At OBHS my role as the High-Performance Trainer is to provide assistance alongside the teaching staff in regards to athlete development. The students who I work with are those who take the optional Applied Sport and Sport Education Classes in Year 11 through to Year 13. 

I also oversee the strength and conditioning programme at OBHS as we are known to take on university or polytech students to help in some capacity. This is normally the case with rugby but is open for a student to be a part of any sport that interests them. 

The Applied Sport and Sport Education classes aim to provide a safe environment for the students to begin exploring avenues of health, fitness and sport specific exercise. These are academic based subjects that require students to develop their knowledge through achievement standards coinciding with the NZQA guidelines.  

To ensure this, they progress through modules that help them understand:

-       Code and Conduct of Training. Focusing on Health and Safety in the weights room.

-       Technical Workshops – such as weightlifting, running/sprinting, speed, agility and change of direction.

-       Physiological understandings.

-       Sport Specific Workshops.

My relevant experience outside of OBHS has been around training Otago University sides as well as assisting the Otago Women's Spirit Rugby Team. I have been apart of doing Otago Hockey's Senior Women and Men's sides previously and I currently work out of Valley Strength & Conditioning as a trainer as well. 

Relevant Qualifications:

-       Post-Graduate Diploma in Physical Conditioning - Otago Polytechnic

-       Bachelor of Physical Education Double Major in Exercise Sport Science and Exercise Prescription – University of Otago.

-       SESNZ Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach

If there are any questions towards our philosophy, or the outcomes and measures that we aim to achieve in the athletic development of the students at Otago Boys High School. 
Please get in contact with me through email at: cam.sims@obhs.school.nz