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  • Core Training from Elementary to Elite There will be brief Powerpoint introduction on the subject of Trunk training, which will explain the importance of this topic, and how it pertains to ALL other areas of training. In particular, the subject of correct breathing will be covered, as well as a logical progression of core exercises […]

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  • The Influence of Growth and Maturation on Muscle Architecture and Physical Performance. Overview – Throughout childhood and adolescence, children are able to jump higher and sprint faster, but do we know the specific mechanisms behind these improvements in power output? The aim of this talk is to discuss how the alterations in muscle architecture that […]

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  • #ChildToChampion – Future Leader Focus: Matt Depledge

    By James Baker | In Conferences | on February 28, 2017

    The Application of Growth & Maturation in Academy Football Talk Overview: During this presentation Matt will highlight why understanding growth & maturation and the impact it can have on performance is critical within an Academy football setting. He will then explain non-invasive methods that can be used to accurately ascertain an individual’s maturity status. Following […]

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  • Youth S&C Lecture Slides

    By James Baker | In #SandCinSchools | on February 27, 2017

    Youth S&C Lecture Slides Last week James headed out across the country to Fulham FC and Northumbria University to deliver a series of lectures and practical sessions looking at the application of Youth S&C within a secondary school setting. You can check out the slides from the lecture which covered: Current Issues in Youth Sport […]

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  • #ChildToChampion’s Pete Atkinson – Pacey Performance Podcast With the conference fast approaching we thought you might like to check out this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast with one of our Child To Champion Speakers, Pete Atkinson, National Lead for S&C at the ECB. Pete has vast experience working in rugby at Leicester Tigers through one […]

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  • #ChildToChampion’s Alex Natera – Pacey Performance Podcast With the conference fast approaching (we are now less than 2 months out!) we thought we’d share some great content from some of our speakers from around the web. As most in the S&C industry are, we are big fans of Rob Pacey’s Strength of Science and the Pacey […]

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  • Child To Champion – Speaker Focus: Dr. Mike Young

    By James Baker | In Conferences | on January 31, 2017

    Means and Methods for Eccentric Training  The eccentric capacities of an athlete are increasingly being recognized for their importance in injury reduction and sports performance. Coach Mike Young will present a variety of options for developing eccentric strength and power that he has used over the years. He will provide progressions that can be employed […]

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  • Child To Champion – Speaker Focus: Ed Archer

    By James Baker | In Conferences | on January 31, 2017

    Evolving Foundation Movement Skills: The Theory of the Pouncing Cat (60 minute Practical) Tools for Developing Acceleration Skills in Young Athletes In this practical Ed will share a progression of exercises; from floor-based challenges to explosive locomotor patterns. This session will be a summary of the movements he has found to be most effective in […]

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  • Child To Champion – Speaker Focus: Kevin Paxton

    By James Baker | In Conferences | on January 31, 2017

    “Working through a continuum of progressions to challenge movement skill” Through working in professional youth sport continually for the last 19 years Kevin has seen a huge variety of young athletes ranging in movement skill ability. By utilising a concept of progression of controlled change of direction drills moving into guided discovery style movement games […]

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  • Child To Champion – Speaker Focus: James Baker

    By James Baker | In Conferences | on January 28, 2017

      Child To Champion – Speaker Focus: James Baker Integrating Multi-Directional Movement Skills to Physical Education In this combined theory and practical session James will be introducing the curriculum of movement patterns used for developing agility at the Foundation level of the Elite Performance Pathway system. This session will cover the range of movement patterns […]

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