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 Programs
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- 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 fluidity of movement
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- 1 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Beginner Level
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.