Professional Development Workshops

Our workshops are delivered to performance teams, coaching staff and medical departments, physical education teachers and sports coaches through a combination of theory and practical learning. We believe providing usable content which can be applied in practice by those we deliver to maximises the value of our offerings. We have a range of in-person and online interactive workshops which you can choose from, although we can create bespoke content specific to your requirements. 

Workshops shown as 'suitable for sport' are designed for coaches, performance or medical staff working with athletes at a high level in sport. Or you may be an aspiring team looking to take your knowledge and skills to a higher level. Workshops shown as 'suitable for schools' are designed for teachers or sport coaches working with young people looking to gain extra knowledge and skills to enhance the physical development and athletic capabilities of the children they teach/coach. Note, the cost of the workshop will remain the same regardless of how many of your staff attend the workshops.

Furō Motion | Professional Development Workshops

Understanding the Sprint Acceleration Strategies of Athletes: Individualised Profiling

During this workshop, the following content will be covered (see below). Note this is a classroom based session.

  • The contributory factors to sprint acceleration performance.

  • Underlying biomechanics of sprint acceleration.

  • The benefits and draw backs of technical models.

  • How to profile an athlete's sprint acceleration strategy using a whole-body kinematics approach.

  • Speed-relevant strength qualities which underpin sprint acceleration.

  • How to conduct speed-relevant strength diagnostic assessments to individualise strength and power interventions.

Furō Motion | Understanding the Sprint Acceleration Strategies of Athletes: Individualised Profiling

Suitability

Sport

Duration

1.5 hours

Type

Classroom

Cost

From £250

Conducting Speed-Relevant Strength Diagnostic Assessments

During this workshop, the following content will be covered (see below). Note this is a practical based session delivered within the gym. Whilst not essential, it is recommended that attendees have already attended 'Understanding the Sprint Acceleration Strategies of Athletes: Individualised Profiling'

  • Assessing hip extensor torque capabilities.

  • Assessing lower limb ballistic qualities through squat jump force-velocity profiling.

  • Assessing bilateral and unilateral reactive strength qualities

  • Assessing plantarflexor isometric peak force.

  • Training activities to enhance hip extensor torque, leg extension ballistic qualities, reactive and plantarflexor strength.

Furō Motion | Conducting Speed-Relevant Strength Diagnostic Assessments

Suitability

Sport

Duration

3 hours

Type

Practical

Cost

£350

Enhancing the Sprint Acceleration Capabilities of Athletes: Modifying an Automatized Skill

During this workshop, the following content will be covered (see below). Note this is a classroom based session.

  • Skill acquisition and motor control concepts which underpin the learning, development and transfer of motor skills.

  • Training menus to cover the fundamentals of speed training

  • Frameworks to modify sprinting technique specific to the individual.

  • Case studies of sprint coaching interventions for team sport athletes using principles from skill acquisition and motor learning.

Furō Motion | Enhancing the Sprint Acceleration Capabilities of Athletes: Modifying an Automatised Skill

Suitability

Sport

Duration

1.5 hours

Type

Classroom

Cost

From £250

Coaching Sprint Acceleration

During this workshop, the following content will be covered (see below). Note this is a practical based session delivered on a pitch/field or track. Whilst not essential, it is recommended that attendees have already attended 'Enhancing the Sprint Acceleration Capabilities of Athletes: Modifying an Automatised Skill' and 'Understanding the Sprint Acceleration Strategies of Athletes: Individualised Profiling'

  • How to coach the fundamentals of sprint acceleration.

  • Working with athletes in individualising 'holistic' cues to create a efficient movement.

  • Methods to modify step length, step rate, contact and flight times.

  • Implementing context specific sprint training relevant to different sports.

Furō Motion | Coaching Sprint Acceleration

Suitability

Sport

Duration

2 hours

Type

Practical

Cost

£300

Understanding the Essentials of Movement Literacy for Young Athletes - Part 1

During this workshop, the following content will be covered (see below). Note this is a classroom based session.

  • The physical development journey of humans.

  • Unwinding deeply embedded movement issues.

  • The myths of strength training for children.

  • The essentials of movement literacy.

  • How to use a movement based approach to enhance the physical literacy and athletic capabilities of young people. 

Furō Motion | Understanding the Essentials of Movement Literacy for Young Athletes

Suitability

Schools

Duration

1 hour

Type

Classroom

Cost

From £200

Understanding the Essentials of Movement Literacy for Young Athletes - Part 2

During this workshop, the following content will be covered (see below). Note this is a practical based session carried out in a suitable large space (e.g. arena, sports hall). Whilst not essential, it is recommended that attendees have already attended 'Understanding the Essentials of Movement Literacy for Young Athletes - part 2'

  • Coaching essential movement efficiency

  • Developing holistic coaching cues to produce fluid coordinated movement

  • Coaching strength training activities for children

Furō Motion | Understanding the Essentials of Movement Literacy for Young Athletes

Suitability

Schools

Duration

2 hours

Type

Practical

Cost

£275

Speed and Agility Development for Young Athletes - Part 1

During this workshop, the following content will be covered (see below). Note this is a classroom based session.

  • Determinants of linear speed and agility.

  • Fundamental change of direction movements.

  • Perception-action coupling during 'sport specific agility'.

  • Frameworks for coaching speed and agility.

Furō Motion | Speed and Agility Development for Young Athletes

Suitability

Schools

Duration

1 hour

Type

Classroom

Cost

From £200

Implementing Movement Centred Activities within Physical Education and Sports Lessons

During this workshop, the following content will be covered (see below). Note this is a practical based session carried out in a suitable large space (e.g. arena, sports hall). Prior to taking part in this session attendees need to have attended prerequisite workshops - 'Understanding the Essentials of Movement Literacy for Young Athletes parts 1 & 2'.

Following these prerequisite workshops attendees will produce a lesson plan in small groups, prior to attending 'Implementing Movement Centred Activities within Physical Education and Sports Lessons.' Elements of these lesson plans will be delivered to the whole group and feedback will be provided according to the principles covered in the prerequisite modules, culminating in a bank of lesson plans from which teachers are able to deliver sessions to their students immediately.

Furō Motion | Implementing Movement Centred Activities within Physical Education and Sports Lessons

Suitability

Schools

Duration

2 hours

Type

Practical

Cost

£275

Speed and Agility Development for Young Athletes - Part 2

During this workshop, the following content will be covered (see below). Note this is a practical based session carried out in a suitable large space (e.g. arena, sports hall). Whilst not essential, it is recommended that attendees have already attended 'Speed and Agility Development for Young Athletes - part 1'

  • Determinants of linear speed and agility.

  • Drills and jumps for speed development.

  • Fundamentals of speed coaching.

  • Fundamentals of agility coaching.

Furō Motion | Speed and Agility Development for Young Athletes

Suitability

Schools

Duration

2 hours

Type

Practical

Cost

£275