Youth Fitness Organization the IYCA Releases Special Coaching Video

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The International Youth Conditioning Association is currently offering a free coaching video by Massachusetts Coach Dave Gleason.

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There’s a huge difference between trying to be passionate about what you’re doing and doing what you’re passionate about

Youth sports training organization the International Youth Conditioning Association has released a free coaching video from renowned Massachusetts youth fitness specialist Dave Gleason. Gleason is the head trainer at Athletic Revolution in Pembroke, MA.

In a video recorded at the annual IYCA Summit, Dave Gleason outlines how he left behind an unfulfilling career as an in home personal trainer and opened up his own facility, creating a successful business for himself as a youth fitness and sports specialist.

“It’s not easy to move on to your next phase of professional development,” Gleason says. “Even if you’re working in a job that is not rewarding, in these uncertain times it can be a blessing just to be working at all. Still, the people who do the best in life are those for whom work isn’t just work, but a passion.”

Gleason notes that one of the most significant measures a youth sports trainer can take is to figure out why they got into the industry in the first place. “There’s a huge difference between trying to be passionate about what you’re doing and doing what you’re passionate about,” Gleason notes.

“In the first place, you might be able to make a living, but to make a rewarding life for yourself requires the constant pursuit of doing what you love,” Gleason advises.

In the video, Dave Gleason details his own personal journey on his way to finding out what his passion in the fitness industry was. After moving from training job to training job, Dave dabbled in a number of different areas of the industry.

Only later did Dave Gleason realize that working with kids and creating kids fitness programs was his true life passion. Once he realized this, his career and life took off in unprecedented ways.

“Once you find that passion,” Gleason notes, “surround yourself with the right systems and with other people who share in your vision.”

“Dave Gleason is great because he gets you to ask yourself the question: ‘Why?’” says IYCA CEO Pat Rigsby. “Some people just flit about, never finding themselves. Then there are people, like Dave, who cannot wait to get up every morning and pursue their dreams.”

The IYCA frequently offers youth sports coaching tips, like the Dave Gleason coaching video, through its blog and products. The organization frequently takes advantage of the services of coaches who have had many years of experience training young athletes.

The free Dave Gleason coaching video is available at:

About Pat Rigsby: Pat Rigsby is the co-owner of Fitness Consulting Group, a leading business development consulting firm within the fitness industry.

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


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