5 Numbers to Live by- Free workshop

In previous weeks I have posted on why an athlete should employ an S&C coach (Click Here) and another one on how much should junior athletes should train (Click Here).  This blog is a follow up to the first two- it’s a bit of a sneak peak to APA’s next workshop.  We always kick off the school term with our FREE workshop, entitled 5 Numbers to Live by.

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Gosling Tennis Academy, 12th September 2015 9AM- 12PM

Workshop cost £FREE, 3 license points for LTA Tennis Coaches

About the workshop:

Athletic Performance Academy (APA) Director Daz Drake will be delivering a workshop called, ‘5 Numbers to live by.’   This workshop will bring together the presenter’s extensive experience and background in the field of youth coaching to give the participant a thorough overview of the key ingredients of a safe and effective strength & conditioning programme.

The content will include but is not limited to the following areas:

  • The three goals of strength & conditioning training
  • The six stages of Long-term athlete development (LTAD)
  • The theory and application of the 10,000 hour rule
  • The 5 S’s of physical performance
  • The optimal number of hours of S&C per week

This half day workshop will be split into two parts and will include theory and practical sessions.

About the presenters:

Daz Drake is currently Head of Strength and Conditioning at Gosling Tennis Academy and is Director of Athletic Performance Academy who consult with numerous sports organisations in the south of England. Daz currently looks after the S&C programmes of some of the top ranked male professional Tennis players in the country.



Registration for the event is online. All details for the event will be sent out to you after registering.

p.s on the last point on the optimal number of hours  of S&C I would like to shout out to my colleague Howard Green who wrote an article on the rationale for why his Tennis athletes will be doing a Training block this September.  Check it out HERE.

He also put a journal article out there with our colleague Jonny Fraser.  Nice work all!