Young Athletes Assessments
Gray Cook is arguably the most well-known and respected man in
the fitness industry today.
His ‘Functional Movement Screen’ has literally developed a cult
following the world over.
He presents seminars throughout North America, Europe and beyond.
His FMS Certification is one of the most popular in existence.
He is sought after by every major fitness and sport organization
as a consultant or keynote educator.
Gray Cook is the Brad Pitt of our industry.
And not too long from now, he and I will be creating something
Here’s the summary of what we talked about -
:: Screening young athletes to decide if further assessments
are necessary is an important step in reducing the irrelevant
nature of corrective exercise but also in determining injury
potential properly and effectively.
:: Some coaches and trainers have very instinctive ‘eyes’ when
it comes to seeing movement dysfunction, but many don’t.
Creating a simple but effective screen allows every trainer or
coach to ascertain movement irregularities and determine
:: Every IYCA Member must have access to this screen – it is the
building block of the work we do with kids and young athletes.
:: Once you understand how to screen, you also must be able to
assess and provide the right sort of exercise stimulus
necessary to evoke change and help reduce the chance of injury
Long story short…
Gray and I are about to create a young athletes specific screening
process and subsequent Functional Movement Screen.
Not sure yet when the roll out will be, but I can tell you that
all IYCA Members will have access.
I’ll keep you posted on everything as it develops.
The IYCA continues to grow for young athletes and their coaches.
From an idea I had 6 years ago to a real, tangible and world
changing organization that continues to attract attention from
some of the most influential professionals in our industry.
Sometimes, I feel like I’m dreaming…