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How to make Pre-Season Training Interesting, Relevant and More Fun
June 19, 2018
I Hate Pre-Season TrainingThis is often the thought of players who are forced to undergo various fitness tests and long slow runs as part of a pre-season fitness programme.Doing repeated doggies, shuttle runs and various circuits, with barely a ball in sight is enough to put most players off.It doesn't have to be this way.
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Excelsior Athletic Development Club

Excelsior athletes in action

Excelsior athletes in action

A sports club based on the principles of Athletic Development:

  • Gymnastics
  • Running, Jumping and Throwing (Athletics)
  • Weightlifting

Our base is in Willand, Cullompton, Devon, Ex15 2RN. This is only 15 minutes from Tiverton and Wellington in Somerset, only 25 minutes from Honiton, Exeter and Taunton in Somerset.

We have a satellite venue for Gymnastics in Wellington.

We run weekly training sessions and also Sports Performance Workshops in Holidays. We offer group and individual training, from beginners to International competitors.

Our mission is to support the long term athletic development of all our members. This then allows them to participate safely and effectively in the sport or activity they choose and to enjoy a life of quality movement.

We are affiliated to British Athletics,British Weightlifting and British Gymnastics and currently have 112 members.

David Belle, the founder of parkour said: “The principle of Parkour is to know what you are capable of, to gain self-confidence and not to compete with others.

Whilst some of our athletes do wish to compete, our underpinning philosophy is on individual development.

This video shows some highlights:

As a member of the Excelsior ADC you will have access to expert sports coaching, physiotherapy support and online resources.

Weekly schedule of classes for Summer Term 2018

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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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Upcoming Courses

Speed Training for Sports Coaches: Paddington, Fully Booked
07 Jul 2018

One day speed seminar for sports coaches This one day seminar will help you understand basic speed training principles and give you practical coaching ideas that you can implement with your sports team and players. Athletic Development Coach James Marshall will introduce coaches to fundamental movements and exercises that will translate from track to field/court […]

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