Archive for “Education” Tag

High School Strength & Conditioning (Video)

High School Strength & Conditioning Rules:

The power and necessity of education…

 Coaching High School Strength & Conditioning is no joke.

 

Watch This:

 

 

 

Have Are You One of the ONLY People Who HASN’T Seen This?

 

Quickly ==> https://iyca.org/highschool

 

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IYCA Is a Roadmap

 

Earlier this week, you saw a video from 2010 IYCA Trainer of the Year, Dave Gleason.

 

He was explaining what, specifically, about the IYCA appeals to him so much.

 

And I can paraphrase it like this:

 

“They don’t just give you ‘samples’ of stuff to do.  They teach you everything you need to know about training young athletes and provide you with a roadmap for how to do it for yourself.”

 

I agree.

 

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IYCA: More, Much More

"The IYCA is unmatched as it pertains to the curriculum and practical application of its information. Since obtaining my Youth Fitness Specialists certification I have encountered several opportunities to stand as the expert of youth fitness in my area. The highlight was running a speed and agility camp with over 250 athletes from one of the top 2 soccer clubs in Texas. With my education from the IYCA, I’m confident that I’m, without a doubt, the most qualified youth coach in my area… hands down"

 

That was from my great friend and IYCA Family Member, Donovan Owens.

 

"Brian, our organization is a fantastic one. I say "our" because you and you supporting cast have made me feel like an important part of it since day one. That is not an easy thing to feel when you go to your first seminar as green as May grass! In a short year and a half I am viewed as an expert and respected as leading authority in my community as a youth conditioning specialist all because of the IYCA. The leadership I have witnessed and the education I have been empowered by are worth their weight in gold. I truly love when someone asks me where I got my education. I say " The IYCA" with
stout pride. I cannot convey what it means to me."

 

That, from the incredible Dale Speckman.

 

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Goal Setting for Young Athletes

Young Athletes Goals and Dreams

Dreams and ambition are great.

 

But how many times have you established a goal for yourself and not completed it?

 

I’ll bet that number totals into the dozens.

 

You start the process, get ultra-excited, amped-up beyond belief…

 

… And then…

 

Nothing.

 

You kind of get started, but not really.

 

You sort of create a plan, but never really follow it.

 

You get confused, overwhelmed, discouraged and then… JUST STOP.

 

Been there myself.

 

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Claim Your Seat at the 2010 IYCA International Summit

 

 

IYCA International Summit

How can you begin to know what it feels like to attend the Super Bowl unless you’ve actually been there?

 

The World Cup of Soccer?

 

A concert or ballet that inspires you to create a bigger life for yourself and moves you beyond what words could express

 

Sometimes, you just have to experience it for yourself.

 

Yes, the IYCA International Summit will give you the very best, most cutting edge and world-class training information imaginable.

 

Yes, the IYCA International Summit will give you the most current, success-proven and guaranteed business information possible.

 

The speakers we have booked are the best in the world at what they do.

 

The education we’re going to offer will positively change your career.

 

But maybe bigger than that is the inspirational lift you will get from attending this once-a-year event.

 

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The ‘X Factors’ to Training Young Athletes

 

 

Training young athletes and kids is so much more than just the
‘x’ and ‘o’ factors.

 

Of course a strong base of knowledge in pediatric exercise
science, motor skill development and program design is critical for
you to truly create effective training and conditioning
agendas for this specific demographic.

 

But here’s something that may surprise you…

 

I find that coaches and trainers who have big personalities and
charismatic styles are often far better with kids than professionals
who really ‘know their science’.

 

That is not to knock education.

 

The IYCA has a very involved and complex 4-tiered educational
process that has been created to be a virtual vault of scientific
information for coaches and trainers to learn.

 

But a great deal of our material also focuses on teaching you
how to effectively communicate with your young clients and
understand their specific learning styles.

 

Here’s a simple metaphor that will help you truly grasp the
importance of this intangible factor –

 

 

It’s not always what you want to say that matters…

 

… It’s what they want to hear.

 

 

That doesn’t mean you need to placate to your athletes or not
say what it is you need to or want to say.

 

But you have to relay your message in a way that it will be
received.

 

This is the number one concern I see in youth sports, youth
fitness and even school.

 

We expect all children and teens to learn the same way and be
open to our messages irrespective of how they are offered.

 

13 years of working with this demographic has taught me that this
is just not the case.

 

Creating effective programs is the science…

 

But implementing them effectively is the art.

 

And the IYCA wants you to understand that your role as a coach
or trainer working with this demographic is not to be a
scientist, but an artist.

 

Understand the science.

 

Use it to create successful and developmentally-sound training young athletes
programs.

 

But BE an artists.

 

Learn how to implement these successful and developmentally-
sound training programs so that they are optimally received by
your audience.

 

Our coaching template found in the ‘Level 1 – Youth Fitness
Specialist’ certification offers a very detailed look at how to
understand your individual athletes motivation and learning
styles.

 

And while there is no such thing as a ‘one size fits all
approach’ to coaching, there is one specific ingredient that
you can bank on as a surefire way to make sure all your athletes
are interested in what you have to say…

 

 

ENERGY

 

 

Do you bring energy to each and every training session?

 

Are you thrilled to see your young clients – and can they tell?

 

Do you coach with an enthusiastic nature that is contagious?

 

These are the questions you must ask yourself when you are training young athletes.

 

Coaching, learning and communication variances per athlete are
unique and the ‘Level 1’ material certainly gives you a massive
amount of information in terms of understanding it all.

 

But ‘energy’ is the single factor you can bring to the table
each and every time.

 

It’s what makes the difference between a good coach and a great
one.

 

Challenge yourself to bring the energy each time you’re in front
of your athletes.

 

Better yet – bring it one day and not the next.

 

See for yourself how much differently your athletes respond to
you and how much more involved they become in your training
session.

 

More than the ‘x’ and ‘o’ factors, my friend…

 

Brian