My Experinces In Athletic Development
We are participating in a trial phase of athletic development sessions this term. Come 2019 the full program will be up and running which I am super excited for. We have already worked on our speed, explosive power, strength and stamina. The sessions have helped us all understand the importance of taking our training more seriously and I personally love being pushed to work harder knowing it is to make me a better athlete.
I cannot wait to get my individualised plan in term one next year and start setting my personal goals. I already feel more professional when training and can see the value of working on my weaker areas instead of shying away from them.
I can see the benefits for my position in football and think I will improve as a player. Being able to move better, endure longer or be more explosive must have a positive impact on my football. I don’t believe being a good athlete is easy. You have to dedicate yourself to training and put in 100% effort in everything you do. Our athletic development sessions so far are an excellent start on improving our overall athleticism.
Through a combination of athletic development and football specific sessions I am excited to see how far I can progress in the coming season. Being at CCSC allows me to focus on goals, study subjects I enjoy and maintain a balanced diet.
No other college programs offer this cutting-edge approach to athlete training and the rest of the boys are just as keen as me. In this program, we are given expert advice from Gavin Thomas and Brad Porter. We have also seen an exercise physiologist who screened our movement patterns and then showed us how to minimise the risk of injury by doing our own specific exercises when warming up. Now, if we are injured we go straight into the rehabilitation program to improve strength and work around our injury to maintain our level of fitness. Athletic development definitely has had a positive impact, whether it’s through eating more healthily, getting enough sleep or taking better care of our bodies. In all aspects I think this program is going to help me become a more well-rounded, stronger and faster footballer. Bring on season 2019!
Michael Singh (Year 9 Student)