Performance Support

Our performance team is ever growing and combines a vast amount of expertise with experience and passion to ensure that the continued development of an individual, team and culture here at UEA. Working closely with our uea+sport team and sport coaches our performance support services team provide a range of expertise in a variety of different areas to support both our individual scholars and our performance sport teams (application information here), with the focus and aim being to tailor the support to the individual athlete and their needs. Focusing on specifics such as strength, power, speed and agility our team also support the development of general conditioning and durability, supporting athletes to reduce their risk of injury as well as rehabilitating athletes to keep them more active and able to pursue their sporting aspirations. At UEA we also operate a student internship programme which gives students who have an interest in, or passion for, strength and conditioning, the opportunity to work closely with student teams under the supervision of our lead S&C coach. If you require any more further information regarding our performance support service provision please get in touch via performance.sport@uea.ac.uk.

Performance Support

Our performance team is ever growing and combines a vast amount of expertise with experience and passion to ensure that the continued development of an individual, team and culture here at UEA. Working closely with our uea+sport team and sport coaches our performance support services team provide a range of expertise in a variety of different areas to support both our individual scholars and our performance sport teams (application information here), with the focus and aim being to tailor the support to the individual athlete and their needs. Focusing on specifics such as strength, power, speed and agility our team also support the development of general conditioning and durability, supporting athletes to reduce their risk of injury as well as rehabilitating athletes to keep them more active and able to pursue their sporting aspirations. At UEA we also operate a student internship programme which gives students who have an interest in, or passion for, strength and conditioning, the opportunity to work closely with student teams under the supervision of our lead S&C coach. If you require any more further information regarding our performance support service provision please get in touch via performance.sport@uea.ac.uk.

Strength and Conditioning

We have a full-time strength and conditioning (S&C) coach, who works closely with both our individual sport scholars and our performance sport teams. Individual scholars, at all levels, are able to book direct one to one appointments with our S&C coach to discuss and develop a bespoke and individualised S&C programme. Our peformance team sports have weekly team S&C sessions to compliment their sport specific training programme.

All programmes can also be uploaded on our TeamBuildr app which allows athletes to see their their individual/team programme and work through their exercises, with videos and key information available so athletes can continue their personalised programmes remotely. Our S&C coach works closely with all performance support service staff to offer a multi-disciplinary approach to athlete development.

James Warren – Strength and Conditioning Coach

 

Physiotherapy and Massage

We offer physiotherapy and massage services to students, ensuring atheltes can effectively meet the demands of their sport. All individual scholars and team scholars can access weekly appointments with our lead physiotherapist during scheduled clinic times for free and all recieve 10% discount on sport massage. All of these take place conveniently at the Sportspark facility. We are also able to provide a number of free sport massage clinics each year on a first come first serve basis.

Enabling students to be supported before, during and after events is a key part of our support service to performance athletes.  We understand feeling fit and healthy leads to greater performance, success and growth for individuals.

Similarly to our S&C programme, qualfiied students support the delivery of sport massage (via the UEA Physio Society) delivered on behalf of UEA+Sport and we encourage their continued development through sport.

Stefan Deniel – Physiotherapist

Nutrition

We have a part-time nutritionist who offers a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of sports nutrition. Individual scholars can book one to one personal appointments with our nutritionist and group workshops can be arranged for team scholars to enable greater understanding about the importance and benefits of good nutrition.

Athletes can benefit from nutrition planning, programming and education and body composition analysis via either small group and one to one sessions to support athletes in reaching their goals. Our nutritional support enables athletes to take control of their nutrition and ensure they have the best possible support in achieving their overall holistic development.

Aaron Manio РNutritionist 

Lifestyle

Supporting student athletes on a personal level, our lifestyle support sessions, delivered by our performance sport manager, aspire to create an environment necessary for athletes to achieve their own personal success whilst on their journey with UEA+Sport.

Linked with S&C, Physiotherapy and Nutrition our  lifestyle support is built around the individual athlete and takes a holistic approach to supporting individuals to achieve their ultimate aims by discussing important topics relevant to athletes including, personal, social, academic, career and sporting aims.

Joseph Skeet – Performance Sport Manager

Psychology support and performance sport workshops

UEA plays host to some fantastic sport psychologists. Working closely with them, head coaches of our performance sport teams can access direct one to one sessions to enhance their own/their team’s performance.

We also have sport psychologists deliver on our montly performance sport workshop programme, alongside other guest speakers from across the sporting sector on a variety of topics. Topics covered previously have included; Mindfulness for performance sport, The importance of sleep for performance, Goal setting and Practical steps to managing rehabilitation, recovery and readiness to train. All individual and team scholars are invited to attend these workshops for free.

Coaches

A coach’s journey is never over and we are committed to continuing the development of all coaches at UEA, whether a paid, student or volunteer coach. Whether it be through training courses, networking or workshops we are constantly seeking innovative ways to evolve coaching within UEA, Norwich and Norfolk. We have a new role within our department that is responsible for workforce development and coordination, highlighting our commitment to investing in our workforce.