Discover youth sports training for success in youth sports. To be successful at working with young athletes, it really comes down to how well the coach can teach.
To be successful, a coach needs to to do more than reading and studying scientific information on training.
Some important things to consider...
Information Processing and Skill Development for Youth Sports Training
To make progress, the young athlete needs to develop the 3 phases of execution.
Proficient athletes are able to sort through important information quickly and separate it from other less relevant information.
Proficient athletes are more effective and more decisive decision makers.
These 3 phases (perceiving, deciding, acting) take place in a rapid sequential manner.
In youth sports, a great deal of time is spent on teaching skills and tactics.
For volleyball, this involves team practices that are made up of structured lessons.
Tactics and strategies should be developed in conjunction with technique development.
Game (drills) should be modified to fit the physical maturity, cognitive capacity, and experience of the athletes.
Skills are developed while incorporating the critical perceiving and deciding phases of learning.
The following are books I recommend for volleyball coaches and anyone working to accelerate the athletic development of youth volleyball players.
Brian Grasso is a leader in the youth athletic development industry and has provided seminars on you athletic development to sporting organizations throughout the world.
This is a book of articles on topics related to youth sports training which includes...
Professor Drabik has worked closely with children and youth throughout his career, both as a coach and teacher.
This book explains the correct ages for developing movement abilities and what exercises for developing these abilities at a given age. You will also have physical education lessons and workout examples that help teach skills while maintaining a high level of activity and intensity.
William Kramer is a professor of physical education.
Steven Fleck served as strength coach for the German Volleyball Association.
In this book you'll learn how to develop a safe and effective program that addresses physiological and physical maturation of each individual. You'll learn the latest information on strength training for children of all ages.
Avery Faigenbaum, EdD is a leading researcher and practitioner in the area of youth fitness.
Wayne Westcott, PhD has more than 35 years of experience in strength training as an athlete, coach, teacher, professor, and researcher.
This book is a combination of theory and practice. This is a great "how to" resource for adults who intend to train young athletes building strength through resistance training.
Don Chu is both an educator and coach that has trained many elite athletes.
Avery Faigenbaum is a leading researcher and practicioner in the field of youth fitness.
Jeff Falkel is a physical therapist and strength and conditioning coach.
The book is for teaching kids how to perform plyometrics correctly. The explanations of how to perform the exercises are research-based, creative, and designed to be a lot of fun.
Al Scates is the winningest college coach in history.
Mike Linn is a college strength and conditioning coordinator that's worked with the UCLA's men's and women's volleyball programs.
This is a book of drills, workouts, and programs that will benefit volleyball players and coaches.