PE Teacher Training with Youth S&C Specialism

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Physical Education Teacher Training with Youth Strength & Conditioning Specialism

Course duration: 2 years Full Time
Contract: 0.4

St. Peter’s R.C. High School is very excited to launch a new Physical Education teacher training programme that offers the opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) via School Direct along with developing a specialist skill set in Youth Strength & Conditioning.

The course is completed over 2 years with elements to prepare you fully for a career in education.
Throughout the course you will be required to perform the following roles:

• Teaching Assistant (paid 0.4 contract)
• Pastoral support
• Youth S&C coach within the Elite Performance Pathway
• Core PE lessons
• Extra-curricular fixtures and coaching

Responsibilities:

General

• Promote the safeguarding and welfare of children with whom you come into contact.
• Maintain regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance, and adherence to relevant Health & Safety procedures.
• Attend all relevant department and whole school staff meetings
• Contributing to the development of resources and curriculum in the above areas
• Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the role.
• Develop and maintain a good working relationship with the staff, pupils and other guests.
• Carry out any other duties which may reasonably be requested of you by the Head of PE.

Academic/Teaching Practice

• Perform the role of Teaching Assistant providing support to classroom teachers and pupils across a range of subjects.
• Delivery of core physical education lessons across key stages 3 and 4.
• Delivery of youth strength & conditioning through the Elite Performance Pathway across key stages 3, 4 and 5
• Support with the delivery of extra-curricular clubs and fixtures including some evenings and weekends.

Pastoral

• Provide support to an assigned Head of Year and their Year Group
• Cover for absent staff

Person Specification

• Have a genuine interest in a career in Physical Education and a desire to work with youth athletes.
• Willing to embrace all the responsibilities that come with being a teacher, in academic, pastoral and extra-curricular activities.
• Undergraduate degree in Strength & Conditioning/Sport and Exercise Science or related field.
• Coaching experience preferably within S&C and various sports with youth athletes
• Graduate qualifications in Sports Science, Strength and Conditioning Qualifications.
• Sound knowledge of S&C principles and methods of training (including
Speed, Agility, Strength training, Olympic lifting)
• Ability to work in a team sport environment, controlling and disciplining large groups.
• Excellent ability to communicate with, and develop, young people and other members of staff
• Willingness to learn and develop as an S&C coach and Physical Educator
• Desire to complete UKSCA accreditation
• Computer literacy, including MS office, especially Excel

IN ORDER TO BE APPOINTED IN THE POST YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE:
1) DBS CLEARANCE
2) COMPLETED THE SCHOOL’S SAFEGUARDING TRAINING
3) SUCCESSFULLY PASSED THE QTS SKILLS TESTS IN ENGLISH AND MATHS IN ORDER TO TAKE UP THE QTS TRAINING ELEMENT.

To apply: Please download the following form: PE and S&C Teacher Training Application Form and send it with a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the course to James Baker on – jbaker@sphs.uk.com

Start date: November 2016

Closing date for applications: Thursday 20th October 2016

Interviews: Week commencing 31st October 2016

Simplifaster Blog: Eccentric Training & The Younger Athlete

Over the past year I’ve been using the Exxentric kBox3 with a number of athletes in the Elite Performance Pathway LTAD programme at St. Peter’s R.C. High School.

One of the common questions I’ve had about using it is how we’ve introduced it with the younger athletes and where eccentric training in general comes in for our athletes.

So when I was asked by Simplifaster to contribute an article for their blog I decided to provide a detailed overview of the progression of eccentric training in our system and where it fits in the larger training puzzle as the athletes develop and earn the right to progress along through the pathway.

Like with any form of loaded resistance training you need to start by ensuring the athletes has control of their body through basic tranges

You can check out the full article here – Eccentric Training and The Younger Athlete – and if you are interested in incorporating the kBox3 into your training environment whether that is professional sport, a private S&C facility or physiotherapy clinic we are now working with a number of different organisations to help them get set up with the system. Please contact us and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

#HPAD16 Highlights Video

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High Performance Athletic Development Clinic @ Athletic Lab from Proformance Network on Vimeo.

Check out the highlights reel from ‪#‎HPAD16‬ at Athletic Lab back in May – you can hear what some of our speakers thought of the clinic and the concept behind it from Dr. Mike Young. The full video series from the clinic is coming soon which you’ll be able to find along with more great video content here on our website.

The clinic featured a phenomenal group of speakers including: Boo Schexnayder, Bob Alejo, Ryan Horn, Greg Gatz, Mike Young, Alex Carnell, Chad Workman, Keith Scruggs, John Grace and Nate Brookreson that covered a range of topics relating to High Performance Athletic Development.

Child To Champion 2016 Online Videos

Back in April we ran the incredibly successful Child To Champion 2016 LTAD Conference which brought together some real leaders in the field of S&C to discuss all things related to the topic of Long Term Athlete Development. Speakers across the weekend presented their work from various stages of the developmental continuum right from primary & secondary schools through to professional academies and elite international sport.

Now you can catch up on a fantastic set of lectures from the conference from Mike Young (Athletic Lab/Proformance), Simon Brundish (UK Strength Lab), Tom Rusga (EIS), Kevin Paxton (Leicester City FC), Shayne Murphy (Manchester City FC), James Baker (St. Peter’s High School/Proformance) and Neill Potts (Scottish Rugby Union).

The video series is now available to purchase online here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/childtochampion2016

Below you can check out the trailer and what a few attendees had to say about the conference:

“Huge thanks to the Proformance team for collaborating leaders within long term athlete development. Child To Champion 2016 was exceptional CPD” – Tulshi Varsani

“Child To Champion 2016 conference did not disappoint! One of the best CPD events yet!” – Mark Read, Academy Conditioning Coach. Malmo FF, Sweden.

“Amazing weekend at the Child To Champion 2o16 Conference, lots of exciting stuff to put into play. Time to start the revolution” Ben Weaver.

Child To Champion 2016: LTAD Conference from Proformance Network on Vimeo.

We are busy working on pulling together the conference for 2017 be sure to keep an eye out for details of the conference in the coming months.

Historic Performance Podcast #62 – James Baker

This past week Proformance S&C’s James Baker was interviewed on the Historic Performance Podcast with James Darley about his work in Youth Athletic Development at St. Peter’s R.C. High School in Gloucester, England.

At the school he has created and integrated a long term athlete development system – the Elite Performance Pathway (EPP) – into the state school Physical Education curriculum.

The EPP is a unique program that has re-defined what can be offered by state secondary schools. Athletes are provided with high quality strength and conditioning, hands-on nutrition lessons, applied psychological preparation workshops, lifestyle and injury management.

In this episode, James talks about the EPP philosophy, performance testing for development stage athletes ranging from 14 to 16 years of age, and annual strength & conditioning planning.

Overview of Podcast Episode

Here is a brief outline of what they covered in the show –

  • James’s Background + S&C Journey
  • Creating the EPP program at St. Peter’s R.C. High School
  • The EPP Philosophy
  • Annual planning and structure for development athletes (14-16 years)
  • Performance testing & evolution of the process
  • Data collection to validate programs
  • Future of PE in England
  • Recommendations of PE Teachers + S&C coaches wanting to work with high school athletes
  • How to contact?

You can listen to the full episode of the podcast here and if you have an interest in learning more about training young athletes you may also want to check out the online video series from the 2016 Child To Champion LTAD Conference.

 

 

PUSH Band - Velocity Based Training Device

Train with PUSH in the UK

Train with PUSH in the UK

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We are excited to be able to confirm our partnership working with PUSH to supply their velocity based training device, the Push Band, in the UK as part of a new consultation service launching in the coming weeks providing tailor-made solutions for individuals, teams, universities and private facilities looking to maximise their athletes’ strength, power and speed potential using some of the latest technology including the Push Band.

The service will ensure that you get the most out of products such as the Push Band as soon as you receive them by helping you to understand how the products work best and ensuring you achieve a seamless integration of the products to your training environment to maximise adherence and return on your investment.

Full details of the services and products will be available on the Proformance S&C website soon. 

If you are based in North America and want to learn more about Velocity Based Training, PUSH are running The High Powered Performance Tour with Dr. Dan Baker across four locations, click the links below or the image for more information:

10th July: Athletic Lab, Cary, NC home of Proformance’s Dr. Mike Young

15th July: North Eastern University, Boston, MA

17th July: North Western University, Chicago, IL

23rd July: Texas A&M, College Station, TX

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S&C Internship – EPP @ St. Peter’s High School

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Strength and Conditioning Internship – EPP St. Peter’s R.C. High School

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Role Description

Purpose: To support the strength and Conditioning coach and other members of the sports department with the delivery of the Elite Performance Pathway, a school based Long Term Athlete Development programme at St. Peter’s R.C. High School and Sixth Form Centre in Gloucester.

This is voluntary unpaid position

Responsible to: James Baker – Strength and Conditioning / Stuart Crabb – Head of PE

Duration: Until the end of the 2016-2017 academic year

The internship will provide you with:

  • Hands on coaching experience operating within S&C in a multisport environment
  • Knowledge within S&C principles to assist in obtaining a job
  • CPD including in-house workshops and networking opportunities.
  • Mentorship through UKSCA accreditation
  • Experience/knowledge of how to implement S&C in a school setting
  • Opportunity for research for dissertation/thesis.

General Responsibilities:

    • Improve athletic performance through the programming and delivery of athletic development sessions.
    • Test, monitor and review of pupils competing in a variety of sports during in season
    • Assist in the design and delivery of year round training programmes for individual athletes
    • Undertake a variety of projects including research to maintain consistent progression throughout the internship.
    • Assist in the delivery of S&C sessions during school hours and after school sessions for athletes across different sports with a view to eventually leading your own sessions.
    • Promote the safeguarding and welfare of children with whom you come into contact.
    • Maintain regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance, and adherence to relevant Health & Safety procedures.
    • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the role.
    • Develop and maintain a good working relationship with the staff, pupils and other guests.
    • Carry out any other duties which may reasonably be requested of you by the Head of PE.

The ideal candidate will possess:

      • Coaching experience preferably within S&C and/or with youth athletes
      • Graduate qualifications in Sports Science, Strength and Conditioning (or working towards these) and/or REPS Level 3 Personal Training Qualifications.
      • Good knowledge of S&C principles including speed/agility/Olympic lifting
      • Comfortable in a team sport environment, controlling and disciplining large groups.
      • Excellent ability to communicate with, and develop, young people
      • Willingness to learn and develop as an S&C coach
      • Desire to complete UKSCA accreditation
      • Computer literacy, including MS office, especially Excel

DUE TO THE AGE GROUPS YOU WILL WORK WITH, YOU MUST HAVE/OBTAIN A DBS CERTIFICATE & COMPLETE THE SCHOOL SAFEGUARDING TRAINING IN ORDER TO BE APPOINTED IN THE POST.

To apply: Please download the application form: S&C Internship Application Form and send it with a covering letter explaining why you think you are suitable for the post to James Baker on – jbaker@sphs.uk.com

Start date: September 2016 (some CPD sessions in July 2016, if you are available)

Closing date for applications: 30th June 2016

Interviews: 4th July 2016

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#ChildToChampion LTAD Conference 2016 Highlights

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#ChildToChampion LTAD Conference 2016 Highlights

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Just under a month ago we were joined from coaches from across the UK and Europe for the Child To Champion LTAD Conference at St. Peter’s R.C. High School in Gloucester.

The weekend was a fantastic learning experience providing an opportunity to learn, share and connect with leaders from the field of strength & conditioning working at all levels of the athletic development continuum.

The video below provides a superb snapshot in to the weekend and the mixture of theoretical and practical sessions that took place.

A huge thanks must go to everyone who took the time out of their busy schedules to attend the event, the phenomenal speakers and our sponsors Exxentric, Nutrition-X and Perform Better who all played their part in making it a huge success.

You’ll be pleased to know we are already in the planning process for Child To Champion 2017 but in the mean time, if you missed this years event, you can now catch up through the online video series available through our On Demand Service. Check out the highlights reel below.

Child To Champion 2016: LTAD Conference from Proformance Network on Vimeo.

Podcast with #HPAD16 Presenter – Ryan Horn

Podcast with #HPAD16 Presenter – Ryan Horn

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We are really excited to have Ryan Horn joining us to present at the High Performance Athletic Development Clinic at Athletic Lab on the 28-29th May 2016.

Ryan is presenting on “Implementing Technology in Sport” sharing his experiences using technology over at Wake Forest University providing a detailed insight for attendees to be able to take away and improve their use of technology in their own coaching environment.

This great episode of the CVASP Podcast is a superb insight to what you can expect from his presentation at #HPAD16 where he will also be joined by a whole lineup of top coaches including Boo Schexnayder.

If you want to see Ryan and the other top coaches presenting live out at Athletic Lab you can check out the full schedule here or take advantage of one of the remaining Early Bird Tickets by booking up below.

High Performance Athletic Development Clinic – Updated Schedule

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US High Performance Athletic Development Clinic @ Athletic Lab

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Here at Proformance S&C we are committed to providing world class education giving you opportunities to learn, share and connect with leaders in the field of strength and conditioning to help you further your career.

After the phenomenal learning experience last weekend at ‪#‎ChildToChampion‬ in the UK. We are stepping up preparations for the next Proformance S&C Network event the High Performance Athletic Development Clinic out at Athletic Lab in Cary, NC, USA on the 28th & 29th May 2016.

We are extremely excited to be able to confirm the full list of presentations from the main presenters, with our “Future Leaders” programme presenters to be added shortly.

You can grab an early bird ticket here: http://www.proformance.pro/high-performance-athletic-devel…/

Day 1

8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast sponsored by Hammer Strength
8:30-9:45 Boo Schexnayder: Critical Factors in Speed Training Design
9:45-10:45 Greg Gatz: Off Season Training is Really In-Season Part 2
10:45-11:15 Nick Newman (Athletic Lab): Assisted Jump Training
11:15-12:30 Mike Young: Neuromechanics of Speed Development
12:30-1:00 Chad Workman (UNC) Simple strategies for delivering a holistic program in the collegiate setting
1:00-1:45 Catered Lunch sponsored by EXCEL Training Designs
1:45-3:00 Boo Schexnayder: Advanced Uses of Circuit Training
3:00-4:00 Ryan Horn: Implementing Technology in Sport
4:00-5:00 Nate Brookreson: Monitoring Training for Team Sports
5:00-6:15 Boo Schexnayder: Compatible & Complimentary Training Design

Day 2

8:00 Continental Breakfast sponsored by Hammer Strength
8:30-9:45 Boo Schexnayder (SAC Speed): Plyometric Classification and Periodization
9:45-10:45 Bob Alejo (NCSU): Basics of Strength Training
10:45-11:45 Boo Schexnayder (SAC Speed): Teaching Schemes for Acceleration and Maximal Velocity Mechanics
11:45-12:15 John Grace (Athletic Lab): Monitoring on a Budget
12:15-1:15 Catered Lunch sponsored by Connor Sports
1:15-2:30 Boo Schexnayder (SAC Speed): Strength Training Periodization for Speed and Power Sports
2:30-3:00 Future Leaders- Steve Scruggs (USC) Eyes on the Stove | Managing the “Flame” of Speed and Strength Development
3:00-4:00 Mike Young (Athletic Lab): Developing Physical Capacities for Speed & Power

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Don’t miss this incredible CPD opportunity sign up now and grab a ticket whilst they last at the early bird rate…

Here’s what some of our attendees at the last Proformance S&C event had to say about their experiences:

 

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