Over the past 3 weeks we have had 3 of our youth squads taking part in a match conditioning training session at EliteSportFitness (ESF) in Thornliebank. The trainers at ESF, Tony and Bryan, have over 30 years coaching experience combined making it an excellent learning environment for the players.
A little about the trainers – Tony McParland: Tony is a former professional footballer, a UEFA B Licenced coach, former Celtic academy coach and a Level 3 personal trainer. Bryan McManus: Bryan is a SFA qualified coach, British American Football coach, Aussie Rules Coach and Level 3 personal trainer. Between them both they have a wealth of knowledge about to take our players to the next level. They have coached footballers from tots to professionals as well as athletes from the fields of boxing, sprinting, American football, Australian rules and combat sports to list a few…
Bryan said that “the sessions are designed to build each players strength, power and speed they need in the movements that matter so that they have the edge over their opponents on game day“. As this is a progressive course for the players he describes that the initial sessions are used “to familiarise the teams with the gym environment and introduce exercises and activities that work on the key foundations of building a better athlete. Each session is designed to be fun and enjoyable but structured to allow continual progression with a view to delivering improved performance on the field“.
Having had 3 different squads up already to ESF we can truly say that every single player has thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and are looking forward to continuing with this in the future.