Would you ever build a 2000 sq/ft house on a 1000 sq/ft foundation? Probably not, and yet we try to do that with our bodies all the time. We attempt to build speed, power and strength on this frame that doesn't have the foundation to support it. This is sadly the case for most of our youth today. The whole idea of LTAD is to allow the athlete to develop a strong foundation to be able to progress to more advanced skill sets in power, strength and speed without regressing or worse, getting injured.
It is very common to see kids who get locked into one position in one specific sport at a very early age. In my opinion, this is extremely detrimental in the child's bio-motor development.
Every sport along with each specific position has their own unique movement and energy demands. If you pigeon hole your child into one sport then they're missing a huge amount of beneficial stimulus from the others.
Allow your kid to play multiple sports so they can expand their movement vocabulary and grow to become successful athletes with strong foundations!
If your son or daughter is excellent in mathematics how would you feel if the principles of your school said that we are going to take history, art, geography, english, physical education away from his or her schedule and just infuse mathematics, all day everyday.
-Allow your children to explore multiple sports and positions
-Encourage your kids to move more (best to choose physical activities they enjoy)
-Infuse a growth mindset by praising growth from failure and allowing them to take on challenges to boost self-confidence
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