The club will be launching a new weekly strength & conditioning programme aimed at young athletes aged 11-16 at City Academy School, St George just 5 minutes away from Whitehall Athletics track, starting on Friday 7th October 2016. Each session will run from 6 p.m. until 7.30 p.m.
These sessions come highly recommended to athletes across all disciplines as it is widely acknowledged that stronger athletes produce a consistently higher level of performance and get injured less often.
These sessions will focus on:
1) Learning the techniques for weight lifting
2) Resistance exercises with body weight
3) Circuit training
4) Medicine ball exercises
5) Fundamental movements – Agility, Coordination and Balance
6) Elements of Athletics 365 ( multi skilled approach to developing young athletes)
The first 10-12 weeks will focus on developing a good strength base. Then the older/stronger athletes will be set more advanced programmes (involving weights where appropriate).
You can choose to pay in a block or pay & train (it works out at £2 per session in a block or £3 per session for pay & train). If you are interested please contact Jon Jackson at J.Jackson@blueyonder.co.uk There is a limit on numbers, so please book up early to secure your place.