Coaching Young Athletes And My Own Mistakes
Posted on: July 4th, 2011 by IYCA No Comments
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Posted on: July 26th, 2010 by IYCA No Comments
Okay, the inventory is set and ready to move!
And here’s what I’ve got for you:
1) Closed-Door: How to Create Profitable & Effective Speed Camps
On the Sunday of the 2009 IYCA International Summit, I did a 4-hour closed-door presentation along with Pat Rigsby:
:: How to Teach Deceleration & Acceleration (6-Step Sequence)
:: How to Prepare Athletes for Speed Combine Camps
:: How to Create Programs that Are Effective in 1, 2 or 7 Day Speed Camps
:: How to Write & Send Press Releases So You Get in the Paper & on TV
:: How to Create Free Community Events that Lead to BIG BUCKS
This seminar was wildly successful and became an international smash hit. Not just because of what I taught about effective Speed & Agility Training, but because I revealed my own formula for creating weekend Speed Camps that routinely generated as much as $10,000!!
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Posted on: July 5th, 2010 by IYCA 1 Comment
It’s from the 2010 IYCA International Summit, where Lee started off his presentation by playing Simon Says for kids fitness with the entire audience – all 300 of us!!
But it wasn’t all fun and games as he made some incredibly valid points before he took us through the game:
Posted on: October 8th, 2009 by IYCA 2 Comments
Before I get into the 3 Keys to successful speed camps, I wanted to tell you that after much deliberation we’ve decided to give you access the online version of the closed door Workshop that Pat Rigsby and I did on running Profitable Speed Camps & Clinics when you order the Youth Speed Specialist Certification before tomorrow at 3pm.
This was previously only available to people who attended the webinar this past Monday, but we’ve decided that this information is too powerful to exclude those that couldn’t attend the webinar.
So you can grab the Youth Speed & Agility Specialist Certification *and* online access to the Running Profitable Speed Camps & Clinics Workshop here:
In the Youth Speed & Agility Specialist Certification, Lee Taft and I give you a lot more than just information on training athletes to be faster.
We also reveal our complete system for running successful and profitable Speed Camps.
Something we have both had tremendous success with over the years.
Posted on: October 7th, 2009 by IYCA No Comments
International superstar Speed Coach Lee Taft and I agree on almost everything related to training athletes.
Together, we have found through our combined 40 years of experience that these are the 3 most important factors to a successful speed training program –
Speed Key #1 – Create a Developmental System
Training for speed has to be developmental in nature.
With younger athletes (6 – 9 years old) training for speed is a matter of allowing kids to explore various aspects of movement from a self-learning perspective.
As a Coach or Trainer, your objective is to create games and drills that provide a broad-base of multi-directional movement (i.e. forward, backwards) as well as timing-oriented skills (i.e. skipping to a specific cadence).
It is important to resist the urge to ‘over-teach’ or ‘make perfect’ the way your youngsters are performing these skills.
Young nervous systems must be given the opportunity to learn through a trial and error process, what quality movement feels like.
With athletes 10 – 18, your training efforts can become much more teaching based and focus will shift to perfection of movement habits and eventually ‘drilling’ (i.e. repetitive sets of specific skills).
Do not be fooled into thinking that young athletes and more mature athletes can learn the skills associated with speed & agility in the same way, however.
A developmental system is necessary for optimal speed & agility training.
Our new Youth Speed & Agility Specialist Certification contains the complete developmental process that Lee and I have used successfully for nearly 4 decades.
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Posted on: July 30th, 2009 by IYCA 12 Comments
I have long contended that too much coaching when it comes to working
with very young athletes is far worse than not enough instruction.
Give them ideas of what it is you want.
Offer more instruction if they need it.
And then let them play.
Allow them to figure it out.
This process builds Athletic Intelligence and gives very young athletes the
ability to warehouse knowledge through a trial and error sort of way.
Do you agree?
Disagree and want to explain why?
Give it a watch and leave your comments below. I really want to know your
thoughts on the matter.
At this past February’s International Summit, I, along with ten of the most
well-known and gifted Youth Fitness Specialists in the world, offered information
about training, nutrition and business during a 3-day event that has been called
"One of the Best Fitness Events Ever"
::Dr. Kwame Brown – The Art of Play
:: Pat Rigsby – Marketing for a Youth Fitness Business
:: Nick Berry – Business Systems for Youth Fitness
:: Carlo Alvarez – Creating Championship High School Programs
:: Dr. Chris Mohr – Nutrition for the Young Athlete
:: Lee Taft – Speed & Agility Training
Click Here Now to witness this landmark event for yourself
Posted on: June 9th, 2009 by IYCA No Comments
Details first –
:: Saturday July 18, "Speed & Agility Certification – Level 1" taught by Lee Taft
:: Sunday July 19, "Youth Nutrition Certification" taught by Dr. Chris Mohr
:: A free 3-hour informal ‘master mind’ with me on Sunday morning
I really don’t think there is much else to say.
The link to register and secure your spot is below.
The emails, phone calls and Face Book messages have been coming in by
And you should be, too.
I can’t wait to see you in July!!
Act quickly and decisively…
… Success waits for no one.
Here’s your exclusive link to the youth speed certification–
Posted on: June 8th, 2009 by IYCA No Comments
These are the means by which literally hundreds of Coaches, Fitness Professionals
and Personal Trainers from all over the world have contacted me since Friday
when I announced our exclusive Certification Weekend on July 18 – 19.
Speed & Agility Specialist – Level 1
Youth Nutrition Specialist
Never before have you been given the opportunity to obtain two cutting-edge
credentials for the price of one.
Especially not ones that have been created and will be taught by such esteemed
and world-famous Coaches:
The greatest speed and agility coach on the planet today.
Dr. Chris Mohr.
Co-author of a book with LL Cool J.
Guest on the Montel Williams Show.
Consultant to UnderArmor.
Posted on: June 4th, 2009 by IYCA 3 Comments
Everyone claims to be an ‘expert’ don’t they?
It’s the one title that I truly can’t stand.
And I say that because there are very few real experts in the industry of
fitness and sports training.
Gray Cook comes to mind as one of them.
So to does Alwyn Cosgrove, Al Vermeil and Carlo Alvarez.
Easy to spot on expert, too. They’re the ones who have a major track record
of success when it comes to training athletes, but are also ALWAYS on the
lookout for stuff they don’t know.
That to me is what defines an ‘expert’.
Posted on: June 4th, 2009 by IYCA No Comments
So I’m just back from a wonderful weekend in New Jersey at the Fast Track
to Fitness Millions conference.
The conference was hosted by my two favorite guys – Pat Rigsby and Nick
The speaking line-up was an unbelievable ‘whose who’ of fitness industry
Coaches and Business Leaders –
Zach Even Esh
Jason C Brown
But in my opinion, the show was stolen by a man who has absolutely changed
everything about the way speed and agility is taught and trained.
My very good friend, Lee Taft.