Ross County have been holding Zoom training sessions online to keep their Academy players fit and conditioned during lockdown.
The scheme has been lead by Gordon Duff, Pre-Academy Manager, who has led over 16 sessions across all year groups, with around 45 kids taking part or sending in information about their exercise every day.
The online sessions have been greatly appreciated and have had strong positive feedback so far.
William Urqurhart a player for Ross County’s under-16s, spoke highly of the training: “It had been great to have structured training sessions again to help keep my ability up to scratch.”
Under-18 goalkeeper Logan Ross echoed Urqurhart’s sentiments: “On the mental side it’s especially good because we can keep up to date with what’s going on and we are still able to revise new tactics with the use of technology in front of us, showing and explaining stuff.
“I’m enjoying the new training but I’m finding it hard as it can get frustrating not having a coach there to help if your struggling with a drill, but it keeps me physically fit and some training is better than no training”
County have planned now for various different training sessions across the coming weeks, bringing in special guests to host them. These plans include Personal Training Sessions, Online Yoga as well as some mental health course in Digital Awareness and Resilience courses.
The club have also been keeping the players and young peoples’ minds active by offering learning resources for pupils whilst schools are closed.
So far, they have brought out three ‘Learn from Home’ workbooks and a ‘Fun for You’ workbook, ranging in difficulties and styles of drills.
These were brought out to support young people with enjoyable and interactive material that can help them stay focused on their education even in these tough times.
These resources were offered to several local schools to aid them in adapting to e-Learning and as a result of this some schools have chosen adapt these workbooks into their Health & Wellbeing modules.
This was just one of many examples of how Ross County has supported their community during these unprecedented times.
As well as that we’ve seen that the club are driven in ensuring that their youth players can reach their full potential and be the stars of tomorrow.