“How can my kid improve their first step?”
This is the most common question I am asked by youth athlete parents.
As much as I want to reply with, “do you have an hour?” I don’t.
Rather, I try to be succinct: physical development takes time.
But if you want a more detailed, layered answer, you’re in luck.
I just recently wrote an extensive
dissertation article for Stack.com on this topic. You can go here to read it. It addresses the components of performance youth athletes need to hone in on and make time for in order to improve their first step.