Aims

Our aim is to help offset the rigours of a busy games schedule by giving our aspiring athletes physical capacities to complement their sport skills development.  This not only supports performance but crucially helps prevent overuse injuries that are rife amongst physically active adolescents. Pupils on the High Performance Programme will also be educated on important topics such as nutrition, body management, recovery, mental skills and habit formation. 

Facilities

Woodlands Fitness Centre  – Our eco-friendly, purpose-built facility provides a light and airy space for strength and conditioning and rehabilitation. It is fully equipped with cardiovascular equipment (treadmills, bikes and cross-trainers), physiotherapy room, a range of selectorised, disc loaded and pulley resistance machines, as well as an array of specialist free-weight equipment including free weight benches, performance racks, and lifting platforms together with Olympic discs.

Rehabilitation

The Cranleigh School Sports Science and Medicine Team includes a highly experienced Sports Doctor as well as Physiotherapy and Strength and Conditioning.   An important overlap of discipline exists between Physiotherapy and Strength and Conditioning in the combined delivery of rehabilitation to ensure pupils return to competitive sport without re-entering injury.  Working as a multi-disciplinary team means that we carry the knowledge of a multitude of individuals who hold expertise in different areas of Sports Science and Medicine. This gives us an excellent understanding of adolescent sports injuries, how to best manage these conditions, and how to accelerate our rate of rehabilitation.

Strength and Conditioning Team

SIMON BREARLEY ASCC MSc 

Mr Simon Brearley is the Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach at Cranleigh School.  Mr Brearley has been delivering S&C coaching since 2009 and his broad experience spans Olympic (Paralympic), professional and development/grass-roots sport. Simon is accredited as an S&C Coach by the UK Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA).   Away from Cranleigh Mr Brearley is a consultant S&C Coach and Advisory Board Member to the PGA European Tour Performance Institute (ETPI) and England Golf Union.  He is also a guest lecturer in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health at University College London and has published several peer-reviewed journal articles in the area of Exercise Science.