Many youth coaches are parent volunteers looking to help their children and other kids learn a sport and stay fit and healthy. Too often they fall back on the same tired drills that they themselves used when they were youth athletes. With that in mind, Jeremy Frisch set out to develop an updated basic framework that coaches can use to provide athletic development training during youth practice sessions.
Author: Dr. Steve Horwitz
Dr. Steve Horwitz is a graduate of Cornell University and the National University of Health Sciences. He was selected by the USOC to be the sole chiropractor on the U.S. Olympic Team medical staff for the XXVI Olympiad. He has traveled internationally with USATF and been a sports medicine consultant to several Division 1 university sports programs.
Dr. Horwitz has served as chairman of the Maryland Council on Physical Fitness, the Maryland state director for the NSCA, and the co-chair of the Care and Prevention of Sports Injuries program in Montgomery County, MD.
Dr. Horwitz is training for the Unleash the Beast and is a two-time champion of the Tactical Strength Challenge Men’s Master’s Division. He is the founder of TeamSafe™Sports.
If training causes adaptations and enhances qualities that make athletes better at their sport, it is sport-specific. How we understand and communicate this concept is crucial to achieving our goals. Coach Taylor Quick discusses the implications of sport-specific training and explains how to talk to sport coaches, parents, and athletes so they understand and accept your training.
Many coaches are surprised that I use elastic resistance, as […]