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7 Steps to Programming for Young Athletes

Programming for Young Athletes

Template Design is a style of programming that has yet to truly catch on industry-wide, but is remarkably effective; especially when working with younger, sport-based populations.   Although I enjoy articles that are weighty in scientific specifics and complete in the depiction of the theories they are purporting, I also tend to benefit as much, often more, from less wordy commentaries that are pithy in nature.   So today, brevity wins.   In the current state of our industry (and I admit, this may be a terribly unpopular statement) we tend to over-scrutinize from a formal assessment perspective; the expense being common sense and practicality.   An explanation may be in order…

Programming for Young Athletes

  If a 13-year old presents, through formal assessment, with a ‘poor’ forward lunge pattern, what does that really tell us?   (more…)