Youth Fitness Specialist Level 1

The Youth Fitness Specialist Certification is the IYCA’s comprehensive Certification for trainers and coaches who want to help young people ages 6 to 18 become fit, embrace healthy lifestyles and maximize sports performance.

This Credential is a product of years of innovation and current research. The Youth Fitness Specialist Certification combines:

  • The IYCA’s Revolutionary Approach To Coaching. Combining both the art and science of coaching, the IYCA’s coaching methodology addresses the needs of today’s young people and teaches you how to help you connect with and motivate the clients you serve to enhance their experience and results.

  • The IYCA’s Revolutionary Approach To Long Term Athletic Development. The IYCA Youth Fitness Specialist Certification provides you with a complete approach to fitness and athletic development that takes into account the real world considerations of kids ranging from the differences in needs of 8 year olds and 18 year olds to the ever increasing challenges of early sport specialization.

  • Contributions From Some Of The Industry’s Top Coaches. We’ve enlisted some of the world’s leading youth fitness professionals like Dave Gleason, Kim McCollough, Mike Robertson and Wil Fleming as contributors to this Certification to share their insight and experiences gained from coaching thousands of young athletes and provide you with real world insight into what actually works when training kids.

  • Real World Programming. Gain access to actual, proven sample training programs for young people designed by the industry’s top coaches to better empower you to implement your own effective training approach.

As Certified High School Strength & Conditioning Specialists, we:

  • Discover proper programming systems for any age, gender, or sport and the exact methods for deciding when to implement each to give your athletes optimal performance.

  • Have confidence that our programming is based on real-world evidence, backed by research, and specifically designed to help high school athletes maximize their results when they are in your program.

  • Have access to a complete system to help develop athletes over the entire course of their careers from freshmen to seniors and prepare them to succeed at the next level.

  • Be in a very select circle of professionals who are dedicated to preparing their athletes to perform their absolute best with proper training and motivation.

And much more!

Bottom line: Being an IYCA High School Strength & Conditioning Coaching gives us the knowledge, skills, and tools to position ourselves as the best high school performance coaches in the area!