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Blueprint to Building Your Ideal Youth Fitness Business Video

 

Youth Fitness Business Building Success

 

Do you wake up each day excited to go to work?

 

I’m sure you are passionate about helping your clients or athletes achieve their goals but are you doing EXACTLY what you want to be doing?

 

Well, if your answer isn’t an enthusiastic YES, then I have something special for you.

 

IYCA Expert Dave Gleason did a presentation where he shares the exact plan he used to dump an unfulfilling career as an In Home Trainer to open his dream facility and build an ultra-successful business serving the hottest market in the industry: Youth Fitness & Sports Performance.

 

http://youth-fitness-specialist.com/

 

In this Free Video you will discover the secrets to never having to work with another single client you don’t love again while building the business or career of your dreams!

 

I wish most fitness pros would enjoy what they do half as much as Dave enjoys what he does… and in this video he’s going to share exactly how he turned his passion into a thriving youth fitness business.

 

Remember why you got into this industry and start loving your career again. Here is a blueprint to how Dave made that happen for him and how you can do it too.

 

Turn your fitness passion into profits starting with this video ->

 

http://youth-fitness-specialist.com/

 

Dedicated to Your Success,

 

Pat

 

P.S. – Check out Dave Gleason’s youth fitness business presentation where he shares his story on how he went from an In Home Trainer who didn’t really enjoy what he was doing to building one of the top youth fitness businesstraining facilities in the U.S. while loving every minute of it.

 

http://youth-fitness-specialist.com/

 

 

Fitness for Kids: Pirates and 6-9-Year-Olds

I have referenced the “pirate game” several times in the past in the context of utilizing a fun game to provide several aspects of fitness to young athletes 6-9 years old. As a backdrop, we must remember that our programming for this age group must be rooted in body awareness/movement exploration, coordination, object manipulation, and game play/cooperation. By extension, when programming for young athletes, you need to approach things from a systemic standpoint while maximizing neural or bio-motor development.

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‘Base Building’ for High School Athletes?


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High School Athletes coaching should focus on the five biomotor abilities. By Latif Thomas

When my mother attended her first ever Parent-Teacher Conference, she expected Mrs. Candlette to tell her how smart I was. Or how polite I was. Or to hear about some other facet of my considerable six year old intellect…

 

Instead, the first teacher to parent description to fall upon her ears was,

 

“Wow, Latif sure can run fast!”

 

What can I say? I owned Duck, Duck, Goose!

 

So, when I arrived at the University of Connecticut, track and field scholarship in hand, I thought I was well on my way to the Olympic Games.

 

You can imagine my horror when, a few weeks before the start of my first Indoor Track Season, my coach pulled me into his office. He told me, not so subtly, that I was being red shirted. He then told me, not so subtly, that he thought I was a fluke. That he had no idea, based on what he saw from me that fall, how I possibly ran 10.8 for 100m, 22.1 for 200m or 48.8 for 400m as a 16 year old. (That was pretty good for New England back in the mid ’90s.) He then reminded me that scholarships are year to year and that I was not on pace to have mine renewed!

 

I slowly shuffled back to my dorm in a state of panic and disbelief.

 

How did it get to this point? I work my butt off. And I set all types of records when I was a high school athletes.

 

Sure, I had lost the bulk of my senior year to a torn hamstring. But, how was I supposed to know to do a ‘dynamic warm up’ before a race? I didn’t know what that was. My hamstring was tight that day, so I static stretched it even harder. (more…)

Olympic Lifting & Young Athletes

Olympic Lifting Educational Opportunity

I posted this article on my blog back in 2009 but decided to re-hash it for a very good reason…

 

On Monday July 11, the incredible Wil Fleming of Athletic Revolution will be joining me for a free educational event:

 

Olympic Lifting – Technique, Programming & Progressions

 

You can join us live (Monday at 7:30pm – EST) OR you can register now and enjoy the playback whenever it fits your schedule.

 

Click below right now to register for absolutely no charge:

 

http://iyca.org/olympic-lifts/

 

Now, read this to see the depth of Wil’s knowledge of this subject:

 

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Youth Fitness Greatest Coaching Resource?


 

“Children and Sports Training” by Jozef Drabik.

 

By far, the most important read I’ve ever had.

 

An incredibly detailed look at developmental youth fitness, critical elements of coordination and pedagogical (Coaching) science.Youth Fitness

 

You can find this book virtually anywhere online for next to nothing.

 

Just Google the name and author.

 

How about you?

 

What is your #1 resource of all time and the one book, course or DVD that has had the greatest impact on your career?

 

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Youth Training: My Top 5 (Part 3)

Youth Training Tip # 3

Another ‘no-brainer’ reason you need to hear about.

 

For fun, I call this our “shake the hands and kiss the babies” policy!

 

In truth, it’s one of the factors that separates the IYCA Summit from every other conference out there.

 

The Personal Touch.

 

Our Speakers are contracted, not just to present, but to be available all weekend long in order to answer YOUR questions.

 

Maybe you’ve always wanted to ask Eric Cressey something about Mobility.

 

Perhaps Mike Robertson has the key you’ve been looking for with respect to Youth Training (more…)

The Blunt Truth About High School Athletes

High School Athletes

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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 sequences will increase the warehousing of neural/athletic ability.
  • Teach complex, multi-joint movements in a skill set fashion (4 points that guide young high school athletes from set-up to execution. ‘Squat’, for example:
    • Set Your Feet
    • Eyes Up
    • Hips Back
    • In-Steps Off
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Early Sport Specialization: Part 2


sport specialization

 

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 were well established.

 

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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:

 

 

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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

 

–> http://iyca.org/YFS1

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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:

 

–> http://CompleteAthleteDevelopment.com

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A Youth Fitness Success Story – Part 3

Here’s where I left off with ‘Part 2′ of the Dave Gleason chronicle:

 

"More on the training and business side in a bit, though, for now, I want to explain what Athletic Revolution has done for me, my life and my career…"

 

Now, here’s where we pick it up for ‘Part 3′:

 

 

I Have the Opportunity to Effect a Generation and Build Wealth and Financial Stability in the Process

 

 

The Fitness & Sport Training industry is very young.

 

And not unlike any other industry’s growing pains, the evidence of our ‘youth’ can be seen everywhere.

 

We spend hours creating, designing and implementing training programs for our clients and have next to no time left for business systems generation or management.

 

We cram in things like marketing, press releasing, advertising and networking whenever we have a free moment (assuming we know how to do any of those things properly at all).

 

If we get sick or (gasp) want to take a day or week off… We don’t get paid.  And man, can that hurt.

 

We remain at the mercy of our clients who can freely opt to be without our services at any time and entirely alter our monthly revenues and lifestyle budget with one ‘cancel’ phone call.

 

We wake up early, work all hours and cater to the whims of whenever our services are wanted for fear of leaving any scrap of money on the table.

 

We exist in the double-edged-sword world of wishing to grow and expanding our profits, but knowing if we do, we risk spreading ourselves even more thinly.

 

Sound familiar?

 

It’s a precarious balancing act that sounds alluring at first (the prospects of making $75 an hour), but reality can set in awfully quick…

 

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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

 

Tips

  • Call out “freeze” randomly to keep it unpredictable
  • Make sure that you instruct students on proper touching
  • If the students can’t touch lightly, give them something soft like a balled up t-shirt to tag with

 

Purpose

  • Agility
  • Teamwork
  • Acceleration

 

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Youth Fitness Business Insider [audio]

youth fitness business

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:

Kids Fitness: Top 3 Reasons to Play Simon Says


Kids Fitness

I’ve just released a very special video of one of my favorite presenters in the world of sport and  kids fitness training, Lee Taft.

 

kids fitness

http://iyca.org/dvds/lee

 

It’s from the 2010 IYCA International Summit, where Lee started off his presentation by playing Simon Says for kids fitness with the entire audience – all 300 of us!!

 

But it wasn’t all fun and games as he made some incredibly valid points before he took us through the game:

 

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‘Youth Fitness Specialist – Level 1’ Certification Offered As a Pre-Conference Highlight for Perform Better Tour

Attendees in Chicago and California Invited

 

June 10, 2010 – Attendees at Perform Better events can become certified as Youth Fitness Specialists through the International Youth Conditioning Association; #1 in Youth Fitness and Youth Sports Training.

 

At the Providence, Rhode Island Perform Better event two weekends ago, nearly 50 Fitness Professionals enjoyed an intimate 5-hour seminar, presented by IYCA Founder and CEO, Brian Grasso.

 

"It’s a unique setting and very unique experience for both myself and each of the attendees," said Grasso.

 

"The Perform Better Tour is the only place that interested Fitness Professionals can become certified through the IYCA live, with me teaching the material."

 

Since co-developing the Level 1 course with Dr. Kwame Brown three years ago, Grasso doesn’t conduct live trainings himself any longer.

 

The next two Perform Better events are schedule for Chicago, Illinois in June and Long Beach, California in August.
The IYCA ‘Youth Fitness Specialist - Level 1′ certification course will be hosted live by Brian Grasso on Thursday June 24 (Chicago) and Thursday August 5 (Long Beach).

 

Those interested in attending can contact Perform Better directly at 888-556-7464.      

 

Youth Fitness Training vs Long Term Athletic Development – Part 3

Youth Fitness Specialists

1) How do I explain that my IYCA credentials make me more qualified than other Trainers?

 

As the market for youth fitness and sports training continues to increase, parents and coaches will continue seeking the services of professionals in our industry.

 

IYCA Professionals must differentiate themselves for other local competitors for one reason:

 

You are, by far and away, the best qualified professional in the industry to be working with young people.

 

Common points I’ve used when explaining my credentials to parents and coaches, are:

 

(i) It’s like a post-secondary or advanced medical degree – every Trainer has basic qualifications, but my IYCA credentials are a specialty in the specific field of youth fitness or youth sports training

 

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Youth Fitness Training vs Long Term Athletic Development – Part 2

 

Youth Fitness

B) Using Socially Accepted Language to Create Understanding – Why Long Term Approaches are Necessary

 

Most consumers (parents and coaches) are truly unaware of what quality athletic development training should look like.  They have been conditioned through media and by our industry’s lack of foresight, to believe in the ‘one-and-gun’ style of "6-Week Programs to Increased Speed".

 

Having said that, trying to explain verbiage such as ‘Long-Term Athlete Development’ or ‘Developmental System’ won’t typically bridge an understanding to your prospects insofar as what makes the IYCA so unique and effective.

 

I have incurred great success by drawing parallels to some type of societal norm that layman already understand and are familiar with.

 

In the case of pediatric and adolescent clients, school represents your best case scenario.

 

When explaining the long-term approach to the IYCA Developmental Training System, your points should take on two separate but concentrated forms:

 

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