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Education experience

Inspiring the next generation

The Perform education experience package is designed to inspire students and enhance their knowledge of sports science, the principles of training and conditioning and how they may be applied in an elite sporting environment.

This 2 hour education experience delivers the full St. George’s Park experience. Starting with a tour around the National Football Centre and Perform’s world-leading rehabilitation and performance facilities, students will gain an insight into how state-of-the-art technology can support amateur and professional athletes to and help them achieve optimum performance and rehabilitate from injury.

After a warm-up session with one of our exercise physiologists, we then offer a choice of dynamic and interactive learning modules, illustrating the contribution of sports science to elite sport practice. The package ends with a recovery session in the hydrotherapy suite.

Suitable for students of all ages, the programme can be tailored to compliment the delivery of academic Physical Education at GCSE or A-Level or for those studying sports science at college or university.

First hour

FIFA 11+ Warm-Up and Pre-Hab Session

F-MARC developed in 2003 “The 11”, a prevention programme for amateur players, whose effectiveness has been impressively proven in Switzerland. The nationwide implementation (2004-2008) led to a significant decrease in injuries during matches and training, proving not only the effectiveness of the programme, but that it is easily and broadly applicable. Since then, “The 11” has been further developed (2006) into a more comprehensive programme: “11+”.

11+ is a complete warm-up programme to reduce injuries among male and female football players aged 14 years and older. The programme was developed by an international group of experts and its effectiveness has been proven in a scientific study (Norway, 2008). Teams that performed 11+ at least twice a week had 30 to 50% less injured players.

The “11+” has three parts with a total of 15 exercises, which should be performed in the specified sequence at the start of each training session. A key point in the programme is to use the proper technique during all of the exercises. We will encourage students to pay full attention to correct posture and good body control, including straight leg alignment, knee-over-toe position and soft landings.


Plyometric Training

The second part of the warm-up is a plyometric training session, a very practical session giving students a good insight into the theory behind plyometric training. How a session is structured, and the way it is used to improve athletic performance. It will involve actively participating in ladder work, jump work, hurdle sessions and sprint transitions. By the end of this session the students will have a much better understanding of Plyometric training and the theories surrounding it.

Second hour

Hydrotherapy and recovery session (swimming kit required)

A fun pool based module that enables the students to experience how we use our hydrotherapy suite to facilitate deep water running, mobility, stability, and recovery sessions. We will take them through a session in our VarioPool in exactly the same way that we would do a professional sports team giving them a totally new training experience.

Unfortunately due to health and safety guidelines we can’t allow all students into our hot/cold contrast pools or the underwater treadmill, but we will explain fully how these work and how we utilise them in performance training and rehabilitation.

Making an appointment

It's really easy to access our services. Our advisors are here to answer any questions you might have and book an appointment. You can contact us submitting an enquiry on this page, request a call back or email us. Or just give us a ring on 01283 576333. We're looking forward to your call.