June 12, 2017

Our Vision

We aim to be the number one online resource for strength and conditioning in children. We provide updated, detailed articles, with exclusive video content to aid your learning.

We are an online text-book, that gives you only the relevant information you need. With a user-friendly system, you can navigate through variations of exercise, educational resources, and the latest research articles. We supply easy to digest articles supported by detailed videos to put your knowledge into practice.

Whether your a coach, educator, sports scientist, strength and conditioning coach, teacher or parent, we cater for all learners. We are currently developing a sports-specific section providing relevant exercises and training programs to support development within key sports, focusing on the key muscles and movements shown to influence the sport. Our exercises follow a progressive model, allowing you to select exercises at the appropriate intensity and complexity, progressing and regressing when needed.

We have a wide range of content, and we will keep on adding. We aim to set the benchmark for children to move better.... feel better.... perform better

Developmental Model:

We seek to nurture the abilities of children using an evidence-base to develop all aspects of fitness and motor-development. Our model adapted from Dr Perry Nickelston depicts how children initially present as ‘organised chaos’ and through targeted drills and structured movement patterns, children can learn to articulate their joints appropriately as they develop motor ‘control’. We strive to develop children further than pre-planned movement control by implementing targeted stimuli to challenge all systems, this will aid the development of ‘fluidity’ in movement guiding them closer to technical mastery.

Youth Exercise Guidelines:

Current recommendations suggest school-age youth should partake in at least 60-minutes of moderate-vigorous physical exercise per-day. In addition to aerobic activities, research indicates that participation in regular youth-strength training programs can result in observable health, fitness and performance benefits for children and adolescents.

Newton's First Law of Motion: 'Kids at rest tend to stay at rest... Kids in motion tend to stay in motion'

Avery Faigenbaum

We believe all children should take part in a structured and appropriate resistance exercise regime. Resistance training is not only safe for children, but it is also extremely beneficial for their development.

Resistance training is not only safe for children, but it is also extremely beneficial for their development.'Resistance training is a safe, effective and worthwhile activity for children and adolescents provided that qualified professionals supervise all training sessions and provide age-appropriate instruction on proper lifting procedures and safe training guidelines. Regular participation in a multifaceted resistance training program that begins during the preseason and includes instruction on movement biomechanics may reduce the risk of sports-related injuries in young athletes'

A. Faigenbaum

'When your kid sprints, they encounter ground reaction forces several times greater than their body weight. When they jump out of trees, those numbers are even higher- and they are probably landing on a more unpredictable environment. When they wear a big backpack full of books they are lifting weights without any coaching whatsoever. Doing a goblet squat isn't going to stunt your child's growth. It will probably teach them a lot about the value of hard work, and demonstrate that consistently showing up and putting effort into something can lead to specific quantifiable improvements. It'll make them more durable to participate in and enjoy sports- and do so at a higher level than they would of otherwise expected'

E. Cressey



FUNdamental Movements:

Locomotion: Walking, Running, Bounding, Hopping, Leaping, Jumping, Rolling, Galloping, Climbing, Sliding, Skipping.

Manipulation: Catching, Pushing, Pulling, Dribbling, Carrying, Bouncing, Trapping, Throwing, Kicking, Striking, Collecting.

Stabilisation: Turning, Twisting, Bending, Landing, Stretching, Extending, Flexing, Hanging, Bracing, Rotation, Tucking.

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