Speed training can often be one of the most fun and enjoyable parts of any training program for young people.
However, youth speed training needs to be handled in an appropriate way.
This starts with scaling the training according to the age group being served.
It is much easier for most younger people to achieve better speed than it is for them to bulk up.
Young athletes in middle school and even early in high school are probably not advised to try to “build bulk” beyond what their natural frame offers for a good while.
However, speed training can begin much earlier on …
And it can be part of the path to life long achievements in the world of athletics.
There are many benefits to youth speed training that can be hard to capture for other kinds of training until an athlete is a little bit older.
So, it is worthwhile to mention the many ways in which speed training can benefit kids on and off the track.
Youth Speed Training Builds Confidence
Here is a brief introduction:
1) Overall Fitness Kids have the benefit of huge amounts of energy and a great metabolism. However, the more fit they become, the longer they will be able to enjoy similar benefits. Developing a body composition low in fat and high in lean muscle mass will charge the metabolism for years to come.
2) Improved Confidence Physical achievement can lead to higher levels of confidence for young people. This can give them the opportunity to excel in other areas of their lives. This is a hugely important part of getting a good start.
3) Flexibility, Motor Control And Body Awareness When it comes to any kind of athletic endeavor, one of the most important benefits that any person will get is a greater level of awareness of the body and what it is capable of. This will serve anyone well as they grow, allowing them to recognize their limits and challenge them.
All in all, it is a great idea to get kids involved in athlete training as long as it is done in a safe and responsible manner that is fully respectful of them.
Whether you are young or young at heart, a fully conditioned athlete or an adult seeking higher levels of fitness, we invite you to try us.
To Getting You “FASTER”
Jim and The CORE1 Crew