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Huskerprice
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Plyometrics is definitely the way to go. With plyo's you can condition while building muscle. Its also quicker to get done and there is a wide variety of them to keep the routine fresh.

Start practice with slow lap
EDD dynamic warm ups
Start EDD form tackling drills
Footwork drills
By this point everyone is ready to go and focused for practice
Water break
Indy work
Team work
Etc....
End of practice ends with a variety of plyo exercises, sometimes I will mix in traditional conditioning.
Most important end with 5 minutes of stretching. I work in yoga type stretches without them knowing they are doing yoga. This helps with injuries and young kids growing at fast rates keeping them limber IMO.
You must strengthen and lengthen.


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mahonz
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Will do. “Conventional” wisdom says they this is too early, but years ago Jack Gregory shared an interesting website called “Strong Kids” that talks about the benefits and almost zero downside of weight training and even powerlifting as a competitive sport with very young children. I’ll start researching it soon.

Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find that website. I’ve found similar ones, with similar names, but this one had research behind it.

Maybe its nothing more than improving coordination.

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Ill leave this here

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_coordination

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Ill leave this here

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_coordinationbr >

Thanks Z.

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Final results:

Zero injuries through the playoffs. They seemed to be as fresh as week 1 in the championship.

Meat Grinder:
We pitched a shutout in "Mojo Score". Didn't have to visit the field a single time all season. That's a first for me. Opponent totals were in the mid to upper 20's.

We'll have an off-season conversation about 2nd graders. Anyone have any good information about the benefits of plyometrics with 8 year olds?

https://www.amazon.com/Progressive-Plyometrics-Kids-Avery-Faigenbaum/dp/1585189553


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gumby_in_co
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https://www.amazon.com/Progressive-Plyometrics-Kids-Avery-Faigenbaum/dp/1585189553

Awesome Vince!

I looked into the authors and found a lot of articles and peer reviewed studies by them. Here's a quote from a study by Faigenbaum and others called "How Young is 'Too Young' to Start Training?":

- "A child that is deemed ready for structured sports participation (about age 7 or 8 years) would typically be ready for INT*, although the importance of improving motor skills during the preschool years should not be overlooked.

*Integrated Neuromuscular Training, which includes plyometric training.

Just bought that book.

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Vince148
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Awesome Vince!

I looked into the authors and found a lot of articles and peer reviewed studies by them. Here's a quote from a study by Faigenbaum and others called "How Young is 'Too Young' to Start Training?":

- "A child that is deemed ready for structured sports participation (about age 7 or 8 years) would typically be ready for INT*, although the importance of improving motor skills during the preschool years should not be overlooked.

*Integrated Neuromuscular Training, which includes plyometric training.

Just bought that book.

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morris
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Awesome Vince!

I looked into the authors and found a lot of articles and peer reviewed studies by them. Here's a quote from a study by Faigenbaum and others called "How Young is 'Too Young' to Start Training?":

- "A child that is deemed ready for structured sports participation (about age 7 or 8 years) would typically be ready for INT*, although the importance of improving motor skills during the preschool years should not be overlooked.

*Integrated Neuromuscular Training, which includes plyometric training.

Just bought that book.

So what do you think of the book?


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gumby_in_co
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About 1/2 way through, but need to pick up the pace to be ready for Spring season. It's perfect for what I'm trying to do. Just the right amount of detail and explains why plyometrics are beneficial. Improving the neuromuscular response to rapid contraction after rapid stretch simply means a more athletic kid. A huge benefit is how they stress that this type of training is fine for any age as long as you follow a progression. Thanks for pointing me in that direction.

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gumby_in_co
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I Know nothing, and to be honest this stuff makes me want to blow my head off. But this seems to be more in line with what we want kids to improve on, being athletes.

For the 7th/8th graders, the most obvious benefit seemed to be injury prevention. When we move down to 2nd graders, I suspect it will be more about the athleticism.

Don't blow your head off. It's only football.

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gumby_in_co
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just used for effects.  The more you can bend and turn the more athletic you are, and less injury prone you are. That to me just makes sense.

We must be doing it wrong, then. Nothing we've done with plyometrics involves any bending or turning.

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Am I the only one that feels like the entire board is being punked?

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Am I the only one that feels like the entire board is being punked?

That's why I stopped posting.  It is however, hard to stay away from the board when the off-season itch is happening

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Am I the only one that feels like the entire board is being punked?

??


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gumby_in_co
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Am I the only one that feels like the entire board is being punked?

No

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