October 25, 2021 | Melbourne Boomers news

Introducing your Boomers High Performance Manager, Michael Chiovitti

The Deakin Melbourne Boomers are thrilled to introduce, Michael Chiovitti, the club’s inaugural High Performance Manager.

The appointment of such a role marks a giant milestone in the development of the standards and professionalism of the Boomers’ High Performance Program.

Acting as the ‘glue’ between the medical/fitness department, athletes, and coaching team, Chiovitti will be critical in ensuring peak physical performance of the playing group. This includes, coordinating all aspects of training, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, and recovery.

Chiovitti’s 15-year career has seen him hold various roles in athletic development and sport science. He has owned a high-performance centre and worked with Olympians, but this hasn’t stopped him also coaching his son’s U/8 basketball team with the same professionalism as all the rest.

“Along with previous positions at Dandenong Rangers/Southside, I’ve also spent a number of years with the Richmond Football Club, Rugby Union Australia and various universities where I have the pleasure of combining my passion for physical development and education,” says Chiovitti.

Excited to be working with, and learning from, so many tremendously experienced players and coaches, Chiovitti is raring to go in helping the Boomers achieve a Championship season.

“Joining the longest standing professional female sporting team is a great privilege.”

“The club has a rich tradition of being a WNBL powerhouse and I can’t wait to see the Boomers back in Championship contention.”

“The icing on the cake would be getting crowds back to games so we can continue to have a positive social impact on the community of diehard Boomers fans.”

Chiovitti is passionate and razor-focussed on achieving his goals for the team.

“(I want to) Increase the level of professionalism and expertise around athlete management so that players and coaches can focus on their primary objective of winning a Championship.”

“To do this we need to build a resilient and selfless team culture, and I need to make sure we have a fit/healthy list of players available each week for Guy to choose from.”

Outside of basketball and coaching, Chiovitti is the doting father of two children, an avid reader, horrible golfer and a wannabe athlete.