The way you train an adult and young athletes are not the same for the obvious reason such as physically and mentally different.
This ” The Science of Training Young Athletes ” is developed by Dr. Chris Brooks from University of Florida .
Who Is Dr.Chris Brooks?
Christine Brooks spent most of her career as an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, School of Kinesiology. While at Michigan her research focused on exercise behaviour and participation, consumer behaviour and sports marketing. She published one of the first sports marketing text books that was translated into Japanese and Korean. She was one of the early pioneers of online courses and was awarded a Smithsonian Award for her innovative use of technology to teach science.
This course is suitable for sports coaches, instructors, teachers and parents(that have a bit of exercise physiology background) .
This course is divided into 2 different level,
- The Science of Training Young Athletes
- Science of Training Young Athletes Part 2 ( This course is designed for students who have completed The science of training young athletes: Part 1, or for those who have some exercise physiology background.)
You will get to learn some of the best training advice, exercises and programmes for establishing an overall fitness base and maximising athletic development. This authoritative guide includes numerous exercises that safely increase young athletes’ coordination, flexibility, speed, strength and endurance.
This course is packed full of practical sports science information that provides youth coaches and parents with the practical pediatric sports science insights to successfully retain young athletes and develop their sports potential while avoiding injury and overtraining.
We begin by examining the multidimensional nature of coaching, the relevant sport motor performance abilities, the impact of growth and development on motor skills, the gene versus practice controversy, and briefly overview the body structures strengthened through training. Then we explore the athlete’s energy supply, where this energy comes from, and how it matures along with the athlete. Finally, we examine the development of strength, power, anaerobic capacity, coordination and flexibility through the lifespan.
The Science of Training Young Athletes
Science of Training Young Athletes Part 2