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Why Choose this course?
This British Association of Sport & Exercise Science (BASES) endorsed course is the most comprehensive education programme in the world in relation to growth and maturation for youth athletes. The course delivered by top level applied practitioners and world renowned academics highlights key topic areas that are fundamental to the development of youth athletes across sports.
When working in or aspiring to work within a youth athletic environment; it is essential to have an in depth knowledge and understanding of Growth & Maturation and the impacts it may have on each individual athlete. Research and practice have shown the many different ways children are effected by the changes the body goes through during early life, including biological and physiological adaptation which impacts the way each individual develops over time. These changes have far reaching implications and it is the role of top class practitioners across disciplines to provide youth athletes with the best service possible with these aspects at the forefront of their mind and built into their philosophy. The Certificate in Growth & Maturation for Youth Athletes has been put together by some of the best academic researchers and applied practitioners working in this area and identifies the key aspects that anyone working with youth athletes should be skilled in. From Sport Science and S&C; medical, coaching, analysis and talent ID perspectives everyone has a role to play in the implementation of a development strategy to enhance the experience and development of our next generation of athletes. This British Association of Sport & Exercise Science (BASES) endorsed online course will ensure you have extensive knowledge of these concepts while giving you the tools to apply the knowledge in your current or future working environment.
Anyone working or aspiring to work in a performance support role with Youth Athletes in any Sport. See recommendations below:
•Sport Scientists and S&C coaches
•Medical practitioners – Doctors; Physiotherapists, Sports Therapists
•Sports Coaches who hold high level technical coaching courses e.g. in Football The FA Youth Advanced award or UEFA B with aspiration of gaining FA Youth Advanced Award.
•Students enrolled on Degree level programmes in any of the above disciplines.
•Academics and Researchers wanting to expand their knowledge of Growth & Maturation, its implications for development and implementation strategies.
We are also delighted that the amazingly talented group of people below also agreed to contribute to the course in different ways. Many thanks to each and every one for sharing their expert knowledge in the field.
Graham Mills BSc – Senior Lecturer in Football Coaching at Solent University & YDP Coach at a Professional Football Club.
Jorge Arede MSc – PhD candidate and S&C coach – Head of Athletic Development working in Basketball.
Dr James Parr – Sport Scientist at a Professional Football Club.
Dr Matt Cloutier – Clinic Director, Director of Sports Performance at Kinetic Physical Therapy.
Megan Hill MRes – PhD Student- Growth and Maturation of Athletes.
Dr Joe Eisenmann – Scholar-Practitioner-Applied Sports Scientist
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