What makes us different from other sports camps?
'The Level Vision'
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. We create programmes that suit all levels of sporting ability, be it to improve your child's all round physical development or to help your child reach the next level on their sporting journey.
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 at a young age. Only at a later stage did they begin to narrow their focus within their sporting journey. We therefore 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.
There is often a common misconception that to be a better sportsperson, you should simply dedicate more time to practise your chosen skill sets. This can actually be damaging to the child as it can become frustrating and ultimately, narrows their physical versatility. Yes, children have their favourite sports, but by participating in a greater variety, they will develop a wider range of fundamental movement competencies and functional patterns. As a result, they develop a more diverse range of transferable movements and skills which often creates the so called 'talented' children.
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. Creating a diverse range of transferable competencies.
Less 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.
Sport specific motor skill training will become of greater benefit.
Participating and being coached in a wide range of sports will continue to promote 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.