Most schools have aspiring athletes, including sports award holders. Many wish to provide specialist performance assistance to enable them to maximise their ability, and maintain their motivation through the inevitable peaks and troughs of their sporting journey.
This programme is designed to help schools support their higher performers in sport, including their sports scholars. These generic sessions are suitable for athletes aged 13-18, of both sexes and in all sporting disciplines.
Sessions are delivered live by the presenters, and schools can make them available to up to 40 of their pupils at each event. Bigger numbers can be accommodated by arrangement.
It is hoped that this will prove an accessible and economical way for schools to support their athletes, both during lockdown and beyond. Schools may subscribe to individual sessions, or to the entire package. It is anticipated that a similar style of programme, with varied presenters and topics, will be offered in future terms. This term’s sessions are at 4.15pm on Monday afternoons, and last 45 minutes.
Monday 1 March
Performing under Pressure
with John Neal
Pressure in sport affects players in different ways. This session will help teenage athletes understand how it can impact upon their performance, and how to manage it to be at their best
John Neal is a sports psychologist who has worked with a range of teams and performers at international and Olympic levels.
Monday 8 March
Being your best YOU
with Gail Emms MBE OLY
Gail explains the lessons she learned in her journey from teenage athlete to Olympic medallist. She explains the impacts of rejection and not being considered talented enough, and how she overcame adversity to establish a mindset for success
Gail Emms MBE OLY is an international Badminton player, who won Olympic, World Championship and Commonwealth Games medals in a 13 year international career.
Monday 15 March
The X Factor
with Dean Macey OLY
What is the factor that allows some performers to succeed, when others fail? Dean explains how to unlock the inner Champion spirit, and pursue the small gains essential in becoming a top-level competitor.
Dean Macey was an international decathlete. He was a double Olympian, Commonwealth Games gold medallist, World Championship medallist and Junior Sports Personality of the Year.
Monday 22 March
The Pathway to Success
with Dr Tony Strudwick
This is an exploration of how young people can create winning moments to enable a pathway to success in the world of sport. Lessons will be shared from professional sport, to enable teenage athletes to best prepare themselves.
Dr Tony Strudwick was Head of Sports Science at Manchester United for ten years. He also worked with the England team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He is currently Head of Sports Science and Medicine at Sheffield Wednesday.
One session £100
All sessions £275
Prices are based on up to 40 pupils from each school at each event. Special terms are available for schools with particularly small (less than 10), or large, numbers of pupils involved.