The goal of youth athletic development is to develop healthy, capable, and resilient young athletes. Players who are exposed to a structured physical program express more movement efficiency, coordination, and stability in their movements, compared to those who are not. As a result, players can become faster, stronger, powerful, and more agile in their sporting experience.
In this course, we will highlight 3 stages: Foundation Stage, Development Stage, and the Performance Stage. We will focus on the starting point, the Foundational Stage which will lay the groundwork for future work in sport-specific demands and training demands.
Identify and explain the process of youth athletic development
Recognize the three stages of development and how to categorize your players
Explain the key training methods for the Foundation Stage
| 1. Introduction: Youth Athletic Development ||Module|
|2. Movement is a Skill ||Module|
|3. Three Global Movements ||Module|
|4. Creating the “Coaching Eye” ||Module|
|5. Physical Literacy ||Module|
|6. Fundamental Movement Skills ||Module|
|7. Speed ||Module|
|8. Conclusion ||Module|
|9. Practical Examples ||Module|