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  • International Diploma in Strength and Conditioning Course

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  • Premier College Video Series (Lectures and Practical Workshops)

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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 – 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

Field Games are not Endurance Based Sports

Hurling, Gaelic Football, Soccer, Hockey and Rugby are not games of endurance. They may last from 60 to 90 minutes but they are still not games of endurance. They are skill ball games that require the ability of the player to keep repeating skill activities, speed sprints, stopping and starting and the execution of most of the sports skills at speed. For each player that amounts to between 2 to 5% of game time.

Many coaches make the mistake of preparing the team to last the 60 to 90 minutes, when in fact the game is played at a high tempo pace irregularly and consistently irregularly for each individual a few seconds at a time. Having the players quick and fast for those few seconds is the key to game fitness.

Most players in field games make between 50 and 80 sprints. It has been measured in soccer that the average distance sprinted at pace is 13.4 m. Hurling and Hockey would be very similar (10 – 20m) while Gaelic Football is probably in the region of 20 to 30 m and in Rugby it will depend on one’s position. But suggesting between 10 and 30m would not be far wrong.

Just think of the long distance some coaches use? No wonder why the men who designed the games so long ago would cry and turn in their graves!

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Everyone has the will to win. Very few have the will to prepare. Vince Lombardi
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