The sessions, which are being held on Friday 19th January and Friday 2nd February at St Ninian's High School, will focus on diet and nutrition, and be led by Island-based dietitian Hannah Crawford and local sports nutritionist Angela Clucas.
Hannah and Angela will outline the basic principles of sports nutrition, as well as provide practical advice such as how to prepare food for competition days and off-Island trips. The group will be joined by Sport Aid athletes who will share their experiences on this important topic.
Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy Performance Coordinator Chris Quine said: 'The Sport Aid Academy is about sharing information on good practice. People know that they should be eating the right thing, but sometimes knowing what that is can be confusing.
'It is not only important that young athletes eat the right things, but also take in enough food as well. Many athletes underestimate their nutritional needs, so it is important that they eat sufficient quantities to fuel themselves up for their next training session. 'As ever, we will ensure that the information is delivered in a fun and engaging way.'
The Sport Aid Academy, a partnership between Isle of Man Sport and sponsors SMP Partners and Newfield, works with more than 70 of the Island's young sporting stars to equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in elite sport.
Mark Denton, Managing Director of co-sponsor SMP Partners, said: 'It is a privilege to support Sport Aid Academy as it continues to have a significant impact on the Island's young sporting stars. The sessions are always well-thought-out and hands-on, providing the athletes with practical advice in a range of important sporting topics. This can only be a step in the right direction in terms of their personal and sporting development.'
Mark Reynolds, Director at Newfield, which co-sponsors the academy, said: 'As something that is often overlooked, it is fantastic that Sport Aid Academy is dedicating two workshops to diet and nutrition.
'Diet is important for everyone, but particularly for these athletes when you consider the amount of time and energy these young people put into training on a weekly basis. It is crucial they put the right fuel into their bodies to be able to perform at their optimum level.'