Team Bath Futures: Athlete Development

We have spaces available from January 2022 – please email Julia Waldron at futures@bath.ac.uk to register your interest

Team Bath Futures: Athlete Development is the family of activities and services targeted at youth athlete development. It ranges from research into growth and maturation to the coaching of children within physical activity or sport and the prevention and management of injuries.

The aim is simple: to provide the highest level of care and service in order to develop good athletes who wish to participate in sporting/physical activity throughout the entirety of life.

For athletes aged 11-18 years old we provide:

  • Physical development for talented young athletes;
  • Nutritional, lifestyle management, psychology, injury prevention and wellbeing support.

Our philosophy

Athlete development is centred on the enhancement of sound fundamental movement competencies of core patterns and technical skills. Improvement of physical performance is strived for with a long-term athletic development framework in mind.

Our aims

  • Create a full athletic toolbox – improving fundamental and advanced technical skills
  • Enhance movement capabilities and co-ordination
  • Improve all physical capabilities of strength, power, speed, agility, balance and flexibility
  • Reduce risk of injury
  • Enhance decision-making processes and the ability to adapt to situations
  • Develop an understanding of elite training and the responsibility that comes with this
  • Enhance other areas of long-term athletic development: well-being; nutrition; psychology; lifestyle support

Timetable

Strength & Conditioning sessions are divided into two categories, Futures Blue and Futures Gold, primarily based on training age and athletic competence.

Futures Blue introduces young athletes to regular physical training, using a large variety of movements. The focus is on building strong fundamental movement skills and body awareness.

Futures Gold builds on the skills and movement competencies from Futures Blue, with the ultimate aim of preparing athletes for the transition into adult training and competition, and creating an all-round athletic toolbox.

There are currently no sessions on Fridays but these may be added to the programme should there be sufficient demand.

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays
Gold S&C
5-6pm | HPG
Speed
5-6pm | Jumps & Throws Hall
Blue S&C
5-6pm | HPG
Gold S&C
5-6pm | HPG
Blue S&C
6.15-7.15pm | HPG
Gold S&C
6.15-7.15pm | HPG
Blue S&C
6.15-7.15pm | HPG

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