elite athlete performance network


elite athlete performance network

elite athlete performance network



Elite Athlete Development Network Coaches have a diverse range of knowledge that allows them to maximise the development of each athlete. They are Degree qualified or higher and have proven track records in their field.

Damien Villarosa

Relevant Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning)
• Bachelor Degree in Applied Science (Human Movement)
• Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)
• Level 2 Australia Strength & Conditioning Association Coach
• Level 2 AFL Coach


Relevant Positions Held

  • Physical Preparation Manager for U/18 AFL National Championship – AFL State Academy (Victoria Metro) (2012 –Present)
  • Netball Victoria ANL Head of Strength & Conditioning (2015 – Present)
  • Director of Elite Athlete College (2014 – Present)
  • Head of Strength & Conditioning Calder Cannons FC (2007-08 and 2011)
  • Head Coach – SPEED Sports & Conditioning (Singapore) (2009 and 2010)
  • Co-ordinator and Coach – Essendon Keilor College Football Programs (2005-2008)
  • Development Coach – Calder Cannons FC (2005-2008 and 2011)
  • Head Coach & Director of Coaching – Singapore Sharks Junior FC (2009 and 2010)


Damien is a Master of Exercise Science in Strength and Conditioning and has extensive experience developing athletes from a range of sports both in Australia and on the International stage.

Damien has established various programs that effectively provides the athlete with a sequential physical development plan and allows the athlete to develop at their own pace. He is one of the few coaches worldwide to be considered as a Youth Athlete and Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) specialist. These systems have been adopted being key sporting organisations including AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria.

During his tenure’s with both the AFL Victoria State Academy (Victoria Metro) and TAC Cup side Calder Cannons, he has overseen the progression a large number of players into the AFL system.  He has also worked as a development coach and line coach for the club at a variety of age group levels.


Athlete Testimonials

• Jeremy Laidler

Jeremy Laidler

• Touk Miller

Touk Miller

• Jake Melksham

Jake Melksham


• Robert Morris

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