Tim Schleiger has had a long history working at the top end of international and local elite sport. His clinical work as founder of 2G Elite Sports and his more recent passion The Sports Clinic of Melbourne, has seen a career that covers 25 plus years. Tim coordinates The Sports Clinic’s wide-ranging services through his professional team of physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, S&C Coaches, and corrective exercise trainers.

During Tim’s career, he has consulted the likes of John Aloisi, Harry Kewell, Vince Grella Nathaniel Chalobah, Luke Darcy, Josh Battle, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, and Su-Wei Hsieh. Tim has also seen success with a wide range of Olympic snow sports and a range of summer Olympic athletes. Tim has always been known for his ability to think outside the square and find synergy in multiple disciplinary approaches.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Tim’s love for soccer and how he worked to be as fit as possible to give himself a competitive advantage
  • Sport is a story and the importance of athletes understanding their sports story doesn’t have to be their identity
  • The importance of developing resilience in athletes to compete in the elite level
  • The covid situation for the fitness industry and why it’s important we don’t panic and stick to what we do best
  • Tim explains the hunger index and why he believes in it for detecting talent that will have what it takes to make it in elite sport
  • Why technique is so important for developing athletes and methods to best enhance an athlete’s physical preparation

People mentioned:

  • David Parkin
  • Darren Burgess
  • John Kilpatick
  • Peter Brukner
  • Ange Postecoglou
  • Andrew Russell
  • Stuart Lowe
  • Kevin Musket
  • Brett Brown
  • Bohdan Babijczuk
  • Chris Judd
  • John Aloisi
  • Harry Kewell
  • Vince Grella
  • Sam Darcy
  • Luke Darcy
  • Josh Battle
  • James Pattinson
  • Peter Siddle
  • Stefan Mauk
  • Mark Mcgrath
  • James Patterson
  • John Hastings
  • Shane Crawford
  • Paul Connors
  • Tom Hawkins
  • Rod Marsh
  • Alex Ferguson
  • Craig Kelly

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