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Sport Specialization for Young Athletes: Part 2


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Training Young Athletes & Hmmmmm?

Training Young Athletes

by Toby J. Brooks, PhD, ATC, CSCS, YCS-2, PES
Director of Research & Education – IYCA
Owner – www.nitrohype.com

 

Two Youth Fitness Things That Make Me Go HMMMMMMM?

 

I’ll admit it. I am older than much of the IYCA “core” demographic. After attending last year’s First Annual International Summit in Louisville, I walked away feeling somewhat surprised that I was actually experienced enough (read: old enough) to be considered a veteran in the field. That said, I am old enough to remember when The Arsenio Hall Show was the late night show to watch. One of my favorite bits was his now infamous “Things that make you go ‘hmmmmm?’” To further demonstrate how “seasoned” I am, also remember when a song of the same name by C & C Music Factory was getting heavy airplay in the rotation at my local pop station. Since I always get a little nostalgic during the Christmas season, I thought it appropriate to “blow the dust off” Arsenio’s bit and give it a youth fitness slant. So, without further ado, I give you “Two Youth Fitness Things That Make Me Go ‘Hmmmmm’.”

 

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Youth Fitness Priorities

 

 

Youth Fitness Stepping Stones

by Toby J. Brooks, PhD, ATC, CSCS, YCS-2, PES
Director of Research & Education – IYCA
Owner – www.nitrohype.com

 

Youth Fitness moving

I am in the midst of a huge move.  My family and I are in the process of boxing up everything in our modest home, loading up a truck, and moving over 1000 miles west to Lubbock, Texas.  I am excited by the possibilities and opportunities that await us there, but the whole process got me to thinking…

 

And when I get to thinking, like my wife says, watch out.

 

I am an expert packer.  Eleven moves, six of them 400 miles or more, in 12 years will do that to you.  I am also pretty tight fisted with money.  That means I’d rather pay less for the smaller U-Haul.  Not only is it cheaper, it gets better gas mileage- both of which save me cash.

 

I am known across my family as a master of using every square inch of rental truck space to cram all our stuff in the smallest cargo area possible. The secret to my technique is simple.  Priorities.

 

I figure out where to put the big stuff first.  Couch?  Big.  Table and chairs?  Big.  Refrigerator?  Big.  If you get that stuff loaded and secured, then you take the small boxes and fill in the space left all the way to the roof.  Not only does everything fit, it is tight and won’t shift during transit.  That makes for a better effort all the way around.

 

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Youth Fitness Coaches Integrity

 

 

Youth Fitness Coaches

by Dr. Toby Brooks, PhD, ATC, CSCS, YCS-II, PES

 

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“Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do.”  -Don Galer

 

It is a difficult time for anyone, particularly entrepreneurial newcomers, to be in business given the corporate climate in our nation and our world.  With one time “blue chip,” can’t miss stocks selling for pennies on the dollar, 401k’s evaporating before our very eyes, and staggering job losses the world over, it is tempting to consider means by which to trim excesses and help the bottom line. 

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