It doesn’t matter what sport you’re coaching or your kid is playing. They need help.
If they didn’t you probably wouldn’t be here looking.
Kids need lots of athletic skills help these days in a lot of areas. One of the areas they need it most is in strength. There’s a lot of books out there that show you how weight lifting exercises. Some of them even show pictures of Nautilus equipment.
Where, when and how much would that cost for your typical youth soccer, football or baseball team? And it probably isn’t even ideal.
Most weight equipment takes instruction, supervision and concentration. Does your typical 9 or 10 year old have that? I don’t think so.
The best exercises to use for kids are body-weight exercises. They work the whole body, they are functional and can be fun. But sometimes coaches and kids get bored with them.
So here is a fun way to use a common piece of equipment that most fields have hanging around. You can get a lot of kids using them at once so it’s efficient. Give some of them a try and see how it works for you.
There you have it. I have more bench drills that work on balance and running technique as well. I’m going to be putting them into a ebook form soon. But for now, I think this will give most coaches and PE teachers some new ideas to try.
Let me know how they worked.