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The objective of this course is to ensure coaches working with juvenile athletes, players or teams understands and appreciates:
This course examines the important issue of theory and practice of strength and power training as it relates to coaching juvenile athletes and players. Strength and skill must be seen as the most important components of physical fitness training for juvenile athletes and teams. Strength provides the basis for the physical development of the athlete/player and is absolutely necessary if the coach wishes to lay down a significant and critical foundation for speed development later.
It is important also for the coach to understand that the strength undertaken with juveniles is not formal strength work. Strength as a component of fitness is related to the biological development of the athlete and is therefore dependent on the child reaching puberty. However strength through the use of the body and its limbs will contribute immensely to the overall development of the player. This includes the development of the functional skills.
It is known at adult level that speed is a most vital and significant component of fitness required to be successful in performance sports. In the case of coaching children the central element in training speed and agility is the use of strength exercises as well as ensuring that flexibility and mobility are progressed to the fullest extent. Thus the expert juvenile coach must know the best methods and exercises in the area of strength and power training to use when working with the young athletes and players in their care. This course aims to provide such in-depth knowledge as well as providing a range of exercises and activities for the coach.
the following topics will be covered in this course
Te fee for this course is €49.95.
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