Young Athletes: What are the key elements for laying the foundation of long-term success?
I’ll be blunt with a message heading into your weekend:
If Complete Athlete Development is not in your library of educational resources, you are sorely missing out.
The IYCA forces you to think about your answer!
Watch this video to learn how to get the most out of your youth sports training programs and ensure that your young athletes are able to reach their full potential.
If you want to learn more about training young athletes and improving your youth sports training programs make sure you check out the IYCA’s Youth Fitness Specialist Certification.
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…
If a 13-year old presents, through formal assessment, with a ‘poor’ forward lunge pattern, what does that really tell us? (more…)
From IYCA Columnist and internationally-acclaimed Coach, Wil Fleming:
“If you truly want your athletes to succeed, the IYCA nutrition certification is an absolute must! The IYCA Nutrition Certification is just one more thing in a long line that the IYCA has produced to help those in the youth fitness industry become more complete professionals. The information contained in the certification is practical, and easy to implement to give your athletes the best tools to succeed.
“Dr. Chris Mohr presents the information in an easy to understand and straightforward manner, it does not need to be ‘dumbed down’ upon delivering it to your athletes, it is ready to go right then.”
I admit to being annoyed on my call with Brad.
Not by him, but by the advice he was given,
It’s not a bad thing to say “I don’t know.”
You can’t know everything.
But yet again, I find more examples of people who think they do.
And if you don’t know what those ‘specifics’ are, why not just say so?
How to train young baseball players is the topic of this video but you better believe that it applies to ALL young athletes.
I think I’m getting tired of being surprised every time I realize that our industry, at large, doesn’t know ANYTHING about working with young athletes…