Motor Skill Development & Young Athletes…
The cornerstone of progressive training programs.
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So here’s where I chime in.
Want the truth from my perspective?
Blunt and to the point as usual….
When working with young athletes in a well-designed developmental
process, the goal is simply skill acquisition and advancement.
Done correctly, injury prevention and performance gains take care of
Now, this is in stark contrast to much of the industry who pontificate
about specific "6-Week Injury Prevention Programs" or "8-Week Off-Season
Speed Training Programs"
A well-designed developmental system of training involves little more than
teaching skill, progressing the skill and then subsequently applying it
to specific patterns or sports when required.
Biomotor gains (i.e. speed, strength, flexibility increases) occur naturally
as a bi-product of such a system.
So to does injury prevention.
When technique and force application is taught correctly and in a progressive
manner, efficiency of movement, systemic strength and range of motion increases
When young athletes move better, are stronger head to toe and have full, complete
ranges of motion through joints, they are naturally less likely to incur injury.
It really is just that simple.
But do you know how to construct a fully developmental and progressive
Do you understand fully what sorts of training stimulus are necessary at certain
ages in order to maximize athletic performance?
Maybe it’s time to look very seriously at my Complete Athlete Development
More than 10,000 young athletes worldwide, Coaches, Trainers and Parents
haven’t been wrong.
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‘Till next time,