Ben Burlinson, the owner and founder of Performance Pediatrics and Co-founder of HPR Colorado Springs has more than 15 years of coaching experience with numerous national coaching certificates, including a National NSCAA license. Officially starting his career working with children as a teacher, Ben taught locally in Colorado Springs for nearly 10 years, instructing several subjects including secondary science, elementary math, and physical education.
After pursuing an exercise science degree and finding a void in the developmental coaching curriculum, he spent hundreds of hours researching and educating himself on the growing athlete. Using his broad experience as a teacher and coach, Ben founded Performance Pediatrics with a goal to provide long term planning, management, and injury prevention to the young aspiring athlete. Starting from a small gym in south Colorado Springs Performance Pediatrics has grown into a reputable and powerful ally in the youth sports community. Ben in proud to be a part of the community at HPR and is excited to work alongside some of Colorado Springs’ best practitioners. Coach Ben has many years working with athletes and Alignment of goals, what does everyone want out of this experience? What do the parents want? What do the kids want?
Today we have the honor of talking with Ben for an entire hour! We get in depth on the topic of training youth and specifically how to train youth.
This is a great resource for volunteer coaches and parents who have no experience coaching but are suddenly in charge of coaching their child’s soccer team.
A lot of current training programs are built for adults and shouldn’t be used for training youth. Ben helps us understand what it takes to be a good coach:
I would like to thank coach Ben for joining us and giving some great tips on how volunteers and parents can coach kids.
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