This book represents the cumulative knowledge and experience of the author and many of his colleagues related to the progressive preparation and training for children in organized sports. Unfortunately, much of the extensive experience of the Eastern Bloc countries and the Soviet Union itself has never been published or shared with the rest of the world.
This book represents a significant contribution to our knowledge of progressive sports training in children and, in particular, shares the author's concept of the `sensitive ages' for enhancement of muscle strength, speed, endurance, coordination, and flexibility...this text is written in a careful and simple progression of ideas which should be comprehensible to anyone who has had a secondary school level of scientific training and who is also involved in physical education at either the community-based or school-based level.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone dealing with or responsible for progressive sports training of young athletes. The truism that children are not simply small adults is especially borne out by this small gem of a book. -- Lyle J. Micheli, M.D., Director of Sports Medicine at Children's Hospital, Boston; President of American College of Sports Medicine; Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Cover: Paperback
- Pages: 221
- Level of Difficulty: Moderate, Unlike other training books for children this book explains the “sensitives ages” for development of movement abilities such as coordination, speed, and strength.
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I’m a parent of three that are starting on sports this is a must read.