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  • International Diploma in Strength and Conditioning Course

This course is accredited by one of the UK’s leading Awarding Bodies – the NCFE (UK) – and has been granted the NCFE Investing In Quality Licence. NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators in the UK.  Find out more

  • Child or Juvenile Athlete-Player  Development Course

Calling all Coaches of Juvenile Athletes, Players and Teams – The best range of informative courses to become an expert at coaching children. Find out more

  • Premier College Video Series (Lectures and Practical Workshops)

This section of our website carries a range of interesting videos for coaches, managers, PE teachers, athletes and players

  • International Diploma in Functional Movement, Analysis and Development

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Premier Sports College

The Premier Sports College is a specific education provider dedicated to coach education and athlete-player development and performance enhancement. The purpose of the college is to make a positive difference in the lives of sports coaches, managers, trainers, fitness industry professionals as well as to school teachers and to offer modern state-of-the art content in all our courses.

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Be energised as a Coach – joint the Premier Sports College study team

  • International Diploma in Strength and Conditioning Course

This course is accredited by one of the UK’s leading Awarding Bodies – the NCFE (UK) – and has been granted the NCFE Investing In Quality Licence. NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators in the UK.  Find out more

  • Child or Juvenile Athlete-Player  Development Course

Calling all Coaches of Juvenile Athletes, Players and Teams – The best range of informative courses to become an expert at coaching children. Find out more

  • Premier College Video Series (Lectures and Practical Workshops)

This section of our website carries a range of interesting videos for coaches, managers, PE teachers, athletes and players

  • International Diploma in Functional Movement, Analysis and Development

Find out more

FOR BEST VALUE!   Note: Select your location please – Top Right Corner of this home page. Payment is best in one’s own currency and for payment in Euro go .ie in Dollars .com and for Sterling payments .co.uk

SHORT COURSES (Under€50)

40 Sample Stamina Training Sessions

50 Sample Speed Training Sessions

Organisation and Ordering of the Training Session

Fundamental Motor Skills For 6 to 12 Year Olds 

Functional Skills for 6 to 12 Year Olds

The Principles of Speed Training

Speed Training for 6 to 9 Year Olds

Speed Training for 10 to 12 Year Olds

Theory and Practice of the Warm-up

Understanding the Importance of Rest and Recovery

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Importance of Rest and Recovery

When teams enter the competition phase or more importantly the serious competition phase, managing recovery between games and between games and high intensity training sessions is vital. In all the major contact games the musculoskeletal, nervous, immune and metabolic systems are stressed to a point where recovery strategies post‐exercise become influential in preparing for the next match (Reilly and Ekblom, 2005).

Many team presently go on training camps, some even play 2 challenge games on one week-end. according to Reilly and Ekblom (2005) two consecutive games in 24 h produce disturbances in the testosterone – cortisol ratio. They go on to state that “when competitive schedules are congested, the recovery process should be optimized for performance capabilities to be restored to normal as soon as possible. There is evidence that glycogen stores are reduced near to depletion at the end of a soccer game and that a diet high in carbohydrates can aid recovery. Water alone is not the best means of restoring body fluids, since carbohydrate-electrolyte drinks display better intestinal absorption and reduce urine output. Some relief from muscle soreness may be achieved by means of a warm-down”.

What many team coaches do not appreciate is that athletes/players blessed with white muscle fibres do not recover as easily or as quickly as those who have the endurance type fibres in more abundance. So your fast players will suffer more from a high intensity game or even from a high intensity training session more that the slower players. So handling each type at the ensuing training session needs monitoring that much coaches/trainers neglect.

Reilly and Ekblom (2005) concluded that optimizing recovery post‐exercise depends on a combination of factors that incorporate a consideration of individual differences and even  lifestyle factors. The procedures to facilitate recovery processes should start immediately the game or training finishes. Managers, coaches or trainers should consider the stressful consequences for players in periods of congested fixtures and alleviate the physiological strain as far as possible by allowing 72 h between competitive games or between games and another intense training session.

Of course strengthen and conditioning programmes can assist players to be fitter, stronger and faster but in order to ensure a long and enjoyable future in the sports there is more to training programmes than pushing intense and senseless training sessions continuously.

Reference: Reilly, T. & Ekblom, B. (2005). The use of recovery methods post-exercise. Journal of Sports Sciences. Vol 23, Issue 6. pp 619-627.

 

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