The Most Comprehensive Certification Course Available to Prepare You To Succeed as an Athletic Development Professional
In response to the rapidly increasing demands on coaches, the IYCA has created the
Certified Athletic Development Specialist (CADS) certification – the biggest advancement in the
IYCA’s curriculum in over 10 years.
We developed this certification because we don’t want you to be good – we want you to be exceptional.
Formulated by coaches who know exactly what it takes to succeed, this is the most comprehensive certification ever created for trainers and coaches who want to develop ALL aspects of athletes ages 6 to 18.
The IYCA pioneered the profession with the Youth Fitness Specialist certification, which was considered the gold-standard for many years, but our research determined that there were large gaps that needed to be addressed. The CADS certification takes advantage of the YFS1 curriculum, but adds more than ANY other course on the market, including:
Teaching athletes how to move is at the core of developing athletes
This section helps you understand exactly what to with athletes at each stage of development
Know exactly which exercises to choose and how to teach them
This template will ensure that you are developing COMPLETE athletes, not just kids who specialize in just one sport
All of this makes the CADS certification the NEW GOLD STANDARD of certifications for coaches working with athletes of ALL AGES. This isn’t just a facelift on YFS1. This is a complete transformation that has created a revolutionary new certification.
“The IYCA CADS certification is a game-changer. I now have techniques and programming knowledge for all facets of athletic development – coaching, strength training, speed development, youth training, etc. I’ve already been applying the new knowledge and it has made a huge difference with my athletes.”
“I thought this was just going to be a little upgrade to the YFS1, but when I saw everything that was included, I was amazed. I’ve earned a degree and taken a lot of other courses, but I feel so much more prepared to develop athletes than ever now that I’ve gone through the CADS certification.”
We understand that developing athletes isn’t easy. If it was, there would be a simple formula, and everyone would follow it. Instead, you need to be a great coach, understand many complex concepts, and be able to apply evidence-based strategies in the correct fashion. That’s why the CADS curriculum is so comprehensive – because YOU have to be EXCEPTIONAL.
The IYCA wants YOU to be one of the few coaches who understands ALL facets of athletic development so you can be THE resource for sport coaches, parents, and athletes in your area.
YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND:
The CADS curriculum addresses all of this and more, making it unlike anything else available. Some courses address a couple of these things. Most certifications are nothing more than exams.
No other certification course teaches and assesses you on EVERYTHING that goes into developing athletes like the CADS.
That’s why the CADS is not for everyone – just coaches who want to be the best.
The CADS credential was developed as a way to differentiate you from other, less-qualified coaches who might know how to make kids tired, but don’t truly understand how to develop a complete athlete. While there are many other benefits to the IYCA Certified Athletic Development Specialist, the bottom line is this: this CADS curriculum will guide you through the process of becoming a specialist in a high-need, high-demand field and allow YOU to better help the kids you serve.
The CADS credential means that you understand both the science and practical applications involved in developing athletes.
The Certified Athletic Development Specialist curriculum combines:
This bonus course will help you understand how to set yourself apart and create a stream of athletes and coaches who want your help.
When you decide to take advantage of the IYCA’s Certified Athletic Development Specialist certification
you’ll gain access to the following materials:
The Essentials of Youth Conditioning & Fitness Textbook & Instructional Videos ($400 value) –
The official textbook delivers practical concepts supported by the latest research.
This textbook covers the following content areas:
A 2 DVD Set that provides thorough, narrated screencasts for each chapter of the textbook so that you can learn though your preferred medium. Plus, to enhance your learning experience you will also receive a disc providing you with Printable PDF files of chapter outlines and a course syllabus with suggested week-by-week assignments.
This portion of the course begins with a comprehensive textbook that teaches you the intricacies of the LTAD model. It also includes several, easy-to-understand video modules that teach you exactly how to program for each developmental level.
This section shows you exactly how to teach speed & agility mechanics as well as how to incorporate sport-specific movements. Training movements is one of the most important aspects of developing athletes, and this section shows you exactly how to do this.
Strength Training Video Library – Use these videos to learn techniques, progressions, regressions, and alternatives so your programming can constantly evolve. Go back to review this section any time you feel like it’s time for a change.
Programming Section – In addition to the new section on the athletic development template, there are also dozens of done-for-you programs to get your started.
Athletic Development Template – This template will show you exactly what do include in your programs to ensure you are giving athletes everything they need to develop optimally.
Passing a 100-question, multiple choice, non-proctored online exam with 75% or higher. One attempt at the exam is given. Results are known immediately.
$50 retest fee applies if the passing requirement is not met.
Approximately 3-4 weeks (complete within one year of purchase)