Youth Training

Youth Speed & Strength Training By TPC | Bloomington IL

The benefits of youth performance training are immense, both for aspiring athletes and for life away from the court or gridiron. Our philosophy is that ALL adolescents should be provided the opportunity to develop their physical, mental, and social skills, which is the goal of our youth training program. We strive to help our athletes reach their potential, on the field and off of it, and if that sounds like what you're looking for, you can learn more by clicking on the button below.

Youth Performance Training

 

Kids Performance Coaching in Bloomington IL

One of the biggest benefits of kids performance coaching is its ability to develop a custom coaching program for each child. Doing so will give young athletes new skills that will help them tap into their abilities. They’ll learn how to enjoy competing and embrace their accomplishments.

 

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to kids performance training. We'll customize our programs to meet the goals of each child. While our methods will vary based on what your son or daughter needs, the results remain the same. We hope that each child will leave as a confident performer who can put themselves in a place to do their very best.

 

Athletes know that sports teach lessons and skills that are useful off the field: teamwork, honesty, hard-work, as well as motor skills and social abilities. Kids performance coaching gives athletes anxiety-­reducing techniques as cognitive restructuring, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, problem-solving and reinforcement of anxiety-related coping skills, tailored to the youth sport setting.

 

At TPC, we want to encourage a culture that is interpersonally inviting, safe and supportive, and provides an experience where young athletes are valued and respected. We want to praise athletes for effort and dedication, not just for winning. At the end of the day, the goal behind our kids performance coaching program is to help athletes be the best they can be, which ultimately is what they want, too. We want to encourage a love for sports and physical activity while pushing athletes to achieve their best.

 

Speed & Strength Training: What You Need To Know

At its core, youth performance training is designed to help ALL children develop their physical, mental, and social skills. A good coach or trainer must be aware of the different implications for youth athletes and take them into consideration when crafting an individualized training plan for speed training and strength training.

 

It's important that training occur in a proactive environment: fundamental motor skill development must be taught, coached, and assessed; bad habits must be corrected with positive and honest feedback. In both speed and strength training, technique should never be sacrificed for additional repetitions or higher weight, and youth athletes must not be trained past the point of physiological benefit. Any coach emphasizing quantity over quality in training are making the biggest mistake in youth training programs.

 

Strength and conditioning programs should be evaluated by their success in promoting long-term athletic development. A successful training program will have far-reaching and long-last impacts on and off the field, in the three sectors mentioned above.

 

At that age, sports training is about learning proper form on basic exercises — such as chin-ups, push-ups, squats, split squats, lunges, Romanian deadlifts, among others — and creating a movement foundation to build upon when training becomes more serious as they get older. It's also about instilling confidence and important values like a solid work ethic.

 

Keys to Success in Youth Training: 

  • Train smart.
  • Master the basics before moving on to more advanced exercises
  • Stop chasing numbers if your form isn't up to par.
  • Do it right from the get-go, build a solid foundation, and then you earn the right to train hard.

Benefits of Youth Training

Proper youth training will have an impact far beyond the boundaries of the field or gridiron. The skills our students acquire will help with social development, in addition to the following: 

  1. Improved brainpower, higher IQ, and improved thinking

  2. Reduced risk of diabetes and pre-diabetes

  3. Improved immune system function

  4. Improved sleep

  5. Improved mood

  6. Stronger bones

  7. Decreased body fat

  8. Weight loss

  9. Increased energy levels

  10. Improved motor performance skills

 

Weight-bearing exercise is one of the most effective remedies against osteoporosis, and if you get your kids started on the right path during childhood, you can effectively set the stage for lifelong prevention. Strength and conditioning training has a significant role in ensuring that young athletes become more coordinated, stable and strong as they advance through their athletic careers.

 

A higher level of motor control and a better understanding of how their body moves in space, allows an athlete to take more control over their injury prevention. Strategies of how to correctly stabilize the core, distribute bodyweight and resist force are all areas which can lower the risk of injury.

 

A properly designed, supervised and age-appropriate resistance training program for youths can:

  • enhance muscular strength and power
  • improve cardiovascular risk profile 
  • improve motor skill performance and may contribute to enhanced sports performance 
  • increase a young athlete's resistance to sports-related injuries
  • help improve the psychosocial well-being
  • help promote and develop exercise habits during childhood and adolescence

 

Youth Sports Training Programs by TPC | Bloomington IL

(Formerly Method Sports Performance)