Recent studies have shown that lack of exercise is of greater concern for kids’ health than obesity. This article discusses the many benefits kids receive from playing sports and how fitness professionals can help get kids off the bench and into the game. Also included are specific tips on program design, how to approach specialized training in unconventional sports, and how to model behaviors for kids.
After reading this article, you should be able to:
- Discuss statistics related to youth and sports participation.
- Identify when young athletes are ready to start training.
- Summarize the importance of developing fundamental movement skills, postural mechanics and fitness abilities prior to strength and conditioning.
- Design a resistance training program for young athletes.
- Identify the eight key elements of quality youth development.
- Enroll in the course.
- View the course content.
- Take the test. (You must score 80% to pass. If you do not pass, you may retake the test.)
- Print your certificate of completion.
|May 2015 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 3: Youth Athletics: Put Excitement Back Into Play ||Module|