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Whether you are new to sport, enjoy friendly competition or aspire to higher performance competition we’ll show you ‘how to’ get the most from your experience.

 

Our philosophy Athletes 1st!

"You can't chase your dreams if you're sitting still. Our bodies are designed to move. Movement supports our physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual growth health and well being.” 

 - Rick Howard NSCA 

Fundamentals

 

What are the Fundamental Movements Skills?

The fundamental movement skills tools and resources are for all primary ages 0-11 years, presented according to skill.

 

The tools are set out in a methodology to show the progression of physical literacy.

What Fundamental Movement Skills important in life & sport?  

A child’s development of balance, coordination, and fundamental movement skills forms the basis for his or her life-long enjoyment of physical activity.

Maximize Sports Experience

 

7 components of physical fitness

  1.  Speed: ability to move quickly

  2.  Strength: ability to move mass

  3.  Endurance: ability to sustain cardiovascular activity

  4.  Power: ability to exert force

  5.  Flexibility: ability to maintain a good range of motion around the joints 

  6.  Agility: ability to move quickly, laterally

  7.  Balance: ability to maintain upright and steady

Why Sports Participation has Declined

 

Lack of free play

Learn about why the lack of free play leads to a decline in sports participation.

Early sport specialization

Specializing in one sport early in childhood does not allow youth to explore various sports to find the one they like best and gain transferable skills from one sport to another.

Marginalization of Physical Education 

Physical education in schools needs to change and we all need to work together to make changes.

Technology

See the impact technology has on sports participation and increased levels of anxiety, depression, and struggles with self-development.

Decreased skill competence

Participation in sports has declined due to a decreased competence of fundamental movement skills.

Cost

The ability to afford enrolling kids in programs adds up and is not cheap. 

Communication Tips

 

Long-Term Athlete Development

 

What is Long-Term Athlete Development Model?

The idea of Long Term Athlete Development and the American Development Model are frameworks or roadmaps for age & stage appropriate steps towards quality movement in sport and life. When parents and coaches try to force too much too soon in an attempt to get you to the top level in a specific sport, we risk ruining your experience through burnout, injury or removing the fun from your journey.

The Pillars of Athlete Development:

How to Measure Athlete Development:

  1. Baseline

  2. Share

  3. Planned session progression

  4. Re-evaluate 

Leadership

 

The 5 Steps to Level 5 Leadership:

  • Level 1: Highly Capable Individual

  • Level 2: Contributing Team Member

  • Levle 3: Competent Manager

  • Level 4: Effective Leadership

  • Level 5: Great Leader

12-week Athlete Mentorship Program

For more information on the mentorship program contact at matt@qualitysporthub.com

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