Worcestershire County Cricket Club will be pioneering a revolutionary system of movement amongst it’s Academy and Pathway players.
The professional squad has been working closely with FMS (UK) over the past two years to collect data and trial the program which retrains the body and the brain to improve movement efficiency to re-establish sound movement patterns.
The FMS UK system of movement assessment and protocols have been implemented by the Worcestershire County Cricket Club medical and strength & conditioning team into their professional players training schedules with great success.
“The programme is not just about competition or elite sport – it’s about everyone – a tool to identify poorly developed or maintained movement patterns that potentially make gross motor skills or specific sports skills difficult.”, observed Ben Davies, Head of Science & Medicine at Worcestershire County Cricket Club.
Of all the challenges that await the next generation, health – specifically obesity – is among the most significant. According to the NHS nearly one third of children between the ages of 2-15 are either overweight or obese. The Movement Patterns programme allows coaches to screen for movement inefficiency to ensure a child has the basic foundation of movement quality to make the best programming decisions with precision and purpose.
The platform created for Worcestershire is accessed through an integrated FMS UK App – by phone or tablet – and stores every young player’s results and establishes a movement passport that can be monitored continually.
“There are initially seven movement tests that require a balance of mobility and stability – placing players in challenging positions where weaknesses, imbalances, asymmetries and limitations become noticeable”, observed Worcestershire’s Ross Dewar, Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach.
“We are delighted to be working with such a forward thinking and progressive organisation as Worcestershire County Cricket Club on this programme “commented FMS UK Chief Executive, Peter Bowler.