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Young Champions is a youth strength and conditioning programme in and around Dronfield for male and female athletes between the ages of 11-16. This programme is ideally suited to those who take part in team-based field sports, racket sports, and athletics.

 
Due to the changes in everyone's circumstances because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity for social distancing and our desire to continue providing the best possible support we can to young athletes, we have created our online programme.

 

We will be providing remote group coaching via Zoom, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5 pm for 1 hour per day. Starting on Monday 6th April, for the first two weeks participation will be FREE to all who wish to join in.

 

After the initial two weeks, a small subscription fee of £3 per session per participant or £5 for 2 or more participants per household, will be applied should you wish to continue with the programme.
 

 

*parents/guardians are welcome to participate.

What is Strength and Conditioning

 

Strength and conditioning is the application of resistance, plyometric, agility and speed training. Resistance training may involve resistance bands, free weights, weight machines, medicine balls and bodyweight exercises.

 

Young athletes may choose to participate in a strength and conditioning program to enhance athletic performance, appearance, long-term health and prevent and/or rehabilitate injuries.  

 

A strength and conditioning program should be properly supervised, safely progressed, and developed and adjusted based on the young athlete’s’ goals and participation in other physical activities.

Is strength training safe for young athletes?

 

Yes, when done correctly. Most injuries occur during the misuse of gym equipment, using excessive weight, or lifting weights with improper form. A well-designed, well-supervised strength training program has no greater inherent risk of injury than that of any other youth sport. 

What else do they get from these sessions?

 

As well as learning how to train safely and improve their overall athleticism, we instil our 'Champions Code'.

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