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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. We have created programmes that suit all levels of sporting ability, be it to improve your child's all round physical development or whether you wish to help your child reach the next level on their sporting journey.

There is often a common misconception from children and parents that in order to be more successful in a particular sport the child must train longer and harder for that sport alone. This can actually be of detriment to the child as it can become frustrating and ultimately, narrow their physical versatility. Yes, children will have their favoured sports, but participating in a variety will give them a wider range of fundamental movement patterns and skills that will be built into their psychomotor memory. Consequently, they are able to utilise a more diverse range of transferable movements and skills and is often what sets the so called 'talented' 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 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.

 

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. 

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.

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