The weekend of July 4th & 5th saw the beginning of a new phase for the British figure skating development squad skaters. Skaters from around the country travelled to the University of Lincoln to participate in the first off ice camp of the 2015/2016 season.
The camp included fitness testing and educational workshops covering Sports Psychology, Nutrition and Video Analysis to support the skaters in their training. The camp assessed the skaters’ strength, power, flexibility and endurance. The university will now analyse the data collected from the tests and advise NISA how best to support and develop the skaters further. Over 80 skaters from the Regional 1, Regional 2, Talent Potential and the AASE programme attended the weekend and NISA would like to thank those skaters for the hard work and effort they put in.
Development Director David Hartley said ‘This weekend has been a great success. It’s been a long time coming, but thanks to our partnership with the University of Lincoln, we are now able to provide sport science support to our development athletes. The feedback has been extremely positive and the skaters have all taken something from the weekend, as well as meeting and making friends with other members of their squad.’
NISA will hold two further off ice camps during the 2015/2016 season and these are planned for October 2015 and February 2016 (dates to be confirmed shortly.)
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