Course Curriculum

Enhance your understanding

A few things you will learn and understand on the Coaching Young Athletes course.

  • Why do children drop out of sport?

  • How much sport and physical activity should a child be doing weekly?

  • What are the main reasons children get injured playing sport and how can we avoid these injuries?

  • If all the children in our lesson are the same age, are they all really the same age?

  • What are the 5 key exercises every child needs to master for sports performance?

  • How much competition to training should a child complete in a specific sport?

  • What are the physical, mental, academic and life skills gained from playing sport and doing physical activity?

  • What is specialisation and diversification?

  • What sports are early specialisation sports and what sports are late specialisation sports?

  • Is it necessary to hit 10,000 hours of practice to be a professional athlete?


  • Who is this course for?

    Coaches, parents, teachers, sports students, volunteers and anyone with an interest in coaching sport to children.