• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 month
    Duration
The Science of Training Young Athletes offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Florida is packed full of practical sports science information that provide youth coaches and parents with the practical pediatric sports science insights to successfully retain young athletes and develop their sport potential while avoiding injury and overtraining.
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Overview

Seventy percent of kids drop out of sports before their high school graduation. Only 15% leave because they feel they are not good enough. Almost 70% leave because they were not having fun, or due to problems with the coach. Injuries cause 30% to give up sports. 

The Science of Training Young Athletes  offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Florida begins by examining the multidimensional nature of coaching, the relevant sport motor performance abilities, the impact of growth and development on motor skills, the gene versus practice controversy, and briefly overview the body structures strengthened through training. 

Then we explore the athlete's energy supply, where this energy comes from, and how it matures along with the athlete. Finally, we examine the development of strength, power, anaerobic capacity, coordination and flexibility through the life span.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Training
  • Coaching
  • Planning
  • Training Programs

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description

      Approx. 14 hours to complete

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the young athlete
  • Strategies for maximizing the athlete’s potential
  • How the body works
  • Enhancing the athlete’s physical work capacity
  • Enhancing the athlete’s physical work capacity

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English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Beginner Level

Tuition Fee

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