Enriching traditional youth athletic training with yoga and mindfulness to support engagement, safety and performance.
According to the Urban Dictionary, the definition of an athlete is "An individual who participates in sports characterized by dedication, focus, intelligence and work ethic." The benefits of participation in youth athletics are many, however specialization in a single sport at a young age may lead to an increased risk of injury and unnecessary psychological stress.
Created by two experienced youth yoga instructors who will share a variety of best practices for integrating yoga and mindfulness into a training regimen. This introductory one-day workshop will include group discussion, facilitated brainstorming, and a sampling of yoga and mindfulness practices for athletes. Materials will include anatomy focused lesson plans appropriate for sports team and individualized athletic practices and training sessions. Practical tools will be presented in both lecture and experiential format.
4 Benefits of Yoga & Mindfulness for Youth Athletes - written by Sally Delisle
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This training is ideal for coaches, athletic trainers, physical education and health teachers, physical therapists, yoga teachers, school or family counselors, child psychologists, camp counselors, recreation directors, parents and any others who regularly work with youth athletes. A background of at least six months yoga experience and/or a background in physical education is recommended.
1. Define an athlete and describe the relevant benefits of yoga & mindfulness practices.
2. Understand how to utilize a variety of practices such as breath awareness, yoga-based movement and visualizations to support the “mindful athlete.”
3. Develop anatomy-focused, sport-specific mindfulness based movement sequences with a focus on injury prevention and recovery, as well as optimal performance.
4. Learn effective methods for encouraging mindful communication and cooperation between coach, athletes, parents, administrators, etc.
5. Access additional tools and resources for continued learning.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
This is an introductory workshop that provides a certificate of attendance upon completion of all hours. In addition, workshop hours are valid for Yoga Alliance CE's. It is strongly suggested that those interested in working with athletes and/or interested in certification attend the ChildLight Yoga & Mindfulness for Tweens and Teens Teacher Training.
$165, includes cost of materials. Click here for Scholarship Opportunities & Group Discounts which are available on a limited basis.
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"I got so much out of the training...the wheels in my head are turning with so many ideas and thoughts. I can't wait to put them into practice. ..I felt it was a great balance of lecture, activity, questions, creative thinking, sharing of thoughts and ideas. For me, it touched on all the different ways individuals learn. Loved it! Thank you for making this training session happen." ~ C.S.
"We won an epic game on Saturday. That win sets us on a clear path to earn a first round bye and host a playoff game. I truly believe your yoga routines have helped our players stay healthy and able to play longer on game days." ~ NH Coach
"The information on anatomy, practical training and resources was wonderful." ~ M.W.
"I do feel more confident to do this kind of work. Ann has great energy, was fun, knowledgeable and supportive." ~ J.B.
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