The best way to learn new sporting skills, improve your fitness, meet like-minded people and have an amazing holiday is to join a training camp. Here’s how to make the most of the experience.
Did you ever go on a school camp as a child? Remember the anticipation and excitement of going somewhere you hadn’t been before, meeting new people, trying different food and experiences, and just getting away for a little while. Well all of these and more are ahead.
If you’re coming from a cold climate, the sunshine and warm Australian climate will provide some extra motivation and enjoyment. But the goal isn’t to go too hard and return home sore and exhausted. We want everyone to get as much as possible from every camp, and go home feeling a sense of achievement and a desire to continue building on the skills they’ve learnt with us. So set yourself up for training camp success with our guide to making the most of a sports training camp.
What Do You Want To Get Out?
Give some thought to whether the training camp is to get new skills, work on your technique, improve your fitness or just have fun with like-minded people. Whatever you want to do, we recommend choosing three key points which should remain your focus throughout the camp. Honing in on three specific goals will help you focus on what you want to achieve.
Camps can seem expensive, and time consuming and sometimes overwhelming, but don’t be concerned about being the slowest or oldest or youngest or just not any good. Come See Do camps cater for all ages and abilities, and everyone learns from each other. Instead of worrying, use the camp as a motivator. Get excited about making new friends, being guided to cycle, swim, run, dive, hike further and faster, and try new experiences. Feel able to venture outside of your comfort zone and enjoy the camaraderie of your coach and fellow athletes.
Packing for Camp
The best advice is to bring the sporting gear in which you would normally feel comfortable to train. Check the weather forecast and be prepared to train in all weather conditions, but don’t feel the need to buy special outfits for camp. Comfort and safety are most important.
End of Camp
Be sure to leave camp with one or two things you can improve on. Ask the coach for his or her feedback on your performance during the camp and ask them to set some goals for the next few months. But also be sure to allow some time to recover when you get home. You may be excited after a fabulous week or weekend of training and exploring, but you need time to recover and ease back into your regular training. Take the week following a camp to adjust back into your daily routine.
Most important of all, have fun. Enjoy exploring new and exciting places. Make the most of the opportunity to learn from export coaches. Meet new friends and stay in touch to share the memories.
Click here to check out some of our sports training holiday camps and hopefully we’ll see you soon!