Coaching the Young Developing Performer
Tracking physical growth and development to inform coaching programmes
When you're training growing youngsters, regardless of age and ability, you need to know exactly where their bodies are at in terms of development - especially during puberty.
Coaching the Young Developing Performer has been produced with the aim of helping coaches further their understanding of coaching children and young performers through growing, developing years. The focus is on the monitoring of young performers' growth and development in order to plan and implement appropriate training and competition programmes. This book will help coaches and other support staff recognise the opportunities this information gives them, both to develop the potential of more performers, and to give every performer the best deal. To make a real difference, coaches must not only further their knowledge and understanding in this area, but actually apply their learning in practice for the optimal benefit of their young performers.
Throughout the book, there are many references to research and discussion papers, so you have the opportunity to study specific issues in more detail.
- Author: Istvan Balyi and Craig Williams
- Copyright Year: 2009
- ISBN: 9781905540372
- Length: 94 Pages
Istvan Balyi is one of the world's leading experts on planning and periodisation, and on short - and long-term training, competition and recovery programming. Istvan has a depth of knowledge relating to the key factors involved in developing sporting potential and performance, together with practical experience, across a wide range of countries and sports. He has designed, implemented and monitored high-performance training, competition and recovery programmes for gold, silver and bronze medallists at several Olympic Games and World Championships, in both winter and summer sports.
Craig Williams is an Associate Professor at the University of Exeter and is co-director of the Children's Health and Exercise Research Centre (CHERC). He has been involved in the teaching, coaching and research of children's health, physical activity and sport for over 20 years. Craig publishes regulary a vareity of peer-reviewed scientific journals, magazines and newspapers. He established and was the first convenor of the special interest group Paediatric Exercises Science for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). Research study outcomes have been disseminatred to such organisations as the British Cycling Federation (BCF), British Gymnastics Association (BGA), the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and several Premier League Football Clubs.