Seventy percent of kids drop out of sports before their high school graduation. Only 15% leave because they feel they are not good enough. Almost 70% leave because they were not having fun, or due to problems with the coach. Injuries cause 30% to give up sports. This course is packed full of practical sports science information that provide youth coaches and parents with the practical pediatric sports science insights to successfully retain young athletes and develop their sport potential while avoiding injury and overtraining. We begin by examining the multidimensional nature of coaching, the relevant sport motor performance abilities, the impact of growth and development on motor skills, the gene versus practice controversy, and briefly overview the body structures strengthened through training. Then we explore the athlete's energy supply, where this energy comes from, and how it matures along with the athlete. Finally, we examine the development of strength, power, anaerobic capacity, coordination and flexibility through the life span.
The Science of Training Young AthletesUniversity of Florida
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TOP REVIEWS FROM THE SCIENCE OF TRAINING YOUNG ATHLETES
This was a very interesting, informative class. I learned a lot about how to coach and train young athletes from an early age through puberty.
Amazing insights into athlete development from an early age! Discovered scientific knowledge which I hope to assimilate into our training curriculum.
Will use information to help my general health & wellness.
Also highly recommend to any athlete, coach or anyone engaged in fitness.
This course was very helpful in how we can train our athletes and the factors that may hinder their performances especially when they transition from pre-teenage years to post-teenage years.
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