Presenter’s Bio & Contact Information
Nathan Heaney is an experienced Strength and Conditioning Coach, High Performance Specialist,Lecturer and highly sought-after Mentor and Consultant.
Nathan has acquired over 12 years’ experience working with revered and highly reputable sportingorganisations, such as the Victorian Institute of Sport, AFL Victoria, Adelaide Crows and more recently,Xavier College.
During his tenure at these organisations Nathan has had the privilege to work with a broad spectrum of athletes and populations. Due to the breadth of his experience Nathan is equally adept at working with elite athletes as he is younger developmental athletes and members of the general public.
Upon completing his Bachelor of Exercise Science Degree, Nathan undertook an Honours Thesis which piqued his interest in the application of aerobic conditioning for both team sport and endurance athletes. Thereafter, Nathan has continued to research, investigate, and practically apply aerobic conditioning methods which have proved to be industry leading and incredibly effective. Nathan is regularly engaged to present, review and consult on the application of objectively guided conditioning programs within high performance organisations.
Nathan has founded TCC to make high performance training principles and education accessible to athletes and practitioners at all levels. Nathan achieves this by combing the art and science of high-performance sport. That is, the art is underpinned by his extensive experience and knowledge and the science is driven by his application of scientific principles and training methods that have been effectively used with elite athletes and high-performance teams. Not only does TCC aim to improve sporting performance and mitigate injury risk, it also serves to provide world class education for aspirational coaches, scientists, practitioners and athletes via online workshops, consultancy and blog articles.
2019 – Current: Head of Athlete Performance and Development, Xavier College 2016 –2019: Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Adelaide Crows
2016: Head of Athlete Management, AFL Victoria
2015 – 2016: Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Sandringham Zebras 2014 –Current: Guest Lecturer, Australian Catholic University
2013 – 2016: Strength and Conditioning and Sport Science Consultant, Waverley Hockey Club
2011 – Current: Lecturer, Level 1 and Level 2 Australian Strength and Conditioning Association course 2008 –2015: Physical Preparation Coach, Victorian Institute of Sport
Bachelor of Exercise Science (Honours) – Australian Catholic University ASCALevel 2 Coach
ASCA Professional Structure – Elite Level
2016 – Poster presentation at the Australian Strength & Conditioning Conference
“The impact of the anaerobic speed reserve on high intensity running and disposals in elite junior Australian rules footballers” 2015– Article published in the Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning
“Normative data for maximal aerobic speed for field sport athletes – a brief review” 2015 –Lecture presentation at the Australian Strength & Conditioning Conference “Aerobicconditioning for team sport and endurance athletes”
2014 – Poster presentation at the Australian Strength & Conditioning Conference
“The effect of a four-week high intensity interval training intervention utilising maximal aerobic speed and the anaerobic speed reserve on aerobic fitness and inelite female hockey players”
2013 – Poster presentation at the Australian Strength & Conditioning Conference
“The efficacy of utilising the anaerobic speed reserve to prescribe supramaximal high intensity interval training with elite female hockey players”
• Awarded Best Senior Investigator
2012 – Honours study at the VIS and Australian Catholic University
“Comparison of a YOYO IR1 test and a test as a determination of training speeds and evaluation of aerobic fitness” 2012 –Article published in the Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning
“The effect of a four-week aerobic interval training block using maximal aerobic speed as the intensity measure with elite female hockey players” 2009– Poster presentation at the Australian Strength & Conditioning Conference
“Comparison of a YOYO IR1 test and a test as a determination of training speeds and evaluation of aerobic fitness” 2007 –Directed study with the Australian Catholic University
“The effects of sport, training age, gender and training phase on the eccentric utilisation ratio”