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By taking this course you will give your child the best chance possible of succeeding in sport and physical activity for life.
The need for age appropriate physical preparation for children is becoming increasingly paramount within schools and sports clubs worldwide.
The benefits of correct preparation are not only physical but psychological as well.
Overtraining at a young age can effect a persons continued participation in physical activity later in life.
Pressure from schools and sports clubs to increase participation can sometimes leave parents feeling overwhelmed as to what is best for their child. With many parents often forgetting that children are in the most important time of their physical development.
In this course you will learn why the physical preparation of children is so important, both from a public health perspective (we have a global obesity epidemic on our hands), and a sports performance perspective (why drop out and injury rates are a major concern).
You will also learn the physiology of growth and maturation, how different individuals develop at different rates, and understand how important this is for success not only in sport, but prolonged involvement in physical activity later in life.
You will learn about common injuries suffered by children, and why old training concepts may be to blame.
You will be introduced to the very latest Long Term Development Models, and will understand what aspects will work best for your child.
In this course we discuss the myths around strength training and children, and how it's a 'no brainer' when it comes to success in sport and physical activity later in life
You will also receive training recommendations for your child as they grow and develop.
This course is not a 'quick fix' template to develop the next sporting superstar, it is a detailed account of the latest research and advice for the best way to prepare your child to succeed in sport and physical activity.
As well as the Udemy 30 day guarantee, you have our promise that you will be wowed and delighted with what you learn in the next 2 hours - you need to get this course now ... right this minute.
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Before we get into the nitty gritty, it's important to introduce you to some of the common terminology used throughout the course.
Nowadays parents are happy for their kids to sit in front of the TV for hours upon end, but hit the roof if they catch them smoking!
The rate of injuries amongst children is alarming - could this be due to outdated training?
Doing the same thing's over and over again, and expecting a different result is Albert Einsteins theory of insanity - don't make the same mistake when training children.
Every individual is different - learn why understanding this is so important when training children.
Anatomical age refers to the several stages of anatomical growth that we can recognise by identifying particular characteristics, the following slides summarise the particular development stages in children and youth
Biological Age refers to the physiological development of the organs and systems in the body that help determine a child's physiological potential - this lecture highlights the importance of understanding biological age especially when categorising and selecting children on their physical ability.
It's important to understand the anatomy of the body and how the muscular system works - here is a great little video to help you recap on your knowledge of how muscles work.
Understand how maturation effects muscular strength, particularly how male and females differ and why.
It's important to understand the anatomy of the body and how the skeletal system works - here is another great little video to help you recap on your knowledge of bones and how the skeletal system works.
With overuse injuries being the main reason for the 'drop out' of physical activity of children, it's important to be aware of the most common overuse injuries and how, perhaps they can be avoided.
One of the most common overuse injuries in children - learn more about 'Sever's Disease', what it is and how it can be prevented.
Females are reported to be five times more likely to rupture their cruciate ligament than males - this statistic is particularly alarming. This lecture details 3 particular thing's you need to consider when training females.
You wouldn't build a house on week foundations, don't make the same mistake when training children.
Don't allow your children to be Lemmings and be tempted by the very large dangling carrot!
Understand how and why a multilateral development is best for children, particularly for prolonged involvement in physical activity later in life.
What the experts say: Gray Cook's Optimum Performance Pyramid
What the experts say: Istvan Balyi’s Periodisation of Long Term Training
A summary of the 3 previous lectures, you decide which of the 3, or perhaps combination of the 3, would work best for you.
Here we summarise the course and remind you of the thing's you need to consider when training children.
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