Andy Ryland has years of experience helping to develop programs that prepare young athletes for the sport of football. This week’s Friday Five talks to him about specialization, weightlifting, tackling, and more, as well as the importance of age-specific training of youth athletes for any sport.
Author: Dylan Hicks
Dylan Hicks, M.Sc., teaches exercise science within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University, South Australia, Australia, where he is also pursuing a Ph.D. in applied sports biomechanics. He is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), Level II ASCA Coach, and Level II Sprints, Hurdles and Relays Coach (AA).
Many coaches think of pacing in vague terms and have trouble defining it, placing it into that category of “I’ll know it when I see it.” All sports incorporate some level of pacing, so figuring out how to train it can give your athletes a distinct advantage. Coach Carl Valle gives an extensive overview of pacing and details five ways to develop it.
Are you relegating nutrition talks to soundbites because of lack of time? When it comes teaching nutrition, full-time consistency beats part-time intensity. Coach Missy Mitchell-McBeth shares her athlete nutrition education program to help time-crunched coaches. It’s detailed, simple, and on-point.