Age Appropriate Training for Improving Overall Athletic Performance



As a parent, it can be difficult to know how to train your child for success in athletics. There are so many different opinions on the best way to do things, and it can be hard to know what to trust. At Quick’s Fitness, we are glad to share basic tips on athletic performance training for all-around athletes. Follow these tips to see improvements in your young athlete’s performance.

A holistic approach to sports training will help young athletes improve performance, build character, and stay healthy. Most young athletes need a multi-faceted program that includes strength training, mental focus skills, nutrition guidance, and athletic performance enhancement activities. In addition to offering proper nutritional guidance for the young athlete, this broad type of performance training should also be age-appropriate. What works well for an older teenager may be detrimental to younger children who are still developing their motor skills and coordination.


Athletic performance training for young athletes should be designed with four components in mind: speed, strength, power, and muscular endurance. Each of these performance training components are distinct categories where performance can improve. Athletic performance depends not just on strength or speed, but also on endurance and flexibility. Utilizing an all-around functional approach to performance training for young athletes can help build strength through resistance training and can also strengthen core muscles. Combined, these components can help in young athletes’ sports practice by improving balance and agility. Personalized athletic performance training can best target performance abilities by having an all-around performance training sessions that address the unique strengths and weaknesses of each individual athlete.


Many youth athletes follow a youth sport-specific youth training program that focuses on their favorite youth sport. By adopting an all-around functional training program, young athletes will train muscles and movement that will help prevent injuries from repetitive overuse of specific sports skills. An all-around type of youth sports performance training also teaches younger athletes life lessons and skills that can be utilized throughout life. Another benefit to choosing an all-around type of youth sports performance training program is it builds confidence and gives young athletes a healthy mindset about participating in performance sports as well as other non-performance activities outside the realm of youth sports, and in their daily lives.

Parents should also look for youth sports performance training programs that offer motivational guidance and positivity. The youth sports performance training staff should have the knowledge and skills needed to help motivate youth athletes, teach them how to use mental imagery, and train their minds through positive self-motivation.


Quick’s Fitness All-Around Athletes program offers training and development for athletes of all ages and abilities. Our year-round programming addresses the athletic needs, physical demands, and injury prevention for each athlete during pre-season, in-season, post-season and off-season to increase sports performance in the areas of strength, power, stability, speed, endurance, balance, mobility, flexibility, and mental acuity. Our All-Around Athlete personalized training program combines physical training, healthy lifestyle coaching, nutritional guidance, motivational support, and positive mindset enrichment to develop each athlete to reach his or her full potential as an All-Around Athlete. We train physical athleticism, movement, performance, confidence, and resilience on all fields of play.


Our 1-on-1 personal athletic performance training is offered at Your Personal Best Fitness Studio in Mooresville. We provide individualized programming and attention based on each athlete’s strengths, deficits, and performance goals. Our personal athletic performance training includes a free consultation, free evaluation of physical movement patterns (push, pull, squat, hinge, rotation, and load carry), fitness and performance testing, free monthly Fit3d body scanning for body competition, wellness metrics, and posture and individualized programming with TrueCoach to plan, implement and track each athlete’s workout progression towards sports performance goals.


Contact Joel Quick, owner and head trainer, Quick’s Fitness to schedule a free consultation to learn more about our All Around Athletes Performance Training for athletes of all ages and abilities by phone at 803-577-9032 or email: joel@quicksfitness.com