usatf-logoBRADENTON, Florida, October 7, 2016 – USA Track & Field (USATF) in association with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is staging a Youth Specialisation Academy in Florida in December.

The academy is designed to introduce all coaches to the best research and practices for specialising in coaching youth through elite.

The programme, to be held at the IMG Academy in Bradenton from December 4-10, will include Growth and Development Cycles for the Developing Athlete; Physiology of the Developing Athlete: Skeletal and Muscular; Stages of Mental and Emotional Growth; Training Theory for the major event areas based on age appropriate progressions; Talent Identification; Coaching Ethics and Modelling for the Developing Athlete; Blending the Support Team and the Coach: at the high school meet or at the Youth Olympics; Strength Training: When, How much, Who; and Basic Skills and Drill Progressions in the Broad Events.

All NACAC (North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association) qualified coaches may apply to receive their IAAF Academy Diploma with completion of the course.

The San Juan-based IAAF Regional Development Centre (RDC) will also be selecting several accepted applicants to receive grants to cover tuition and accommodation for the week at the Academy.

Click here for more information and application.


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