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Athleticism is what separates those that make it from those that don’t. Until now, you either had it or you didn’t.
Current coaching of speed and agility within clubs and academies is just not making our Future Champions fast, agile and injury resilient.
At Speed Academy, we develop Future Champions through a seamlessly integrated system of coaching great movement skills. To develop a skill, you must first have the physical capability of carrying it out. This is where most programmes fail the athletes. At Speed Academy, we assess for those physical competencies and make sure they are in place before the skills are progressed.
It takes hours of purposeful practice to perfect a skill. The best time to develop speed and agility is when the nervous system is like a sponge. There are windows in a young athlete’s development when their body is crying out for certain types of stimulus. If you miss that window, you need to work much harder further down the line for the same results.
That’s how all world class performers are created. They did the right things at the right times and maximised their windows. Some by good fortune, some by good coaching.
The systems we use at Future Champions Speed Academy are based upon years of research into the mechanics of sport specific movement and long term athlete development. We know when the body needs to focus on mobility and stability, when to optimally develop speed and when to introduce formal strength training or plyometrics.
Future Champions Speed Academy
Many experts view 10 to 18 years as the ideal age for athletes to set the foundations for speed, strength and power. The Future Champions programme helps young athletes achieve maximal improvements in athleticism at this crucial time of their development, using our cutting-edge long term athlete development programme. Athletes wearing a Black T-Shirt have reached international standards of competence and performance.
The speed academy has two different levels for young upcoming athletes.
Future Champions Level I
Aimed at athletes aged 10 to 13 years, the programme focuses on the fundamental skills of accelerating, sprinting, stopping, changing direction, throwing, jumping and balance. This helps achieve permanent athletic change and progresses athletic movement towards Level II.
These athletes are also introduced to bodyweight strength and stability training to benefit the young athlete by:
- Focusing on movement techniques with increased force to maximise potential
- Reducing the chance of injury as the young athlete naturally increases in height, weight and strength by improving joint integrity
- Build foundations that are as deep as they are wide - enhancing future performance potential
This level will be available from September 2013
Future Champions Level II
The typical age range for this group is 14 to 18 years, when athletes have developed neuromuscular patterns and the fundamental skills of speed, agility, and power.
Lots of changes are happening here with growth spurts and hormones having a massive effect on their speed, strength and co-ordination.
This program reflects this by closely monitoring movement patterns and fine-tuning athletic technique to optimise performance. It provides a competitive training environment and focuses on creating mastery through purposeful repetition, resistance to fatigue and mental toughness.
The programme develops:
Linear Speed: Using ProActive Performance’s innovative straight ahead acceleration and top speed running techniques.
Change of Direction: Developing agility, deceleration and the ability to move quickly in any direction.
Speed-specific strength: Introducing formal strength training techniques designed to impact sport specific movements.
All courses run for 12 weeks during term time.
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