On Sunday 22nd November, I’ll be running the first Speed Academy Performance Testing Competition at our facility in Horsforth to give more aspiring future champions an opportunity to demonstrate their ability.
Athleticism is the foundation that sport specific skills and tactics are built upon. By not developing athleticism, a young sports person is literally lowering the ceiling of their potential.
This testing event will highlight where they are strong and what needs attention.
SPEED – 10m Sprint (electronically timed – the only way this can be timed)
AGILITY – Arrowhead Agility Test (again, electronically timed)
POWER – Standing Long Jump (reliable measure of explosiveness)
STRENGTH – Pull Up, Press Up and 1 Leg Squat (very reliable tests of strength to weight)
ENDURANCE – Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test (more sport specific than the bleep test)
The event will last approximately 2hrs and there’s a lounge area should parents want to stay for a while.
PRIZES? OH YES!
Each test has a scoring structure, a bit like the decathlon in athletics. The athlete with the highest total in the 2 age categories (11-13 and 14-16) will receive the choice of either 3 months membership to Speed Academy (value £175) or a half day Speed Camp for their team (value up to £300).
There will also be on the spot prizes for outstanding individual performances.
Who is it for?
Anybody playing a multi-directional field or court sport aged 11-16 who want to get an edge on the competition and see where they can improve.
Date: Sun 22nd November
Venue: White Rose Crossfit, Lister Hill, Horsforth
Price: Only £7!!!
Maximum 30 Places!