Here’s what IYCA Member Paul Clarke had to say in response to my
question about the biggest problem in youth fitness and sport training:
"The major problem in youth fitness as I see it is coaches that advocate and live the
mantra of working harder instead of smarter. Invariably this leads to
a quantity over quality approach."
I couldn’t agree more with Paul.
It’s being popularized in a different circle right now, but for roughly
ten years, I’ve been saying….
Any fool can make a young athlete tired, but it takes a real COACH
to make them better.
My first job out of college was as a Performance Coach at a training
center for professional, Olympic and National Team athletes in Canada.
We also did a lot of work with young athletes.
One of my first meetings as a staff member at this facility is a moment
in time that I will truly never forget.