Athletics NI, in partnership with Ulster University - aim to bridge the gap between their Rising Stars and Youth Academy initiatives by creating an environment for young athletes (aged 15-21) to supplement their current training with appropriate speed development and physical preparation sessions.
We aim to build robust young athletes with physical competency, good sprint mechanics and elasticity to help them fulfil their athletic potential. We aim to expose young athletes and their coaches to what we believe to be best practice athletic development sessions and increase the number of athletes exposed to content designed for Athletics NI's Youth Academy.
We hope that this will increase the level of athlete emerging to enter Youth Academy and Ulster University Athletics Club in future years.
Speed-Power Academy - Term 4 (Friday Option) will begin on Friday 19th July 2019 (7 weeks) based at the Jordanstown Campus for a maximum of 20 selected atheltes.
19th July 2019 - 30th August 2019 (4.30-6.30pm)
-Track-based Speed Development (4.30-5.30pm) - Dynamic Warm-Up, Plyometrics, Acceleration Mechanics/Maximum Velocity Running, Foot & Ankle Conditioning
-Gym-based Strength & Conditioning Sessions (5.30-6.30pm) Safe introduction to funtional strength exercises including; Sqaut, Push, Pull and Sinlge Leg Strengthening. Additionally, introduction to Posterior Chain and Trunk Strengthening Exercises.