Early Sport Specialization: Part 1

Sport Specialization Vs LTAD The IYCA has championed the notion that the long-term athletic development model, or LTAD, provides the greatest benefit to a developing athlete, in both physical and psychological aspects, over time. Contrary to ever-popular and growing model of early sport specialization, the LTAD model is intended to optimize performance slowly and equip the young athlete with foundational skills. Although far from “new,” in light of heavily marketed programs intended to maximize immediate potential sport specific gains, the commonsense simplicity of the LTAD model is starting to gain momentum with some practitioners.

The #1 Youth Sports Training Question…

Youth Sports Training with Weights At what age should a young person begin lifting weights or using Kettlebells? The question I get asked more than any other. Here’s my brief thought on the matter (taken right from the curriculum found in the IYCA’s Youth Fitness Specialist – Level 1 Certification

Youth Fitness Equipment – Video

Youth Fitness Tools What do you REALLY need to train young athletes properly? What if I gave you an exact template to spend no more than $50, but with that small investment, could stock your entire Youth Fitness & Sport Training business with exactly what you needed to both: Get started now… And, be fully equipped to ‘do it right’? Think I’m crazy? Then watch this short video:

Now Available: IYCA Youth Kettlebell Instructor Course

Over the past 3 years with the IYCA, I’ve spent a lot of time considering this subject. Are Kettlebells safe for young athletes? Are they just a fad that our industry is embracing right now? Are the reputed performance gains you get from using Kettlebells real? I considered it all. And then I asked the 2 people I trust more than anyone else in the world with respect to this topic: Owners of the incredibly popular, Kettlebell Athletics.

Youth Sports Training for Large Groups

Youth Sports Training For; Mobility & Active Flexibility Injury Prevention – Mechanics Injury Prevention – Deficits Torso I had 20 minutes, one volleyball court and 50+ young athletes… So, here’s how I broke it down: (A) Mobility/Active Flexibility (7 Minutes)

Making Youth Training Work No Matter What

Youth Training Systems (1) Create An Ascension System Prior to my arrival, if you watched the Novice Teams (8 – 11 years old) go through their conditioning regime and then you watched the Senior Team (16 – 18) right after, you’d have trouble distinguishing the difference. Exercise Selection. Volume. Coaching Style/Intensity. Across the board; identical.

Youth Coaching: Bring Your “A Game”

What it really means to deliver quality Youth Coaching… … And why your young athletes deserve better: The IYCA Is All About Your youth coaching Success Click Here for Proof ==> http://iyca.org//yfs1

Youth Fitness: Summer Camps Success

Use as a template for the Youth Fitness Summer Camps you’re hosting this year: News Release For Immediate Release Contact – YOUR NAME NAME OF BUSINESS Hosts Summer Speed Program for Local Young Athletes Training System Consider One of the Best in the World DATE – Young athletes in the NAME YOUR LOCATION area will receive a very special treat this summer.

Youth Soccer Training: Part 2

Youth Soccer Training For ‘elite’ players. Does the methodology change? If so, how? Watch and find out: Is “Linear Speed Training” A Mistake? Here’s the Answer ==> http://CompleteAtheteDeveopment.com

Youth Soccer Training: Part 1

Youth Soccer Training Success For Soccer Coaches and Youth Fitness Specialists: Watch This: Soccer Speed Training ==> http://CompleteAtheteDeveopment.com … Actually, This Works for ALL Youth Sports not just youth soccer training: A Step-By-Step Blueprint for Making Young Athletes Faster ==> http://CompleteAtheteDeveopment.com

Becoming Indispensable to Young Athletes: Part 2

The only way to get more in the future is to do more wherever you are now. Promotion in business isn’t an AWARD for the time you put in… It’s a REWARD for the hustle and indispensability you create. And the exact same holds true for your life at large. Promotion in life (better relationships, increased fulfillment, more satisfaction) is EARNED through the daily action of striving to become better.

Becoming Indispensable to Young Athletes: Part 1

It’s important for me to hear what you have to say about this topic on young athletes… Read this short (but hopefully powerful) ‘Part 1’ and then chime in to let me know what you think…

How To Work With Injured Young Athletes

Brilliant examples of how to work with injured young athletes: Prevent 30% More of Injured Young Athletes? Click Here ==> http://CompleteAthleteDevelopment.com

High School Strength & Conditioning (Video)

High School Strength & Conditioning Rules: The power and necessity of education… Coaching High School Strength & Conditioning is no joke. Watch This: Have Are You One of the ONLY People Who HASN’T Seen This? Quickly ==> http://iyca.org/highschool

Youth Fitness: Outcome vs Form Coaching

Youth Fitness Coaching Principles What is the difference between Outcome-Based Coaching and Form-Based Coaching? When is one more important than the other? When should you NOT use one versus the other? This video will clear everything up regarding Youth Fitness coaching: Have you seen the Art of Coaching? Have a Look –> http://CompleteAthleteDevelopment.com

The Youth Fitness Niche Market

Quality Youth Fitness Coaches are in need… … But where are the kids? Watch this: How Did Dave Gleason find the youth fitness clients? He Started Here –> http://iyca.org/yfs1

Speed & Strength For Young Athlete Development

Chris Scarborough is a professional Strength & Conditioning Coach who specializes in Young Athlete Development. His information is top-notch and reflects his unprecedented knowledge of this topic. BG: What’s your background in youth sports and athletics? Have you trained a lot of young athletes? CS: As a young athlete myself many years ago, I was always interested in the conditioning aspect of sport. In 1995 I became licensed as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the State of Alabama and took a job in an outpatient therapy clinic that had a lot of patients that.. More »

Sport Specific Youth Training: Part 2

Sport Specific Youth Training Principles The following are some guidelines for training and developing figure skaters from an athletic and functional perspective: Promote concepts of multilateral development. This is a hard pill to swallow within the world of figure skating due to the fact that many coaches, parents and trainers are interested in pushing the limits with young kids in the hopes of national and international success. Your job as a parent or coach with young skaters is to introduce them to as much athletic stimulus as possible. The nervous system of a young athlete is malleable and.. More »

Sport Specific Youth Training: Part 1

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Exactly How to Become The Best Youth Coach Possible…

OK… Here are the definitions that were emailed to me. What do you think? (1) Balance The ability to remain centered while center of gravity changes within static, dynamic, locomotive and non-locomotive action (2) Rhythm The ability to express timing (3) Movement The ability or aptitude to be locomotive through varying levels and directions (4) Strength The ability to express force (5) Mobility The ability to move within free and full ranges (6) Tactical The ability to demonstrate strategic or intentional action in order to produce a desired outcomes Become a Youth.. More »