Hi, my name is Georgie and I play Netball and I do Athletics. My week tends to be quite hectic balancing two different sports, so this is an example of a week in my life. Due to various commitments I need to fit certain amounts of sessions in my week and so here is some insight into how I do so.
Monday is a relatively relaxed day, I only have two lessons and so I have time to catch up on any work I haven’t been able to get done at the weekend due to travelling or camps. After school I then have senior Netball club, which I go and help out at but don’t participate in. At 4.30 I have to leave for Athletics training. I need to cycle to the train station to catch the train to Rugby and then cycle to the track on the other side. Monday Athletics training is run ups, max velocity work and then a weights session. I then get the train home at around 8.
Tuesday’s is a little busier, I still only have two lessons but after school I get the school bus to Kettering to get the train to Loughborough for Netball training. Netball training starts at 6 and we do an hour of weights in the gym, followed by a 2 hour technical court session and then get the train home. I also do a ball and wall session on Tuesdays to improve ball handing skills.
Wednesdays is my rest day, but I have 3 lessons and so after school I go home and catch up on homework that I haven’t been able to get done yet.
Thursday are my busiest day as I have a full day of lessons with games in the afternoon, I then coach the U12/13 Netball team and get picked up at 5 to go to Loughborough for a 2 hour technical court session, I also do a ball and wall session on Thursdays to improve ball handing skills.
On Fridays I also have a full day of lessons since I have a driving lesson during periods 1 & 2, after school I then cycle to the train station to catch the train to Rugby and then cycle to the track on the other side. Friday athletics is a weights and core session. I then get the train home at around 8.
Saturdays can vary, normally I get the train to Rugby for 9am to coach for 2 hours and then have a 2 hour jumps session. If I have a NPL match (playing for Loughborough) I don’t go to athletics and I drive to Loughborough to then either have a homer match or get the squad bus to the fixture destination. These days are quite long especially if it’s somewhere like Manchester.
Lastly, I may have an England camp, this happens once every 4 weeks from September to February. Here we arrive in Loughborough at 9am on Saturday morning and stay overnight until Sunday. These camps consist of Court sessions, Weights session, Matches and a variety of performance analysis, nutrition, psychology and injury prevention talks.
If I haven’t got an England camp on Sundays I would have a Division One match playing for my club (Northants Storm). Athletic comps tend to be on Sundays but since it’s winter they are few and far between until indoor season starts in January. I also do a ball and wall session on Sundays to improve ball handing skills