Alex Natera has been a Strength and Conditioning coach in elite sport for the past 22 years. Over this time Alex has held a number of positions across a range of professional football codes and Olympic sports within national sporting institute systems in Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Within the Olympic sports setting, Alex has predominantly worked with track and field sprinters and was previously the Head of Strength & Power for GWS Giants in the AFL. In Alex’s current role as Head of S&C for NSWIS, he is responsible for strategy, quality assurance and leadership of large department of S&C coaches working across 20 Olympic sports.
Alex holds a BSc in Sport Science, an MSc in Applied Sport Science and is currently completing his PhD on repeat power ability. Alex consults to sporting franchises and institutes of sport globally, is a sought-after speaker and has published in peer reviewed scientific journals. Alex views physical development for sport performance in a very holistic way, partly due to his varied background in sport where he was originally a professional sportsman and then employed as a Head Coach while also briefly spending time in the academic world as a lecturer in Sport Science. Alex has been fortunate to play his part over his career in preparing athletes to achieve Olympic medals, World Championships and World Records.