Growing up playing various team sports, one thing I learned is thats it’s no secret, some are naturally more gifted with certain athletic abilities. I also began to realize that sports can carry a certain “politics” stigma that might make the road even rougher for some, as they get more competitive. One fact stands through all of this. You can never deny hard work and determination.
Many sports these days are focused on things that can be worked on from an early age, such as speed, explosiveness, stability, hand-eye coordination, etc. If your child is committed, even working once a week on extra conditioning and sports skills, it can put them miles apart from the ones who don’t.
Extra training can be sport specific or focus on more general activities and biomechanics. These types of training can help in numerous sports. We always focus on teaching proper form and techniques from the beginning, which they can take into any athletic endeavour going forward in their lives. It is also important to continue these forms of training through not just the competitive season, but throughout the off season as well. With growth spurts and increased strength, programs need to progress often. Staying on top of their form is a must!
I feel that having the experience of being a young athlete and still being in training, helps me really target the athlete’s needs for their best benefit. I also feel that it helps the athletes have a different kind of respect for their bodies and their sport.
If you have a child in athletics that you want to help safely get to the top of their game, contact me and we will set up our free first session!