04 Oct The Dominance of Skills Training is Destroying Youth Athletes
I respect my colleague Joel Smith at Just Fly Sports a ton.
In fact, I’ve been following his platform for a while now and am a huge fan, so when he asked me to guest blog for his website, I was extremely giddy.
Not only is Joel a speed coach powerhouse, he also sees every athlete through a holistic lens. He’s not just isolating speed. He’s not just doing track drills. He’s not just talking training. He’s developing the human as a whole – mind, body, and soul.
Of course, when Joel and I hopped on a Zoom call for the first time, we didn’t even talk training. The conversation was more about Eastern philosophy, the principles from Sacred Economics, and how we’d build our own commune in the mountains (and crush it!) if the zombies indeed come.
Deep conversations aside, I was grateful to write a controversial piece on the detriments of too much skills training.
Soccer skills lessons. Pitching lessons. Tennis lessons. And so much more.
As parents and coaches, we have to remember to fill all the buckets of performance so kids truly become faster, stronger and more explosive, but also, so they stay healthy for the length of their careers.
You can read my guest blog on Just Fly Sports here: The Dominance of Skills Training is Destroying Youth Athletes.
And don’t forget, Total Youth Soccer Fitness Book 1 is ON SALE. You can get it HERE.