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IFAC Reflections Part 2
January 22, 2019
A review of Jerome Simian’s workshops on physical preparation for sport. I had to choose between different “strands” of coaching topics at the IFAC conference in Loughborough. A difficult choice, not wanting to miss out on some excellent speakers. I chose to attend Simian’s because of a quote I heard on the HMMR podcast: “I […]

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Sports Performance Workshop: Willand

Sporting success starts here:

This workshop is designed for Secondary school pupils who want answers to the following questions:

  • How can I balance my busy sport and school schedules?
  • How much sleep should I be getting?
  • What is the best diet for my sport?
  • How can I get faster?

The Day will include: 

  • Agility: up, down, 360 degrees, decision making. How to get beat your opponents.
  • Sports Nutrition: Making your own recovery snacks (practical), the optimal lunch box
  • Planning for 2018: what to fit in, what to take out, making the most of limited time.
  • Sleep: How much, common myths about bed times, quality versus quantity.
  • fit for sport

The day is open to athletes from all sports and of all playing levels. The only criteria are that the player must be at Secondary school (including 6th form).

Wednesday 2nd January 0900-1300

This Support Day is part of the Excelsior Athletic Development Club

training young athletes exeterHead coach and owner James Marshall is the author of “Training Young Athletes” and an expert on long term athlete development.

He set up the Athletic Development Club to help young people from all backgrounds gain access to expert advice, locally.

He is using his experience of coaching Olympians, Paralympians and  International competitors with local children. He is designing the sessions so that the club members are set up for long term success, rather than short term impact and risking injury, burnout and disillusionment with sport.

James was on the England Senior Karate squad for 3 years, and competed in European and World Championships.

Places limited to assure quality

There are limited places, so please book in advance by Friday 14th December 2018 by emailing James at James@excelsiorgroup.co.uk

4 hours of expert advice costs only £25 (£15 for Excelsior ADC members).

Excelsior athletic development centre

Excelsior is committed to improving the performance of all young athletes and helping them reach their potential in a safe and effective manner.

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Client Testimonials

Josh Steels: wheelchair tennis
I started working with James 3 years ago via the TASS programme. When James first met me, physically I was nowhere the best I could be. Since working with James I have seen vast improvements in my fitness and strength which has been put into great use on court.Each session is worked around making sure I am able to get the best quality training as well as catering for my chronic pain and fatigue levels. On top of this James has always been happy to meet at facilities that are best for myself meaning I could fit training sessions in on route to tournaments or camps.

Upcoming Courses

Athletic Development Coach – WILLAND
20 Feb 2019

Athletic Development Coach Venue: WILLAND Date: Wednesday 20th February. Time 0900-1630. Booking deadline Friday 8 February Is the ‘Athletic Development Coach’ course for me? This particular course is for our junior members to attend. If you are interested in attending please contact Carly. What will I learn? Course Goals and Objectives Candidates will be expected […]