Sport performance is the manner in which sport participation is measured. Sport performance is a complex mixture of biomechanical function, emotional factors, and training techniques.
When an athlete and the coach can isolate areas on which to focus in training, the ultimate result is likely to be improved.
Sport performance has four distinct aspects. Below is a brief summary and how we can help with each aspect.
1. Neuromuscular factors - the relationship between the nervous system and its interaction with the musculoskeletal system.
Help here may come in the form of helping you develop your strength, power, speed, endurance, flexibility, agility, balance or coordination.
2. Psychological factors - mental control and mindset.
Help here may come in the form of cognitive behavioural therapy or be as simple as promoting confidence in the young athlete. For cases requiring more input here, we would tend to refer onwards to one of the fantastic sports psychologists we know.
3. External factors – Environment and Equipment advice.
Help here can be hard to control regarding environment! We can always provide advice on where to train outside of Energize, the best surface to train on for your sport, and the best equipment to use e.g. running trainers advice.
4. Coaching – technique and external support.
Help here involves providing the athlete with the necessary tools and techniques to maximise performance. This may involve teaching the athlete correct form when lifting weights or exercising. It may involve nutritional advice for sport. We have children as young as 8 coming in regularly!