Youth Coaching Secrets Interview – Lee Taft

Speed is a very important factor in the success of any young athlete, but most coaches train their youth athletes only in a linear fashion (in a straight line). The only time it’s truly “ok” to only train in a linear fashion is when the sport your young athlete is training for is athletics (like [&hellip

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One Size Fits Most BEATS Individualised Programming

Individualised programming is great! The athlete gets exactly what he/she needs. But Wait, Doesn’t the heading say One Size Fits Most BEATS Individualised Programming? Yes it DOES! Individualised programming is great in the perfect world or at a private gym, but not at a School. I know that there is no way for a Youth [&hellip

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Warming Up Youth Athletes

This is probably one of the most important aspects of training, yet a lot of Youth Coaches, Parents and Players do not fully grasp the concept of warming up before a training session or game. A player performs a warm-up to increase the body’s temperature as well as to wake up the nervous system. It’s [&hellip

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Overboard Testing vs No Testing…

This is a very interesting subject to discuss as some coaches go completely overboard when it comes to testing while others don’t test at all. Let’s make a comparison and see who wins! Overboard Testing The coaches that go overboard when it comes to testing are the ones that let their athletes jump in and [&hellip

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Teaching a Skill the Sport Specific Way

Hey, Hope you are having a great day. Today I would like to share with you the first in a series of post specifically for school coaches. I aim to share my knowledge (and awesomeness) so that school coaches can have a better understanding of Strength & Conditioning and how they can implement it at [&hellip

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What fuel does your sport use?

Morning Youth Coach, Hope you are having a great day… I would like to share an important subject with you when it comes to Youth Conditioning. What is an Energy System and what does it have to do with Youth Sport, Athletic Development or High School Strength & Conditioning? Energy Systems are like the 3 [&hellip

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Beautiful Breakfast for High School Athletes

The alarm clock goes… Ahhh, it’s time to get up. We have to get ready for school and work whispers the voices in the house. Just 5 more minutes’ mom… Eventually the house is awake and everyone is scattering to find either their schoolbooks or the car keys. Out the door they go! What about [&hellip

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