Last Sunday saw “the Locker” welcome a new group of sports players aiming to improve their on field success with a programme at Locker 27. The Surrey Cricket Women and Girls squad came for a 2 hour session as the start of their winter training programme begins. With around three months before the start of the cricket season it was a great opportunity to get some training into the team and provide them with some training methods and a programme to follow ahead of the season.
We were pleased that David Court, Surrey Cricket Performance Officer, decided to bring the squad along and it was a rewarding first session with the team. We started with some testing to gain a perspective on where the players are. Jump tests, Countermovement and Squat, and a 5-10-5 agility test were the order of the day. Following this was movement screening of a number of skills in order to gain a better picture of the athletes and their individual strengths and weaknesses. The use of video feedback was used to confirm the views of our staff, but will be shown to the players in due course, with an anticipation that they will show improvement following the programme, only time will tell.
The girls were given lots of information and instruction on technique before being put through their paces in a circuit. A leg dominant programme has been described in the initial 6 weeks, utilizing the Gambetta Leg Circuit. The view being that we will aim to build the athlete from the ground up!
We are excited to work with the Women and Girls squad as part of their winter training programme and were very pleased with the efforts in the first session. With cricket, like all sports becoming a more powerful, fast paced game, we are keen to work with sports teams at Locker 27. We feel we can offer teams and clubs the ideal facility and instruction to help improve their performance.