BreakingMuscle
CoachesOnly

Plan for the Unplanned: How to Write a Program for Youth Athletes

Rich Kite
Coach
Olympic Weightlifting

"Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the face.” These famous words came from legendary boxer Mike Tyson. It's a simple, yet important concept for those of us who coach children. You can't rely on just one strategy, as there are many variables that may resist such plans being effective. And metaphorically speaking, kids really know how to punch hard.

 

It should be of little surprise to hear that the number one priority of a child is to have fun, and usually with friends. Sometimes that fun doesn't include the drills that you may want to include in an exercise session. This can be problematic, but don't let it throw you off track. It's simply a case of smart programming being required.

 


 

To access the content, please login or register an account and purchase a membership plan.

 

 

A career as a coach or trainer is a never ending opportunity to learn, grow, and re-invent yourself.

 

You don’t get to pick the problems you solve because everyone who you come across is different: Different genders, ages, fitness levels, disposable time, disposable income, and almost always unsure of their commitment.

 

Here on Coaches Only we update the content regularly, we go in lots of different directions, and we engage with experts in all walks of life so long as they help coaches and trainers in pursuit of a fulfilling career.

 

There are no simple answers to how to be a good pro. No one can sell your services for you. There is no silver bullet for success.

 

 

That’s why you should sign up, be present, and when the opportunity arises, also take the initiative to contribute to the conversation.

 

Coaches Only is for independent coaches and trainers who believe in the value of their work and have a love of this industry.

 

Coaches Only is for professionals who strive to make a career that lasts, has impact, and rewards people who work hard at it.

 

1 Month $9.95

3 Months $24.95

6 Months $49.95

12 Months $99.00


See more about: