Certificate in Applied Youth Athletic Development (English)

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Price: €995

Course Description

The aim of this certificate is to equip coaches with the knowledge and skills to implement a progressive programme of athletic development in their setting (club, school, community) that is appropriate to the developmental needs of the child and youth athlete.


The topics covered on the programme include the below:

  • The Importance of Play
  • Growth, Movement & Development
  • Child Screens
  • Fundamental Movement Skills
  • Coaching Skills
    Athletic Development
  • Models & Frameworks
  • Key Concepts & Considerations
  • Physical Development

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe key concepts and considerations that pertain to Youth Athletic Development​
  • Understand the non-linear and variable trajectories of biological maturation in childhood and adolescence.
  • Assess and coach rudimentary and fundamental movement skills and basic motor skills​.
  • Design and implement effective and appropriate athletic development programmes for the child and youth athlete.

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