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High Performance Training

Going for Gold - High performance training for tomorrows champions!
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High Performance Training

This is a full day course based at St George's School and Oriam, Scotland's national sports centre.

Have you ever wondered how it feels to train like a professional athlete or, how to design a training programmes that would lead to a Gold medal at the next Commonwealth or Olympic Games? Well this summer you can!! For one week in July you can experience the training that elite athletes receive every day at Oriam: Scotland’s sports performance centre.

Oriam was designed and built for Scotland’s high performance athletes and is not normally open to the public, until now! This programme will give your child the chance to learn how to train, prepare and eat like an elite level athlete before putting their new skills into practise at the nations centre of excellent for sport where they will train in the gym used by the SRU before the 6 nations and recover in the pool used by our national football team.

Over the course of the week you will undergo fitness testing, perform high intensity interval training, learn about the diet and nutrition habits of elite level athletes, gain experience in strength training and at the end of the week recover in the hydropool before experiencing the infamous ‘ice bath’. Not only will you learn how to train like the professionals but you will learn the science behind how training programmes are designed from coaches working across a range of Commonwealth and Professional sports. By the end of the week you will know what it takes to follow in the footsteps of your favourite athlete by making training a part of your daily routine.

This is no normal Excel+ Activity and those attending will be with Neil's team for the full day. Price includes transport to Oriam and full access to the facilities on the last day of the camp. Due to the large amount of professional sportspeople at Oriam, it is hoped that participants may also get the chance to meet some of them and ask questions as well as get autographs.

Places are limited and participants must have no injuries at the time of the course.

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Neil Gibson

Neil Gibson is the director of sport, performance and health at Oriam – Scotland’s national performance centre for sport and sport scientist to the Scotland mens national football team. Neil has attended two Commonwealth Games in Glasgoe and the Gold Coast, worked with Olympic athletes and has presented internationally at conferences.

Neil is also a lecturer at Heriot Watt university and has previously worked with Scotish Premiership team Hearts. Participants will receive lectures from Neil and his team, train in the high perfromance wing at Oriam and learn how to train and eat like champions. Anyone wondering where the edge needed to perform at the very highest level comes from will find out in this week from Neil and team of high performance practitioners.

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Week by week Calendar

This is suitable for those looking to Excel with Scotlands best coaching team, who have worked with Hearts Football Team, are travelling to the Commonwealth Games and until recently worked with the National Football Team. With access to the national training facilities including the High Performance Wing reserved for the very best athletes in Scotland, The Hydro Pool, Physiological Assessments and the 3G internal pitch used by Edinburgh and Scottish rugby team. This is potentially the only opportunity you may ever get to gain top class training in top class facilities. If you want to be the best whether at school, club or beyond this is a MUST.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

Activity FAQs

Arrival

Daily monitoring, mobility and core session

High Intensity interval training

Shower and Change

Packed Lunch

Lecture content - varies each day

Kit change

Indoor strength circuits

Cool down and stretch

Parent Collection

The following table of activities highlights what you might expect to do during an Excel+ week:

Monday

Daily monitoring, mobility and core session

Lecture content - physiological assessments, why we do them?

Packed lunch (YOU PROVIDE)

ORIAM

Physiological assessments (indoor facility)

Cool Down and Stretch

Tuesday

Daily monitoring, mobility and core session

High Intensity interval training

Packed lunch (YOU PROVIDE)

Lecture content - how fit do athletes need to be? Analysing their own fitness data …

Indoor strength circuits

Cool Down and Stretch

Wednesday

Daily monitoring, mobility and core session

Lecture content – why is sleep so important

Packed lunch (YOU PROVIDE)

Speed and agility training

Mobility and Strength Session

TALK FROM A HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORT SCIENTIST

Thursday

Daily monitoring, mobility and core session

High Intensity Training

Packed Lunch (YOU PROVIDE)

Lecture

Indoor strength circuits

Cool Down and Stretch

Friday

Daily monitoring, mobility and core session

Lecture

ORIAM

Lunch at Oriam

Mobility Session

High intensity interval session

HYDRO POOL SESSION

This is an active course. You will need a fresh set of training clothes each day and clothes to wear home and for lectures. You will need plenty of snacks and a refillable water bottle. You will need to bring a packed lunch every day, apart from Friday. You will need swimming kit for the hyrdo pool session.

The Venue

Excel Sports Academy have been in the fantastic facilities of St George’s School for Girls for many years now. Located in a quiet residential area just west of the City in Roseburn. St George’s is one of the countries top schools with first class facilities.

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The Staff

Our Staff are led by a PE teacher and all undergo training as well as appropriate safety checks. We regularly have other PE teachers, elite sports performers and university students training to be teachers.

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