Coaching Young Athletes, the caveat and ‘Point #2’…
(2) The Art of Coaching young athletes
In my humble opinion, I feel the IYCA has done a better job then any other certification entity with respect to this issue.
Programming is the Science.
Coaching is the Art.
Our coaching young athletes ‘Long-Term Development Model’ is based on systems that work and are harmonious with what we know to be true about human growth and development.
But they are not fixtures of stone.
And we don’t want them to be.
We don’t know what the athlete limitations are in your community.
We can’t predict what discrepancies you’ll have in terms of skill levels within a given class.
We have no idea what amenities, equipment or flooring you have to work with.
Which is why we choose to indoctrinate you with CONCEPTS.
The overviews are complete, organized and very detailed.
How you apply them is based on your knowledge-level of the content we provide.
Some educational organizations opt to be scientifically heavy, but practically light.
Others, more sizzle then steak.
And some, just plain fluffy and not worth this industries time.
But the proverbial:
- “Brian, I just want a system for S & Q that works every time…”
- “Hey IYCA, I need a ‘plug-n-play’ model…”
- “Couldn’t you just tell me exactly what to do…”
… Doesn’t exist.
We provide the science of motor development so you understand what happens along the developmental spectrum.
We provide the templates that explain what, why and how exercise stimulus should be presented within these different periods of development.
We provide Coaching Young Athletes and videos to show how certain things are done and why they’re done that way.
We provide the extraneous factors such as ‘motivation versus inspiration’, ‘principles versus values’ and African proverbs that explain the essence of communication and the importance of our work.
And we do it with pride.
Knowing that our efforts will build a legacy for children worldwide.
But the torch has most certainly been passed to your hands.
The ‘work-to-be-done’ is very much on your shoulders.
Did you know that teaching proper agility changes dramatically based on offensive or defensive responsibilities within any given sport?
That during peak-height-velocity (major growth spurt) young athletes must make mobility a much higher priority then strength (until the spurt is done, at which time strength becomes the most important variable of training)?
That the one training stimulus most successful at making young athletes faster is not ‘Plyometrics’, ‘jump training’ or even ‘speed work’ – it’s contralateral efforts (i.e. crawling and climbing).
We’ve shown you all that…
… Now you have to take the concepts and apply them for your situation.
We’ve got a world to change.
And we need all hands on deck to make it happen.
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