For youth athletes, it's all about creating context when trying to teach them something new (deadlift, squat, push-up, pull-up). Without context, they won't understand commonly used phrases coaches use to teach adults like...
- Coach: "Get into a hip hinge" Nugget's response - A what?
- Coach: "Tighten your lats" Nugget's response - What are those?
- Coach: "Create intra-abdominal pressure" Nugget's response - Shaking his or her head yes so you will stop talking
On this week's episode of Fastpitch Friday I answer a question from a youth softball coach here in Massachusetts regarding my training philosophy when working with youth athletes on the training floor.