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Coaching Young Athletes

It’s time to deepen your knowledge and understanding of coaching young athletes. Get the answers to questions you’ve always wanted more clarification on such as; how young should a child specialise in a specific sport?

Enhance your understanding

Why do children drop out of sport?

How much sport and physical activity should a child be doing weekly?

What are the main reasons children get injured playing sport and how can we avoid these injuries?

If all the children in our lesson are the same age, are they all really the same age?

What are the 5 key exercises every child needs to master for sports performance?

How much competition to training should a child complete in a specific sport?

What are the physical, mental, academic and life skills gained from playing sport and doing physical activity?

What is specialisation and diversification?

What sports are early specialisation sports and what sports are late specialisation sports?

How specific can physical training be to a specific sport?

Is it necessary to hit 10,000 hours of practice to be a professional athlete?

What are positive and negative things to say to a child for their development?

Who is this course for?




Students studying sport


This course includes:

On demand videos

Hot topics to understand when coaching children

Information backed by published journals and books


Reference lists to all material