Youth Sports Specific Training

The following video is uncut…unedited…raw footage of two 5 year old boys playing at Athletic Revolution as they await pick up.

They were left to their own accord to play with everything in the facility excluding the weights.  I sat at the very desk I am typing this post from with a watchful eye to see what they would come up with.

I was amazed.

  • Creativity
  • Balance
  • Cooperation
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Kinethestic Differentiation
  • Over all conditioning
  • Throwing, kicking, jumping and climbing

 

Its all in there.

No fancy programming and no coach.

Encourage this kind of play with your young athletes.

Til next time,

~Coach Dave

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Youth Fitness and Athletic Development Ages 14+

Kids 14 years old and up are extraordinary and providing youth fitness and athletic development for this age group is a science and an art.

This video will give you insight as to the correct way to provide fitness programming to this age group. 

Enjoy.

Discovery Video (Youth Fitness and Athletic Development for Ages 6-9)

Exploration Video (Youth Fitness and Athletic Development for Ages 10-13)

I’m so glad you have taken the time to get to know the truth behind youth fitness.

Til next time,

~Coach Dave

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Youth Fitness and Athletic Development for Ages 10-13

About 10 days ago I posted a video explaining how youth fitness and athletic development for kids 6-9 years old should be approached.  We de-bunked the myth(s) concerning sport specific training for young children and I described the necessity for the proper type of training for children in this age bracket.

I would be remiss if I did not take the time to explain the same for our next age group – the 10-13 year olds.

We call our young athlete classes in this age range Exploration Classes.

We do so because at this age and development stage(s) our young athletes are still discovering movement BUT they are also learning movement.

Why?

Because developmentally that is what a child’s brain and CNS (Central Nervous System) are in a position to do.

Watch below to learn more about how to approach youth fitness for this age group.

Thanks for watching!

If you have questions and or comments please leave them below.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Til next time,

~Coach Dave

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Youth Fitness and Athletic Development for Ages 6-9

Youth Fitness – Are Your Kids in Danger?

 

That was the headline of a blog post (and video) I made last week.  I spoke about sport specific training for young children and how there is no place for it – and why.

As a follow up to that I would like to explain what the approach should be for youth fitness and what path should be followed for athletic development in young children.

In the video below I specifically talk about young kids ages 6-9 and how fitness and OVERALL development should be approached.

As always I welcome your comments below!

Thanks for watching and listening.

Once again, your comments are important to me.  That said, please feel free to post your comments below.

Til Next Time…

-Coach Dave

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Unfriendly Youth Fitness

The New Oxford American Dictionary  has chosen the term “unfriend” as its Word of the Year for 2009.

Unfriend is a verb, it means to remove someone as a “friend” on a social networking site, as in: “I decided to unfriend a co-worker from Facebook.”

This is quite a commentary on our society don’t you think?

We are constantly challenging our kids with ideas, paradigms, ideologies and principles that are ridiculous.

What message does this send?

Some may think it is a stretch (pun intended) for me to compare glamorizing a new word or phrase with the lack of coaching ability and improper youth fitness training programs.

Is it?

We need to think of the end in mind.

What is the goal of a youth fitness or youth athletic development program?

What is the root of why an particular child is not moving efficiently?

What words or phrases will encourage, inspire and celebrate a young athlete rather than cutting them down?

Why is a 12.5 year old seemingly morphing from a coordinated highly skilled athlete to an stiff, tight and fumbling player in a matter of weeks?

If the coach your child is currently working with IS NOT asking these and similar questions make sure you bring your young athlete to Athletic Revolution for a free evaluation immediately.  Click here to register now.

Til next time,

-Coach Dave

PS.  Stay tuned for my follow up video on “Are Your Kids in Danger” where I will describe the how to’s regarding the right way to approach coaching young athletes and non-athletes alike.

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Youth Fitness – Are Your Kids in Danger?

The process of coaching kids to be better athletes, students, friends, family members- human beings will always begin with what?

A SOLID foundation.

In this un-edited video I discuss the myth of sport specific training vs. a multi-dimensional approach to providing our kids with the skills necessary to succeed on the field, the court and in life.

Watch this video and please leave your comments below.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks for letting me share some of my passion with you.

Make sure you leave your thoughts below…

-Coach Dave

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