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Excelsior AD Club newsletter March 2019
We have had so much happen in the last month, and exciting things happening in the run up to Easter, it is best to keep them all in one place. So here you go.
6 members complete their Athletic Development Coaching Course
Archie, Daisy, Flora, Jakin, Rebecca and Stephanie all completed the 1 day “Athletic Development Coaching Course” in half term.
This was funded by Teinbridge CVS. They had to complete online learning and assessment and then plan and coach sessions. All 6 were brilliant and did much better than many adults James has tutored.
Healthy Athlete Workshops
We have received another grant from Teinbridge CVS to run a series of 3 “Healthy Athlete” workshops.
This will be in addition to the “Sports Performance Workshops” we run in the holidays which are aimed at secondary school pupils looking to help improve their sport (next one is April 10th in Willand).
I am thinking of doing the healthy athlete for 2 hours in Willand, will include:
• a guide to making a healthy lunch box
• what snacks to take to competition/ training
• how to warm up/ cool down safely.
This will be for Primary school pupils in years 4-6, this format is flexible, so please make a suggestion. Cost will be £5 for members, £8 for non-members.
New weight lifting equipment arrives
£2000 of Eleiko weight lifting equipment has arrived from Sweden
The funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery has bought this top level weight lifting equipment. Thanks to them for funding the club.
We have had several new members join the weight lifting sessions in the last 2 weeks- and we are starting a new Tuesday morning session for beginners in addition to the Monday and Friday evening sessions.
We shall host the “Graham Cooper Memorial” competition in Willand on Monday April 8th.
Spa Discount for Excelsior ADC members
The Thurlestone Hotel and Spa is owned by the Grose family. Mary Grose is an accomplished equestrian who James used to coach.
She has given us an offer of 10% off all spa treatments and will “look after our members” if you wish to book a night there- speak to her directly. This applies in term time during the week.
James on BBC Somerset Radio
Finally, those of you that listened have said some nice things about my interview on the radio.
It was great to talk about the club, my philosophy of coaching for the long term benefit of the athletes, and name dropping a few of our members.
I set this club up in response to my experiences in International and professional sport. It is my overwhelming desire to offer expertise locally at an affordable price for all.
I know “You can’t be a prophet in your own village” but thanks to all our members who train every week and to their parents and our volunteers for helping it run.
I have worked with James for three years now. James's attitude to training has changed my approach to my training session and sport making me more focussed and organised to get as much as I can out of each session. The improvements I have made with my fitness, core and my psychological approach to training have been largely down to my sessions with James
10 Apr 2019
Sporting success starts here
- Are you a sporting teenager who wants to get better?
- Do you play more than 1 sport?
- Do you want specific advice on how you can prepare for the matches ahead?
- Do you want to know how to balance school/ club sporting commitments?
- This day is for you.
The Day will include: