Lecture Content:

This 7 video series looks at the impact of maturation rates & trainability when considering long term training programs for athletes in the critical youth development / high school age ranges. Starting with the natural maturation rates for endurance, strength & speed & their relation to the introduction of specialized workloads and then examining the concept of trainability and how it influences coaching decisions & strategies at various stages along the developmental continuum, the conversation then turns to the introduction of various specialized sub-abilities at various age ranges. It then ends with a practical look at how to implement such strategies when you have large groups to contend with.

Your Lecturer

  • Derek Evely

    EveltrakSport.com Owner & Sport Consultant / Lecturer

    Derek Evely

    Derek Evely has taken a career path unique in Olympic sport. As an athletics coach, he has coached professionally at all levels along the developmental continuum and is widely regarded as a foremost expert in both youth development programming and elite training methodology. As a coach he has produced three World Junior Championship medalists, two of whom went on to win Olympic medals. He was the development coach for Gary Reed (IAAF World Championships 800m Silver Medalist), Dylan Armstrong (Beijing Olympic Shot Put Bronze Medalist) and Sophie Hitchon (2016 Olympic Hammer Throw Bronze Medalist). He has been a national team coach for both Britain and Canada to every major championship on the global calendar including the Olympic Games, IAAF World Championships and European Championships. He was a High Performance Training Centre Director for British Athletics leading into the 2012 Olympic Games where he coached the youngest athlete on the British athletics team (Hitchon) to her first Olympic final. From 2005 to 2009 he was the Sport Science Manager for the Canadian Athletics Coaching Center. He currently consults and coaches with federations and individuals worldwide on all aspects of developmental and high performance programming.

7 videos / 72:00+ with slide and video overlays.

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