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Sports Performers

For individuals who are in Primary 7 and older who are committed to their athletic development the Movement Evolution Performance Sports Performers programme will help them fulfill their athletic potential.  As they begin to specialise and invest time and effort into specific sports the Sports Performers programme aims to complement their training in their specific sport(s) aiming to develop better athletes resulting in better sporting results but also to prevent injury.  Developing skills that will benefit them in their sporting and non-sporting lives as they grow.

These sessions are 75 minutes long and will aim to develop strength, speed, power and overall athletic competence.  We aim to be athlete centered delivering activity appropriate for the mental and physical maturation of the individual, and where required we will work on specific skills with smaller groups.  The sessions build on from the fundamental movements learned in Tough Monkees sessions with a focus on learning key weight lifting techniques as well as developing speed and general conditioning, as competence and confidence improves so will the variety of different pieces of equipment used including Olympic bars.  

Join the Sports Performers Programme 
£24 Annual Membership 
(Valid until 31st July 2023)
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  • Two Individual Champions and Challengers Chats Meetings per year.

  • Free Sports Performers t-shirt.

  • Access to book Sports Performers classes.

  • Access to book any Trail Blazers age group classes at The Movement Bothy.

  • 10% discount off Movement Evolution Performance holiday camps.

  • 10% discount off all Movement Evolution Scotland Camps and Pop Up Activities.

THE MOVEMENT BOTHY OPENING OFFER

THIS MEMBERSHIP WILL BE VALID UNTIL

31ST JULY 2023

 

Getting Started
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All new Sports Performers, regardless of age or sporting ability, will begin by attending a 1 to 1 Champions & Challengers Chat with one of the coaches before attending a Let's Get Started 1 to 1 session, where an initial assessment of movement competencies and stage of physical maturation will take place.  From there an individual will be able to book into our Sports Performers session and begin working on the Sports Performers Development Programme.

Currently classes are bookable by term time block.

Frequently Asked Questions

How good does my child have to be at their chosen sport(s)?

It doesn't matter how good your child is or isn't at their chosen sport(s) but instead how good they want to be.  Our Sports Performer Sessions are designed for youngsters who want to excel by listening, working hard and applying themselves.

Will my child be lifting weights?

Yes, though this will vary in nature depending on the session and the capabilities of the individual.  It may vary from light weight sandbells, or powerbags, to kettlebells and bar bells. Focus is always on teaching and maintaining good form, and participants will never be pushed beyond their own capabilities.

Isn't that bad for children when they are young?

Despite many peoples thoughts that resistance training is unsafe or inappropriate for youth, there is now a compelling body of scientific evidence that supports its use by children and adolescents for a wide range of performance, health, and injury reducing benefits. Research has indicated that various forms of resistance training can elicit significant performance improvements in muscular strength, power production,running velocity, change of direction speed, and general motor performance, in youth. From a health perspective, evidence suggests that resistance training can make positive alterations in overall body composition, reduce abdominal and trunk fat, improve insulin-sensitivity in overweight adolescents, and enhance cardiac function in obese children. Importantly, it has also been suggested that regular participation in an appropriately designed exercise programme, which includes resistance training, can enhance bone mineral density and reduce sports-related injury risk in young athletes.

 

How big are the small group strength and conditioning sessions?

The coach to athlete ratio will never be more than 1:8 in a strength and conditioning session.

 

When are the group strength and conditioning sessions?

 

Our current timetable for all of our activities can be found below. 

All Sports Performers activities are highlighted in light blue for easy recognition.