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Qualifications to Work with Young Athletes

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Young Athletes and the qualifications needed to train them

I started my career by training nothing but Olympic Champions, National Team Competitors and Professionals Athletes.

 

But what I came to realize is that none of those experiences made me qualified to train young athletes.  Neither would I be qualified if I had an Olympic Medal around my neck or a Super Bowl ring on my index finger.

 

We constantly mistake ‘big names’ or ‘big credentials’ as qualified.

 

Let me put it this way… The most impressive and decorated mathematician at NASA is a literal genius with the topic of math, but would you really think them qualified and ideal to teach your 7 year old son how to multiply?

 

Success in sport or at the highest level of Coaching doesn’t mean that one is suited to understand and be fluent in the unique sciences of youth sports training.  Seek experience and education pertaining to the specialty at hand – not glitz and glamour.

 

Please, comment below… We truly want to hear your thoughts on this!

 

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The State of Youth Sports

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Youth Sports

 

For years, I have had to put up with youth sport coaches and parents echoing the words and mimicking the behaviors of successful coaches such as Vince Lombardi and Mike Ditka.

 

True.

 

You can’t argue with the success those guys had.

 

But do you really think that yelling at 10-year old football players for making a ‘bad play’ or chastising 12-year old soccer players for ‘missing a shot’ is the best and most sane way to coach kids?

 

Unfortunately, my arguments have fallen on deaf ears more than once over the past decade.

 

I just couldn’t make youth sport coaches realize that aggressive and negative behavior can be damaging to young athletes, and that a primary reason why so many kids drop out of sports at an early age is because of the often abusive treatments they get from their coaches.

 

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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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