October Newsletter 2016

Guaranteed Young Athlete Success in Matthews:

Your Matthews Athletic Revolution is all about ‘long-term young athlete development’.

Now, what does that mean?

And why is it the very best approach for your young athlete?

Well… That’s easy:

It is very standard for Coaches and Training Facilities to both expect and ‘sell’ parents on the fact that the young athletes in their care will become decidedly better in only 6 or 8 weeks’ worth of training.

And in fact, they’re correct in saying so.

But not because their training system is somehow superior or because they possess unique talents as a Coach, quite simply, it’s because human beings are adaptive machines that alter (become better) under the strain of applied demand (training).

This is especially true for young people in the age bracket of 6 – 18.  This time of life represents a literal coming of age with respect to maturation and athletic ability.  The Central Nervous System is learning to master the art of movement, bones are growing more dense and muscles are becoming naturally longer and more powerful.

You could, quite literally, ask a 15 year old soccer player to run stairs 3 times per week for 6 weeks and show improvements to both their speed and power output capacity.  That doesn’t mean running stairs is an efficient training style, it just means that the human body is designed to accommodate the stress it is placed under by getting faster and stronger.

In short – with young athletes, EVERYTHING works… But what works best?

We need to look beyond trying to get young athletes better right now.  They will get better as a natural result of training – that’s the point I made above.

What are focus must be on is the long-term gains that will make them better (optimally better) over time.  Look at it from this angle:

Could your child pass Grade 2 in 6 weeks?

Could they obtain a Masters Degree before the graduated from High School?

In academics, there is a need to progress through a systemic process of knowledge acquisition.  When done well and in proper sequence, optimal intelligence is gained and your child as the ability (although perhaps not desire!) to become a world-class Rocket Scientist.  Without the process or long-term sequence, their ability to excel in anything would be greatly diminished.

Stop by the Matthews Athletic Revolution anytime to see just what I mean.

 


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