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BGS PERFORMANCE ACADEMY CONTINUES TO GO FROM STRENGTH AND STRENGTH

2nd May 2019

THE BGS PERFORMANCE ACADEMY

Happy to announce the BGS Performance Academy continues to go from strength to strength with top players Iker Pajares and Edmon Lopez reaching ever higher world rankings of #54 and #58 respectively and with the academy able to post “FULL” for the coming three months.

BGS: A GLOBAL ACADEMY

Players come from a range of countries that reflects more than ever the true international spirit of the academy with players coming from 15 different countries that include Ecuador, United States, Holland, Switzerland, Norway, Colombia, Italy, Argentina, Spain, Panama, Israel , Reunion Island and Canada.

THE BGS PROFESSIONAL ACDEMY: BACKGROUND

Barcelona Global Squash, established in December 2015 by Head Coach Victor Montserrat and CEO Adrian Blakemore, comprises what is currently recognised as one of Europe’s most progressive and attractive squash academies, the BGS Performance Academy.
Run out of Barcelona’s top end and prestigious sports and wellness centre Club Metropolitan (associated with previous additions of the PSA Ciutat de Barcelona), the BGS Performance Academy is a performance-focused centre located in Europe’s most dynamic, smart and colourful city, and a landmark in global sport. The principle aim is an integral preparation of bright and promising young international high-performance players who aspire to play on or are already playing on the international PSA World Tour. Directed by Head Coach Victor Montserrat, himself guided and instructed by squash coaching legend Neil Harvey, the academy is proving to be the landing ground for a wide portfolio of young international talent.

WHAT THE BGS PERFORMANCE ACADEMY OFFERSBarcelona_Global_Squash_Performance_Academy_BGS_HEAD_COACH_VÍCTOR_MONTSERRAT

The BGS Performance Academy offers the highest level of tuition and instruction and world class physical preparation using the unique BGS Coaching System. The Academy is open to players who are looking for a long-term commitment with daily training and coaching as well as to students who want to see Head Coach Victor Montserrat and Head S & C Coach Bet Consegal on an ad-hoc basis.
It is housed within the attractive and buzzing Club Metropolitan; the pleasant club atmosphere, dynamic feel and thriving nature of this central Barcelona sports club is essential to making the BGS Academy players feel comfortable with their training surroundings.

THE BGS PERFORMANCE ACADEMY SPIRIT

Although the academy includes young international players with a noticeable span in their respective rankings, the essential nature and success of the academy is in the invaluable “team” feeling and the ability to take players on a journey where change is effected; there are no “quick and easy fixes”; it’s about achieving a change rather than offering a simple exchange of information during their time in BGS. Built around the essential virtues that lie behind success in sport and life in general, namely Respect, Responsibility, Effort, Ambition, Teamwork, and Humility, players train and work for both themselves and for their fellow academy players; as well as training with players of a similar level and ranking, the top ranked players train with lower ranked players enabling continual growth and improvement as a whole. Players are taught to take responsibility for their own growth and development, an essential aspect of the BGS Academy but also of life’s journey outside of BGS.

THE BGS PERFORMANCE ACADEMY HEAD COACHBarcelona_Global_Squash_Performance_Academy_BGS_FITNESS, STRENG & CONDITIONING COACH_BET_CONSEGAL

Of course the journey is tough and like all sportsmen and women the BGS players have many ups and downs. However Coach Montserrat’s clear understanding of the need to praise, motivate, support, explain, be constructive and seek long term change through player understanding of what and why has helped and currently assists all players to overcome the “downs” and have perspective on the “ups”.

THE BGS PERFORMANCE ACADEMY FITNESS, STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Coach Montserrat’s work on court and in the mental arena would only be half as valuable were it not for the essential support that the players receive in the field of Fitness and Injury Prevention. Working hand in hand with S & C Coach Consegal, the latter’s world class approach to squash related fitness, injury prevention and movement has ensured that BGS Performance Academy players are respected on the World Tour for both their extreme fitness and their impressive movement.

THE BGS PPERFORMANCE ACADEMY PLAYERS

Current BGS players include:
. Edmon López – Spain – WR 54 – 21 yrs old
. Iker Pajares – Spain – WR 58– 22 yrs old
. Roee Avraham – Israel – WR 175 – 23 yrs old
. Chloe Kalvo – Norway – WR 175 – 20 yrs old
. Nilo Vidal – Spain – WR 244 – 20 yrs old
. Tess Jutte – Netherlands – WR 257 – 22 yrs old
. Roman Allinckx – Switzerland – WR 280– 20 yrs old
. Sandeep Ramachandran – India – WR 296 – 21 yrs old
. Jeremías Azaña – Argentina WR 328 – 18 yrs old
. Andrés Herrera – Colombia – WR 382 – 22 yrs old
. Juanse Barreyro – Argentina WR 415 – 20 yrs old
. Luca Lasciarrea – Italy – WR 576 – 22 yrs old

THE BGS ACADEMY PLAYERS’ PROGRESS

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BGS Performance Academy Players Edmon López and Iker Pajares

As stated before, there are no “quick fixes”; the academy’s current top players Edmon Lopez and Iker Pajares currently WR #54 and #58 respectively, have modestly come up from the Spanish junior ranks. Through hard work and commitment over the years and under the guidance and support of Head Coach Victor Montserrat, they are both now seeing realistic options of entering the world’s top 50. Of course both players have reaped the benefits of effective high standard coaching, but their improvement over the years is due in no small way to their hard work and practice and the hours put in, with emphasis on intensity and intent rather than simply quantity and going through the motions.

JOIN US IN BARCELONA

Offering an attractive balance between top-quality athletic development and a top-rated European city, lifestyle, climate and gastronomy, BGS offers a truly complete and competitive package. Players interested in more information about the BGS Performance Academy can contact Adrian Blakemore at adrian@barcelonaglobalsquash.com

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