The Development of the Youth Athlete: Start to Finish
If you are a PARENT or COACH of a YOUTH ATHLETE, this is a MUST READ!
The current state of youth athletic development is abysmal – from a lack of fundamental movement skills to early specialization and improper training.
Research has shown that this leads to higher rates of burn-out, increased risk of soft-tissue and overuse injuries, and a decrease in performance.
This multi-part series will break down the developmental stages of the youth athlete (from age 6 and up), while providing warm-ups, exercises, programming considerations, and common sport-specific injuries.
When finished, the coach/parent should have a thorough, research-backed understanding of long-term athletic development and how to accomplish this.