Team England Juniors - Training at The Wave
Last weekend the best young English surfers headed back to The Wave in Bristol for the first training session of the year, aiming to hone their skills ahead of an exciting line up of competitions this year.
We’re proud to be supporting the Team England Junior Squad again in 2021, helping the development of this talented group of young surfers. This support means they will have access to top-level coaching, dedicated support staff and have structured training plans put in place, as well as being able to take advantage of the incredible facilities at The Wave.
These training sessions are designed to prepare the team for an exciting programme of events this year, including WSL Pro Junior events, domestic competitions, the ESF European Junior Championships and the ISA World Junior Championships. The ultimate aim is to help team members qualify for surfing’s debut at the Youth Olympics in Senegal next year.
The weekend’s training was split over two days, with one group attending Saturday and another on Sunday. Covid safety measures were in place throughout the weekend.
Each training day kicked off with a warm-up and visualisation session, to get the groms ready and focused for the sessions in the water. After the pre-surf briefing, the waves started at 10am, with the Juniors taking on the Wave’s Advanced setting. This was followed by a debriefing and video analysis session, designed to help to identify areas for improvement.
After the debrief and lunch it was back in the water again, the young surfers switching sides for another go at the Advanced setting. Again, this was followed by some post-surf stretching and another video analysis session.
The day was finished off back in the water, this time with the youngsters testing themselves on the Wave’s Expert setting!
We were stoked to be able to see Team England Juniors together training again after a tough year, can’t wait to watch this talented crew putting what they’ve learnt at these sessions to the test in competitions this year!
Check out the line-up for the Team England Junior Squad: https://www.surfingengland.org/team-england/
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Photos by Tom Young