Youth Sports Training For;
Mobility & Active Flexibility
Injury Prevention – Mechanics
Injury Prevention – Deficits
I had 20 minutes, one volleyball court and 50+ young athletes…
So, here’s how I broke it down:
(A) Mobility/Active Flexibility (7 Minutes)
Shoulder PNF Patterns
Standing Around the World
(B) Injury Mechanics (7 Minutes)
Bi-Lateral/In-Place Power Jumps
Unilateral/In-Place Knee Tucks
Linear Translating Ankle or Jump Hops
Linear Translating Ankle or Jump Hops to Cue (i.e. start/stops)
Diagonal, Backwards & Sideways Versions of the Same
180 Degree Rotational Bilateral & Unilateral/In-Place
Progress Above to Movement-Based
* Important to note; I’ve long staggered my exercise selection based on logical progressions.
For example, with jump training:
Think about the breakdown of how many exercises you could group into those categories, thereby giving you an incredible progression/regression profile to pull from.
(i) Bi-Lateral/In-Place Power Jumps
(ii) 2-Foot Hops Across the Floor
(iii) Bi-Lateral/In-Place Power Jumps with Lunge
(iv) 2-Foot Jumps Across the Floor with Lunge
(C) Injury Deficits (5 Minutes)
(D) Torso (2 – 3 Minutes)
Shoulder Retractions (Prone)
Hip/Hamstring Active Stretch
Overhead Held Split Stance
The Club did not repeat as National Champions, but there was not one injury incurred all season.
Situations, circumstances and ignorance don’t always combine for perfect situations within which we can do the very best job we’re capable of….
…. But with a little foresight and planning, we can STILL get the job done!
Your Youth Sports Training ‘3-Point-Consideration’ List:
(1) Is creating an ‘Ascension System’ possible? If so, plot it out and educate Coaches, Parents and Athletes both why and how.
(2) Use the time you’re given to provide conditioning by sectioning it into allotted profiles or categories of importance. This is not about ‘sets’ and ‘reps’… It’s about the right stimulus at the right time.
(3) Develop a ‘Progression’ and ‘Regression’ system of your own. Categorize each and every one of your exercise overviews (mobility, strength etc) into 4-part progression (static/non-locomotor etc) and then start building an ‘Exercise Database’ that you can implement anywhere, with any athlete.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below.
I’m very excited to hear your thoughts and answer your questions!
How Did I Learn to Make Training Young Athletes Effective No Matter What The Situation?
My Foundation Was Built Here —> https://iyca.org/yfs1
Over the past 3 years, I’ve spent a lot of time considering this subject.
Are Kettlebells safe for young athletes?
Are they just a fad that our industry is embracing right now?
Are the reputed performance gains you get from using Kettlebells real?
I considered it all.
And then I asked the 2 people I trust more than anyone else in the world with respect to this topic:
Owners of the incredibly popular, Kettlebell Athletics.
I asked them questions.
I asked them to prove it.
I asked them to show me.
I asked me to demonstrate on young athletes.
And they did.
All of it.
I became such a firm believer in Kettlebell Training for Young Athletes…
… I did something I really never thought I’d ever do.
I asked them to create a course specific to Kettlebells for Youth.
And they did.
I am MORE than proud to present…
Brought to you in partnership from the IYCA and Kettlebell Athletics.
Go have a look at what we’ve put together for you…
…. You’re about to become as excited as I am:
I chose Pamela and Jason to create this course for 3 basic reasons:
1) They Teach You How to Manipulate Leverage & Mechanics
Which means their philosophy lines up with the IYCA.
They are about to show you WHY as well as HOW… Indispensable information every Coach needs when it comes to Kettlebell Training
2) They Teach You How to Coach and Cue
Again… A match with the IYCA.
The Art of Coaching is a critical aspect to working with young athletes. Pamela and Jason have created an INCREDIBLE
educational course that instructs you on much more than just sets and reps.
3) They Teach You Their System for Programming
It’s not about just doing Kettlebell exercises without context.
It’s about understanding PROGRESSIONS, REGRESSIONS and PROGRAMMING SYSTEMS…
… And that’s what leads to optimal results for your young athletes.
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