Strength & Sports Conditioning
What you will learn:
Working with fitness professionals to increase their strength and speed (power) and developing sports specific training approaches for individual sporting disciplines, offers enormous potential for fitness professionals to enter into a new and rapidly expanding field of strength and sports conditioning coaching.
Performance in sport is everything and many athletes fail to reach their potential because they place too much emphasis on the technical aspect of their discipline and insufficient attention to their physical preparation. This course will allow you to fill this untapped market place and allow you to improve the strength, power and resilience to injury for specific sporting disciplines.
The human physiology and biomechanics taught on this course will enable you to increase the sporting performance of your clients by analysing the requirements of different sports on different areas of the body in terms of energy demands, power, speed, endurance, flexibility and agility and matching this to body movement and a planned skill development programme for improving movement quality. You will also learn how to develop an exercise plan which will include sports specific (and none sport specific) strength and conditioning.
Principles of training:
Unit 1 - Biomechanical analysis of athletes – learn how to breakdown the mechanics of individual movements and how to analyse the musculature involved to enable the effective prescription of exercise to improve the movement's functionality.
Unit 2 - Physiological training needs analysis for individuals/groups – Learn how to assess the specific needs of a client’s performance for cardiovascular conditioning and muscular strength/endurance requirements.
Unit 3 - Motor skill development – Learn to develop motor skill drills to improve the client’s speed, agility, quickness and spatial awareness.
Unit 4 - Plyometric exercise - Learn the in-depth principles of plyometrics and how they can be utilised to improve sports related performance.
Unit 5 - Muscular strength and endurance conditioning – Building on the knowledge gained from the certificate in Personal Training, this unit focuses on athletic conditioning.
Strength & Sports Conditioning course will offer:
This course will give you all the principles needed to condition athletes. You will learn how to effectively analyse sporting movements, design skill development programmes, devise conditioning programmes and be able to layer all this information into a periodised overview. The course structure will comprise 2 days of CYQ Level 3 Sports Conditioning as well as a 1 day Circuits course and a 2 day Introduction to Strength Conditioning.
5 days of continuous full time study and practical workshops including a 1 day Circuit Training Course, a 2 day Introduction to Strength Conditioning and a 2 day overview of Sports Conditioning.
- Biomechanical analysis of an athlete in action
- Designing progressive skill rehearsal training programmes
- Designing progressive conditioning programmes
- Viva (formal interview)
CYQ Level 3 Award in Sports Conditioning (16 REPs points)
Discovery Learning Certificate in Strength and Sports Conditioning
Circuit Training Course (worth 4 REPs points)
Learners will need to hold a REPs recognised Level 2 Gym or Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification. For those who hold an ETM qualification, it is advisable to complete the Gym course and work towards a Personal Trainer qualification.