Training with Active Moreland
Active Moreland Leisure Centres offer sporting clubs the opportunity to use Active Moreland's programs, facilities and services to enable clubs to enhance their training methods. Active Moreland can even come to you!
Some of the things Active Moreland can provide your club include:
- pool recovery sessions
- cycle classes
- gym-based programs
- small group training, and
- educational seminars.
If you would like to book your team in for their next training session call your local Active Moreland Leisure Centre or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask us about the programs we can deliver at your club or home ground.
Brunswick Baths: 9381 1840
Coburg Leisure Centre: 9354 3504
Fawkner Leisure Centre: 9358 6600
Strategies to preserve your sports grounds
Sports grounds can only tolerate a certain amount of use/wear before they will deteriorate to a point where short term recovery is not achievable because it is greater than the potential rate of recovery.
A balance must be struck between allowing as much use as possible, preserving the surface and minimising the risk of injury. It is recommended that training on sports grounds is minimised as much as possible to limit surface damage and to extend its 'life' for matches.
Clubs need to adopt strategies to reduce on-ground usage to limit surface damage. It is recommended clubs try to:
- Conduct rotating repetitive drills and activities on different areas of the sports ground to minimise high traffic area wear (e.g. goal squares, centre corridor, in front of the pavilion).
- Avoid training on areas that are beginning to show signs of damage. Once damage has occurred, it is often irreparable, and more easily damaged to beyond repair.
- Use the entire sports ground rather than small areas.
- As soon as one area starts to show signs of wear, shift the training to another area so that the area can recover.
- Avoid shots at goal from the same point; instead move around to spread the wear.
- Do not use the main turf wicket for cricket training.
- Rotate the practice cricket wickets to avoid irreparable damage to both the run-ups and the creases.
- Avoid training on a wet surface or during wet weather as any damage will likely be greater and often irreparable.
- Avoid running around the boundary line, move in and out on different nights.
- Where limited lighting exist, use other areas during the daylight savings period that are not normally used.
- Where possible conduct activities off the sports ground.
- Utilise lighting around the entire sports ground to assist spreading wear.
- If possible avoid training on sports grounds that are used for matches to allow them to recover and to extend their 'life'.
Use alternative venues for training and alternative training methods. For example:
In cases where more skills/technical work outs are required for training rather than basic fitness consider training on: