoretical research perspectives with extensive empirical observations from one of the world's leading sport agencies, the proposed FTEM (Foundations, Talent, Elite, Mastery) framework...
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Within the elite sporting experience, successful transitioning between key points in an athlete’s career appears critical (Pearson & Petitpas, 1990). Specifically in the sport of tennis, successful negotiation of the transition from junior to senior competition underpins a successful professional tennis career. Whilst a great deal of anecdotal evid...
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Differences in interceptive skill between highly skilled and lesser skilled cricket batsmen were examined using a batting task that required participants to strike front-foot drive strokes from a machine-projected ball to a specified target. Task difficulty was manipulated by varying the width of the bat (normal, half, and third width) and target a...
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This paper sought to determine the psychological characteristics and skills that are fundamental to batting success in the sport of cricket. Following on from the findings of an earlier qualitative investigation which suggested that a favourable mix of psychological attributes and skills are critical to high performance in batting (Weissensteiner e...
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This paper chronicles the key developmental experiences and insights of 673 high performance Australian athletes (including 51 Olympians), across 34 sports. A customised survey was developed around Gagné's (2009) holistic model of talent development which enabled athletes to report in a contextually relevant way. Key thematic variables demonstrated...
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Data from semi-structured interviews with 14 male expert cricket batsmen, coaches, and administrators were used to generate a conceptual model of expertise in this sport. In the model, a favorable socio-developmental environment (support, vast investment in creative and challenging play, sibling rivalry) provides the essential foundation for the de...
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The link between the anticipation skills of cricket batsmen and their practice histories was examined. Skilled and lesser skilled batsmen of U15, U20, and adult age completed a temporal occlusion task, in which they were required to use prerelease kinematic information to predict the type and length of delivery being bowled, and a structured interv...
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The biomechanical analysis of elite cricket bowlers reported in this article, provides information which may assist in the development of a model that may be used in teaching young fast bowlers. The information reported may also aid in the identification of injury-producing factors associated with the bowling action. This article outlines some prin...

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We are researching the link between lifestyle practices, mindset, and elite athletic performance. We recently conducted a study with 10 World, Olympic and Paralympic champion athletes and published the results in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Expanding on this research we are conducting a survey expanding on these themes but with a much larger sample of Australian athletes.
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To assess the impact of a holistic approach to athlete development delivered via an online, user-driven platform. The AIS developed platform aims to prepare young athletes for both the physical and mental demands they are known to face along the sporting pathway. This PhD research will focus on the physical movement competencies of pre-elite athletes in the pathway across a range of sports. Specifically, we are exploring the impact of both athlete and coach-led engagement in the online training sessions, in order to further develop movement competencies.