I’ve just finalised details of a new workshop that I will be delivering on the 22nd Janaury 2015 focusing exclusively on the development of physical preparation strategies for youth athletes. It’s been on the cards for almost 12-months and I’m really pleased to announce that the event will be hosted by Leicester City FC at their fantastic training ground (it was supposed to happen this year but a little issue of gaining promotion to the Premiership took priority!).
This 2.5-hour evening workshop deals with the realities of working with young athletes. This is an essential workshop for anyone working in youth sport (coaches, sport scientists, strength and conditioning coaches). I’m going to share insights based on my experience working in performance sport and the content of the workshop will be applicable to a wide range of sports. We will look at the underpinning science and contemporary developments in the area, but you can rest assured that this won’t be another ‘academic’ workshop. I’ll draw upon real life examples to show you the good, the bad and the ugly of physical preparation for young athletes.
I’ll explain why I believe the best coaches should work with the youngest athletes
I’ll look at sports that increasingly think ‘early specialisation’ is the key and why this could actually push potential world beaters out of the sport.
I’ll share the simple athletic development pathways that I’ve established for sports such as Netball and Tennis that have helped transform the fitness standards of young players.
During the evening workshop I will take you through my evidence-based approach to the physical preparation of children and young athletes and show you how to apply these concepts in the real world using practical movement and gym based training. The facilities at Leicester City are fantastic and there will be opportunities to get ‘hands on’ and learn by doing!
We will explore key topics in strength and conditioning, including:
– Myths and misconceptions of physical preparation and the youth athlete
– Planning and periodisation considerstions for youth athletes
– Practical introduction to physical preparation strategies for youth athletes including:
– Strength, power and plyometrics
– Speed and agility
– Metabolic conditioning
– Mobility and flexibility
– Injury reduction
With delegate fees ranging from £25-35 this will prove to be a popular workshop so I’d crack on and get it booked!
For full details check out >>Creating An Athletic Legacy – Youth Physical Development Strategies<<