The Early Youth Specialization Debate

Youth Specialization Interview Juan Carlos is the director and CEO of the Institute of Human Performance in Boca Raton Florida. His training methodologies have been successfully applied to the full spectrum of the population; youth, geriatrics, rehabilitation and elite athletes. He has authored numerous articles, books and videos, on various topics involving optimum physical performance. BG: What’s your background in youth sports and athletics? Have you trained a lot of young athletes? JC: I’ve been a competitive athlete for over 3 decades. I started with little league when I was 7 and I’ll compete in the.. More »

Youth Sports Training or Youth Fitness?

Youth Sports Training Vs Fitness How can you engage your young athletes with more than just ‘training programs’? Is there a difference between ‘Youth Fitness’ and ‘Youth Sports Training’? Watch This: Your Key to Training ALL Young People (Athletes & Non-Athletes) Is Right Here –>

Young Athletes & Their Parents

Do you involve Parents in your Young Athletes training programs? Should you? Does long-term success INCREASE when you do? Why and How you can involve Parents in your facility or Young Athletes training programs to ensure success… Speaking Of Long Term Success, Look At This: –>

Speed Training for High School Athletes

Speed Training for High School Athletes; Isn’t about ‘running’, ‘cone drills’, ‘speed ladders’ or even ‘sprinting’… Watch this: Absolutely EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Speed Training for High School Athletes —>

Teaching the Squat For Young Athletes

Ever seen an instructional video that talked you through how to teach a squat to young athletes WITHOUT actually showing you? This one you have to see… Learn More About ‘Skill Sets’ and Teaching the Squat For Young Athletes. Here —>

Youth Speed Training & Inuries

What kinds of programming and coaching information did Dave Gleason offer you in my new ‘Youth Speed Training’ system? Enjoy this video (actual footage from the ‘Youth Speed Training’ system):

The Youth Speed Training System

How much would you pay for a blueprint youth training system that included: 5 Hours of Video Instruction 2.5 Hours of Audio Education 30+ Sample Programs Now, how much would you pay when you found out it was created by some of the very best Youth Speed Training Coaches in the world:

Youth Speed Training Mistakes

Youth Speed Training Expert Opinions Coach Robert Dos Remedios is considered one of the best Strength Coaches in College sports. And he agrees. So does Sue Falsone. Sue is the former Head Physical Therapist for the Los Angeles Dodgers and current Director of Physical Therapy for the vaunted ‘Athletes Performance’ facility in Arizona. The ability of an athlete to become ‘elite’, ‘professional’ or ‘world-class’ is based almost entirely on what kind of development happened when they were young. Coach Dos explained to me how puzzled and frustrated his is year-in and year-out to have all-state.. More »

Olympic Lifts and Young Athletes?

Young Athletes Performing Olympic Lifts? Yes or No? Teach them so you can use them in programming? Recognize space, time and technique limitations so teach ‘3-joint-explosition’ in a different way? Lots of opinions regarding Young Athletes… … And I want to hear yours. Leave your thoughts below:

Youth Sports Training Technique: Part 3

Youth Sports Training ********************************************************************** The Importance of Speed Training for Young Athletes… Click Here —> ********************************************************************** Open versus Closed Habits? ‘Part 3’: The core of technique development or learning is in the action of achieving perfect sensory-motor habits. A sensory-motor habit is simply a “learned activity of sensory and motor processes intentionally practiced to the point of nationalization”. From a physiological perspective, this entails creating a permanent conditional reflex connection that enables the exact same motor reactions to respond to the same stimuli. The development of a sensory-motor habit occurs through many.. More »

Youth Sports Training Technique: Part 2

Group One, Group Two & Group Three youth sports training classifications… But what else? Here’s Part 2: How efficiently an athlete learns the technical skills of a sport, strength training exercise or movement is determined by several variables – Age – Complex skills are often understood and comprehended better by more mature athletes (although individual exceptions certainly apply). Emotional State – Relaxed and easy-going athletes tend to learn and reproduce new skills better than athletes who are uptight and self-critical. Motivation

Youth Sports Training Technique: Part 1

I found this archived article and wanted desperately to bring it to your attention. There is SO MUCH MORE to youth sports training than just selecting some exercises and counting reps… ‘Part 1’: Demonstrating good technique from a sporting perspective involves applying optimal movement ability in order to accomplish or solve a particular task effectively.  A young athlete, for instance, who demonstrates sound technical ability while running is getting from point A to point B in an effective manner. Technical ability in a sport is typically the underlying measure for potential success. Good athletes are more often.. More »

Connecting with Young Athletes

Coaching young athletes is only half about programming It’s also about mentoring, communication and understanding how to make connections… Watch This: The Role of a good young athletes coach Is About MUCH More Than Knowing How to Count Sets & Reps: This Is The Key —>

Youth Speed Training

An incredible video about Youth Speed Training that answers a lot of questions: A Speed Program for Young Athletes That Has Been Proven To Be 100% Successful: —>

Young Athletes & Mobility

Some time ago, I did an interview with Eric Cressey on ‘Young Athletes & Mobility Training’… … You’re about to understand why Eric is considered one of the VERY best in the world: BG: Eric, what is the difference between ‘Mobility’ & ‘Flexibility’ and when in a training program do each apply EC: Those are great questions, Brian; very few people understand the difference – and it is a big one. Flexibility merely refers to range of motion – and, more specifically, passive range of motion as achieved by static stretching. Don’t get me wrong; static.. More »

IYCA members updates

Here are your IYCA updates to for the week of February 7, 2011: (1) The Athletic Performance Matrix Last week, I gave you an incredible look at Athletic Development from New Zealand through the sample programming of IYCA Member and world-class Coach, Gareth Ashton. This week, I want you to see exactly how and why he sets up his Athletic Development program inside one of New Zealand’s most famed sporting schools: Click Here to Access this Incredible Resource —>

Reactive Coaching For Athletic Development?

What is ‘Reactive Coaching’? Do you coach ‘to the plan’ or ‘above the clipboard’? This is one of the most incredibly important factors that separate good Coaches from great ones’. What is Athletic Development? A fad ‘catch-phrase’ or something we truly need to understand? Watch this… … You’re going to be surprised:

Speed Training for Youth

Body Awareness Movement Exploration Technical Layering (aka Letter Tracing: A – D) Does your Speed Training for Youth 6 – 9 year old kids’ look or sound like that? Is there such a thing as ‘Speed Training’ for this age group? Watch this video and see…

IYCA Autism Expert Profiled In News

The incredible Eric Chessen has gotten some MAJOR notoriety for himself recently. The co-creator of the IYCA‘s “Special Needs Fitness Course” was profiled in Yahoo News for the groundbreaking work he does in the autism community. You can read the entire article here: And please… Be sure to leave your comments of ‘congrats’ to Eric below.

Fitness Pros and Time Management

Month/Year- January 2011 Name of Book – No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs Author – Dan Kennedy Fitness Pros Top 3 Key Points: