Youth: The Long Term Perspective

by Brian Grasso |  Date Released : 01 Sep 2006

  • Introduction
  • Old paradigm approach to youth
  • History in market place
  • Need long term perspective
  • Not about short term gain
  • Projecting ourselves down the road – not an eight-week program
  • Trainers believe their role is only physical
  • What happens when we aspire for our youth
  • You can always remember your first coach
  • Physical training – obvious, natural law
  • Understanding physiological development phases – give the body what it wants
  • Linear, lateral, multiplaner, movement techniques
  • Skill sets
  • Teaching the squat
  • Applying technique to music
  • Mental and emotional training – knowing who your athletes are
  • Teaching and instructing – self reliance
  • Building in “ME” time
  • Age rise, shift in physical approach
  • Introduce – teach – integrate
  • Principles of dynamic organization
  • Three month -one year minimal involvement time
  • Four month hybrid periodization progression
  • Programming – science
  • Coaching – art
  • Sport is ultimately just a vehicle to prepare the kids for LIFE
  • Planning for departure from sport
  • Keep the young ones off machines
  • Don’t interrupt natural development
  • Skill set and movement skills
  • Coordination development

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Brian Grasso

About the author: Brian Grasso

Brian Grasso = “Mindset Matters Most”...

… The global phenomena that is taking the world by storm and helping people learn that no matter what the goal, if your MINDSET isn’t right, you’re never going to get there. 

An 18 year veteran of the sports training industry, Brian founded one of the largest youth development educational organizations in the world, served as its CEO for nearly 8 years and co-created one of the fastest growing fitness franchises in the United States along with it. 

He has guest lectured at governmental and private associations around the world - including Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Italy and throughout North America - coached more than 20,000 athletes and worked with Olympic Medallists, professionals from varying sports, collegiate standouts and kids. 

Brian authored “The Audacity of Success”, co-authored the bestseller “Total Body Transformation”, wrote and co-produced the landmark short film “Life by Numbers” and writes regularly for magazines around the globe, including Inked and Bulace.

His most recent book - Mindset Matters Most - became an Amazon Best Seller this past April.

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