APA’s KIDS program has evolved from its basic Crossfit foundation into a Strength & Conditioning program that is safe and effective for all children. It is designed to be SAFE, increase strength and power, enhance motor fitness skills and sports performance, prevents injuries and improves the psychosocial well-being and overall health of children.
STRENGTH TRAINING & YOUR CHILD
A carefully designed and implemented resistance-training program not only provides important health benefits, prevents injury, and prepares kids for sports, it’s also FUN! Strength training for sports performance is not about growing large muscles, rather improving the functional ability of the child’s nervous system. It is about making the tissues of the body stronger and more resilient to damage. It is the best tool to help reduce the severity of athletic injury and possibly prevent it.
Resistance training for kids is a dynamic process designed to meet the ever-changing training goals of the child, developing physical fitness and promoting a healthy body.
KIDS STRENGTH FOR SPORT TRAINING
Coffs APA at KIDS Strength for Sport Program. The program will consist of 2 days a week. These days will be available to you via a video for each session. Each day comes with an approx 15min warm-up with specific drills, mobility and activation to assist with sports performance. The warm-up is essential and creates a window of opportunity to train. This means that if completed as outlined, (which is follow me along in real time as I do the warm-up on the video), then the kids will be able to achieve the desired positions in the movements throughout the workout.
Mobility and activation is crucial for movement success which in turn will produce maximum results for your child's strength for sport performance. Please be advised that this is not a body building program. It is based on building strength in athletic movement patterns that will assist your child excel at his or her chosen sport.
REALISTIC GOALS OF OUR KIDS STRENGTH & CONDITIONING PROGRAM
1: Improved muscular strength and power
2: Muscle size change: little or none in younger children
3. Improved muscular endurance
4. Positive influence on body composition
5. Improved strength balance around joints
6. Prevention of injuries in sports and recreational activities
7. Positive influence on sports performance
8. Improved self confidence
9. Improved flexibility
10. Behavioural habituation to a lifelong pattern of physical activity
11. Social and personal benefits such as self-esteem, improved body image, and self confidence
AND the big one:
12. Improved POSTURE (reduction in the rounded shoulders, tight hamstrings, not being able to touch toes etc).