Elizabethtown, KY (PRWEB) October 10, 2012
The International Youth Conditioning Association is currently promoting its Youth Nutrition Specialist Certification. The product is available for a $100 discount, and the promotion is running now through Friday, October 12th at Midnight EST.
The IYCA, the world’s leading youth fitness organization, is offering the nutrition certification after years of experience working with coaches and trainers who have expressed a desire to push their young athletes to the next level in areas beyond mere youth sports training.
“A lot of youth fitness trainers and coaches come to us because they don’t know how to take the next step when it comes to young athlete development,” says Pat Rigsby, co-owner and CEO of the International Youth Conditioning Association.
“What many youth sports coaches and trainers fail to understand is that athletes might not have people monitoring what they eat,” Rigsby continues. “Kids need to be taught proper nutrition, because in our society it’s very easy to be tempted to eat poorly.”
Rigsby, a former college baseball coach, notes that trainers express reservations about branching into other areas of young athlete development beyond exercise and sports. “Trainers shouldn’t be content to just make exercise programs for kids,” Rigsby says. “Kids fitness is about developing the entire athlete.”
One of the major concerns trainers have voiced is that there is not enough time during youth sports training sessions to address nutritional concerns. However, Rigsby notes that “a good trainer will carve out time to address concerns that affect youth sports performance.”
In fact, children often look to their coaches for any information that would help them with sports performance, including diet.
One final concern that plagues youth sports coaches is that they simply do not have the expertise to advice children on proper nutrition.
“This is a valid concern,” Rigsby admits. “However, that is the entire purpose for the IYCA’s Youth Nutrition Specialist Certification. We want to teach trainers and coaches how to instill proper eating in their young athletes.”
The Youth Nutrition Specialist Certification comes with 2 DVDs and a manual outlining the most up to date practices in healthy nutrition. It includes fundamentals of eating, the science which relates nutrition to kids fitness, tips for teaching kids about food, and many other useful tools.
The product was developed in collaboration with Dr. Chris Mohr, who has a PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. Dr. Mohr is also a consulting sports nutritionist for the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals.
The IYCA is running a promotion for the Youth Nutrition Specialist Certification. The product is currently available for a 30 day trial at only the cost of shipping. After the 30 days, the product can be purchased for $100 off the retail price.
The sale ends this Friday, October 12th at Midnight EST. For more information on the Youth Nutrition Specialist Certification, visit: http://iyca.org/nutrition/save/shipping-only/
About Pat Rigsby and Nick Berry: Pat Rigsby and Nick Berry are the co-owners of Fitness Consulting Group, a leading business development consulting firm within the fitness industry. Fitness Consulting Group is the parent company of the IYCA and a number of other companies.
The IYCA is part of the Fitness Consulting Group family of companies. It is the world’s leading authority in the fields of youth fitness, youth conditioning, and youth athletic development.
To learn more about the IYCA, visit http://iyca.org.