Strengthening Young Athletes’ Minds and Bodies for Success On and Off the Field

Strengthening Young Athletes’ Minds and Bodies for Success On and Off the Field

Youth Sports Trainer - Youth Athletes

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Hi! I'm KRISTEN GOSTOMSKI — Functional Sports Performance Coach for athletes ages 8 and up.

For more than two decades, I have studied the science of sports performance and have learned and collaborated with some of the most trusted college, professional, and youth strength coaches in the industry.

I work with parents, coaches, and athletes to develop a long term plan for success in sports while also teaching skills and habits that will translate into sustainable physical activity for life.

In addition, I research and write about the physical, mental, and social science of long-term athletic development.

Functional Performance Training Books

Learn how every child can become a better athlete and decrease the potential for injuries with the science-driven, functional methods in my books.

Check Out a Few of My Most Popular Articles Below!

How to Develop Speed & Agility for Youth Athletes

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Speed and agility are essential for success in almost every sport, yet few parents, coaches, or athletes understand how to

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Free Play and Pick-Up Games are 
Essential to Athletic Success

Studies indicate, and parents can verify, that the creativity of free play—without interference from adults—helps kids learn leadership skills, conflict

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The Risks of Early Specialization in One Sport

Specialization is defined as intense year-round training in one sport while excluding others. Studies as well as observations from coaches

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