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Youth Strength, Fitness and Health Conference

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Sheffield Hallam University, Collegiate Campus

Collegiate Crescent

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On the 17th January 2019, TRA Performance Education in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University will be hosting an expert-led conference aimed at improving youth exercise education for coaches, teachers, trainers and parents.

Childhood obesity is a critical public health threat as the prevalence of obesity amongst youth continues to increase worldwide, and there is the risk of developing obesity-related diseases at an increasingly younger age. Prevention and treatment programmes suitable for youth have been developed for which physical activity is an integral component.

The aim of this conference is to provide education relating to youth exercise, and to break down the barriers and obstacles that we face when providing the most effective exercise strategies to young people, inside and outside of competitive sport.

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Keynote Speaker: Professor David Morley: “Hidden in full view: Putting the child at the centre of sport”

Head of the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity, Professor of Youth Sport and Physical Activity

Professor Morley’s talk will draw upon theories of transcendentalism and interactionism to illustrate the unique development needs of children in sport. Transcendentalism demands we search for the basic tenets of human existence and for a child, making sense of the world around them through their formative years, this is crucial.

Professor Morley will describe children’s needs and then examine whether, through our interactions with children and carers, we are offering appropriate practices for children to flourish and develop a lifelong love of sport.

Helen Collins: “Building strong foundations for an active life”

Sport & Exercise Scientist at University of Dundee

Children in the UK are becoming weaker, less active and more overweight. Helen Collins will speak about how strength training can be used as a strategy to help our children become more active and healthier as a result.

Ash Cox: “Working with obesity to promote physical activity and athletic development in today’s youth”

Director at Redwood Institute and PhD candidate/Researcher at Edge Hill University

To interventions to increase activity levels in our youth have been largely unsuccessful. But, could the key to exercise and physical activity adherence be hiding in their increasing waistlines. Ash discusses more about this in his talk

Luke Jenkinson: “The benefits of early specialisation within a late specialisation environment”

Associate Lecturer in Strength & Conditioning, Strength and Conditioning Coach at Derby County and PhD Candidate/Researcher at Liverpool John MooresUniversity

Luke will be discussing how early specialisation may be of benefit to young athletes in a culture that advocates late specialisation in sport

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