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About the Course

Seventy percent of kids drop out of sports before their high school graduation. Only 15% leave because they feel they are not good enough. Almost 70% leave because they were not having fun, or due to problems with the coach. Injuries cause 30% to give up sports. This course is packed full of practical sports science information that provide youth coaches and parents with the practical pediatric sports science insights to successfully retain young athletes and develop their sport potential while avoiding injury and overtraining. We begin by examining the multidimensional nature of coaching, the relevant sport motor performance abilities, the impact of growth and development on motor skills, the gene versus practice controversy, and briefly overview the body structures strengthened through training. Then we explore the athlete's energy supply, where this energy comes from, and how it matures along with the athlete. Finally, we examine the development of strength, power, anaerobic capacity, coordination and flexibility through the life span. The optional text manual for this course is available at:

Top reviews

May 27, 2017

Great base to build on. Filled in my gaps with regards to physical/physiological development of young athletes. For me it is a great addition to the English FA Level 1 and 2 football coaching course.

Apr 30, 2020

The course was explained comprehensively.. thank you so much for making this course, I have learned a lot. I can surely use this knowledge in my class as Physical Education teacher

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By Vaporwave F

Apr 22, 2019

Very useful and informal course


Aug 4, 2020

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By Daniel B D C

Dec 21, 2016

Incredible!!! Great course!!!

By Junlong Z

May 21, 2017

very meaning for my learning

By Juan P C S

Jul 19, 2020

Thank you Coursera.Godbless

By ioaniis c

Jan 15, 2018

excellent for new coaches

By Adil C

Oct 8, 2016

Very interesting content!

By Ben A

Sep 6, 2016

Informative and excellent

By Sachin D

Jun 3, 2020

Send me my certificate

By Sanjeev K

Jun 5, 2020

VItaly things learnt.

By Claudia L G R

Mar 8, 2019

Very clear content

By Briti D

Mar 28, 2019

excellent course

By Jose A C P

Aug 15, 2020

Muy buen curso.

By DuWayne C

Oct 15, 2017

Awesome course

By Roderick W J

Jul 9, 2020

Great course.

By Nil V C

Apr 16, 2020

Great course!

By Natdanai C

Mar 13, 2020

great course!

By Benjamin L

Sep 11, 2019

Great course!

By Mandaza I

May 4, 2017

great course

By Patricija �

Sep 7, 2020

Very good!

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By Tito C S

May 19, 2020

Thank you

By Dukhonina E

Apr 18, 2019