Last week James headed out across the country to Fulham FC and Northumbria University to deliver a series of lectures and practical sessions looking at the application of Youth S&C within a secondary school setting.
You can check out the slides from the lecture which covered:
Current Issues in Youth Sport
The Physical Decline in Youth Populations
Current Youth S&C Research
Applying the research to build an LTAD System
Following the lecture the groups headed out on to the fantastic indoor track facility at Northumbria University to get practical for a Speed and Agility session that covered key areas for developing these components utilising Movement Games that are utilised in the Elite Performance Pathway system.
The practical included:
Underpinning Strength & Power Components
The PAL Paradigm – Posture, Arm Action & Leg Action
An integrated approach to the warm up
Movement Games to challenge specific movements – hip turn, directional step, lateral shuffle and cutting.
If you like the sound of the lecture and practical James will be delivering a similar theory and practical session at the Child To Champion conference in April. At present you can get access to the full weekend conference, pre-conference workshop and FREE access to all of last years videos courtesy of Train with PUSH through their Special Early Bird Ticket but there are only a few of these tickets remaining.