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Outside The Box Youth Coaching

 

 

Youth Coaching Strategies

Through both my articles and seminar series, I discuss the Art of youth Coaching quite frequently.

 

The Art of Coaching infers that it is not what you know as a coach that matters.

 

It’s how you can relay it to young athletes.

 

This is a common concern I see especially with younger coaches just out of college and still looking to impress people with there high intellect and advanced vocabulary. In fact, out industry is littered with coaches who talk a great game, seek out as much PR and notoriety as they can, but don’t truly have any degree of experience or ability when it comes to effectively applying training strategies to athletes in unique and varying settings.

 

In that, I want to discuss today a youth coaching strategy that I have used that truly enables young athletes to master a given technique.

 

Rewrite Strategies

 

If you have ever been driving in a car with a small group of teenagers and had a familiar song come on the radio, you have already experienced in practicality the essence of a rewrite strategy.

 

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Your Opinion, Please

Our standards have sunk.

 

Do you realize that?

 

The fitness industry creates nonsense aerobic-style classes for children and the vast
majority of professionals claim them to be useful because "at least it gets kids moving"

 

Now understand, I’m the biggest proponent in the world of the "something is better
than nothing" way of thinking, but this is a matter of inappropriate standards and
the root cause of the issue is something we are going to sincerely regret in time.

 

The lowering of expectations and standards is one of the main causative factors in
the breakdown of our society’s overall fitness level.

 

We got fatter.

 

Much fatter.

 

And instead of someone (all of us) standing up and saying "NO, this is unacceptable"
we simply changed our standards in terms of what we decided was reasonable body
fat to carry.

 

Or how much exercise was truly necessary to maintain optimal health.

 

We’ve done this in our school system.

 

We’ve done this in our health care.

 

We’ve done this in the expectations we have in our elected officials.

 

And this slow decent of expectations and standards allow us to merely accept what
should be, used to be, considered entirely inappropriate.

 

Yes. Something is better than nothing.

 

But it’s not good enough, and our society (especially our youngest generation) will
suffer because of our apathy and ignorance.

 

Leave a comment below & let me know what you think.

 

 

 

 

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