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Youth FUNdamentals

Youth FUNdamentals

Ages 6-10 years old

45 minute sessions

This program will focus on developing physical literacy through FUN games and activities! Young athletes will LEARN how to move properly by applying functional movement patterns within developmentally appropriate games to improve coordination, core strength, speed, balance and more! All youth programs follow the American Development Model closely to ensure that young athletes achieve Long Term Athletic Development in a FUN and safe environment!

Contact us to learn about Private Small Group and Team Youth FUNdamental training options!
 
What do our Youth programs look like? Check out this video! 

“My Son or Daughter is too young for organized training!” Our young participants WILL NOT be lifting weights, running suicides or doing 45 minutes of plyometrics! Each session will consist of FUN games and activities that incorporate a wide range of functional movement patterns and basic components of performance (see program outline below). Not only will each child enjoy their time with us, but regular participation in this program will result in improved cooridnation, strength, body composition and mental focus that will connect directly to everyday performance!


FUNdamentals of Movement Skills

Daily Outline

Sample Youth FUNdamentals Session Outline:

  • 2 Min: Set Expectations

  • 6 Min: Warm-up Game

  • 10 Min: General Stretching, Mobility, Movement Pattern/ Skill Demo and Practice

  • 10 Min: Structured Exercises: Ladders, Jumping (landing focus), Bodyweight or Banded Strength, Sprint Practice

  • 15 Min: Game, Relay, Group Challenge: Incorporate skills introduced earlier in the session to review/ practice

  • 2 Min: Closure


Still not convinced that young kids can benefit from properly designed, developmentally appropriate activities if designed and led by a qualified professional? Maybe these articles will help you change your mind!

Strength Training: OK for Kids? –Mayo Clinic

http://www.mayoclinic.org/strength-training/ART-20047758

Youth Resistance Training: Updated Position Statement Paper from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (Conclusion on Page 14)

http://www.maclay.org/cms/lib7/FL02000916/Centricity/Domain/26/Position%20Stand%20Youth%

20Resistance%20Training.pdf

Would My Youth Athlete Benefit from a Strength & Conditioning Coach? – NSCA

http://www.nsca.com/Education/Articles/Would-my-Youth-Athlete-Benefit-from-a-Strength-and-Conditioning-Coach/

American Development Model Overview:

http://wwa.usahockey.com/ADMKids_LTAD.aspx

Youth Hockey Training: The Truth about Resistance Training: - Kevin Neeld (Great article for all young athletes!)

http://www.kevinneeld.com/2013/youth-hockey-training-the-truth-about-resistance-training


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