Youth Training

The Academy at Locker 27


The Locker 27 Academy is open to all individuals aged 9-17. Whether your child plays competitive sport or you want them to improve their fitness,  anything is possible at Locker 27.

What is the Academy?

Our Academy is designed by Director Matthew Church and Academy Coach Charlie Faulkner. The Academy classes run 8 times a week and are a child centered, coach driven class. Your child will be able to attend Academy classes where our team of coaches will be able to guide them along a LTAD (Long Term Athletic Development) pathway.

How do they join?

In order to prepare your child for the Academy classes we require them to attend 3 one to one sessions with one of our Strength & Conditioning Coaches. Designed to coach basic lifts, movement patterns, postural awareness, linear/lateral movement skills. It will also touch on basic nutrition and hydration for sport.

Price: £110

They’ll also receive a 6 month training diary which they’ll use during their training.

Email to book

Following completion of their 3 one to ones they’ll be ready to join the Academy classes. A time to drop in and either take on the circuit of the week or to follow the tailored programme under the guidance of our Coaches. It is a chance practice technique and build on the skills gained in the 3 one to ones.

Academy Classes

Monday 18:00 – 19:00 & 19:00 – 20:00

Tuesday 18:00 – 19:00 & 19:00 – 20:00

Wednesday 18:00 – 19:00 (Girls Only!) & 19:00 – 20:00

Thursday 18:30 – 19:30

Saturday 09:00 – 10:00


Price: £32 per month via a direct debit set up. Monthly Academy membership involves a minimum 3 month sign up.

or £10 drop in

Prefer the personal approach? We offer a one-to-one service for juniors who wish to improve their movement or sports skills.



Any parent wishing to join the Locker on any of our Membership options will receive 10% off each month and is not required to pay the initial £20 joining fee.

T&C- This discount applies for as long as your child remains a member of the Academy


Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) & Youth Development Programme (YDP)

What is LTAD? – It is a progressive pathway for the individual.  Whether continued participation or elite aspirations in the sports arena are the end goal, following a LTAD programme will have great benefits. The process is Athlete centered and coach driven. Athletes who progress through LTAD experience training and competition in programs that consider their biological and training ages in creating periodised plans specific to their development needs.

  • It has been noted that many young athletes lack the basic physical skills to reach their potential (Giles 2005; Balyi 2003).
  • Sport is an amalgamation of complex skills, therefore without the basic movement patterns young players will have a limit to their potential.
  • Young people do not receive the same physical development through ‘active play’ as they did 15 years ago.
  • Sport is constantly developing and players need to be stronger, faster and more robust than ever before.

Group and club training

We offer team training for up to 20 at a time. We have run successful programmes at both schools and junior sports clubs. We can cater for all sports and training as part of a team makes it more cost effective for individuals.

Our programme is being noticed and regarded in the UK and we were recently featured on the BBC. Please click on the links to see more;
BBC News Feature on Long Term Athletic Development

BBC News Feature on Tests in Schools