The Youth Coach Pro focuses on implementation and provides the magic- “how” to run a successful and sustainable youth program in your gym. 

The YCP begins with an implementation module that walks the Coach through how to set up and implement The Brand X Method® in their gym and then continues with hundreds of movement pattern and physical literacy videos as well as handouts to educate parents and new relevant articles and research for the coach. The YCP is updated and expanded on a regular basis.   The Youth Coach Pro Is the invaluable "How" portion of the Professional Youth Coach Certification and only available to Professional Youth Coaches.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Brand X® Implementation

    • Implementing The Brand X Method®

    • Overview of Brand X® Movement Training

    • Why Proper Movement is so Important

    • Explore-Express Implementation and Programming

    • Excel Implementation and Programming

    • Base-Build-Boost - a frame work for teaching movement

    • Movement Pattern Assessment

    • Loaded Play

    • Exploration and Experimentation in Play

    • The Brand X® Warm Up

    • Only Speed Should Change

  • 2

    Brand X® School Specific Implementation

    • Aligning Brand X® with National and State Standards

  • 3

    Movement Patterns

    • Movement Tiers

    • Six Primal Movement Pattern

    • Brand X® Tiers

    • MAJOR TOPIC - Movement Skills

    • Movement Skills June 2021

    • Muscles on/Muscles off

    • Movement Skill - Strong Tree - Kids

    • Movement Skill - Waiting in the Outfield - Kids

    • Monvement Skill - Waiting in the Outfield - Teens

    • Brand X Railroad Tracks-kids-movement skill

    • Jumping and Landing Position

    • Brand X Knee Over Ankle-kids-movement skill

    • Knee Travel Outward

    • Movement Skill - Hanging

    • Triangle - Headstand Position

    • MAJOR TOPIC - CORE - Movement Pattern Definition

    • Core Tiers

    • Movement Pattern Core

    • Copy of Movement Skill - Strong Tree - Kids

    • Brand X Plank Progression-kids

    • Brand X T-Plank

    • Hollow Hold Progression

    • Toes to bar - Floor

    • Brand X V-Up and Hold

    • Brand X ISO-L-Sit Progression

    • Brand X L-Sit on Parallettes

    • Brand X L-Sit on Floor

    • Brand X L-Sit Hang

    • Brand X ISO-Knees to Elbows

    • Ring Roll Out

    • Brand X ISO-Toes to Bar

    • Brand X ISO-Toes to Opposite Hand

    • Brand X Carrying 3-kids

    • Brand X Zercher Carry

    • Brand X ISO-Kettle Bell March

    • Kettlebell or KB Passes - Stability Drill

    • Brand X ISO-Back Rack Carry-Yoke Walk

    • Brand X ISO-Pallof Press

    • Brand X ISO-Wood Chopper

    • Dead Bug (Legs Only)

    • Brand X ISO-Rotational Med Ball Throw

    • Dead Bug (Arms and Legs)

    • MAJOR TOPIC - SQUAT - Movement Pattern Definition

    • Squat Tiers

    • Squat - Movements Points of Peformance

    • Blocked Squat Kids

    • Wall Squats

    • Blocked Squat Teen

    • Box Squat Kids

    • Box Squat Teen

    • Air Squat

    • Goblet Squat

    • Front Squat

    • Back Squat

    • Overhead Squat

    • Thruster

    • Spanish Squat corrrective and teaching tool

    • Wall Ball

    • Jumping and Landing

    • Teaching Landing Position

    • Blocked Hop

    • Blocked Jump

    • Blocked Jump to raised Platform

    • Vertical Jump

    • Jump for Height

    • Single Leg Pogos

    • Jumping rope

    • Brand X Double Unders

    • Broad Jump

    • Box Jump

    • Box Jump 2

    • Box Jump Single Leg Landing

    • Skaters

    • MAJOR TOPIC - HINGE - Movement Pattern Definition

    • Hinge Tiers

    • Hinge-Movements Points of Performance

    • Waiting in the Outfield Kids

    • Angry Gorilla Kids

    • Waiting in the Outfield Teen

    • Picking something up from the ground

    • Box Hinge Drill Teen

    • Deadlift Teen

    • Hex Bar Deadlift

    • Kettlebell Swing

    • Brand X Med Ball Throw for Height

    • Brand X Hang Power Clean

    • Hang Power Clean

    • Brand X Hang Squat Clean

    • Hang Power Snatch

    • Power Clean

    • Power Snatch

    • MAJOR TOPIC - LUNGE Movement - Pattern Definition

    • Lunge Tiers

    • Lunge - Movements Points of Peformance

    • Brand X Railroad Tracks-kids

    • Brand X Knee Over Ankle-kids

    • Brand X Step-Back Lunge2-teen

    • Step Back Lunge to Step Through Box Step Up

    • Bulgarian Split Squat

    • Bulgarian Squats - Contralateral Loading

    • Brand X ISO-Jumping Lunge

    • Brand X Rockets

    • Step Back Lunge to Rocket

    • MAJOR TOPIC - PUSH -Movement Pattern Definition

    • Triangle - Headstand Position (press)

    • Brand X Knee Dip-kids

    • Push Upwards Tiers

    • Push Upwards - Movement Points of Performance

    • Push Horizontal Tiers

    • Push Horizontal - Movement Points of Performance

    • Push Downwards Tiers

    • Push down - Movement Points of Performance

    • Brand X ISO-Pike Push-Up

    • Brand X ISO-Explosive Push-Up

    • Med Ball Chest Pass to Explosive Push Up

    • Clapping Push Up

    • Brand X ISO-Med Ball Chest Pass

    • Brand X ISO-Hindu Push-Up

    • Brand X ISO-Bench Dip

    • Brand X ISO-Hand Stand Push-Up

    • Brand X Stinkbug-kids

    • Brand X Push-Up

    • Brand X Roll Up Push-Up

    • Floor Press

    • Brand X Dip-teen

    • Brand X Push Press-teen

    • Brand X Push Jerk-teen

    • Brand X Push Jerk2-teen

    • Brand X Elevated Push-Up-teen

    • Brand X Shoulder Press-teen

    • Power Ball

    • MAJOR TOPIC - PULL - Movement Pattern Definition

    • Pull Upwards Tier

    • Pull Horizontal Tiers

    • Pull Downwards Tiers

    • Pull - Movement Points of Performance

    • Brand X Hanging-kids

    • Brand X Bandy Pull Apart

    • Brand X Bandy Pull Apart Supinated

    • Brand X Ring Row

    • Brand X Dumbbell High Pull

    • Plate Flip

    • Brand X Strict Pull-Up

    • Brand X Chin Up (Negative)

    • Brand X Close Grip Chin Up

    • Brand X Close Grip Pull ups

    • Brand X Kipping Pull-Up-teen

    • Brand X Commando Pull Ups

    • V-sit Rope Climb

    • V-Sit Rope Pull Up (from seated position)

    • Brand X Muscle Up-teen

    • Bodyweight Skullcrushers

    • Wall Walk Up

    • Split Clean - Split Clean - Squat Clean

    • Dragon Flags

    • T-Bar Row

    • Blocked Rock Up Squats

    • Dumbbell RDL

    • Front Rack Carry

    • Arnold Press

    • Farmers Carry

    • Body Weight Skull Crusher

    • Single Leg Side Box Step Up

    • Heel Elevated Squat

    • Extended Leg Box Step Up

    • Dumbbell Seal Row

    • Hex Hold

    • Banded Side Step

    • Single Leg Side Box Squat

    • Dumbbell Front Raise

    • Zercher Squat

    • Hex Hold

    • Banded Pull Through

    • Triple Broad Jump

    • Sir Charles Lateral Raise

  • 4

    Physical Literacy Skills

    • Brand X Physical Literacy Skills Tiers

    • MAJOR TOPIC - LOCOMOTOR - Physical Literacy Skills Locomotor

    • Inchworms

    • Brand X Gallop 1

    • Brand X Gallop 2

    • Brand X Frog Jump

    • Brand X Duck Walk

    • Brand X Seal Walk

    • Brand X Rabbit Run

    • Brand X Quadrapedal Bear Crawl

    • Brand X Straight Leg Bear Crawl

    • Brand X Bear Crawl 1

    • Brand X Bear Crawl 2

    • Brand X Crab Walk 1

    • Brand X Crab Walk 2

    • Brand X Forward Leopard Crawl

    • Brand X Backward Leopard Crawl

    • Brand X Lateral Leopard Crawl

    • Brand X Skipping

    • Brand X High Knee Skip

    • Brand X Lateral Skip

    • Brand X Backward Skip

    • Brand X A-Skip

    • Brand X B-Skip

    • Brand X Carioca

    • Brand X Low Knee Carioca

    • Brand X High Knee Carioca

    • MAJOR TOPIC - NON LOCOMOTOR - Physical Literacy Skills Non Locomotor

    • Vertical Jump-Non Locomotor

    • Brand X Jumping Jacks

    • Brand X Straddle Jump

    • Brand X Split Jumps

    • Brand X Ski Jump

    • Brand X Bell Jump

    • Brand X Leaping

    • Brand X Hopscotch

    • Curb Taps

    • Brand X Star Jump

    • Brand X Highland Flings

    • Brand X Tuck Jump

    • Brand X Tuck Jump to Waist

    • Brand X Split Jacks

    • MAJOR TOPIC - MANIPULATIVE - Physical Literacy Skills Manipulative

    • Brand X Underhand Throw

    • Brand X Collecting a Rolled Ball Seated

    • Brand X Rolling a Ball with Two Hands

    • Brand X Rolling a Ball with One Hand

    • Brand X Dribbling with Two Hands

    • Brand X Striking an Object with Hand

    • Brand X Catching a Ball in the Air-Self Toss

    • Brand X Kicking a Stationary Ball

    • Brand X Kicking a Rolling Ball

    • Brand X Dribbling a Ball in Stationary Position

    • Brand X Kicking with Laces

    • Brand X Kicking with Inside of Foot

    • Brand X Short-Handled Implement Striking

    • Brand X Overhand Throw

    • Brand X Overhand Throw with Non-Dominant Hand

    • Brand X Dribbling with Pace with Hands

    • Brand X Dribbling with Feet While Walking

    • Brand X Dribbling with Pace with Feet

    • Brand X Trapping

    • Brand X Dribbling While Moving with Feet

    • Brand X Dribbling While Moving with Hands

    • Brand X Catching with a Partner in the Air

    • Brand X Long-Handled Implement Striking

    • MAJOR TOPIC - BALANCE - Physical Literacy Skills Balance

    • Brand X Wheel_Bridge

    • Brand X Crow

    • Brand X Tripod

    • Brand X Log_Pencil_Mummy Roll

    • Brand X Egg Roll

    • Brand X Headstand

    • Brand X Scissor Kick

    • Brand X Pendulum 1.0

    • Brand X Cartwheel

    • Brand X Round-off

    • Brand X Forward Shoulder Roll

    • Brand X Backward Shoulder Roll

    • Brand X Forward Tuck Roll

    • Brand X Forward Pike Roll

    • Brand X Standing Forward Tuck Roll

    • Brand X Backward Tuck Roll

    • Brand X Forward Straddle Roll

    • Brand X Backward Extension Roll

    • Brand X Handstand to Rollout

    • Brand X Handstand Walk

    • MAJOR TOPIC - STATIC FLEX - Physical Literacy Skills Static Flex

    • Brand X Down Dog_Up Dog_Childs Pose

    • Brand X Down Dog_Up Dog

    • Brand X Childs Pose

    • Brand X Cobra Stretch

    • Brand X Couch Stretch

    • Brand X Scorpion Stretch

    • Brand X Cross Body Shoulder Stretch

    • Brand X Thread the Needle

    • Brand X Overhead Tricep Stretch

    • Brand X Pigeon Stretch

    • Brand X Seal

    • MAJOR TOPIC - DYNAMIC FLEX - Physical Literacy Skills Dynamic Flex

    • Brand X Hip Thrusters or Glute Bridge

    • Brand X Arm Hugs

    • Brand X Arm Swings 1

    • Brand X Arm Swings 2

    • Brand X Arm Swings_Hugs

    • Brand X Good Mornings

    • Brand X Ham Scoops

    • Brand X Trunk Twists

    • Brand X Ankle Taps

    • Brand X Pocket Kicks 1

    • Brand X Pocket Kicks 2

    • Brand X Squat Thruster

    • Brand X Pause Mountain Climbers

    • Brand X Toy Soldiers

    • Brand X Leg Cradle

    • Brand X Arm Circles

    • Brand X Knee Hugs

    • Brand X Quad Pull

    • MAJOR TOPIC - Various Uncategorized Bodyweight Skils

    • Brand X Grasshopper

    • Brand X® Curb Taps

    • Basic Dot Drill

    • Single Leg Dot Drill - Basic

    • Plank to sit through

  • 5

    Support PDF’s and Infographics

    • How BX is different - Explore Express

    • How BX is different - Excel

    • EXPLORE-EXPRESS-EXCEL Infographic

    • Movement Gaps Infographic

    • Return to Sport

    • Base-Build-Boost - a framework for teaching movement

    • Play Continuum

    • Parenting Styles 2020

    • Growing a Lifetime of Health and Fitness

    • Base•Build•Boost Nutrition

    • Don’t Skip the Steps!

  • 6

    Blogs and Podcasts

    • Should Kids Lift Weights

    • Creating an Unreasonable Family

    • Two Brain Radio Podcast 10-1-2020

    • The Ready State Podcast 1-15-2018

    • Mark Bell’s Power Project Podcast 4-29-2019

    • Interview with Chris Cooper of Two Brain Buisiness

  • 7

    Curated Brand X® Staff Picks!

    • How Young Is Too Young to Start Training - Training Age and Start Time - April 2021 Pick from Jeff Martin

    • Developing Empathetic Children April 2021 Pick From Keegan Martin

    • Free Weight Resistance Training in Youth: A Narrative Review March 2021 Pick From Jeff Martin

    • Why Teenage Sleep is so Important to Mental Health - March 2021 Pick from Mikki Martin

    • YLM Infographic Young athletes and Resistance Training - March 2021 Pick from Mikki Martin

    • The Importance of Positive Coaching (a students perspective) March 2021 Pick from Jeff Martin

    • New Movements March 2021

    • Base • Build • Boost February 2021 Pick from Keegan Martin

    • What are the Limitations of Youth Resistance Training? February 2021 Pick from Jeff Martin

    • The case for student mental health days! - January 2021 Pick from Mikki Martin

    • Resistance Training Tied to Health Gains in Youth - January 2021 Pick from Connor Martin

    • Effects of Variations in Resistance Training Frequency on Strength Development in Well‐Trained Populations and Implications for In‐Season Athlete Training: A Systematic Review and Meta‐analysis - May 2021 Pick from Jeff Martin

    • Making a Strong Case for Prioritizing Muscular Fitness in Youth Physical Activity Guidelines - July 2021 Pick from Mikki Martin

    • Sumo Deadlift vs Conventional Deadlift? Why We Teach Our Kids to “Cheat” at Deadlift

    • The Decline of Play and the Rise of Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents

  • 8

    Research

    • Can_Resistance_Training_Reduce_Injuries_in_Youth_Faigenbaum and Schram

    • ABCs of Evidence-Based Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention Strategies in Female Athletes_Sugimoto et al

    • Effectiveness of a Neuromuscular and Proprioceptive Training Program in ACL Injury Prevention

    • Efficacy of Injury Prevention Programs in Adolescent Team Sports-A Meta-Analysis_Soomro et al

    • AOSSM Early Sport Specialization Consensus Statement_LaPrade et al

    • Bergeron et al 2015 - IOC Consensus Statement on Youth Athletic Development

    • Dosage Effects of Neuromuscular Training Intervention to Reduce Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Female Athletes_Sugimoto et al

    • Association of sport specialization and training volume with injury history in youth athletes_Post et al

    • Hewett et al CORR July 2012 Andry Award - Sequence of Prevention -- fulltext

    • High prevalence of knee osteoarthritis pain and functional limitations in female soccer players 12 years after ACL injury_Lohmander et al

    • Chronic Lack of Sleep is Associated With Increased Sports Injuries in Adolescent Athletes_Milewski et al

    • Childhood practice and play as determinants of adolescent intrinsic and extrinsic motivation among elite youth athletes_Thomas and Guellich

    • Lack of Sleep and Sports Injuries in Adolescents-A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis_Gao et al

    • LTAD_Balyi and Hamilton

    • Long-Term Athletic Development--Part 2-Barriers to Success and Potential Solutions_Lloyd et al

    • Is Muscular Fitness Associated with Future Health Benefits in Children and Adolescents_

    • Long-term athlete development model_Ford et al

    • Long-Term Athletic Development--Part 1-A Pathway for All Youth_Lloyd et al

    • Strength training in children and adolescents-raising the bar for young athletes_ Stabenow Dahab and Metcalf McCambridge

    • CSEP-Position-Stand-E_Resistance Training in Children and Adolescents

    • developmental model of sport participation-15 years after its first conceptualization_Cote and Vierimaaa

    • Unnatural Selection-Talent Identification and Development in Sport_Abbott et al 2005

    • Youth resistance training-updated position statement paper from the NSCA_Faigenbaum et al

    • UKSCA Position Statement 2014

    • Meta-Analysis of Meta-Analyses of Anterior Cruciaye Ligament Injury Reduction Training Programs_Webster _ Hewett

    • Chronological age vs. biological maturation-Implications for exercise programming in youth_Lloyd et al

    • Decrease in Neuromuscular Control about the Knee with Maturation in Female Athletes_Hewett Myer Ford

    • Youth_Physical_Development_Model_Lloyd and Oliver

  • 9

    Business

    • Business FAQ

    • Business Training Centers Best Practices

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