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What makes us different from other sports camps?

'The Level Vision'

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Here at LevelUP we truly understand what it takes for children to have a successful future in sport. We offer multi-sport and athletic development programmes for a reason, and we firmly believe we can help maximise your child's sporting potential.

There is often a common misconception from children and parents that in order to be more successful in one particular sport the child must train longer and harder in that sport. This can actually be of detriment to the child as it can become frustrating and ultimately, narrows their physical versatility. Yes, children will have their favoured sports, but participating in a variety gives them a wider range of fundamental movement patterns and skills that can be built into their psychomotor memory. They are then able to utilise a wider range of movements and skills back into their favoured sport and is often what sets children apart from others.

As sports enthusiasts, we recognise that many professional sportsmen and sportswomen, if you dig into their sporting backgrounds, were the individuals who had the ability to play a wide variety of sports to a good standard at a younger age. Only at a later stage did they begin to narrow their focus within their sporting journey. We pride ourselves on having a team with a wide range of expertise to cover a variety of sports and draw upon the functional movements and skill competencies within these sports to create well-rounded athletes for the future.

 

Between the ages 6 and 10

  • Is a vital age for building athletic foundations and the best way to do this is by participating in multi-sports and fun athletic development.

  • Sport should be used as a tool to aid physical development and build well-rounded athletes. 

 

  • Minimal focus on skill specific outcomes (even though we love seeing that happen naturally as a consequence), but instead, target the functional movement patterns* and movement competencies** that are related to these sports.

 

As children get to the ages of 10-14

  • They have started to establish their fundamental movement patterns and movement competencies.

 

  • More sport specific motor skill training will become of greater benefit. 

 

 

  • Still participating and being coached in a wide range of sports promotes a more diverse number of transferable movements and skills which allows individuals to be a more adaptable, creative and multi-dimensional sports people.

* Functional movement patterns involve daily body movements that use the entire human body. There are seven total movement patterns: squat, lunge, bend, core, push, pull, and locomotion.

** Movement competencies - The development of sufficient and controlled body movements in order to assure successful performance in different physical activities.