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FUNdamentals of Youth Training

Every parent asks this question, “When can my child start training?” The answer is, as soon as you can find the right environment that gives them age-appropriate exercises. 

According to Greg Rose from the Baseball Elite Podcast, children grow at the fastest rate from birth to five years old. In addition, Rose mentions that there are two pivotal time periods of a child’s life that they can start training for speed: 7 to 11 years old and 13 to 15 years old. This training does not mean they are doing Olympic lifts, deadlifts, or sled sprints; however, it does mean they are beginning to build a foundation, so when that when they are older they have mastered or had experience with basic movement patterns. 

This is the key!!! Learning FUNdamental movements that are not only seen in sports but in daily activities: 

  • Squat
  • Hinge
  • Push
  • Pull
  • Rotary Stability
  • Crawling
  • Rotating
  • Single-Leg Movements
  • Landing
  • Stopping
  • Hopping and Jumping

The movements above are necessary for athletes of all ages, and these are the skills that young athletes can start working on as young as 4 or 5 years old.

Today, we see more youth athletes running around with a ball or a stick before learning how to hop, skip, bound, crawl, or sprint. This pattern can be detrimental to their development. It is important for our youth to learn the specific skills that allow them to develop motor control, coordination, balance, and spatial awareness to help them in their sport but also to prevent overuse injuries for when they are older. 

At FSP we are now offering a program called FUNdamentals. Our goals are to:

  1. Improve Body Awareness
  2. Enhance Coordination
  3. Change of Direction and Agility
  4. HAVE FUN! 

If you are interested in more information and having your child participate in this program please CLICK HERE. We are only accepting 12 athletes for this 6-week program offered 1x and 2x a week.