Rossall School to introduce revolutionary movement screening initiative with FMS UK

We are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with Functional Movement Systems FMS UK to introduce a revolutionary system of movement screening and physical wellbeing for our pupils.

FMS are considered leaders in the world of movement with organisations such as the Football Premiership, the NFL, the NBA and the US Military all using the program.

The FMS UK education program will enable our Physical Education Department to screen for movement efficiency to ensure pupils have a basic foundation of movement quality.

Every pupil involved will have a personalised development pathway, to support balance, mobility and postural control.

By developing the correct movement habits in their formative years, we hope to see children develop a positive association to physical activity, giving them confidence as teenagers and ultimately setting them on a more active path for the rest of their lives.

Jack Cropper, Director of Sport said:
“It is an exciting time to work with FMS UK and provide students with the foundations to begin their development into functional movement and start to see the benefits this service will have on their performance in sport and their day-to-day wellbeing.

“Implementing the FMS software will allow the students a holistic learning experience, increasing their movement competency and building upon the quality academics and co-curricular opportunities that are already on offer at Rossall School.”

Laurence Sidwell, Head of Athletic Development said:
“This software will provide the students a service that will ensure long term athletic development and organic physical growth is experienced within our student population.

“This year we have highlighted the need for students to gain a greater control and understanding of their body’s movement, and ensure physical activity is accessible for all students.

“Incorporating the world-renowned software into the P.E lessons will positively promote and enhance lifelong participation in both sport and physical activity.”