Youth Athletic Development

Ingredient #3 In building the Ultimate Athlete…Rest and Recovery

By Athletic Revolution

This final ingredient is usually the one that is not thought of and often left out. Every day I meet young athletes who want to get bigger and stronger so badly that they believe working out two times a day, everyday is the way to do it. Maybe their coaches tell them that they need […]

Ingredient #2 in building the Ultimate Athlete…Nutrition

By Athletic Revolution

       Although legally I cannot prescribe a diet to any of my young athletes, and unless you are a certified nutrtionalist, registered dietitian, or a doctor you should not prescribe a diet. I do feel it necessary that coaches, trainers, and parents have a basic understanding of the importance a balanced, healthy diet has on […]

Ingredient #1 for building the Ultimate Athlete…

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Ingredient #1 for building the Ultimate Athlete… An optimal training program          When designing an optimal training program, we must consider the chronological, biological, and psychological development of the young athlete(s) in front of us. In previous blogs, that I have posted on my site, I keep bringing up the importance of having young […]

Three most important ingredient’s for athletic development

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         What does baking food and training athletes have in common?  This might sound like a strange question, but there are some similarities.  As we approach the holiday season, I always find myself  looking back to when I was a child and all of the fun that my brothers and I had during the season. Being […]

CAN YOU ANSWER YES TO THE FIRST TWO QUESTIONS?

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Would you expect a third grader to pass calculus? Would you expect a junior in high school to have the experience and knowledge to run a multimillion dollar corporation?   Well, this is what we are asking of our youth when it comes to sport performance and their conditioning programs.      Due to the ultra/unhealthy competitive […]

OPTIMAL TRAINING FOR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES

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It never fails, every evening when my high school athletes show up for their training session, they tell me about a friend who got hurt during their school workouts. More than not it is usually done while performing a max lift. This brings me to my post, read on. When working with H.S. athletes we […]

Is sport specialization best for young athletes?

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Overuse injuries in young athletes has gotten a lot of recognition recently.  In fact famed Birmingham, AL, orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews recently deemed it an “epidemic”.  The reason for such an increase is that the number of overuse injuries has sky rocketed do to early sport specialization.        On the other hand, something that […]

“OVER SPEED TRAINING”

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The Biggest Gimmick in Strength and Conditioning By Mark “the Student” Harmon For www.EliteFTS.com I’ve been to a ton of seminars in the past year, and every single time I came away confused on the most effective way to design a strength and conditioning program for high school athletes. One of the most conflicting methods […]

THE MAKING OF A GOOD COACH

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What makes a good coach?  There are many variables to this question.  However I would like to discuss one of them that I feel gets overlooked far too many times.  Even though I try to go to a high school football game every Friday night, I still am unable to see every athlete I have […]