Playing 4-5 sports a year, sometimes on 2-3 teams in one season will not develop these qualities. If they spend time training their coordination and balance and pelvic stability at a young age, they can then add speed and strength to a solid foundation. Developing a coordinated, balanced and stable base will lead to more fluid, graceful and efficient movement patterns. As a result, these young athletes will experience less injuries and better performance in their sports.
This type of coordination training should be in every elementary Physical Education program. Stimulating the brain while exercising wakes up neurological pathways that are shut down! It will improve an athletes ability to focus on and off the field.
Here are 4 of our 11-12 year old athletes (all ski racers) training together. Watch their focus as they try to link their arm movements with their leg movements.