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Physical Literacy And Movement Variability Might Be The Missing Links For Your Child.
In a world where parents want their children to be professional athletes (and rightly so), there can be misconceptions and lessons learnt too late. Many parents want their children to be the best at their sport, so logically, they get scheduled into doing more of it. Of course, children just love being able to do this with their friends.
One part of Athletic Development that gets missed quite often is in the weight room. Yes, we want kids to play as many sports as possible, but we also want to teach them movement literacy and proficiency, eventually teaching them to lift weight. Many of these strategies can be taught in the gym. Not only does this maximise your children’s athletic potential and becomes an advantage that most children don’t have, but it also creates a more robust and resilient person.
Our Next Generation Athlete Program (NGAP) improves movement competency and overall resilience in junior athletes to support them as they grow into teens and the demands of their sports increase. The NGAP helps junior athletes aged 8-16 years old reduce risk of injury, improve athletic characteristics (strength, power, speed) and bridge the gap between their strengths and weaknesses. This program is one of only a very few complete junior athlete development programs in Melbourne. This is how it works:
|1. The Athlete Action Strategy|| |
Formulating The Action Strategy
These give us the information we need to formulate the action strategy and get your child on their way to elite sports performance and being healthy, emerging as better people.
|2. Fuel The Performance|| |
Fuel Your Performance With The Nutrients It Needs
|3. Mental Preparation||Master Your Mental Preparation And Killer Mindset |
By this stage, the next generation athletes have been exposed to the physical and nutritional side of elite performance and healthy living. Now we introduce them to the other half of the battle.
Having all the physical attributes in the world to be able to excel at your sport is great, but what happens when your brain gets in the way? All junior athletes will experience some form of performance anxiety, self-doubt and the need to satisfy external pressure. It can often be a case of “all in the mind” and even when their physical preparation is elite, their mental battles can get the best of them.
The famous Babe Ruth once said, “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
Our holistic approach means we give children the opportunity to develop the never say die attitude, the will to do whatever it takes and to master their mental game.
Each junior athlete is invited and encouraged to join our monthly Mental Resilience Program. Our Sports Psychologist will cover all things:
And more.. we don’t just give them the physical edge, but the mental edge to succeed too.
|4. Tailoring The Program|| |
We Develop The Program To The Athlete's Individual Requirements
|5. Join Our Next Generation Athlete Program|| |
Now We Execute The Strategy
1. Assessment & Performance Testing To Reveal Improvements
Without any initial testing, you will never know how much you've improved. This is why we've developed a holistic performance testing system. We want to ensure that every athlete who enters our programs knows exactly how much they've improved from all the hard work they've put in. Our performance testing system measures strength, power, speed and fitness.
2. Physical Literacy & Variability For Increased Movement Options
The athletes who end up succeeding are generally the athletes who have a number of movement options to express their athleticism. With all our junior athletes, we prioritise exposure to varying degrees of movement patterns to develop their physical literacy and movement availability. The more available movement options your child has, the more like they will be able to beat an opponent to the ball, gracefully move in the air while taking contact, zig then zag to win the first step and all with less risk of injury. These movement foundations will allow us to build on the next phase.
3. Strength For Protection Against Injury
Durability is what allows an athlete to express their athleticism for the longest. Without durability, your child may be wasting their time on the sidelines. Strength training is one of the only proven modalities to reduce risk of injury. Due to juniors requiring energy to grow and structurally mature, not having the protective barrier produced by strength will mean they are less likely to cope with the demands of their sport. We all know that most kids love playing sport and being active so it would be remiss to not take advantage of a simple modality.
4. Plyometrics For Increased Power & Force Development
Plyometrics is a great way of introducing explosive power movements and more efficient force development to your kids. Most juniors lack the ability to produce power, which is why when you see an athlete able to express power, they stand out like a sore thumb.
5. Sprinting & Agility For Max Speed And Elite Footwork
Most children learn how to run through various physical activities such as tiggy, chasing animals or playing a form of sport. Our system promotes variability in speed training and agility to ensure your kids are getting exposure to the demands that may come their way when they choose to do something new.
6. Mental Resilience For Confidence And Clarity
Purely physical preparation is not enough to make a complete athlete and person. Mental resilience is the other half of the battle. Your children's mental health is important to us. It's important that we can educate them on the importance of self-care, especially in a world where pressure on athletes and kids starts very early in life. They may feel this pressure through sporting endeavours and not wanting to disappoint you, their coach or themselves, or through exams at school just trying to get a pass mark or get into the course of their choosing. Our program emphasises the importance of mental health and helps develop the mental resilience your child will need now and later on in life.
By: Johnoel Esmaquel
When you join the NGAP, you will:
Next generation athlete
Platinum next generation program
This Is Our Platinum Program.
This is a 12-Month Training Package
we are the only performance facility in melbourne to put our money where our mouth is
If after your first performance re-testing you have not improved, we will give you 100% of your money back. We stand by the results we achieve. If you are not happy with your training experience, we do not deserve your money. It's as simple as that. There is no stronger guarantee than this in the market.