Certificate in Understanding the Developing Athlete/Player

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This certificate covers the anatomy and physiology of the child and teenage athlete. It also look at physique and the importance of posture including the influence posture can have on sporting success. It also looks at the upper and lower cross syndrome which has a huge influence on physical performance.

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This module covers the anatomy and physiology of the child and teenage athlete. It also look at physique and the importance of posture including the influence posture can have on sporting success. It also looks at the upper and lower cross syndrome which has a huge influence on physical performance.

  • Module introduction – 4 PDF documents
  • Resource notes
  • A total of 30 lectures in PDF format, available to download and print
  • 3 multiple-choice activities

GENERAL INTRODUCTION
This course content examines the make-up of the athlete through the study of basic anatomy, physique, posture as well as developing an understanding of what is normally referred to as the Upper and Lower Crossed Syndrome.

In order to understand the module, we begin with a short review of the muscles of the body – where the origin and insertion of the main muscles groups are as well as examining the function of all the major muscles of the body. The importance of the nervous system is also presented.

It s difficult to understand how the muscles contribute to movement and the execution of skill without studying how the joint contribute to these activities and so we will spend some time looking at the various types of joints and how they assist the body in fulfilling movement activities.

The module also looks at physique and how important various physiques are in various sports. This is followed up by a major examination of posture.

Posture is of more importance than many coaches or physical education teachers may appreciate. Hence in this module we will look at posture and particularly at the many variations of postures that exists. Of the utmost importance in terms of programme design is the study of the development of compensations by athletes to overcome short-comings in their postural make-up. We need to understand and appreciate the importance of:
 Stretching tight muscles
 Strengthening weak muscles
 The re-education, re-affirming and re-development of the movement patterns involving these muscles.

The module is completed by an examination of the upper and lower crossed syndrome which was first presented by Janda many ago – initially in the world of medicine and physiotherapy – but which is now being widely studied by coaches to enhance the strength and conditioning programmes of the modern day athlete.


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