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What is physical literacy?
January 17, 2018
What is Physical Literacy? Physical Literacy is a term gaining currency to help promote the need for children to be given the opportunities to move. Physical education has been squeezed out of the school curriculum, competitive sports have taken over and many children are disheartened and therefore disengaged. “Partly through lack of sufficient activity some children […]
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Long term athlete development (LTAD)

Here are some background articles on LTAD. Whilst they may seem quite daunting to parents, we have put them up here to show some of the research that underpins our coaching.

It is easy to listen to anecdotal “Mum chat” on the sidelines of pitches, but this is usually misinformed (albeit well meaning) and you can get sucked into a vortex of competing with other children in the short term; most parents are operating week to week or month to month.

It is hard for parents to think long term when dealing with the day to day logistics involved with supporting a sporty child.

Putting it into practice requires expert support and guidance, and we have developed the  Sports Training System for this reason.

Biological Maturity and Perceptions of Talent

Developing Physical Literacy

How to prevent overuse injuries in youth athletes

The NSCA guidelines to Youth Resistance Training

Academic Paper on the theory behind Physical Literacy

Lifelong Involvement in Sport and Physical Activity Model

Guide to measuring growth rates in children for coaches

Athletic Development Centre

Late specialisation is important

Extensive critique of Bounce and other “Talent” books

Overuse injuries and burnout in youth sports: position statement

Myer 2015 Sports Health Sport Specialization, Part I Does Early Sports Specialization Increase Negative Outcomes and Reduce the Opportunity for Success in Young Athletes

Myer 2015 Sports Health Sports Specialization Part II Alternative Solutions to Early Sport Specialization in Youth Athletes

 

 

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Client Testimonials

Bath University
"James worked with the Exeter and Taunton based Southwest Talent Centre scholarship athletes. He is deeply knowledgeable about strength and conditioning and has excelled at working with young athletes. His sessions are challenging and fun and he has succeeded in blending a group of athletes from a diverse range of sports into a cohesive training group.
 
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Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Course – Somerset **MARCH 2018**
17 Mar 2018

Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Course – Somerset

Venue: Princess Royal Sports Complex, Wellington, Somerset. TA21 8NT

Assessment Day: Sunday 25 March 2018

Cost: £280 including materials and access to online resources. To book send a deposit of £100 here.

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