COMPLETE YOUTH TRAINING
An Athletic Development & Training Roadmap for Youth Athletes with Coach Mike Boyle
Dear Coaches and Parents,
Youth sports do not look like they used to. The world of youth athletics has become unbelievably competitive.
In fact, TIME Magazine recently reported that youth sports has become a $15.3 Billion industry.
Over $4 Billion a year are spent on personalized training and coaching for young athletes in the United States alone.
This shows the huge emphasis people have put on today’s youth athletes and their performance in their sports.
Youth sports have changed from being a fun pastime to an ultra-competitive enterprise. Well-intentioned parents and coaches shift their focus to wins and trophies at the expense of fun and development.
Professional sports success and NCAA scholarship awards are parents’ dreams…pushed by these youth sport enterprises.
NCAA schools now hand out $3 billion in scholarships a year. And even though only 2% of high school athletes go on to play Division I college sports, it hasn’t stopped coaches and parents pushing these youth athletes, no matter what their age, toward that goal.
Parents are being made to feel like they need to have their child ‘keep up with’ every other youth athlete, so their child doesn’t get left behind. Club sport and travel sport coaches are pushing the need for every kid to have to play year round in order to have a chance to get a scholarship.
This is what leads to early sports specialization.
“Although 88% of NCAA Division I athletes played an average of 2 to 3 sports prior, parents and athletes are being led to believe that children must focus only on one sport in order to succeed.”
Youth strength training and models of athletic development have become hot topics thanks in part to this shift. This has caused a growing interest in long-term athletic development for youth athletes.
Appropriate exercise selection is also crucial for those young athletes who are often physically underprepared to tolerate the demands of sports.
These high volumes of competition with an absence of preparatory conditioning is causing risk of overuse injuries and burnout. This then leads kids to leave sports at an early age. With this model,
many young athletes, like late maturing kids for example, are not even given the opportunity to reach their potential due to lack of playing time early on.
The facts about early sports specialization that many parents, coaches and organizations don’t know can significantly affect a child’s sports experience. For example, researchers from numerous scientific studies have found that young athletes who participated in their primary sport for more than 8 months in a year were more likely to have overuse injuries.
In order for strength and conditioning professionals to help all youth athletes achieve their full potential, we must develop safe, effective, and balanced programming for them to thrive.
It is important to understand what is happening in youth sports and see what changes need to be made in the current atmosphere to enable more youth athletes to succeed.
So, what can we do as coaches and parents?
First, understand that not all sports programs have the child’s development as their main priority.
Next, we must educate ourselves. Find out what is happening in the youth sports industry. Discover what is fact and what is fiction from all of these hot topics, and get the real applicable science in youth athletic training so that we can develop the ‘complete’ athlete for the long term.
Educating the parents of young athletes is crucial, as they are the ones who ultimately decide what is best for their child.
This is why we created this new program called ‘Complete Youth Training‘. We wanted to clear up youth training & development so that you can provide youth athletes the best possible experience.
Introducing… Complete Youth Training
With Complete Youth Training, Sports Performance Expert, Coach Mike Boyle, takes you through the latest research and proven protocols to use when training kids in youth sports today. With over thirty years of experience working with all levels and abilities from professional and elite athletes to youth athletes and beginners, Mike Boyle explains and demonstrates how to properly execute a youth training regimen for kids that works for kids.
One of the main goals of Complete Youth Training is to educate parents and coaches on both the correct ways to train youth athletes as well as to highlight the training methods currently being used that may be detrimental to youth athletes. All youth training methods and principles discussed and demonstrated in Complete Youth Training are backed by a multitude of scientific research.
The unfortunate reality of many youth training programs today is that they are not appropriate for youth athletes and may in fact be harming their development both as an athlete and as a kid. Societal pressures influence well-intentioned parents to make decisions for their young athletes that may not be in their best interest. Complete Youth Training addresses some of these unfortunate and commonly used training methods.
Who is this for?
With the amount of hours each season, a youth athlete is in each of their sports, it gets harder to actually train these athletes. Complete Youth Training gives you the information to help educate the athletes’ parents, to help guide them to what proper training for their kids should look like, and it gives you the science and training application (from warm-up, to speed training to strength training) to provide a great training experience for these youth athletes.
We seem to lose the true essence of what youth sports are all about. Youth athletes are being pulled in every direction. Getting a better perspective on what is going on in the youth sports industry as a whole and seeing how that relates to your particular sport will give you, the sport coach, a better understanding of what your athletes need. It will help your team get better and will give you the tools to relate this information back to your athletes’ parents for an even bigger ‘buy-in’ knowing that you have their child’s best interest at heart.
Parents truly want to do what is best for their child…BUT…they are being fed so much false data and anecdotal stories that it is tough for the parent to make an informed decision. Once the parent has the research (both science and practical) they will be able to feel confident on the direction their child should take.
Be Able To Navigate Through Youth Sports And Long Term Athletic Training With This Youth Development Roadmap
Get a Deeper Understanding of the WHAT, WHEN, WHY and HOW of Youth Sports Performance
Complete Youth Training was designed to really make you think about what we are doing in youth sports and youth development, to hopefully make you question some of the processes we as an industry currently utilize, and ideally to inspire change. Coaches will be able to provide a better training experience for their athletes and parents will be more informed to make educated decisions so that their youth athlete can reach their full potential.
This Is What REAL Long Term Athletic Development Should Look Like
Complete Youth Training will clear up youth training and development so we can provide youth athletes the best possible experience. You will get the science and research behind it and the real-world experience so that you can start applying the information right away.
I have been passionate about youth training for a long time now, both as a coach and as a parent. With Complete Youth Training, I wanted to emphasize what we are doing well and what we are doing not-so-well as an industry and Coach Boyle does just that.
Hopefully this product will help both coaches and parents to be able to provide a great training experience for their kids. It is an educational course that is a thought provoking look at what we are doing with our kids in youth sports.
Complete Youth Training is going to show you what is going on in the youth sports industry along with give you actionable data and training protocols to help your athletes succeed.
Coach Mike Boyle takes you through his latest methods and proven youth training protocols and breaks down this oftentimes confusing topic.
Complete Youth Training dives deep into the training needs of athletes and lays out the blueprint for developing an optimal complete youth athlete development program.
If you want to get results and navigate through today’s youth sports, Complete Youth Training will be your roadmap. Grab your copy of Complete Youth Training today.