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EPPP Athletic Development & Sport Science Support
Foundation Phase

Pro Football Support helps provide our athletic development and sports science provision for the foundation phase age groups through;


A. Testing-Each foundation phase player undertakes 2 completes sets of testing during the season. The 1st set of testing takes place in the pre-season phase during the 6 week school holiday and the 2nd set of testing takes place in the final 3rd of the season. The testing consists of three parts
1. Biomechanical analysis-each player undertakes 1 test relating to posture, 4 tests relating to mobility, 5 tests relating to stability and the whole of the functional movement screen (7 tests). From these 17 tests each player is awarded a score out of 51.
2. Physical testing-each player carries out the following physical tests 10 & 20 mtr sprint, agility T test, multistage fitness test and countermovement jump
3. Maturation identification-height, weight, sitting height and date of birth are used to calculate-years from PHV (peak height velocity is a somatic biological maturity indicator and reflects the maximum velocity in statural growth during adolescence) maturation status early, intermediate or late developer and their predicted stature.


Each player then receives an individualised online training plan which consists of 4 parts. These training plans are in 12 week blocks


1.Daily movement homework-this is an individualised plan consisting of 8 exercises which is produced relating to the score the player received out of 51 from the biomechanical analysis. These exercises are designed to improve the players movement skills through addressing his relevant areas relating to mobility, stability, flexibility and movement. All exercises are shown on video with detailed coaching points. The player is required to carry out this work on a daily basis


2.Athletic development work- this is a plan from an age and biological specific athletic development syllabus. Each player receives a set of exercises which relate to his age and whether he is an early, intermediate or late developer. All exercises are shown on video with detailed coaching points. Therefore foundation phase players receive a plan from the u9-u11 athletic development syllabus early, intermediate or late developer. The player is required to carry this work out once per week.


3.Task- athletic development task which relates to the learning outcomes. These are to be carried out towards the end of the 12 week block of work


4.Learning Outcomes- these relate to the physical competencies which are required to be performed by each player before they leave the foundation phase and move into the youth development phase

Physical Competencies (required to be attained by all foundation phase players before moving into youth development phase)

 

  •  Front plank on elbows and hold with the correct technique for 60 seconds
  •  Perform 10 controlled body weight squats (arms out in front) with the correct technique
  •  Perform 10 controlled split squats with the correct technique (5 with either leg forward)
  •  Perform 10 controlled press ups with the correct technique
  •  Perform 10 lying pull ups with the correct technique
  •  Perform 2 foot forward jump and stick over 3 hurdles with the correct technique
  •  Inchworm flexibility test


PFS delivered warm ups
On a 1 week or 2 week basis at training the warm up will be provided by the PFS intern who will deliver movement preparation work which is designed to teach the techniques the players will require to carry out both their daily movement homework and their weekly athletic development plan

Monitoring
Each player undertakes a monitoring session on a 12 week basis. Each player undertakes a movement competency test which is carried out and scored by the intern. This is to check that the daily movement homework programme the player is undertaking is working and to assign the next 12 week block of work correctly

Physical Report
Each 12 weeks a brief physical report is produced relating to the results of the movement competency test

Online Training Diary
Each player receives an online training diary for him to record the training he has undertaken each day and whether he has carried out a daily session, weekly session or a task.

Online Sports Science Section
All foundation phase coaching staff can access the athletic development/sports science mesocycles online which track the development of each foundation phase player through the season

 

 

 

Youth Development Phase

Pro Football Support helps provide our athletic development and sports science provision for the youth development phase age groups through;


A. Testing-Each youth development phase player undertakes 2 completes sets of testing during the season. The 1st set of testing takes place in the pre-season phase during the 6 week school holiday and the 2nd set of testing takes place in the final 3rd of the season. The testing consists of three parts


1. Biomechanical analysis-each player undertakes 1 test relating to posture, 4 tests relating to mobility, 5 tests relating to stability and the whole of the functional movement screen (7 tests). From these 17 tests each player is awarded a score out of 51.


2. Physical testing-each player carries out the following physical tests 10 & 20 mtr sprint, repeated sprint ability test, agility T test, multistage fitness test and countermovement jump


3. Maturation identification-height, weight, sitting height and date of birth are used to calculate-years from PHV (peak height velocity is a somatic biological maturity indicator and reflects the maximum velocity in statural growth during adolescence) maturation status early, intermediate or late developer and their predicted stature.


Each player then receives an individualised online training plan which consists of 4 parts. These training plans are in 6 week blocks


Daily movement homework-this is an individualised plan consisting of 8 exercises which is produced relating to the score the player received out of 51 from the biomechanical analysis. These exercises are designed to improve the players movement skills through addressing his relevant areas relating to mobility, stability, flexibility and movement. All exercises are shown on video with detailed coaching points. The player is required to carry out this work on a daily basis. For players of 15 years and above this work can be termed prehabilitation work.


Athletic development work- this is a plan from an age and biological specific athletic development syllabus. Each player receives a set of exercises which relate to his age and whether he is an early, intermediate or late developer. All exercises are shown on video with detailed coaching points. Due to PHV falling within the middle of the Youth development phase players receive a plan from 2 seperate athletic development syllabuses;


Syllabus A-U12-U14 age groups different training plans relating to whether you are an early, intermediate or late developer.


Syllabus B-U15-U16 age groups gain different training plans relating to whether you are an early, intermediate or late developer


The player is required to carry out the work from this syllabus once per week


Task- athletic development task which relates to the learning outcomes. These are to be carried out towards the end of the 6 week block of work


Learning Outcomes- these relate to the physical competencies which are required to be performed by each player before they leave the U12 to U14 phase and move into the U15 to U16 phase or before they leave the U15-U16 phase and move into the pro development phase.


Physical Competencies (required to be attained by all youth development phase players)


A. Physical competencies to be attained before leaving U12 to U14 phase and move into U15 to U16 phase

  •  Front plank on elbows and hold with the correct technique for 100 seconds
  •  Perform 10 controlled body weight squats (hands behind the head) with the correct technique
  •  Perform 5 controlled forward and return lunges with either leg forward in complete control
  •  Perform 10 controlled  bench dips (feet up) with the correct technique
  •  Perform 5 controlled chin ups (narrow grip) with the correct technique
  •  Perform controlled single leg jump and stick over 3 hurdles with the correct technique
  •  Inchworm flexibility test


B. Physical competencies to be attained before leaving U15 to U16 phase and move into Pro Development Phase

  •  Front plank on elbows and hold with the correct technique for 140 seconds
  •  Perform 10 controlled overhead squats with the dowel above the head with the correct technique
  •  Perform 5 controlled walking lunges with either leg forward in complete control
  •  Perform 5 controlled dips full range with the correct technique
  •  Perform 10 controlled chin ups (narrow grip) with the correct technique
  •  Perform controlled double leg continous jumps over 5 hurdles with the correct technique
  •  Inchworm flexibility test



PFS delivered warm ups
On a 1 week or 2 week basis at training the warm up will be provided by the PFS intern who will deliver movement preparation work which is designed to teach the techniques the players will require to carry out  their daily movement homework. As well as oralternatively a strength session will be provided for the youth development phase players which will be designed to teach the techniques required to carry out the athletic development work.

Monitoring
Each player undertakes a monitoring session on a 6 week basis. Each player undertakes a movement competency test which is carried out and scored by the intern. This is to check that the daily movement homework programme the player is undertaking is working and to assign the next 6 week block of work correctly

Physical Report
Each 6 weeks a brief physical report is produced relating to the results of the movement competency test

Online Training Diary
Each player receives an online training diary for him to record the training he has undertaken each day and whether he has carried out a daily session, weekly session or a task.

Online Sports Science Section
All youth development phase coaching staff can access the athletic development/sports science mesocycles online which track the development of each youth development phase player through the season

Professional Development Phase

Pro Football Support helps provide our athletic development and sports science provision for the Pro Development Phase age groups through;


A. Testing-Each pro development phase player undertakes 3 completes sets of testing during the season. The 1st set of testing takes place at the start of the pre-season phase, the  2nd set of testing takes place pre Christmas and the 3rd set around. The testing consists of three parts


1. Biomechanical analysis-each player undertakes 1 test relating to posture, 4 tests relating to mobility, 5 tests relating to stability and the whole of the functional movement screen (7 tests). From these 17 tests each player is awarded a score out of 51.


2. Physical testing-each player carries out the following physical tests 10 & 20 mtr sprint, repeated sprint ability test, agility T test, multistage fitness test and countermovement jump


3. Maturation identification-height, weight, sitting height and date of birth are used to calculate-years from PHV (peak height velocity is a somatic biological maturity indicator and reflects the maximum velocity in statural growth during adolescence) maturation status early, intermediate or late developer and their predicted stature.


Each player then receives an individualised training plan (training plan is also accessible online) which consists of the following parts. These training plans are in 6 week blocks. Pre-season Block 1 features prehabilitation work, Block 2 features prehabilitation and strength or strength/power, Block 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 feature prehabilitation, strength or strength/power and aerobic, anaerobic (repeated sprint ability) and speed and agility. Block 8 is a transitional block. See detailed mesocycles

 
Prehabilitation work-this is an individualised plan consisting of 8 exercises which is produced relating to the score the player received out of 51 from the biomechanical analysis. These exercises are designed to improve the players movement skills through addressing his relevant areas relating to mobility, stability, flexibility and movement. All exercises are shown on video with detailed coaching points. The player is required to carry out this work on a daily basis. These plans are updated every 6 weeks.


Strength development work- players are assigned either a strength group or a strength/power group. Strength development work is from an U17-U18 strength development syllabus featuring exercises to develop squatting, lunging, lower body pulling, upper body pressing & pulling as well as whole body strength


Strength/power development work-players are assigned either a strength group or a strength/power group. Strength/power development work is from an U17-U18 strength/power development syllabus featuring exercises to develop squatting, lunging, lower body pulling, upper body pressing & pulling, power and acceleration


Aerobic development-players are assigned a group of either aerobic, anaerobic (repeated sprint ability) or speed & agility. The grouping depends on results from the testing, position player plays and the opinion of the coach. For players in the aerobic group drill ED1 is provided which is based on the individual players maximal aerobic speed which is taken as the velocity at which the player volitionally exhausted from the Multi-Stage Fitness Test. The drill can be performed with all the aerobic training group players at the same time, but with players in different running groups dependent upon their aerobic capacity. If you are in an aerobic group you will also undertake strength development work.


Anaerobic development (repeated sprint ability)-players are assigned a group of either aerobic, anaerobic (repeated sprint ability) or speed & agility. The grouping depends on results from the testing, position player plays and the opinion of the coach. For the players in the anaerobic group drill SED 1 is provided which is a high-intensity drill aimed at improving the repeated sprint ability of the players. If you are in an anaerobic group you will also undertake strength/power development work.


Speed & agility development-players are assigned a group of either aerobic, anaerobic (repeated sprint ability) or speed & agility. The grouping depends on results from the testing, position player plays and the opinion of the coach.  For the players in the speed & agility group drill SAD 1 is provided which is a high-intensity drill aimed at improving the sprint & agility of the players. If you are in a speed & agility group you will also undertake strength/power development work.


Task- athletic development task which relates to the learning outcomes. These are to be carried out towards the end of the 6 week block of work


Learning Outcomes- these relate to the physical competencies which are required to be performed by each player before they leave the U17 to U18 phase and move into the U21 section of the pro development phase.


Physical Competencies (required to be attained by all u18 pro development phase players before moving to U21 phase)


  •  Side Bridge (hand star) and hold with the correct technique for 50 seconds
  •  Perform 5 controlled full range single leg squats on each leg to a bench in complete control
  •  Perform walking lunges over 10 mtrs in complete control with the correct technique
  •  Perform 10 controlled dips full range with the correct technique
  •  Perform 10 controlled wide arm pull ups with the correct technique
  •  Perform controlled single leg continous hops over square pattern mini hurdles
  •  Inchworm flexibility test



PFS Intern
Each week the intern will carry out the following;
deliver the players individualised prehabilitation programmes (it is the players responsibility to perform these exercises on a daily basis on the other days of the week)
deliver the strength or strength & power session to the players
provide (assist if necessary) the pro development phase coach with the necessary information for the ED1 aerobic drill, SED1 repeated sprint ability drill and the SAD1 speed & agility drill to be performed once per week

Monitoring
Each player undertakes a monitoring session on a 6 week basis. Each player undertakes a movement competency test which is carried out and scored by the intern. This is to check that the pre-habilitation programme the player is undertaking is working and to assign the next 6 week block of work correctly. The 2nd and 3rd sets of testing will provide the information for the continuing development of the strength or strength & power work as well as the ED1 aerobic drill, SED1 repeated sprint ability drill and the SAD1 speed & agility drill


Physical Report
Each 6 weeks a brief physical report is produced relating to the results of the movement competency test

Online Training Diary
Each player receives an online training diary for him to record the athletic development/physical training he has undertaken each day and whether he has carried out a prehabilitation session, strength or strength/power session, aerobic drill, anaerobic drill or speed & agility drill or a task.

Online Sports Science Section
All pro development phase coaching staff can access the athletic development/sports science mesocycles online which track the development of each pro development phase player through the season

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