locker 27 academy


Locker 27 is open to all individuals over the age of 9. Whether you play competitive sport or you want to improve your fitness dramatically,  anything is possible at the Locker. All 9-16 year olds are required to complete an Academy Development Course before you can advance your training at Locker. Upon graduation you will be able to attend Academy Training Sessions where our team of coaches will be able to guide you along a LTAD pathway.

Prefer the personal approach? We offer a one-to-one service for juniors who wish to improve their movement or sports skills.

group and club training

We offer team training for upto 20 at a time. We have run successful programmes at both schools and junior sports clubs. We can cater for all sports and training as part of a team makes it more cost effective for individuals. To see an example of the results that can be achieved by a team view this feedback report

Our programme is being noticed and regarded in the UK and we were recently featured on the BBC. Please click on the links to see more;
BBC News Feature on Long Term Athletic Development

BBC News Feature on Tests in Schools

long term athletic development

What is LTAD – It is a progressive pathway for the individual.  Whether continued participation or elite aspirations in the sports arena are the end goal, following a LTAD programme will have great benefits. The process is Athlete centered and coach driven. Athletes who progress through LTAD experience training and competition in programs that consider their biological and training ages in creating periodised plans specific to their development needs.

  • It has been noted that many young athletes lack the basic physical skills to reach their potential (Giles 2005; Balyi 2003).
  • Sport is an amalgamation of complex skills, therefore without the basic movement patterns young players will have a limit to their potential.
  • Young people do not receive the same physical development through ‘active play’ as they did 15 years ago.
  • Sport is constantly developing and players need to be stronger, faster and more robust than ever before.

The video below is a sample from a Long Term Athletic Development Course at Locker 27.