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Athletic Development for School Sports Brochure


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The overview document for the ADSS Programme, developed by:
Dr Kevin Till
Kevin Shattock
Mat Pears

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Athletic Development for School Sports Brochure

  1. 1. Athletic Development for School Sports A curriculum documentShowcasing the benefits and progressive nature of a strength & conditioning programme and the role it can play within Physical Education provision
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  3. 3. Table of Contents Introduction The Athletic Development for School Sports (ADSS) Programme 1.1 What is the Athletic Development for School Sports (ADSS) Programme? 3.1 The physical development process 1.2 The role of this document 3.2 Session structure 1.3 The rationale behind the programme 3.3 Training blocks 1.4 The philosophy of the ADSS 3.4 The warm up 1.5 The objectives of the ADSS 3.5 Postural integrity and injury prevention 1.6 The overview of the programme 3.6 Movement conditioning 1.7 The practitioners 3.7 Speed & Agility technique 1.8 Programme delivery 3.8 Work capacity “Vivamus Business Plan / Delivery Options 1.9 Working in partnership et metus.” The Monitoring and Evaluation of Athletes 2.1 Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)3
  4. 4. 1.1 The Athletic Development for School Sports (ADSS) programme is a scheme to be delivered What is the Athletic within schools to develop the physical capabilities of young athletes within a variety of sports. Development for School Sports (ADSS) programme? The programme can be tailor made to suit the requirements of your school with four different options available. The programme has been designed and developed by experienced Strength & Conditioning (S&C) coaches, who possess extensive knowledge in the field of youth athletic development. The programme is split into six week training blocks (that fit naturally with school terms / half terms). All sessions can be delivered on-site at the school as either part of normal curriculum physical education or extra curricular sporting clubs, and requires very little additional kit. The programme is designed to be utilised by any athlete for any sport. As we know young people participate in a wide variety of sports & activities and this programme develops a series of fundamental movement skills and physical capabilities that are transferable across sports. The sessions compliment and accompany the work which technical coaches are providing for the respective sports. Sessions can be broken down into a number of demographics: By year / age group By specific sporting clubs By specific demographics (i.e. Girls only, Gifted & Talented)4
  5. 5. 1.2 This documents provides a syllabus for the type of Physical Education provision we are offering in a format that will allow you to make an informed choice as to the benefit, support The role of this document and success the school or establishment can gain from participating in the scheme. It can be used to provide guidance to school personnel, particularly senior management teams and teaching staff that may well be unfamiliar with the contents and objectives. 1.3 The development of fundamental movement skills (locomotor, object control & stability) and The rationale behind the physical components (strength, speed, agility, power & endurance) are the building blocks programme required to provide the foundations for both an active lifestyle and success within sports for children, adolescents and adults (See the Performance Pyramid). As a young person grows, develops and physically matures, a number of factors affect their movement and physical capabilities. By developing strength and conditioning practices within schools this would provide an ideal environment to improve these basic movements skills and physical qualities therefore improving sports performance whilst reducing risk of injury. Suspendisse elementum rhoncus velit. Nulla turpis metus, faucibus nec, dignissim at, cursus in, tortor.5
  6. 6. 1.4 To develop each individual athlete’s movement aptitude and physical capacity to allow them The philosophy of the ADSS the opportunity to progressively train and develop the physical skills required to master programme sporting performance. These include the following: Enhancing movement efficiency and quality Improvement in the athlete’s long term condition Developing the knowledge and understanding of the physical components and how they can be manipulated to achieve greater success Instilling a culture of support, development and hard work ethic Heightening the awareness of injury prevention & prehabilitation 1.5 The main objectives of the ADSS programme are as follows: The objectives of the ADSS To develop each individuals fundamental movement capabilities through progressive, programme fun and challenging learning practices Suspendisse elementum rhoncus velit. To improve individual postural control and stability through progressive skill and Nulla turpis metus, faucibus nec, dignissim at, cursus in, tortor. exercise development To enhance the appropriate physical components in each individual to allow the opportunity for them to excel at sport To foster a training aptitude in athletes through commitment in a structured, progressive and developmental environment6
  7. 7. 1.6 The ADSS programme is initially aimed at young athletes, aged 14 – 18 years who show The overview of the ADSS potential in any sport. The longer term vision of the ADSS programme is that ALL school programme aged children should engage in the programme to develop the movement skills and physical qualities necessary for long term health benefits. The programme seeks to address fundamental competencies to ensure each individual can continue to develop. This includes: Postural control & stability Manipulation and control of the limbs Rotational control Dynamic actions Influence over the neuro-muscular system Influence over the musculo-skeletal system Develop energy production mechanisms Suspendisse elementum rhoncus velit. Hopefully, all these factors will lead to each individual enjoying a lifelong involvement in sport Nulla turpis metus, faucibus nec, dignissim at, cursus in, tortor. & exercise. Further progressions of the programme could include: Increased delivery time / exposure to the programme Increasing the age range of participants Further enhancement of physical qualities using different training modalities, such as weight training7
  8. 8. 1.7 Dr Kevin Till is a UKSCA accredited S & C Coach who has extensive experience of developing youth athletes. Kevin has The practitioners involved in worked within professional rugby league, football, cricket and developing and delivering the tennis. Athletes under his care have ranged from eight years ADSS programme of age to international level. Kevin completed his PhD in paediatric exercise physiology, talent identification and talent development at Leeds Met University, where he is now a Lecturer in Sports Coaching whilst also running his own consultancy company ( Kevin Shattock is an S&C Coach working with Castleford Tigers RLFC Academy and Harrogate RUFC. He is currently studying his Masters in Strength & Conditioning. Kevin previously worked within the Royal Air Force as a Physical Training Instructor (PTI) and was awarded a Queens Commendation for his services to Physical Education and the Royal Air Force (Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours List, June 2004). Kevin has eight years experience working within formal education and continues to coach and operate across all levels of sporting performance from grass roots to elite. Mathew Pears is a UK accredited S&C coach who has worked within amateur and professional sport for 9 years, Including; Swimming, Tennis, Cricket, Rugby League and Football. Matt has spent 6 years working at Leeds United Football club and is now responsible for the Academy Sport Science and Strength & Conditioning Program. The Coaches involved in the programme due to their background and skill base can assist in identifying potential athletes to progress onto National Governing Body (NGB) high performance / talent identification pathways which can lead to national and international success.8
  9. 9. 1.8 The programme has been designed and will be delivered by experienced, knowledgeable and Programme delivery qualified coaches. The programme allows progressions (& regressions) to be targeted specifically to individuals and teams and allow individual development that suits physical maturation. The school will identify the demographic (specific sports teams, age groups, populations) that will participate. The Coaches will then deliver the programme on-site. For respective options, please see the business plan. 1.9 The programme is designed to enhance a school’s current physical education provision. We Working in partnership see it complimenting and accompanying technical coaching and the outstanding work your current physical education department deliver. We are offering a supportive, developmental and collaborative approach, working extremely hard to ensure we raise standards for not only each individual undertaking the programme but also the reputation and standing of the school with regards to physical education provision and sporting performance.9
  10. 10. 2.1 Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are the markers of an athlete’s performance whilst training Key Performance Indicators and competing. The KPI’s within the programme are used to monitor, evaluate and help direct (KPI’s) individual physical preparation and confirm that the interventions delivered by the Coaches are eliciting the response required. Within S&C, KPI’s are used to mark an athlete’s physical performance. We see this as necessary to ensure each individual continues to make progress and evaluations can be made at any stage of their development. Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) will: Provide baseline measurements Provide a profile, including strengths and weaknesses for each individual Monitor progress throughout the year Provide accurate information on the physical qualities being assessed Provide possible benchmarks against normative data for comparison and target setting10
  11. 11. The Athletic Development for Within this programme the practitioners seek to provide the opportunity and necessary best School Sports (ADSS) practices that will allow each individual to make the necessary physical developments that Programme will allow them to become more proficient at movement, better conditioned and more robust 3.1 due to an increase awareness of injury prevention and prehabilitation. The Physical Development Process Many of the athletes involved in the programme will continue to participate in sport after their school lives, some to a high standard of play. Therefore it is critical they receive quality coaching and develop the key physical attributes required to manage the rigours of high level performance / physical preparation / training. The programme initially focuses on educating athletes in the necessity to move more efficiently and effectively focusing on range of motion, postural control and stability before progressing onto body weight control, movement and conditioning. This may well progress on to higher levels of resistance (weight training / lifting) to improve physical function. These progressions are highlighted in the training block appendices. For many athletes this will be the first exposure to a structured, progressive and well coached “Athletic Development” programme. It is imperative that training blocks build and deliver the key fundamental movement practices from generic to more specific and specialized skills. The programme initially will be operating at 14 – 18 years. Modifications will be necessary across the age groups, as athletes will be at different stages of development and will require different training stimuli.11
  12. 12. 3.2 Each session will last 1 hour and can fit alongside technical coaching or be a stand-alone session. Each session will consist of: Session Structure Postural control / prehabilitation Dynamic Warm Up Fundamental movement Muscular / Metabolic conditioning It is the focus and quality of coaching during this hour that sets this programme apart, allowing long term success through strong fundamental reasoning and raising the levels of every individuals potential. The focus of the training blocks is to ensure foundations are laid in terms of postural stability, 3.3 movement efficiency and motor control. Once these foundations have been laid to the required Training Blocks standard progression can be made, with previous focuses reinforced through home practice or within technical sessions. Each block has a number of “take home messages” allowing the Coaches to challenge athlete’s, building upon their knowledge and personal development. One of the best environments for young athletes includes a sense of success, organization of systematic skill and physical development and passionate, skilled coaches. 3.4 The Warm Up protocol we prescribe uses the following acronym: The Warm Up R = Raise: The heart rate, blood flow, core & muscle temperature A = Activate: The neuro-muscular and musculo-skeletal systems as well as energy production mechanisms M = Mobilise: The joints and movement patterns P = Potentiate: The effectiveness of subsequent performance12
  13. 13. The foundation for efficient movement is posture. This programme looks to identify a realistic 3.5 aim of creating an “ideal” posture for individuals’ body, competencies and movement patterns. Postural Integrity & Injury Prevention Posture is a dynamic experience and by developing the body’s ability to control movement it will establish a central axis for balanced, controlled and efficient movement. Postural integrity is dealt with on a continual basis within the programme no matter what phase or focus of the sessions. Educating athletes on posture and fundamental movement will allow them to utilize new skills and abilities more freely and have a greater impact on performance. 3.6 Movement conditioning is a progression from postural integrity and stability. With gradual accumulation of control, limb manipulation, balance, co-ordination and spatial awareness, an Movement Conditioning increase in performance will be elicited. This component is a key concept to the ADSS programme and underpins all that we do, whether it is flexibility, speed or lifting weights. Efficient movement = greater performance. 3.7 The key objective of the speed & agility technique sessions is not simply volume & intensity but COACHING. All athletes that participate in the programme will be educated in the basic Speed & Agility Technique mechanics of movement allowing the potential of all athletes to be heightened. Within this phase / focus we will seek to address: Minimize energy wastage Improve basic mechanics Improve proprioception Increase work capacity13
  14. 14. 3.8 At younger ages, volume and general preparation work are the primary stimulus for adaptation. As individuals grow, mature and progress, intensity is the stimulus that aids Work Capacity development. MORE is not always better. This programme shifts the emphasis to intensity of work, quality of effort and technical refinement. Due to the programmes structured and progressive delivery model no physical component is delivered in isolation. The cumulative effect will allow greater physical development and potential in each individual. As mentioned previously the focus is on quality, not simply running another lap. By focusing on quality the athlete can remain at a higher intensity and can complete a greater work load, therefore increasing their capacity resulting in a performance gain. The programme uses a wide variety of methods in which to achieve these increases in capacity, intensity and quality.14
  15. 15. Option 1 Business Plan / A designated Coach delivers sessions on site either as an accompaniment to the technical sports Delivery Options coaching individual and teams receive or as a stand alone session. 30 Sessions = £1000 (1hr per week x 30 weeks) 60 Sessions = £1750 (2 x 1hr per week x 30 weeks) 90 Sessions = £2500 (3 x 1hr per week x 30 weeks) The above is merely a suggestion and flexibility in the programme is key. Your school may well decide to buy 30 sessions but run those sessions for the Spring term only resulting in more sessions per week. Option 2 The Coaches come in to your establishment and deliver a one-day workshop for up to 10 members of staff. The day will include breakdowns of the sessions and training blocks, active participation in drills and exercises, as well as a full resource pack to keep. This session would cost £750 Option 3 Three times per year, the Coaches of the programme will attend your establishment and conduct assessments (anthropometry, maturation, functional and fitness), with set populations (specific sports team, age groups etc) Following these assessments, individual programmes will be developed and sent to the school to pass to the individuals to undertake prescribed exercises / drills that will seek to develop both the strengths and areas to develop highlighted from the assessments. Cost for these three assessments and subsequent reports would be £500 per 20 students Option 4 A full resource pack detailing session plans, training blocks, exercise / drill routines, coaching points will be made available to you in hard and electronic copy. This pack will cost £30015
  16. 16. Athletic Development for School Sports (ADSS)S&C CoachesDr Kevin TillKevin ShattockMat