Special Needs Youth Fitness

Youth Fitness For Special Poulations As you saw in my post from yesterday, the IYCA’s mission from Day 1 has been to provide world-class educational solutions for Fitness Professionals who work with any and all young people. We have become the #1 Youth Fitness & Youth Sports Performance organization on the planet because of our unmatched desire to bring the very best information possible to the marketplace. Our recent ‘Special Needs youth Fitness‘ course is an example of that commitment. But consider this…. We don’t ‘dabble’ in youth as a secondary target for our educational material… More »

Adults vs Kids – What Say You?

I made a very strong point in yesterday’s ‘Part 4’ article… I don’t think John Izzo is wrong. Smart, quality, passionate and forward thinking Coaches will always believe the demographic they work in to be more challenging than any other one. It’s because they are always striving to learn more, discover more and create more. And I have nothing but respect for that. But now, it’s your turn… Adults vs Kids – What Say You?

Youth Fitness Business: Training Adults is More Difficult – Part 4

9.) Financial Justification – Most athlete programs are funded by parents or the school system or a possible sponsor. Parents can rationalize spending the dollars on a Youth Fitness Business and on their children more than themselves when it comes to physical fitness. Why? Parents view their children as “still having a chance” to achieve a dream or great feat. This brings us back to the adult client. Why doesn’t an adult view this the same way? Adults cannot justify spending the money on personal training or fitness because they face other expenses where they need to funnel their hard-earned.. More »

Youth Fitness Business: Training Adults is More Difficult – Part 3

Youth Fitness Business vs Adults Continued 6.) Poor Posture – Let’s face it… adults have been on this earth longer and therefore, have been battling gravity longer. With prolonged static postures at 8-10 hour jobs–combined with inactivity, the typical adult suffers from the most common postural dysfunction: upper and lower crossed syndromes. True, but activity (especially competitive activity) doesn’t lessen the risk or incidence of postural dysfunction, it adds to the matrix of work a Coach must do with young athletes. The one feature present in youth that makes this point even more issue-oriented is the fact that.. More »

Youth Fitness Business: Training Adults is More Difficult – Part 2

More Reasons why choose a Youth Fitness business 2.) Sedentary Lifestyle – Most adults that work are inactive due to desk jobs, laziness, or boredom. Unlike youngsters involved in scholastic sports, there is no structure involving financial accountability and job performance. Youth athletes benefit from a different kind of structure. They follow a routine consisting of academia, social thrivers, and sport. So if the expectation is not there, don’t expect adults to get off their couch to do something unless that are forced to. I think I’d be splitting hairs to disagree with this point outright, but it.. More »

Youth Fitness Business: Training Adults is More Difficult?

Youth Fitness Business Comparisons You can (and should) take a look at John’s entire article here. Now, our industry is full of people who seem to enjoy taking shots at their peers. Almost like a sport, they feel somehow empowered and or compelled to lobby opinions at what other people have to say and cloak their oftentimes defaming commentary with “this isn’t personal”. My ‘retort’ article is not anywhere near a ‘shot’ at John. I was just so intrigued by his thoughts and feelings on the matter, I wanted to test the merits of his conclusions based on.. More »

Train a Group of Young Kids With Different Abilities

Is it really possible to effectively train a group of young kids with varying levels of ability at the same time? What if some of them were highly skilled in movement aptitude while others (in the same group) had Autism? Watch this fascinating ‘practical’ video from 2010 IYCA Trainer of the Year, Dave Gleason, and see for yourself:

Young Athletes and Skill Sets Part 2

Young Athletes Skills Part 2 by Dr. Toby Brooks KISS Me: Skill Setting the Jump Shot (Part II) If you read my last post, you followed along as I walked us through the first three steps to consistent jump shot performance for a young basketball player. We discussed how the athlete should “catch,” “set,” and “see.” In this installment, we will finish the jump shot skill set by discussing the other four keys, “dip,” “extend,” “flip,” and “crash.” As we discussed last time, it is likely ultimately more functional to further simplify this skill set into even fewer.. More »

Building a Youth Fitness Business: A – Z

Youth Fitness Business Free report It costs you NOTHING to inquire… Not a penny to investigate… What are you missing that has become the fastest growing and most profitable opportunity in the entire fitness industry. Youth Fitness Business?? Click Here to Find Out —–> http://www.myathleticrevolution.com/free-report/

Youth Training Coaches Are They This Crazy?

Ken Grall is one of the very best Coaches (and people) involved in our Athletic Revolution franchise of Youth Training Centers nationwide. One of Ken’s young athletes (a 13 year old pitcher) has a Softball Coach who is rather… how shall I say this… INTENSE about what he thinks he knows to be true and right about all matters pertaining to strength and conditioning. He and Ken recently had a disagreement about what was ‘best’ for the 13-year-old in question. With Ken’s permission, I’ve posted the return email “Mr. Softball Coach” sent declaring himself to be 100% RIGHT on.. More »

Youth Fitness and Politics… I Never Expected This

Mixing Youth Fitness & Politics doesn’t seem like a good idea to me. But today, I’m taking a chance and risking a lot. Here’s the thing, I’m fed up, overwhelmed by stupid and entirely annoyed. But all at the same time, I really don’t know which side of the fence I sit on. I sat glued to the TV playing absently in the background of my gym during a workout last week. The opening sentence of a commercial caught my attention: “The government thinks my child is fat, so decided it wants me to pay.. More »

Training Young Athletes and The Ultimate Blueprint

Training Young Athletes Resource I’ll be blunt with a message heading into your weekend: If Complete Athlete Development is not in your library of educational resources, you are sorely missing out. DVD Collection of Coaching Cues, Training Programs & Exercise Selections Manual with Specifics on Speed, Agility, Coaching, Philosophy of Training Audio CD’s on Nutrition and Strength Development Sample Programs for Training Young Athletes 6 – 18 Mix & Match Training Templates 100+ Exercise Photographs

IYCA Is a Roadmap

Earlier this week, you saw a video from 2010 IYCA Trainer of the Year, Dave Gleason. He was explaining what, specifically, about the IYCA appeals to him so much. And I can paraphrase it like this: “They don’t just give you ‘samples’ of stuff to do.  They teach you everything you need to know about training young athletes and provide you with a roadmap for how to do it for yourself.” I agree.

Youth Fitness Training Tug-Of-War?

Youth Fitness Training Sample program from Dr. Kwame Brown Skip Tag 10 minutes Equipment Cones (and line chalk if you have it) to mark off area Colored pinnies (optional) Instructions Split into teams at opposite corners of the area The first group is “it” (pick a color for them) The second group is to be chased (wearing the other color) Instruct the students that they must skip only If anyone is tagged or caught running, they must do 5 lunges to get back in The game round is over when everyone on Team 2 is tagged.  Roles are reversed.. More »

Proper Technique for Youth Sports Training: How Important Is It?

How Important is Proper Technique For Youth Sports Training? The IYCA forces you to think about your answer! Watch this video to learn how to get the most out of your youth sports training programs and ensure that your young athletes are able to reach their full potential. If you want to learn more about training young athletes and improving your youth sports training programs make sure you check out the IYCA’s Youth Fitness Specialist Certification. http://youth-fitness-specialist.com/

Athletic Revolution Success You Don’t Have…

Could you imagine this kind of success and media attention? Read this… Soccer Hero Named to MLS All-Star Team after Training at Local Facility Alston suggests new training program had much to do with reaching his dream Local soccer hero and member of the New England Revolution played against the famed Manchester United last week after being named to the MLS All-Star Team.

Speed Training for Young Athletes – Part 2

“What are the most important elements of Speed Training to teach when working with young athletes?” That’s the first question I answered in ‘Part 2’ of my interrogation with Latif Thomas… LISTEN RIGHT NOW:

Speed Training for Young Athletes – Part 1

World-renowned Speed Coach, Latif Thomas, asked me to answer questions live on an internationally broadcasted conference call. He allowed his audience to email any questions they had for me. Roughly 100 questions came pouring in that night…. LISTEN RIGHT NOW: Want to Know My Complete and Uncensored Training System for Making Your Young Athletes Fast? Click Here Right Now —> http://CompleteAthleteDevelopment.com/ – Brian

Youth Fitness Business Insider [audio]

I start this 60-minute audio interview with the business genius Pat Rigsby by saying: “You’re not going to get this information out of any books and you won’t hear this any other place” This is one of the key elements to how Pat and myself have both built successful Youth Fitness business and Sport Training businesses. LISTEN BELOW, RIGHT NOW: