Elizabethtown, KY (PRWEB) June 24, 2012
This past Friday and Saturday, leaders in the field of youth fitness appeared at Tyler English Fitness in Canton, CT for an event hosted by the International Youth Fitness Association. The event marked the first ever IYCA East Coast Conference.
The IYCA focuses its efforts on improving coaches in the fields of youth fitness, youth conditioning, and youth athletic development. The organization unites youth fitness professionals to set forth guidelines for best practices in long-term young athlete development.
This first ever IYCA East Coast Conference brought together 9 of the leading experts in the field of youth fitness to work with and teach all levels of coaches and trainers.
“The IYCA is dedicated, first and foremost, to improving the way youth sports coaches develop young athletes,” said IYCA CEO Pat Rigsby. “While coaches can buy books and videos, nothing beats hands on experience with renowned experts.”
This year’s lineup included 9 youth fitness specialists who have experience training NCAA Champions, Olympians, and professionals. Such coaches include speed expert Latif Thomas and David Jack, two former elite NCAA athletes with thriving youth coaching businesses.
Other presenters included resistance band training expert Dave Schmitz, kettlebell training expert Pamela MacElree, youth and professional coach Jim Kielbaso, east coast gym owner Dave Gleason, owner of Cressey Performance Eric Cressey, and the IYCA’s own Pat Rigsby.
While all the youth fitness specialists covered unique aspects of training young athletes, one notable speaker stood out for bridging the gap between mind and body.
Connecticut local Melissa Lambert, a licensed professional counselor and the
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