Choosing a Trainer

Choosing a trainer for your child can be a laboring, meticulous task. To ease up the process, adhere to the following guidelines. 

Goals

Have an idea of what goals you want your trainer to help your child accomplish. Be very specific so that the trainer can create an effective personalized regimen. For example, avoid broad goals like, "I want my child to get stronger." Is it their upper body strength, leg strength, core strength, etc? The drills and exercises will vary depending on which area of the body is being targeted.

Ask questions

Make a list of all of the questions that you need answered before deciding on a trainer. Here are some guideline questions to benefit you and your coach:

  • How long is each session?
  • How many times per week should my child workout?
  • Do you have any experience with athletes in my child's age group?
  • How long will it take before we begin to see results?
  • When and where will we be predominately training?
  • What are some exercises and drills that we can do at home between sessions?


Background

Get to know your soon to be trainer's history. For example, how long have they been training/coaching? You should read testimonials and reviews from former and current athletes and if applicable, ask around about him or her and their coaching style to determine if they are the right person for the job.

The perfect trainer for your child is out there. Choosing the right person can be overwhelming, but its up to you as a parent to do your due diligence when it comes to making this decision. Take your time, do your homework and you'll soon land a professional that will help your child reach their athletic potential.

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