Tips for Teens and pre-Teens. The Kind You Don’t See in Running Magazines!

Steve Weiler said 1 week ago
Tips for Teens and pre-Teens. The Kind You Don’t See in Running Magazines!

Throughout the track season coaches Brant Stachel & Steve Weiler will publish a weekly series of youth training tips for coaches, parents, & runners designed to set athletes up for a lifetime of activity.

Week #1 (May 14th)
Encourage Multi-Activity and Multi-Sport – Part 1
When coaching high schoolers, be flexible and supportive of athletes’ other interests, be it sport, music, academic, etc. Don’t make practices so frequent that they cannot participate in any other activities during ‘your’ season.

Feel free to use these tips as a starting point for related discussion on youth development.
Steve Weiler said 3 days ago
Week #2 (May 21st)
Encourage Multi-Activity/Multi-Sport Part 2 - Elementary school:
1) include large breaks between seasons;
2) limit frequency of training & racing so kids can participate in other activities in-season;
3) discuss involvement in other activities with both the kids & their parents
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