Youth Athletic Development Webinar Series


    AU $139


    Thomas Stringwell




    3 HOURS

    Course Type

    Licensed Course

    Course Overview

    In recent times, scientists and coaches have shown an increasing interest in the long–term development of young athletes. It is now widely accepted that children and adolescents require an independent and alternative approach to adults when attempting to enhance physical abilities. Research has previously documented the importance of not treating children like “miniature adults” due to their varying maturation rates and hormonal profiles. 

    The aim of this webinar series is to educate practitioners on the key concepts of long-term athletic development, providing coaches with a greater understanding of how to properly train and progress youth athletes into adulthood. The series will explore the significance of physical literacy and fundamental movement skills, address the controversy of resistance training within youth populations and, outline a model for long-term development based on current scientific literature.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Explain the need for youth athletic development within youth sport 
    • Explain the importance of physical literacy within youth athletic development
    • Describe the health benefits and the common myths surrounding youth athletic development
    • Describe the morphological and neuromuscular differences between boys and girls within youth athletic development 
    • Describe and implement the Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) model
    • Describe and implement the Youth Physical Development Model 
    • Explain the differences between biological vs chronicle age 
    • Explain the importance of youth psychology and key theoretical concepts that surround positive cognitive, mental and psychosocial wellbeing      
    • Explain the role of the coach, parent and peers within youth athletic development and influencing positive mental and emotional changes across childhood 
    • Implement effective evidence-based youth athletic development periodisation

    About the Author

    My name is Thomas Stringwell and I am the founder of Your Gym Sports Performance Ltd, an education provider that specialises in the fields of strength and conditioning and sports science. I am an accredited strength and conditioning coach with the UKSCA. Currently, I provide performance consultancy services across a range of sports including rugby union, rugby league, soccer, handball, boxing, mixed martial arts, BMX supercross, strength sports and Youth Athletic Development.   

    I hold an MSc in Sports Biomechanics (Loughborough University), a 1st class honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science (Manchester Metropolitan University) and a Certificate in Education teaching degree (Huddersfield University), with future ambitions of completing a PhD within the field of motor learning, constraints-based learning and non-linear pedagogy.

    I have a real passion for education and coach development, having both coached and taught within the fields of strength and conditioning and health and fitness for over a decade. I am a lifelong strength sports enthusiast, having competed both in Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting at a national level, with a genuine drive to support and educate coaches throughout our industry.        

    Your Gym Sports Performance prides itself on educational excellence, providing evidence-based education to aspiring sports and fitness professionals, whilst supporting practitioners throughout their coaching journey. Our Strength and Conditioning educational pathway enables sports and fitness practitioners to progress within their professional arena, providing coaches with the necessary skill set to apply performance training within their current practice. We aim to inspire and motivate coaches to develop as professionals, creating a lifelong learning experience that assists practitioners beyond the completion of their course, whilst raising the standard of sports performance education within the health and fitness sector.


    Certificate IV in Fitness (Recommended) 

    Access Period

    CEC Expiry Date: 09/05/2025. In order to obtain AusActive CECs, this course must be completed by the CEC Expiry Date.

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