16 Sep Talking Youth Training On The Die Healthier Podcast
It was Sunday morning.
My alarm went off at 7:30am, and a reminder popped up on my phone, “Die Healthier Podcast 8:00am.”
I had 30 minutes to grab a large black coffee, plug in my computer, and sign onto Google Hangouts to talk everything youth training and long-term athletic development.
To say my sympathetic nervous system was excited, is an understatement.
Of course, I could talk about youth training in a stressed-out state, at 8:00am on a Sunday, and in my pajamas. Because look: it is my passion to coach kids and get them strong in the gym.
In this episode, we dive in on on everything youth strength and conditioning, as well as career advice for new strength coaches. Just two dudes and a Fitsoccerqueen nerding out.
What we discuss:
– What youth long-term athletic development means
– Why youth athletes need more than three months to get strong and fast
– What motor skills youth athletes need to work on the most
– Why coaches need to adapt to the youth athlete of today
– Why youth coaches play an impactful role
– What a youth training session looks like
– What “sport specific” training means
– How new strength coaches can set themselves up for success
You can listen to the full episode HERE.