EKPW – training camp 2017
Please read the following information to make sure you get the most out of EKPW’s first residential training camp.
With four practices in 36 hours, it’s going to be a fairly intensive weekend. Please make sure on the days running up to camp you sleep well, eat well and hydrate well!
|Saturday 7 Jan schedule||Sunday 8 schedule|
|09:20||Arrive at venue||08:30||Team breakfast|
|09:30||Team meeting||09:30||Check out|
|09:45||Fully kitted to train||09:35||Head to venue|
|09:55||Walk to pitches||09:45||Fully kitted to train|
|10:00||On field training 1||09:55||Walk to pitches|
|12:00||Lunch break||10:00||On field training 3|
|12:45||Defense meeting||12:00||Off pitch|
|12:45||Offensive meeting||12:00||Lunch break|
|13:15||Meetings end – time is your own||12:45||Defense meeting|
|13:45||Fully kitted to train||12:45||Offensive meeting|
|13:50||Head to pitches||13:15||Meetings end – time is your own|
|14:00||On field training 2||13:45||Fully kitted to train|
|16:00||On field training ends||13:50||Head to pitches|
|16:30||Sports psychology meeting||14:00||On field training 4|
|18:00||Hotel check in/player downtime||16:00||On field training ends|
|19:00||Team dinner||16:05||Final team meeting|
|21:00||Your time is your own||16:30||Camp ends|
Training camp is located at Inverclyde National Sports Centre Burnside Road, Largs, KA30 8RW. We will be using the Weir 3G indoor hall for on-field activities. The hall has its own toilet facilities, but we will also have access to the pavillion next door for changing and for water. A car park is adjacent to the indoor pitch. We will also be using a meeting room in the temporary conference and office block next to the main sports hall. This is a five minute walk up-hill from the Weir 3G indoor hall or alternatively there is also a car park nearby. Please see the Inverclyde map for more information (on the map key #6 is the indoor pitch and #16 is the conference facilities)
Accomodation will be at the Willowbank Hotel, 96 Greenock Rd, Largs KA30 8PG. This is a six minute drive from Inverclyde National Sports Centre, or an approx 25 minute walk.
We check into the hotel on Saturday after we finish at Inverclyde for the day. Rooms are twins and will have towels, hairdryer and tv. Note – it is recommended that you bring your own shampoo / toiletries. There is free on-site parking, and free wifi is available in all public areas and some bedrooms.
Check the rooming list to find out who you’re sharing with – please note, rooming has been allocated by coaches using the same positional principal as all other EKP club camps.
Included are dinner on Saturday evening and a cooked breakfast on Sunday morning. If you have not already done so, please advise Amanda asap if you have any special dietary requirements.
Please bring a packed lunch for Saturday lunchtime. There are a number of small supermarkets in Largs, including a Tesco, Londis and Spar so for Sunday lunchtime it’s recommended you do a quick supermarket run on Sunday morning between leaving the hotel and travelling to Inverclyde National Sports Centre to pick up sandwiches / salads / juice etc.
We ask that you keep your mobile usage to break times only – if you have a special reason to need to check your phone regularly, advise your coach.
We will be training on 3G – please make sure you wear suitable footwear, no metal studs / blades allowed.
As well as your usual full practice kit, things you should bring include:
– Shower gel/shampoo etc as these aren’t provided
– Any additional snacks / soft drinks you want
– A copy of your playbook
– Notepad and pen for meetings
– Plenty of clothes – there are four practices. You won’t want to wear the same stuff for it all.
– Plenty of spare socks. Consider double-socking for practice to avoid blisters
– Flip-flops for wearing for down time
There will be other guests staying at the Willowank Hotel and using Inverclyde National Sports Centre, so please keep this in mind at all times – especially with noise when moving between buildings and with bad language if there are other guests or staff around. This is a non-smoking facility, and please do not bring any alcohol.
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