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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

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  • 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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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 – join 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

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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

Coaching Hint of the Week

The importance of adding strength training to the normal sports training programme has long been recognised as vital for the adult athlete/player. Sprinters and jump event athletes for example are known to use various types of strength training activities to improve speed and jumping ability. But the field and court player needs speed and explosive power just as much as the sprinter. So it is natural that adult players are using weight training in the programmes. But should the pre-pubertal athlete or player turn to strength training.

The purpose of a very interesting study by Ferrete et al (2013) was to examine the effects of a 26-week on-field combined strength and high-intensity training on physical performance capacity among pre-pubertal soccer players who were undertaking a competitive phase of training. the group were divided into 2 groups – a training group (TG) were the experimental group and a control group (C). Both groups performed an identical soccer training programme, while the TG group also performed combined strength and high-intensity training before the soccer specific training.

The researchers reported that there were no significant differences between the groups in any of the variables tested at baseline. But upon completion of the 26 weeks of the experiment significant improvements were found in Counter Movement Jump (6.72%), Yo-Yo intermittent Endurance Test (49.57%), and Flexibility (7.26%) variables for the TG group. Conversely, significant decreases were noted for the CMJ (-10.82%) and flexibility (-13.09%) variables in C group. A significant negative correlation was found between 15m sprint time and CMJ (r=-0.77) and Yo-YoIE (r=-0.77) in the TG group.

The researchers concluded that specific combined strength and high-intensity training in prepubertal soccer players for 26 weeks produced a positive effect on performance qualities highly specific to soccer. Therefore, they proposed modifications to current training methodology for pre-pubertal soccer players to include strength and high-intensity training for athlete preparation in this sport.

The coach working with young players and athletes should realise that the strength work used in this research included on-field strength work as opposed to work in the gym or weight training room.

Reference: Ferrete C, Requena B, Suarez-Arrones L, Sáez de Villarreal E. (2013) Effect of strength and high-intensity training on jumping, sprinting and intermittent endurance performance in prepubertal soccer players. J. Strength Cond. Res.

 

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