The Equation Youth Academy has been created to provide an opportunity for kids and teenagers to get into Strength and Conditioning Training and possibly explore the sport of weightlifting.
We have created a carefully designed programme for kids and teenagers and their specific development to help them build a love for fitness and health.
Our programme is based on the principle of Mechanics, Consistency and then Intensity. Our Coaches emphasises good movement throughout childhood and adolescence. Consistently good mechanics translates to physical literacy, enhanced sports performance and fewer sports injuries for kids. Not only that, a vast body of research indicates that exercise is beneficial to cognitive function, which means consistent adherence can have a positive impact on children’s academic achievement.
We have created a Development Pathway for young athletes to ensure athletes are training safely and effectively for their own abilities.
Since we have been selected to be one of 12 Talent Academy in the UK by British Weightlifting, we have created a talent pathway for kids and teenagers to follow as they progress within with gym.
These groups have been created in a tier system to ensure our athletes are met and we can maximise physical development for all involved.
EQ-FT – Strength and conditioning classes
These classes are our entry level classes for all abilities. During these sessions we will cover basic Strength and Conditioning training which allows them to build a good foundation of movement which is essential for progression.
In the EQ-FT classes we will teach the Squat, Deadlift and Press along with many gymnastics, body weight, kettlebell and Dumbell movements along with plyometrics and conditioning training.
We run these sessions every.
For those who show a passion for training within the EQ-FT classes and would like to explore Olympic Weightlifting, they will have the opportunity to join our Development Group.
Selecting athletes for the development group will be based on physical abilities, work ethic and love and commitment to training.
We expect kids and teenagers who join this group to continue with our EQ-FT classes to ensure they maintain their Strength and Conditioning.
Our Talent group is for Kids or Teenagers who are actively completing or participating in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting and are already at national age group level or seeking to be in the future.
If you would like to get involved please contact us at [email protected]