Youth: 6th-8th Grade
Preparation The “A, B, C, of building movement efficiency”
- Agility, Balance, Control
- Emphasis on Sprint Mechanics
- Low-level vertical and horizontal plyometrics
- Emphasis on deceleration landing and low-grade intensity with high volume.
- Circuits of footwork, reactive agility and competitive stations with movement patterns in all directions and deceleration
STRENGTH TRAINING (WEIGHT ROOM)
3-Week Block Microcycles
- Young Athletes before and during puberty need to be primarily using bands, and body weight with no axal loading (no bars on back or compression of spine).
- Assigned volume (sets and reps along with tempo) will increase week to week within a given training block.
- The volume changes are based on the reverse periodization model where we focus on shorter more intense training sessions over a period of time i.e 1 week.
- All weight training sessions (bands and body weight training) are based on 3 factors 1:rate of development, 2: age and 3: sport(s) played.