Blogs from May 2015

May 18 2015

Training for Youth Athletes…It’s All About Movement

Training for Youth Athletes…It’s All About Movement

The Vail Valley provides a great environment for young athletes to be active and healthy.  Our natural terrain is suited to developing skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers and trail runners.  We have wonderful organizations for youth soccer and lacrosse.   But what are the important training aspects to help our children succeed in their respective sport?  What training protocols are essential to propel them to become better overall athletes and minimize injury?   

Foundational movement development should be at the core of any aspiring young athletes approach to training.   What do sports trainer specialists mean by Foundational Movements?  There are fundamental athletic movement skill patterns that are essential in nearly every sport.   Athletes that learn and master these at a young age have a much higher degree of success in their sports but also have better awareness of their bodies in space and lower incidence of injury.   Learning these skills at younger ages is also beneficial...Read More