Athletic development encompasses the training of physical qualities that will make athletes better prepared for the demands of sports competition. Therefore, letting them thrive in competition, not merely survive. These same physical qualities that are necessary to best prepare youth athletes for competition are the same physical qualities we believe here at Integrated Bodies all young people should be led through on their journey of physical development.
Just as we teach the worlds youth about numeracy and literacy within our schools. Our children should also be led through their movement ABC’s. This physical literacy is learning the why’s and how’s of our foundational movement patterns such as the squat, hinge, lunge, push, pull, rotate, and brace; in addition to learning how to run, jump, land, and throw. This physical literacy philosophy is synonymous with our Athletic Development Program, for this reason we are so excited to see more and more our young members who are currently not competing in sports, but who are still being taught their movement ABC’s.
We urge our local community to get around this movement, and if you know a young person who is keen to learn how to train in the gym and learn how to move their body properly and work with professional coaches to lead them through this; our ADP classes are for them. Athletic Development & physical literacy can prepare our young people to thrive in life, not merely survive.