Created by:  University of Florida

  • Dr. Chris Brooks

    Taught by:  Dr. Chris Brooks, Instructor

    Coaching Science Coordinator for USA Track and Field
LevelBeginner
Commitment5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
User Ratings
4.9 stars
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Trabajo del curso
Trabajo del curso

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University of Florida
The University of Florida (UF) is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in academic excellence, both on campus and online. Ranked in the top 20 of Public Universities, the University of Florida is the state’s oldest university and has a long established tradition of academic excellence.
Ratings and Reviews
Rated 4.9 out of 5 of 103 ratings

Excellent course is better than I have taken online, very good teacher

Very good course covering everything about the basics of training young athletes. The course is a must for young or starting coaches. It is also an excellent tool for parents who wish to better understand their children practicing sports. While focusing on the young athlete, the knowledge from this course is set in the context of the different phases of growth and maturation and there is much to it that can be applied to mature athletes as well.

As a suggestion: perhaps it would be interesting for future iterations of the course to touch the topic of young athletes affected by diabetes and other chronicle disease and how should coaches, athletes and parents cope with that. Same goes for a more in-depth look into the psychology of athletes in general and young athletes in particular.

The course is very informative - what I wanted was to gain a basic understanding of coaching/training so as to better understand the details of exercising. Instead of looking on various sources on internet with questionable reliability I chose to complete this course. I have also completed Part 2 which I highly recommend.

An excellent course to get an insight into scientific training of young athletes.