Dealing with crazy adolescents

A talk by Mark Davis

20 November 2021, 02:00 AM

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Physical activity improves skill, work capacity, immune function, endocrine function and memory. So why is it that adolescents drop out of sport and organised activity in droves? In this solution-oriented session you will discover why the adolescent brain becomes a gelatinous mess, the changes that take place because of it and how this transition can provide massive opportunities for the fitness industry. Packed full of brain science, out of control hormones and super coaching tips this session has excellent take-home value for anyone who is brave enough to work with adolescents.

• Examine adolescent participation rates in physical activity • Explore traditional coaching practices for young athletes • Develop an understanding of neural pruning and neurogenesis • Find out the influence of dopamine on personality • Investigate mindset in adolescence • Explore strategies of meaningful engagement for trainers and parents.