Following a request from Leigh Beattie (Head of Youth Development) the BullBuilder Board agreed to fund the of a Freelap timing system (Speed Gates) for Academy and Scholarship.
The Academy Players are now benefiting from using the Speed Gates. Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach Chris Chapman said:
“The speed gates allow us to assess the current speed and performance levels of our athletes, not only this but gives us data on how our programs are progressing the players through the long-term athletic development model, making our coaching more specific to the players needs and quantifying the performance KPIs of the players instead of having a subjective view of what the players are performing like.
The players really buy into the technology and like to compete with similar players this then allows our sessions to increase in intensity and get the best out of the players by offering a competitive element to the training principles.
We want the best for our players and the speeds gates are another step forward in providing the very best intervention on the players’ journey. The vision of providing players for the first team and giving players the opportunity to play at the highest level possible, this is our aim, passion, and desire.”
In the photographs the Speed Gates are the yellow cones. Many thanks to Toni Hoggett (Board Member) for the photographs and quote from Chris Chapman.
Leigh Beattie (Head of Youth Development) has recently requested that BullBuilder supports the development of some coaching staff the BullBuilder Board has agreed to fund this request. This will strengthen any future Academy license applications and benefit the development of young players.
Many thanks to every member and supporter of BullBuilder for making this possible.
Want to support the development of young players at the Bulls join BullBuilder https://membermojo.co.uk/bullbuilder/joinus or if you wish to make a donation http://www.bullbuilder.co.uk/donations/ BullBuilder (Bradford Bulls Supporters Trust) is the Club’s independent supporters trust, focused on attracting, developing and retaining young talent in the Bradford Bulls Academy. BullBuilder is an Industrial and Provident Society, and is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as Bradford Rugby League Supporters Society Limited.