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Supporting Aspiring Athletes Programme

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Supporting Aspiring Athletes Programme – Autumn 2022

A programme of online sessions suitable for all ambitious teenage athletes

This is a completely new programme for this year’s Sports Scholarship Programme 2022/23, attended by more than 2,500 aspiring athletes last year. This terms programme recognises that sports scholars are always looking for new ways to maximise their training knowledge and capacity to help them on their journeys as young aspiring athletes.

There is a range of speakers on different topics, who will provide a combination of information and inspiration for students. This will often involve sharing their own athletic journey, and presenting lessons that they have learned for the benefit of the audience. All have been asked to include the things they wished they knew when they were aspiring teenagers.

There is never going to be one time that is suitable for all schools. Sessions are scheduled live on Monday afternoons at 4.15pm, in the hope that this will be a convenient time for many schools to assemble their pupils to watch the sessions together, and stimulate discussion and planning. However, the recording will be available for seven days after this, enabling schools to view it at any time during that week – or to make it separately available to any pupils who missed it. It is hoped that this provides maximum flexibility to meet the needs of all environments. All sessions last roughly 45 minutes.

Sessions can be accessed individually, or as a series.


Monday 3 October

Reviewing Performance 
Andy Key
Feedback is an integral requirement to build and develop. Aspiring athletes must understand what ‘Performance’ looks like first, enabling them to dominate, strive and succeed!
Andy is an Elite Performance Coach starting out with Leicester Tigers as their Head of Rugby Development whilst setting up their Academy, creating a transition pathway for players moving into the first team squad. Andy became Director of Rugby at Leeds Carnegie, in 2008.

Monday 10 October 

Habits for Winners
Jacqueline Weeks 
Winners think and behave like champions. This session takes experiences shared by top performers, along with the latest scientific research to build daily routine to create winning habits.
Jacqueline is a Mental Fitness Coach with a passion for supporting athletes to succeed beyond their expectations and to maximise their performance.

Monday 7 November 

Master Your Mind
Andy McBride
For many sports scholars the danger can be trying to ‘survive’ the pressure of expectation. This course highlights how to ‘thrive’ with the demands and use it as a competitive advantage.
Andrew has worked  for a number of International sports organisations. His innovative approach to mental performance led him to successfully preparing athletes for World Championship tournaments and Olympic Games.

Monday 14 November 

Nesting Planning
Marcus Sharrad
This course is specifically designed to inform young athletes about the planning mechanisms that research indicates is most effective for positive development. 
Marcus is a qualified professional coach and performance lifestyle coach, delivering training, coaching & mentoring young athletes in the education and elite sport sectors.

One session £100
All sessions £275
Booked last year? All sessions £200

Prices are based on unlimited pupils from each school at each event. Special terms are available for schools with particularly small (less than 10) numbers of pupils involved.

All sessions delivered live 4.15–5.00pm. Recordings available for the following seven days. Excludes VAT

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Should you need to cancel a booking you must give us a minimum of 10 days notice. Cancellations received after this time will be charged in full. At events where accommodation is pre-booked this amount is not refundable after the time of booking.

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