The Science of Training Young Athletes UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


What did we learn with this certification?

Practical pediatric sports science insights to successfully retain young athletes and develop their sport potential while avoiding injury and overtraining. Examining the multidimensional nature of coaching, the relevant sport motor performance abilities, the impact of growth and development on motor skills, the gene versus practice controversy, overview the body structures strengthened through training and the muscular system to meets the energy and biochemical demands of the sport. Exploration of the athlete’s energy supply, where this energy comes from, and how it matures along with the athlete. Examination of the development of strength, power, anaerobic capacity, coordination and flexibility through the life span.

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