Junior athletes are amazing. They are talented, motivated and coachable and in a perfect world it should be easy to achieve success……
BUT we don’t live in a perfect world and there are so many pressures on kids and parents and finding the right path to success requires so many factors to come together at the right time.
Talented Kids Want To Get There Fast.
Sometimes parents of talented kids want them to get there even faster. The biggest reality check here is patience. We are seeing increasing injury rates in kids sport because we are wanting them to improve too quickly before their bodies are ready and early sport specialization can lead to greater injury risk and failure.
Junior athletes can definitely work towards a high performance athletic program but it needs to be based on the individual growth and development of each athlete. It also needs to include all aspects of performance, not just the specific sport of choice. The essential elements are:
- Load management
- Strength and conditioning
- Sport/life balance
We will bring together the latest research and information on all of these aspects together with industry leaders to give their advice in this amazing arena of kids in sport.
Please give me a call or email me about your talented athlete and how I can help them reach their potential.