How to create effect ‘Balance Drills & Games’ for young people aged 6 – 9… Have a look: Even MORE Killer Drills & Games for Young People: Click Here: http://completeathletedevelopment.com/
The degree to which the concept of ‘periodization’ still intrigues us as Fitness and Sport Training professionals truly surprises me. While there are many styles, types and methods associated with periodization at large, the most commonly discussed and implemented by Coaches and Trainers worldwide remains the rather outdated ‘Linear Model’: Aerobic Base (conditioning) Strength Power My objection to this type of periodized model (or any type within which ‘Hardcore Performance Gains’ are the intention) is something I’ve both written about and lectured on for nearly 10 years.
Here’s some stuff I really want you to consider… Eric Cressey may be the very best Strength Coach in the world. Mike Robertson is considered one of the most on-demand speakers in our industry. Latif Thomas is one of the very best Speed Coaches you’ll find anywhere around the globe. Carlo Alvarez is a former World Champion Baseball Coach and past National Champion Coach at the high school level. Sue Falsone was the only female professional ever to be a team Physical Therapist in Major League Baseball. Pat Rigsby is considered the #1 go-to.. More »
Over the past few years, they’ve traveled from Canada, Switzerland, England, Australia, Jamaica and throughout the United States. For the knowledge they knew they would gain. The experience they knew they would have. The guarantee that this would be the greatest and most worthwhile event they could ever possibly attend… … And they were right. The 2011 IYCA International Summit July 28 – 31 Louisville, Kentucky Brown Hotel Watch this: Early-Bird Registration (Where You Can Save BIG TIME) Starts Tomorrow…..
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The 2011 IYCA International Summit. July 28 – 31, 2011 Louisville, Kentucky. The Brown Hotel. Your ‘Early Bird’ discount opportunity starts on Monday… Nick Berry – The Myths & Truths of Youth Fitness Business Success
The IYCA’s Annual International Summit is upon us once again and your opportunity to be part of the greatest educational event our industry has ever seen is something I just don’t want you to pass up. Starting Monday and continuing through next week, I’ll be proving you with an opportunity to enjoy an ‘Early Bird’ discount. Four days that will change your career… And your life. No matter what, you need to reserve the following days: Thursday, July 28: Pre-Conference Event Friday, July 29: Summit – Day 1 Saturday, July 30: Summit – Day 2 Sunday,.. More »
Here is some fantastic and practical advice on how to create programs and drills that will make your young athletes quicker and more agile… Young Athlete Speed & Agility Training Made Easy: Click Here —> http://CompleteAthleteDevelopment.com/
Coaching Young Athletes, the caveat and ‘Point #2’… (2) The Art of Coaching young athletes
High School Athletes b) Learning Exploration (10 – 13) Very similar in terms of primarily Outcome-Based (roughly 80%) and explorative in nature. In this phase, due to increased Training, Biological and Emotional ages however, we can add points of quantified instruction. The CNS is still very plastic and therefore adaptable to change – what we become fluent in while young, we retain forever. Exploration type activities (games, skills etc) are more formalized and advanced. What was a simple 180-degree jump and land, now is a 180-jump and land with transition to back pedal jog. Adding complexity to movement.. More »
Training Young Athletes: exactly what the IYCA is all about. Specifically related to our Concepts when training young athletes long-term development. There are certain core values as it relates to training young athletes and people that we disclose within our ‘Youth Fitness Specialist – Level 1’ certification course, and you either need to hear them or hear them again… These centralized principles extend to the entire litany of IYCA material, at large. (1) Concept vs Cool
Youth Sports Training Protocols. I couldn’t agree with Dave Gleason more than I do… Watch this and tell me what you think:
I asked Jason C Brown and Pamela MacElree to answer some on kettlebell training for youth questions… A ‘No-Charge’ Kettlebell Exclusive for you… Listen right now:
How can we ‘convince’ young people to become more fit? Is ‘convince’ even the right word? You know, it’s interesting… I’ve been carrying the ‘Youth Fitness’ torch for so long, it seems that my opinions on what we REALLY need to do for and with young athletes tends to counter what we see in mainstream media and even governmental policy. Watch this video and tell me what you think –
Times are changing. In your life and mine. Things have also changed a great deal when it comes to Youth Sports Training… Do me a favor and watch this video:
‘Sport Specialization‘. Is it truly detrimental to the long-term success of a young athlete? If so, how is it possible to spend the number of years necessary to develop the skill in a specific sport if your goal is to play at the next level? Watch this –
Is there a difference in ‘Injury Prevention’ for soccer versus baseball with young athletes? How about hockey versus volleyball? Interesting topic… Watch this video on Youth Sports Injuries and see what you think:
Do you ever ‘test’ your Young Athletes? Their speed? Strength? Flexibility? If so, why? You know, most Coaches and Trainers can’t answer that question. They test because they think they’re supposed to. That they need to in order to show ‘results’. But there are other reasons…
Sport specialization the brief, but telling conclusion… The study’s findings are relatively convincing. The elite group tended to devote far less time at earlier ages in sport-specific training. Additionally, early Sport Specialization was found to be a likely predictor of classification as a near-elite athlete. In other words, while the early sport specialization may have been beneficial to overall performance, the athletes who tended to excel the most had instead focused on multilateral athletic development early in their growth and avoided the high technical skill, intensity, and specificity of unique sport preparation until such foundational skills.. More »