Posts Tagged with "youth training"
Building Strong Women Starts With You, Coach
Today’s EPIC guest post comes courtesy of TG.com regular (and fav), Erica Suter. Working with young female athletes isn’t solely about Q-angles and the x’s and o’s of a proper depth jump landing. It’s also about recognizing that they’re not delicate snowflakes and that they very much can train just like the boys (and oftentimes… Read more
Why Kids Should Cheat the Deadlift
Today’s guest post come courtesy of Dan Edelman of The Brand X Method, which is a wonderful institution dedicated to improving youth sport(s) and fitness through professional youth coach education. I love what they stand for and what the strive to instill in their coaches and athletes. There’s no ONE set way to train anyone… Read more
The Problems With Youth Fitness. With Solutions
I’ve got a guest post from Baltimore based strength & conditioning coach, Erica Suter today. She’s someone I respect a lot not only for her writing prowess (she gives me a run for my money with Lord of the Rings references), but also for her steadfastness in sticking to her guns. She could easily train… Read more
4 Things to Consider When Training Youth Athletes
Youth training is a can of worms and hotly debated topic to say the least – right up there with GMOs, gun reform, and who’s the better wizard: Dumbledore or Gandalf? I’ve been training youth athletes for the better portion of my career, working with kids ranging from 9-16 from every sport imaginable, and their… Read more
What Youth Athletes Need To Get Better
Today’s guest post comes courtesy of strength coach Erica Suter. She discusses a topic that sometimes makes me want to throw my face into an ax: youth athletes and how they should train. FYI: I agree with everything she says in this post. It’s excellent. Full Disclosure: I’m an 80’s baby who suffers from childhood… Read more
The One Thing Young Athletes Are Lacking
Spoiler Alert: the answer is . . . Resiliency. Not lack of coaching, availability of fitness equipment, or the support of overzealous parents who feel their little Jimmy or Tiffany could be the next Mike Trout or Heather O’Reilly. Continue reading my latest article on STACK…..
Why You Shouldn’t Specialize In One Sport Too Soon
Before I get to the meat and potatoes of today’s post I first wanted to thank everyone one who came out to CrossFit 714 in Anaheim, CA for mine and Dean’s workshop. We had 30 trainers and coaches from all over the Western portion of the country attend (even from Utah and Hawaii) and I… Read more
Are Speed and Agility Drills Necessary to Get Faster?
“I need my kid to be faster!” It’s a statement that I hear on an almost daily basis at the facility from numerous parents whenever I ask what their (and their kid’s) goals are moving forward. My business partner, Eric Cressey, wrote a fantastic blog post last year titled “Make My Kid Faster” so I won’t… Read more