SPORTS PERFORMER CAMPS
Recommended age: Trail Blazers age group (Primary 7+)
Coach to participant ratio: 1:9 (maximum)
For aspiring athletes our Sports Performers Camps aim to help young people fulfill their athletic potential as they begin to specialise and invest time and effort in specific sports. With a focus on developing specific athletic skills as well as providing educational resources to aid progression in their chosen sports. Each camp has a focus whether it be Speed and Quickness, or Strength and Power, each coupled with Coordinative Athletic Skills such as balance, adaptability and reaction. These camps will help participants develop new athletic skills as well as providing educational resources to aid progression in their chosen sports.
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 Performers Camps 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 each camp and the capabilities of the participants. 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.
Why are there different recommended ages for girls and boys for your camps?
Girls and boys have different physical and mental maturation stages of development hence the recommended ages are different for girls and boys. From our experience, this tends to give the girls slightly more challenge than in standard age groupings and allows the boys a little more freedom to be explore.
Why can't I book my child in for single days?
Our camps are planned around participation in all of the days. Content is built on day to day much as you would expect at school, as such it is unfair on children either attending all the days and having to recap things unnecessarily or on children not attending all the days and having to play catch up.
BOOK YOUR SPACE
For October 2019 we are pleased to announce we will be running SPORTS PERFORMER CAMPS from Kippie Lodge Sports & Country Club, Miltimber. We will be offering a discounted price to Kippie Lodge members, please contact Kippie Lodge for your discount code prior to booking. We will be running three separate one day camps, giving you the option to book one day, two days or all three days.