Performance Lifestyle assists athletes to live out the VIS motto: Success in Sport and Life. The VIS Performance Lifestyle team deliver an innovative and proactive program that empowers VIS athletes to strive for success in the high performance sport environment within a holistic framework. Supporting the wellbeing of the athlete and facilitating their personal and dual career growth for both now and through the myriad of transition points during their sporting career and beyond.
How Performance Lifestyle helps our athletes
The VIS Performance Lifestyle Team provide the following services across all VIS Sports:
- Support to pursue a dual career via career guidance and education advice. Partnering with Schools and the Elite Athlete Education network (Universities and TAFE) to enable athletes to pursue their career and educational goals alongside their sporting goals.
- Personal and Professional development opportunities via individual athlete consults and athlete development workshops to facilitate the development of life skills and life plans
- Athlete Wellbeing support and education. Facilitating access to AIS Referral Networks – Mental Health Referral Network & Career Practitioner Referral Network
- Transition support and guidance for the various points of transition along an athlete’s journey in both sport and life. From Induction to progression along the HP pathway and then continuing transition support beyond the athlete’s sporting career
- Career and education opportunities via our partnerships with Open Universities Australia, FIA FITnation and William Angliss Institute
- Performance Lifestyle support and education for VIS coaches and VIS staff
- Performance Lifestyle education sessions for families of VIS athletes
The Performance Lifestyle Program tailors specific programs to reflect the individual needs and aspirations of athletes thus allowing for individual growth and development.
Recent Performance Lifestyle News
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Fear of the unknown: Mitch GourleyMay 20, 2022
As one door closes for long-term Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) scholarship holder Mitch Gourley who announced his retirement from an alpine skiing earlier this year, another door has opened.
The VIS celebrates National Careers WeekMay 16, 2022
Since its inception the Victorian Institute of Sport has been a leader in career development and personal excellence and is justifiably proud of its scholarship holders who have not only succeeded in sport, but also in life.
Marais co-facilitating new student leadership programApril 10, 2022
Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) scholarship holder Brad Marais is co-facilitating School Sport Victoria’s (SSV) new student leadership program.
R U OK? Day 2021September 9, 2021
Today is R U OK? Day. This year the message is: “Are they really OK? Ask them today”.
Balancing Year 12 whilst preparing for TokyoMay 18, 2021
Balancing life as an elite athlete with your Year 12 studies can be challenging at the best of times. And with the Tokyo Paralympics around the corner, life for Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) scholarship holder Col Pearse is about to get even more challenging.
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