Our Holiday camps are an important and fun part of our ongoing program. For our Tournament juniors, our performance camps give them continuity of training and high level preparation immediately before key events that are played in the school holidays. For our younger players, our FUNdamentals camps bring fun, social engagement, and a multitude of sporting activities, while enhancing and promoting the key values in all situations.
OCTOBER 2019 CAMP DATES
Our very popular Spring FUNdamentals camps are now open for booking:
Sewptrember 30-October 2
FUN AND LEARNING EVERY HOLIDAYS
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FUNdamentals promises to bring the fun into fundamental sporting skills!
With busy parents and pressure on teachers our kids just aren't getting the solid grounding they need in the basic skills required in their formative years to allow them to compete to the highest level In Tennis or any other chosen sport. In the ages 5-12 We need them to be learning and developing not only the basic skills needed to become sportspeople but a level of proficiency that gives them the confidence to pursue their chosen sports In a way they can enjoy them more. There is a growing recognition that the primary focus in ages 5-12 should be in developing athletes, and that sport specific skills (whilst important in these years) are more readily technically developed from 12 onwards when the player has a sound athletic base. There is a noted and measured decrease in recent years in New Zealand primary school age children in Basic physical skills.
The key skills that we need to see better developed in our kids include:
MOVEMENT - Running, jumping, changing direction, dynamic balance
BALANCE - Controlling feet and hands through core stability, developing Lunge and Squat ability as primary movements in most sports.
THROWING and CATCHING - Key actions in so many sports with direct performance benefits including development of tracking skills
STRIKING - Using bats, rackets and clubs to co-ordinate hitting of moving and static balls in a number of static and mobile situations
We also put a great emphasis on the following components that are important for the kids to be able to develop in sport: